Foreword

Buildner is excited to announce the results for the fourth edition of its Museum of Emotions 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 one of 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 to evaluate the received entries: Julien de Smedt is Founder of Brussels-based JDS Architects; Stephanie Deumer is a Canadian Visual Artist currently living and working in Los Angeles; Sonia Gagné is Partner at Montréal-based practice Provencher_Roy; Daniela Holt Voith is Founding Principal and Director of Design at Voith & Mactavish Architects; Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer, scholar and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York and Principal of ANAcycle thinktank; James Krueger is Design Principal at HMC Architects’ in San Diego, California; Nuno Pimenta runs a transdisciplinary practice in Porto, with a portfolio that spans temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance; Italy-based architect Angelo Renna; and Lukas Rungger, Co-founder of NOA - architecture and interior design studio.

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 Sustainability Award

Project name

Open Secret

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

2nd Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

Project name

How do you affect others ?

The competition provides us with an opportunity to explore and challenge various topics, pushing us beyond our comfort zones to try different types, thus fostering a continuous learning process. In competitions, we are often faced with numerous requirements and constraints, similar to those encountered in future architectural practice. However, they are also more theoretical, which stimulates our imagination and creativity. This is particularly meaningful for us as students.

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Authors Yujie Weng, Mengmeng Bu
Country New Zealand
+142 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Tower

Authors Wenshan Peng, Rod Luo, Weiqi Fan
Country United States
  • 6/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 8/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Time Refurbishment

Participating in architectural competitions offers an even playing field for people at different stages and exposures within the profession. When students and professionals are given the opportunity to compete together the experience can push the boundaries of knowledge and creativity. This expansion can challenge preexisting concepts and ultimately push the profession forward by sparking innovation and solving existing challenges in new ways. Additionally, networking with peers while tackling intriguing challenges also presents a splendid opportunity.

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Project name

It's Up To You

Competitions provide opportunities to tackle innovative design challenges, fostering skill development and creativity, and exploring new ideas and design approaches that might not be encountered in everyday work.

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Country United Kingdom
Project name

The price of The Oasis

Participating in architecture competitions allows us to challenge ourselves and see our group dynamic with a project outside university. It is a way for us to test our abilities and explore our boundaries.

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Authors Aaron Bione, Cristina García Nogueroles, Bianca Lorena Patcas Benedic
Country Spain
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Sentinel of Emotions

Despite many years of graduation, this is the first competition I have participated in. The fascinating theme and the opportunity to express a project about emotions, without texts and captions, instigated me to invite my colleagues to join me and together we formed a vibrant and creative team of ideas.

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Country Brazil
Project name

Limbus 235

Taking part in architecture competions is a way for us to break the routine of our day to day job. It allows us to push design boundaries and take to the extreme concept ideas that stem from our unique approach to briefs and architecture visions.

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Country United Kingdom

Shortlisted projects

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The Hill

Hoemin Kim

South Korea

A/ENIGMA

Danai Papaioannou

Nefeli Athanasia Bougioukou

Afrodite Morelatou

Almperto Otsifos,

The University of Nicosia, UNIC

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Cyprus

Your Abyss

Shouta Kanehira

Japan

labyrinth

Yiqin Wang

China

Sentinel of Emotions

Brazil

Impressions in Impressionism

United States

EXIT

DARgroup&partners

Ukraine

Agoraphobia

Chen Junheng

Lei Lu

China

Prejudice

Seohee Kim

South Korea

Take The Stairs

Max Stephen

Australia

How you'll take your emotions

Woochan Lee

Yuri Cho

South Korea

Limbus 235

United Kingdom

About duality

수민 유

South Korea

IMBRICATED

South Korea

Surrogacy

Canada

7 BLIND MICE

Unji Shin

Minju Suk

South Korea

The price of The Oasis

Aaron Bione

Cristina García Nogueroles

Bianca Lorena Patcas Benedic

ETSAM: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (UPM)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Spain

Round Rhapsody

United States

Tower

Wenshan Peng

Rod Luo

Weiqi Fan

United States

Ambivalence of Light

Jungha Kim

Lee Yujin

Hyejeong Kim

South Korea

Circle of Life

Sweden

It's Up To You

United Kingdom

Dissemblance

Toronto Metropolitan University - TMU

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

How do you affect others ?

Yujie Weng

Mengmeng Bu

New Zealand

Time Refurbishment

Antonucci & Associates Architects & Engineers

United States

Overflow of Emotions

Cambodia

Everflow

Politecnico di Milano / Polytechnic University of Milan

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

The living museum

France

The Solace Shores

University of Nottingham Ningbo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Japan

The Path of Life

Norwalk Community College

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The allegory of liberty

Luning Zhang

国轶 马

Taiyuan University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Light Play

Finland

ESSENCE OF ABSENCE

Demián Flores

Faculty of Architecture (Facultad de Arquitectura UNAM)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Emotional Maze

Silesian University of Technology, Politechnika Śląska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Being Myself

Peru

By a thread

Sweden

Dear Child

Ebba Diamanti

Sweden