Architecture Competition The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial / Edition #2 Honorable mention – Paul Mccoy and Madison Green

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial" #2 competition – Paul Mccoy and Madison Green from United States!

Honorable mention from United States

Paul and Madison are two aspiring architects working between Texas and New York. Since 2018, they have collaborated on branding projects, competitions, seminars, and symposiums at their former schools, Texas A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania. During their studies, Madison received the first prize for the E. Lewis Dales Travel Fellowship and graduated with the Paul Phillipe Cret Medal.

Paul received the second prize for the E. Lewis Dales Travel Fellowship, the Mario J. Romanach Fellowship, the Kanter Tritsch Prize, and graduated with the Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Prize: Gold Medal. Both designers share a love for small, material oriented architecture that brings something extraordinary to the ordinary.

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?

We believe that architecture comes to life in the details, in the corners and thresholds where a structure becomes something intimate and impactful to one’s experience of a place. Our projects often speak to a cultural, social, or ecological context while finding moments for close interaction. This competition provided an opportunity to consider where moments for reflection and imagination at a human scale might exist within the vastness of nuclear warfare.

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

At its core, architecture needs to perform aesthetically and functionally to meet the current demands of the built environment. Though more critically, it should offer a reflection of our time and place in the world, and emulate the values we possess and aspire to uphold. It’s an architect’s job to marry these ambitions with the unique demands of every project through careful combinations of solid and space.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Competitions are a little like fireworks. Shots in the dark that can result in something spectacular and unexpected. We see them as an opportunity to explore a topic, and quickly bring abstract thoughts and interests to fruition without some of the constraints other kinds of projects often have. They also give us room to create from our own raw sense of design.

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

For us, if there are ideas you want to explore in a way that is quick, loose, and minimally restricted, competitions are a place to mold those ideas into something a little more tangible without losing the pure essence of the idea.

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
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
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Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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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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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

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 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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