Foreword

Buildner is excited to announce the results for the second edition of its Museum of Emotions / Edition #2 Competition!

The event once again tasked participants with exploring the extent to which architecture can be used as a tool to evoke emotion. The brief called for the design of a museum comprising two exhibition halls: one designed to induce negative emotions; the other designed to induce positive emotions. Participants were free to choose any site, real or imaginary, as well as choose the scale of the project. The definition of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ emotions was also up for interpretation: whether fear, anger, anxiety, love, happiness, how might a designer define or conceive a corresponding space?

The Museum of Emotions is among Buildner's silent competitions, in which participants must communicate ideas using imagery void of text in any form: titles, captions, words rendered within visuals, even annotations related to scale or cardinal directions.

Buildner worked with a strong international jury panel: Martin Beverfjord is co-founder of Oslo-based Rever & Drage; Tommaso Calistri is a Senior Architect at Dubai-based Killa Design where he has worked on projects including the recently-opened Museum of the Future; Nina Freedman is the Principal of Dreamland Creative Projects and host of WHEREING, a podcast about belonging, space and design; James Krueger is a Design Principal with HMC Architects in San Diego; Kerim Miskavi is an architect and founder of Istanbul-based MAS - Miskavi Architecture Studio; Françoise N’Thépé runs Paris-based practice FRANÇOISE N’THÉPÉ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN; Nuno Pimenta runs a transdisciplinary practice in Porto, with a portfolio that spans temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance; Angelo Renna is an architect with a focus on in multi-species narratives; and Sean Shen is a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier.

Buildner and its jury panel thank each participant for submitting to this event, which received outstanding entries from around the globe!

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Use architecture to create different emotional states

Edition #5 ideas COMPETITION SILENT CONTEST For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.

1st Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

Project name

Plan B

We are 4 students from Cairo, Egypt. We are very passionate about architecture. It is a job and a hobby for most of us. We love participating in such competitions that stimulate creativity and discover new things through architectural elements. We enjoyed this competition very much.

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Authors Hassan Mohamed, Fayrouz Khalid, Youssef Mohamed, Marium Hesham
Country Egypt
+172 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

The Buddhas of Bamiyan

Participating in architecture competitions is a fantastic way to broaden one’s understanding of built form and challenge their skills in representation.

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Author Je Yen Tan
Country Australia
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner +
Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

Roots and Crowns

I believe participating in architecture competitions is a way for me to do more innovative thinking and get out from my comfort zone. It is challenging and fun at the same time.

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Author James Li
Country Australia
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE

Author Yihang Yan
Country United States
Project name

UPSIDEDOWN

By taking part in architectural competitions, we are given the opportunity of a different approach to each project, as there is a freedom in design that is often not affected by regulations, giving us the opportunity to expand our horizons and take our idea a step further.

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Authors Lukas Goumas, Georgia Ntoutsi
Country Greece
Project name

Room 101

This has been our first time participating in an architectural competition as a team. Although sometimes loosely based on reality, competitions let us go all-out and experiment with ideas and concepts we wouldn’t be able to carry out realistically.

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Authors Diego Estrada, David Acevedo, Mariana Merlo Zurinaga
Country Puerto Rico
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Procession

Architecture competitions are a fun way to challenge our thinking and improve our skills. Participating in competitions gives us an opportunity to work with architecture without the constraints of permits, policies and regulations. It is fun to push the boundaries of what architecture can be.

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Country Sweden
Project name

Through the dome

Author Pablo Landeo mochcco
Country Peru
Project name

The journey of life

In our view, architecture competitions challenge their participants to reconsider their point of view and to find new ways of thinking and designing. They also give a chance to collaborate with professionals from different fields and gain new insights into the built environment. Thanks to these competitions, you can get to know inspirational and stimulating ideas from different specialists.

