Architecture Competition Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant Honorable mention - Kantinan Na Nakorn, Sasipim Sivaroroskul and Theethaj Pholampaisathit

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant" competition – Kantinan Na Nakorn, Sasipim Sivaroroskul and Theethaj Pholampaisathit from Thailand!

Honorable mention from Thailand

Sasipim and Theethaj both studied and graduated from the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). Kantinan is also an architectural graduate student from Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Thailand. We met each other in an architectural firm during an internship, although we have different styles of work, we seemed to get along very well and formed a compatible team.

Kantinan takes an interest in the sequence and narrative of spaces in architecture by looking at it as a whole, analyzing and questioning the possibilities in alternative ways. He is eager to face new challenges thus, it makes him developed even more. Used to participate in Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) in the topic of AMPLIFYING EMPATHY THROUGH DESIGN 2021.

Sasipim enjoys focusing on human behavior and activities, also urban and community scale projects. Bit by bits of details that formed up to an architecture triggers her interest. Architecture related to cultures and tradition reflects well on how people act and behave which can be called as a core of architecture. She believes that architecture can suit, support or enhance people's lifestyles. Previous projects are mostly for communities and public purposes; Reactivating Nang Loeng ancient area Khon (actor’s mask) and sewing techniques, showing in Venice art Biennale 2019 Exhibition.

Theethaj born in Bangkok and growing up in Dunedin, Theethaj “Tyr“ Pholampaisathit. During his studies, He has participated in several studio programs including a semester-long exchange program in architecture at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) in Tokyo and design lab workshop at Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT). Theethaj has also previously interned and worked in many Bangkok-Based firms including CHAT, STU/D/O and POAR. Theethaj explores the bones of identity in architecture and is now working as a junior architect in P.O.AR.

Currently after the graduation Sasipim and Kantinan are working together with a group of friends as a self-employed architect in 11.29 (Xi.xxixarc). We enjoy exploring architecture in broaders ways. For us architecture is like movies, story telling explains through composition of scenarios, which is integration among characterized elements that contributed to an unexpected experimental development. 11.29 had done various types of works including houses, studios, installation and cafe etc.

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

Architecture is everywhere, it doesn’t need to always appear as a space or places. Architecture has no boundaries, it can also act as a medium connecting people with both different and same interests to gather and form new activities and communities. It seems to us that architect plays a role in giving opportunities to the society by providing alternative ways to solve problems and create new appropriate solutions.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

As young architects, architectural competitions give us opportunities to broaden ideas and it is a great exercise for us to use what we have learned in university to apply in real-life scenarios. It escalates our passion, raises our inspirations and makes us eager to attend more. Participating in competitions not only makes us learn more but also seeing other previous projects of other participants widen our perspectives towards architecture.

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

In our point of view, we start by selecting competitions that trigger our enthusiasm and question ourselves is it right for us? And do we really want to discuss further more? Every competition always comes with obstacles, things that are best to be done is planning and discussing with your team. Moreover, competitions will boost your capabilities and shape you as an architect.

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
Greening the Industrial City
Houston ★ Texas

Submit a masterplan for an industrial park in Houston, Texas

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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
project COMPETITION
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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 16
Sep 22
Nov 10
Run repeatedly
Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
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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
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Run repeatedly
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

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

registration deadlines

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Jul 05
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

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 Edition #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Aug 31
Sep 30
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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