Architecture Competition Legendary Bird Home / Edition 2 3rd prize winner – Xavier Bucchianeri

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd prize winner of our "Legendary Bird Home / Edition 2" competition – Xavier Bucchianeri from France!

Xavier Bucchianeri from France

I graduated both as an engineer at the National School of State Public Works (ENTPE) and then as an architect at the National Architecture School of Lyon (ENSAL). My professional time is divided between architectural design, as a freelance architect, and teaching sustainable urban design and environmental innovation at National Architecture and Landscape School of Lille (ENSAVPL). 

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? 

My previous works in architecture agencies were specialized in sustainable design, either for national competition or private market. As a freelance architect, my design approach tends to focus on processes over forms : architecture emerges from the symbiotic relations between humans, animals, and technology. Whether it deals with a territory (Europan 2021), a building (Reuse the Ruins 2020), or an object (such as this very proposition), the design approach aims to revive damaged ecosystems, to reduce the environmental footprint of construction, and to remain open to further transformation or adaptation.

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

Architecture stands at the junction between human culture, environment, and technologies. It is a fundamentally technical discipline, but it has always kept central of its social dimension...As a result, it has a huge role to play in the ecological transition in order to accompany the cultural reconfiguration of our relation to both technic and environment : we have to invent other approaches of design that are less anthropocentric and more environmentally friendly, new ethics for technologies, adapt our existing inefficient infrastructure. Those are many fields where architectural competencies are essential.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

They are a good springboard and offer interesting opportunities to develop radical ideas and prospective thinking.

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

The entrance fees are the only thing you can lose : the reflection you deploy will infuse and will resurface in your later works in unsuspected ways !

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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