Non Architecture Competitions aims to find unconventional and unexplored design solutions in the field of architecture. The second phase of competitions is structured in 9+1 themes: a Research Ecosystem with the purpose of exploring each theme from different perspectives. All competitions have their focus on tackling the big issues of tomorrow, by seeking nontraditional approaches in the architect’s work.
We are publishing one book for each theme of competitions where we will compile the best projects but also a series of material that talks about each topic, a Research Ecosystem to create an ongoing conversation.
Theme Four closed on 15 April and the projects from the winners, honorable mentions and editorial picks of the three competitions (SPACECRAFT DESIGN, STREET OF TOMORROW and HONG KONG DRONE PORT) will be included in the book. This call for materials has the purpose to collect relevant contributions regarding this topic and necessary for the book on Next Move.
The aim of the Next Move set of competitions was to develop design proposals that explore this theme from different perspectives.
Topics (Short version, download the full call below)
Mobility is undergoing one of the most transformational shifts of a generation, with far-reaching implications for the way we live our lives. The way we get around is changing, and so are the services that places have to offer. Fixed institutions like universities and libraries need to be as agile as food trucks. Commerce can venture out from their flagship shops and literally “pop up” and sprout throughout the city and suburbs. Similarly, more will be expected from cars and automobile circulation, just as larger urban developments will need to be embedded with urban spaces.
Mobility can augment the special powers of architecture to encompass greater experiences while contributing more to the urban whole. In a future where mobility is sustainable, cities and remote communities in rural areas will all be connected to jobs, markets and opportunities, so that no one is left behind. Transport will become the lifeline for all, including vulnerable groups as transport services will reach them all.
The call for materials defines the field of interest of Next Move and produces a context in which to situate contributions.
Contributions can be uploaded in the form of:
+ ESSAY: a brief composition that describes, clarifies, argues, or analyzes a subject.
+ INFOGRAPHIC: a visual representation of information or data, e.g. as a chart or diagram.
+ PHOTO ESSAY: an account of something told predominantly through photographs, with some accompanying text.
+ ILLUSTRATION(S): a visualization or a depiction of a subject, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, or another kind of image, using a graphical representation.
+ For the ESSAY: Your paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format using the below format: must be between 500-1000 words in A4 papers with a Calibri font of 10 pt. A good reference comes from Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
+ For the INFOGRAPHIC: All the data must have provided sources and proof checked. This must also be submitted in A4 papers and in a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. A good reference comes from the Office for National Statistics.
+ For the PHOTO ESSAY: A series of photos with the title and subtitle of the project. An introduction to the work with a maximum of 300 words in a Calibri font of 10 pt. For each shot, a caption is needed. This must also be submitted in A4 papers and in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All photos must be taken by the author. A good reference comes from the Times magazine.
For the ILLUSTRATION(S): A drawing or a series of drawings with the title and subtitle of the project. An introduction to the work of maximum 300 words in a Calibri font of 10 pt. For each drawing, a caption is needed. This must also be submitted in A4 papers and in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All work must be done by the author.
All the submissions must be electronically sent to the editor of NON ARCHITECTURE between the 01st and the 31st of May to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted proposals will then be published in our book by the editorial board.
Submissions must be written in English.
01 May – Submissions Open
31 May – Submissions Close
6-7 June – Notification of Acceptance
August 2022: Expected Book Release
Please ensure your materials are carefully proofread and checked before sending.
By submitting a document you declare the paternity of the material submitted and you give rights of publication to NON ARCHITECTURE. All the articles selected will be published indicating the author’s name. Small changes might be operated by the Non Architecture Team to make the submission a better fit for the publication.
THE NON ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS TEAM WISHES YOU THE BEST OF LUCK, CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL APPROACH THE CONTEST WITH ALL YOUR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE MIND.
This call is not a competition, it serves solely for gathering research and offers a publication possibility in exchange. Participation is free of charge.