Architecture Competition Omuli Museum Of The Horse Honorable mention – Minas Kosmidis Architects

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Omuli Museum Of The Horse” competition – Minas Kosmidis Architects from Greece!

Minas Kosmidis Architects from Greece

Minas Kosmidis Architects is an international award-winning practice based in Greece, working on a vast array of design projects worldwide. Founded in 1994 by lead architect Minas Kosmidis, we now run offices in Athens and Thessaloniki and are constantly joined by energetic, creative, and committed associates. At this moment, we are an eight-member team that consists of architects and interior designers.

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 undertake projects of any scale, as long as they give us the space and opportunity to express ourselves and evolve our design identity. We have designed projects from small scale interior design to urban design, always emphasizing the detail. Our practice mainly specializes in residential and hospitality design.

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

What invests our architecture with character: every time, we elaborate on an imaginatively crafted story that results in an integrated, original, evocative design, tailored to meet the demands of a specifically outlined framework. Our architectural storytelling, regardless of scale or brief requirements, is always done with careful attention to detail; we employ clear lines, materials, colors, and textures in a way so that our design makes the special imprint only space can do.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Having the need to evolve in design and to develop our way of thinking, we are constantly looking for new “equations” to solve. This is the reason we take part in architectural competitions: to constantly reframe the field of interest, to travel mentally to new places where the restrictions and freedoms we have may be different.

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

An architect can only be positively influenced by his participation in architectural competitions. As long as someone does not see it as an award but as an architectural challenge, this invites him to overcome his own architectural constraints; it always leads to a creative result, a liberated creation.

Open architecture competitions

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ideas COMPETITION
Greening the Industrial City
Houston ★ Texas

Submit a masterplan for an industrial park in Houston, Texas

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registration deadlines

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Sep 16
Sep 23
Oct 14
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
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Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

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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

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
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Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 15
Nov 09
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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
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registration deadlines

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Sep 20
Nov 11

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
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
ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 22
Nov 10
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Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 08
Nov 02
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Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

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Jan 05
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MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
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essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

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Sep 30
Oct 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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