Non Architecture wants to reinvent spatial design by questioning the base, fundaments and conventions of an architect’s work. With an international team and a design community of thousands of people, Non Architecture develops initiatives, mediums, and projects to explore innovative design solutions and experimental collaboration models.
Non Architecture is everything that is not architecture, yet.

It’s a non-discipline, a space for freedom and adventure, a place for broken rules and willing mistakes. Non Architecture is collective intelligence, it’s an anti-star system, it’s the 98% of world architects addressed by Frank Gehry with a middle finger in 2014.

Also, Non Architecture is concrete. Today it’s a portal for design contests, an open-source online journal, an independent publisher and a remote design studio.

And here 10 reasons why you should participate



Non Architecture Competitions aims to find unconventional and unexplored design solutions in the field of architecture. From 2016 to 2019, Non Architecture organized a series of 10 competitions pointed at reinventing functional architectural typologies. In 2020, we entered a new phase structured around nine themes, building a Research Ecosystem with the purpose of exploring each theme from different perspectives and multiple competitions. They will all have their focus on tackling the big issues of tomorrow, by seeking non-traditional approaches in the architect’s work.



Non Architecture Journal is an open container to engage Non Architectural content in a freeway. Within the framework of the journal, we share content from the Non Architecture community and tailored insights from our editorial team.  The Journal plays a role in the Non Architecture Research Ecosystem by aligning its editorial line to the themes of the ongoing contests and providing useful inspiration for the designers involved. It also acts as an accessible legacy and ever-going discussion once the competitions are over.

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Non Architecture Studio is a department for non-profit commissions and unsolicited projects. Some of the most relevant issues that emerged in our research are framed and properly developed in the studio. Guerrilla architecture, projects without clients, without limits. Innovation and creativity to challenge the status quo of architectural commissions with unexplored alternatives.

The studio engages the Non Architecture community, forming design teams in partnership with peers and affiliate organizations. According to different topics and projects, teams will be formed through open calls or direct selection from the pool of designers that participated in the competitions.

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  • positive review  Great say to develop your way of thinking. Really appreciated the approach that let you think about innovative solutions for the current situation.

    Maya Ghannoum Avatar Maya Ghannoum
    May 3, 2020
  • positive review  Their competitions! They’re fun, inclusive, relevant and easy to participate in .

    Felicity Fairclough Avatar Felicity Fairclough
    August 26, 2020
  • positive review  Unique way to embrace your creativity out of the rules which typical architecture projects require.

    Andrea Bojkovska Avatar Andrea Bojkovska
    August 30, 2018
  • positive review  A great competition open for all students (without degrees!)

    Hoon HP Park Avatar Hoon HP Park
    October 31, 2020
  • positive review  I found it fascinating that different types of activities could be interpreted in so many ways. Very great concept, open -minded and innovative. Also, very helpful with problems about founding my code. Thanks Guys!

    Agata Nowakowska Avatar Agata Nowakowska
    April 21, 2018
  • positive review  Open brief, simple submission requirements... cool ideas! Love it! 😎

    Martin Gaardboe Avatar Martin Gaardboe
    August 31, 2018
  • positive review  Good job and topics for competitions

    Alejandro Moreno Avatar Alejandro Moreno
    October 31, 2020
  • positive review  Finally a really creative fantasy competition. 🙂

    Tomáš Kepka Avatar Tomáš Kepka
    August 31, 2017
  • positive review  Interesting topics open to discuss the future of architecture

    Sara Taiana Avatar Sara Taiana
    December 13, 2020
  • positive review  Architecture Competitions

    Ayushi Thakur Avatar Ayushi Thakur
    October 31, 2020

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