Architecture Competition Home For The Blind Honorable mention - Istituto Europeo di Design

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Home For The Blind" competition – Ida Jonassen, Suzan Amato and Laura Kupka from Italy!

Honorable mention winners from Italy

We are third-year interior design students studying in Istituto Europeo di Design. Coming to Italy as international students, we chose Milan as our location of studies in order to be immersed in an environment full of art and design. As international students with different backgrounds we have the unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and their approach to design.

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?

We focus on Interior architecture, ranging from large-scale hospitality design to detailed furniture design. Our work strikes a balance between contextuality, functionality, and a deep research on human behaviour. Currently, we are working on a thesis project on the future of residential design in collaboration with the real estate firm Future Living. In addition, we are developing research on regenerative tourism and the impacts of design, in partnership with Greenpeace.

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

For us, architecture is the manufactured environment of the cognitive revolution. Therefore, architects and designers have the opportunity and grave responsibility of shaping the future and providing opportunities for growing with knowledge for the people it houses. It is also vital to create a fluid and functioning relationship between humans to architecture, architecture to architecture, and ecosystems to architecture.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We believe that competitions are the fuel that keeps designers and architects creative and functioning. While working with companies gives real-life experience, competitions allow us to express limitless imagination. It is an opportunity to brainstorm ideas that might be too big for its time, but valuable nonetheless.

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

We think it is crucial to participate in competitions because of the impact of “thinking big”. Oftentimes, people believe that competitions generate unrealistic concepts that have little effect on feasible architecture; however, we believe that it is, in fact, big ideas that ultimately change the world. 

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • 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
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
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
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

Remind me
Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
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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Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
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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

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 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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