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.

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Greening the Industrial City
Houston ★ Texas

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Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 16
Sep 23
Oct 14
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
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Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
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Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
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Memorial for Witches
Edition #1

Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 20
Nov 11

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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registration deadlines

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Aug 02
Oct 05
Dec 01
ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Aug 16
Sep 22
Nov 10
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

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Jan 04
Mar 09
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Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 08
Nov 02
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Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

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Jan 05
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MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

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Sep 07
Nov 03
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

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Oct 31
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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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