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Authors Lluis Marcet , Andrea Horas
Country Spain

Shortlisted projects

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Suspense

Ronalyn Totanes  

Unitec Institute of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
New Zealand

YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE

Yihang Yan

United States

Variable Cases

Christopher Putt

United States

Cycle of the Mosaic

Evan Burgess

United States

Procession

Linda Brokmar

Martin Smedsén

Sweden

Touch the Feelings

Natalia Suchy

Silesian University of Technology , Politechnika Śląska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Grayangle

Michalina Grzyb

University of Fine Arts in Poznań (Uniwersytet Artystyczny im. Magdaleny Abakanowicz w Poznaniu)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Journey

András Graf

Budapest Metropolitan University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

MUSEUM OF EMOTIONS - SPACE EXPLORATION

Nathalie Acosta

Alianys m. Esparra

University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras Campus

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Puerto Rico

Room 101

Diego Estrada

David Acevedo

Mariana Merlo Zurinaga

University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras Campus

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Puerto Rico

MERCURIAL

Darby Melvin

MRU - Mount Royal University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

The tip of the iceberg

Shin Ji young

Ju Woo seok

Dankook University, DKU International - 단국대학교

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Let's Play (Emotional Collection)

Linhan Cao

China

museum of emotions

Xu Jinglu

Xu Yufeng

Xu Yijia

Japan

Floating Cube

Vanessa Voß

Tabea Simm

Linda Burbach

Valentina Di Masi

The Trier University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Trier

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

WW2 : 80/20

Worapol Korsuwan

Koekrit Chosuwan

Thailand

Waters Edge

Christopher Boon

United States

Above and Below

Yasin yahya Atasoy

Beatriz Pozo cáceres

Ecem naz Kirimlikurt

Politecnico di Milano / Polytechnic University of Milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

THE WAY TO BE FREE

Davide Salvini

Andrea Rosseti

University of Florence , Università degli Studi di Firenze , UNIFI

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

The Buddhas of Bamiyan

Je Yen Tan

Australia

Ventricles

Rosanna Granatella

Italy

UPSIDE DOWN

Yue Liu

Yu Zhang

Chenchia Yu

Jian Wen

South China University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Museum of emotions: calm and anxiety

Roman Ruhig

Ema Ruhigová

Lukáš Stas

Alexandra Kozaňáková

ER Atelier, Ltd.

Slovakia

SHIFT

Robert Provazník

Jakub Hanzl

Anežka Kašiarová

Martin Goča

Slovakia

Pilgrimage

Woojin An

Seoul National University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

The journey of life

Lluis Marcet

Andrea Horas

Spain

Let The Light In

Bruna Braga

University of Minho - School of Architecture, Art and Design (Universidade do Minho - Escola de Arquitetura, Arte e Design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Portugal

The Pixels

Shinhyun Lee

Yejin Yun

Minkyung Seo

Seohee Kim

South Korea

Tranquility

Bastian Brückner

Germany

Paramuseum

Federico Fiorino

Francesco Barone

Netherlands

Plan B

Hassan Mohamed

Fayrouz Khalid

Youssef Mohamed

Marium Hesham

Faculty of Fine Arts ‎Architecture Department - Helwan University

+172 points Buildner University Rankings!
Egypt

Roots and Crowns

James Li

Australia

Vision

Yiran Chen

United States

Swan Song

Jasem Pirani

Aishwarya Lakhani

Abhishek Ajwani

Zainab Basha

MuseLAB

India

Intens(C)ity: Museum of Emotions

Sonja Schweiger

Claudia Jaegerman

Canada

Through the dome

Pablo Landeo mochcco

Peru

UPSIDEDOWN

Lukas Goumas

Georgia Ntoutsi

Greece

THE FOREST

Alexandra Baidac

Mackintosh School of Architecture - The Glasgow School of Art

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Nadeem Mohiuddin - Museum of Emotions

Nadeem Mohiuddin

United States

Pavilion Playground

Aleeya Khan

ALEEYA. design studio (Pvt.) Ltd.

Pakistan