Architecture Competition Sleeping Pods On A Cliff Honorable mention – Lucia Kalogjera and Maja Genc Kalogjera

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Sleeping Pods On A Cliff” competition – Lucia Kalogjera and Maja Genc Kalogjera from Croatia!

Lucia Kalogjera and Maja Genc Kalogjera from Croatia

Lucia Kalogjera graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, with a master's thesis on the Promenade St.Ante In Šibenik. She worked at Marinaprojekt as a student and in PIN studio after graduation, where she gained professional experience for almost three years. She is currently freelancing, collaborating on different projects, reading, and studying.

Maja Genc Kalogera is an artist, curator, and community catalyst who consistently places herself at the convergence of art and technology. Born in Zagreb, she holds a B.F.A. from the School of Applied and Visual Arts, Zagreb, and a M.Arch. from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. Her creative work has spanned over a wide range of mediums, including net.art, digital and interactive media, photography, painting, video, and film. They hadn't collaborated in the field of architecture until recently, when they entered the Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition.

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 constant change of scales leads to the best projects. Every scale in architecture and urbanism is equally rewarding. And, as they can reach the biggest number of users, we are especially interested in designing public spaces with unique micro-ambience. It is a great opportunity when you can implement design of all scales in a project.

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

Architecture is a constant need to improve, to solve problems, to layer space, to encourage curiosity, to create new experiences and bring back old memories. You are able to create spaces which later have an impact on the environment, on someone's childhood, and the entire community.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

It is an opportunity to challenge yourself and to stimulate creativity, especially because you can explore different concepts and scenarios. It is a passion project that fills you up with energy even if you're already overworked. There is a presence of the unknown, and the only thing guiding you is your sense. And there is that sweet beginning of a new project and all the possibilities it brings.

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

It is always beneficial to participate in architecture competitions. You can develop your personal style and aesthetic, learn from others, refine, and practice your skills. And, with time, it will surely open up some new perspectives. If you don't have the time, which you usually don't, it is important to pick a theme you are interested in.

 

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
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
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
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 20
Nov 11
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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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

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
project COMPETITION
Iceland Movie Pavilion

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

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08

Reccuring architecture competitions

Run repeatedly
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

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

registration deadlines

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Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
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Run repeatedly
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
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Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
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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 / June 2022

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

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

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Jun 20
Jun 30
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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 #2 (2020)

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