Architecture Competition Home for the Blind 1st and ARCHHIVE Student prize winners – YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st and ARCHHIVE Student prize winners of our "Home for the Blind" competition – Claire Hicks, Joshua Tan and Christina Zhang from United States!

1st and Student prize winners from United States

We are master students and classmates at Yale School of Architecture. Claire is equally as interested in the visual arts as she is in architecture and is curious about drawing’s role in the intersection of perception, space and memory. Christina grew up in China. She has been traveling to research on post-genocide memory-making in Bosnia and Rwanda. She believes in human-centered designs and wants to become an architect who can engage with social issues and special needs directly and bravely. Josh has conducted extensive research on housing and urbanism in Singapore. He is interested in the intersection of politics, architecture, and urbanism in Southeast Asia. He is currently finalizing his research on tropical urbanism and architecture for publication with the Yale School of Architecture and Dom Publishers. 

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been Involved?

An avid reader and perpetual student, Claire is always interested in learning something new. She has worked on exhibition design, art installations, publication editing, and New Haven-based community projects. Currently she is interested in materiality and memory and is drawn to sensitive projects that are both tactile and place-specific.

Christina is interested in public architecture and is always looking to design schools, hospitals, libraries, etc. Outside of design, she has been working on installation art projects, Virtual Reality installations and exhibitions as ways to communicate her research on post-genocide societies.

Josh is primarily interested in the design of housing. His housing design work and research have been published in Yale Retrospecta, Nonarchitecure, The Big Thing, and Singapore Policy Journal.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

For Claire, architecture is a way for her to ask questions, to listen and absorb, and get her hands dirty. For Christina, architecture is a way to care, love and protest. For Josh, architecture is being curious.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

To work with friends and learn from each other.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

It could be a luxury if you’re busy, but you can always share the workload with people you trust and have fun together.

Open architecture competitions

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  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
project COMPETITION
Sansusī Forest Food Court

Design a sustainable food court structure for the heart of a classical music festival

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 10
Feb 08
Apr 06
project COMPETITION
Yoga House in the Bog

Design a yoga guest house located within rich bog wildlife

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 11
Feb 08
Apr 26
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #6

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Feb 16
Apr 18
Jun 16
ideas COMPETITION
Museum of Emotions
Edition #3

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 17
May 19
Jul 21
ideas COMPETITION
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #2

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
May 25
Jul 27
Run repeatedly
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
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Portable Reading Rooms
Edition #2

Design a portable reading room that encourages reading in any location

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + SCOLARSHIP
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Feb 13
Mar 23
May 15
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Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact
Edition #2

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 27
May 25
Jul 24
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Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt
Edition #18

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Feb 28
Mar 31
Apr 30
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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
The Buildner Architecture Portfolio Competition
Edition #1

Submit your online portfolio!

Prize: 5,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Dec 31
Jan 31
Feb 28
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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4

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