Architecture Competition Home For The Blind Honorable mention - Mafalda Mota, Mariana Simões and Henrique Andrade

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Home For The Blind" competition – Mafalda Mota, Mariana Simões and Henrique Andrade from Portugal!

Honorable mention winners from Portugal

Our paths crossed on our first year of university as colleagues and we soon discoverd several traits and passions that we shared. We instantly became friends and since then, we have been together both on our personal and professional lives. We believe our visions of architecture and things that inspire us complement themselves, and although we work in diferent companies we have been developing projects together that not only expand our knowledge but also deepen our bond as friends.

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?


Along with the projects that we were involved in during our academic journey that went through all scales, from urban scale to detail, we have been working together in architecture competitions with special focus on human and social issues.

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


In our opinion, architecture addresses specific problems and needs of our society, with the ultimate goal of fostering the collective well-being. Considering society's continuous changes and evolution, architecture can't be a definitive solution, but an opportunity window to reflect on how we relate with different built environments. To be an architect is to serve the society carrying the responsibility of the direct influence that our work has on people's lives.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?


Within such  a competitive field as architecture, engaging in competitions, challenges us at a professional and individual level. It is an opportunity to test new concepts and ideas and to foster our creativity. On one hand, it gives us the ability to learn from our mistakes and on the other hand to gain confidence with the several challenges we overcome.

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


Our advice to other participants is that architecture competitions can be a way to improve their creative and design skills, as well as learning to work in a team and meet deadlines.

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
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

Remind me
Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21
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

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

Remind me
Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
Register now
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

Remind me
Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
Register now
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
Register now
Run repeatedly
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
Register now

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

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

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 31
Register now

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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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