Architecture Competition The Last Genocide Memorial Honorable mention - Nicholas Boyarsky, Chia-Hsuan Lung, Hsin-Wu Chen and Hao-Yang Huang

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Genocide Memorial" competition – Nicholas Boyarsky, Chia-Hsuan Lung, Hsin-Wu Chen and Hao-Yang Huang from the United Kingdom!

Team - Boyarsky Murphy Architects 

We are a London-based studio led by Nicholas Boyarsky and Nicola Murphy, established in 1995. Both Nicola and Nicholas studied at the AA School in London and they have taught architecture and design across the world. Nicholas is currently a Professor of Architecture at RMIT University and he also teaches at the University of Greenwich.

Brief information about the projects that you have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

Our built projects are primarily small–scale, residential and often engaged with historic fabric – such as Christ Church Tower, a former Christopher Wren Tower in London. We also work on larger scale urban design and landscape projects, and we have been researching and speculating on monuments and memorials for projects in London, Pamplona, Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina, South Korea, and elsewhere.

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

These are big questions that deserve lengthy answers! In short, architecture is a creative and intellectual practice to make the world and society a better place, to provide visions of future possibilities and alternatives to the banalities of the everyday built environment. To be an architect is to be constructively critical of society.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We participate to test and develop our architectural skills and imaginations.

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

Be aware of the pitfalls and illusions of the process and the uncertainties of success. There is often little or no feedback which is disheartening, considering the input required to complete a submission. However, if a competition interests you and you can see how you could learn from the challenges, do it!

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
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
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

Reccuring architecture competitions

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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Run repeatedly
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
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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
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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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 / July 2022

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 1,000 € Monthly
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Jul 07
Jul 20
Jul 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 #2 (2020)

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