Architecture Competition Modular Home Design Challenge 2021 2nd and Student prize winners – Syracuse University

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd and Student prize winners of our “Modular Home Design Challenge 2021” competition – Jessica Michelle Rithika Anand, Tiffany Chen and Angelina Zhang from United States!

2nd and Student prize winners from United States

We are currently 4th year students at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. We are privileged to have received guidance from many professors throughout the past few years. They have counselled us when exploring various paths within the field and nurtured our specific interest in architecture that caters to the underserved, as well as green building 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?

In studio design class, we have worked on a variety of projects on different scales, which began to develop our skills in research, concept, and building design. In recent semesters, we have focused more on a community scale first, then narrowing it into a site within the community. This has allowed us to establish a more critical understanding of the area before acting upon the site.

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

Architecture is a tool that can manipulate space and its functionality. It can affect or create the dynamics of a society. However, the way in which it is utilized can result in positive or negative change. As the architects, it is our role and responsibility to acknowledge both the history of harm that the field has affected, as well as our potential to either ignore or address these issues. In order to do so, we must listen to the people and respond to them throughout the architectural process, all while recognising our own limitations. By doing so, we as architects can create spaces that are beneficial to all involved parties, making beauty and opportunity both accessible and equitable.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions allow one to share architectural designs with a broader audience while contributing to a larger discourse. The experience and process throughout empowers creative thinking and provides opportunities to learn from each other. Although it can be a challenge, it is a way to apply the knowledge we have acquired and let ourselves explore our interests. Lastly, it is always rewarding if you win a prize!

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

Architecture competitions are another method of learning and expressing your ideas. Not only that, but it pushes the boundaries of your creativity through complex and unique prompts and tests your limits. There are no disadvantages to entering, and there is always something to be gained.

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ideas COMPETITION
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Edition #4

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

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
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project COMPETITION
Iceland Volcano Coffee Shop

Design a coffee shop at the base of an Icelandic volcano

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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project COMPETITION
Caramel Shore Traveller Rooms

Design eco-friendly cabins in Europe's greenest country

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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project COMPETITION
Milan Navigli Canal Challenge

Reimagine Milan's famous Navigli canal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21
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project COMPETITION
Iceland Lake Myvatn Community House

Design a community house in Iceland that exemplifies a circular economy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21
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ideas COMPETITION
Modular Home
Edition #2

Design a modular dream home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 09
Jan 28
Apr 22
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ideas COMPETITION
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial
Edition #2

Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 10
Feb 01
Apr 26
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ideas COMPETITION
Timber Pavilion
Edition #1

Celebrate timber as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 13
Feb 02
Apr 27
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ideas COMPETITION
Virtual Home
Edition #1

Design virtual home as architecture moves into the metaverse

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 14
Feb 03
Apr 28
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ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge
Edition #5

Fifth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 15
Feb 04
Apr 29
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ideas COMPETITION
Museum of Emotions
Edition #1

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 16
Feb 08
May 03
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ideas COMPETITION
Vancouver Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #13

Design a concept for affordable housing in Vancouver

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 16
Feb 08
May 03
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt / November 2021

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

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

registration deadlines

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Nov 07
Nov 20
Nov 30
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