Architecture Competition Timber Pavilion 2nd prize winners – Matteo Fraticelli, Motomi Morii and Martin Lee

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winner of our "Timber Pavilion" competition – Matteo Fraticelli, Motomi Morii and  Martin Lee from United States!

2nd prize winners from United States

We are a group of architects and designers with wide-ranging experiences on international projects. The founding partners have collaborated on projects including residential, commercial fit-outs and tall buildings in New York City and abroad for over 15 years.

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?

F R O M has worked on various design typologies and scales, including residential and commercial projects located in both the United States and Europe. Our design approach starts with a thorough investigation of the given project’s site and surrounding historical context, influencing a thoughtful selection of materials, and building techniques. This culminates in a well-balanced combination of unique forms, details, and materials. In doing so, our goal consistently remains to apply this method in such a way that is thoughtful to both architecture as a cultural medium, and the surrounding context in which it is located.

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

We consider architecture as a discipline capable of combining various fields of technical expertise with thoughtful, artistic forms – with the end goal to create a more stimulating built environment. Architecture’s inevitable junction at various social and public realms gives itself a broad, yet distinct responsibility to society. By studying and analyzing historical precedents, while also having an acute understanding of current construction techniques and materials, we believe it is possible to create new environments that better serve society for the future while also being harmoniously existent in the present.

Through such actions, an architect needs to be sensible in interpreting and listening to their contexts and users’ needs. They must create design solutions that simultaneously optimize both the given program and occupants’ experience, while efficiently using project resources. Thus, creating a subtly distinct form of architecture that tailors to both the surrounding contexts and its users through both form and function.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We participate in architecture competitions as they provide a positive environment to further develop architectural research while stimulating creativity to produce experimental, yet adequate design solutions.

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

The advice to competition participants Challenge the obvious, be creative and push the boundaries…and in the end, have fun with it!

 

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Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Sep 07
Nov 01
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Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
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Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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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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registration deadlines

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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
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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.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 16
Sep 22
Nov 10
ideas COMPETITION
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

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Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
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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
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Jan 05
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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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registration deadlines

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Sep 08
Nov 02
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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
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Oct 05
Dec 01
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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
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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 #2 (2020)

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