Architecture Competition Virtual Home Honorable mention – Lisa Giolitto Cereser

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "Virtual Home" competition – Lisa Giolitto Cereser from Italy!

Lisa Giolitto Cereser from Italy

I graduated in 2018 from a Business High School because “art high school is full of junkies and by studying economics you have a more stable future” although I’ve always had a strong interest in creative subjects. I then enrolled in business college to maintain consistency with my previous studies, but it didn’t take long before I realised that it was not what I wanted to do in life. I then started researching what would be the right university for me and for what I wanted to do in life, and that’s when I found IAAD.

To be honest, I never imagined myself attending a private university, but the Interior Design course was so perfectly targeted to my future intentions that after learning about it, I could not imagine myself at any other university. So I started to accept any job offer that came my way to show my parents that I was motivated and that I was also willing to help them financially. And here I am three years later, proud of myself, of the progress I have made,of the goals I have achieved and of the stubbornness of the me from three years ago.

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?

Next week I will officially hold my degree in interior design, so, as you can imagine, I have not yet been involved in many real projects, except for the internship I did during my studies. In general, however, I work on small-scale projects both residential (such as villas or flat renovations) and public (e.g. restaurants and shops).

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

Architecture is a very undervalued discipline in comparison to the importance of the role it plays. In fact, behind everything we see every day there is a project, the whole world past, present and future has been and will be designed by architects. In the figure of the architect, technical, social, cultural, aesthetic and ethical issues and problems are intertwined as in no other profession. As a creator of the future of cities, it is important for the architect to focus on today's issues, especially environmental issues, imagining ethical and sustainable architecture in the whole building process.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

As a lover of competition, participating in architecture contests seems like a great opportunity to train creativity and detach from everyday routine. A very important factor is also the visibility and the possibility of sharing projects with a much wider community, which especially in my case, as I am just out of university, is very important to start a professional career.

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

To individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions, I would say that it is absolutely worth it, not only for the visibility issue, but also to put yourself out there and come out of your shell, out of your comfort zone and share your ideas to the world in order to actually understand their value.

 

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
project COMPETITION
Sansusī Forest Food Court

Design a sustainable food court structure for the heart of a classical music festival

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 10
Feb 08
Apr 06
project COMPETITION
Yoga House in the Bog

Design a yoga guest house located within rich bog wildlife

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 11
Feb 08
Apr 26
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 + CONSTRUCTION
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
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #6

Design a new concept of small-scale home

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

registration deadlines

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Feb 16
Apr 18
Jun 16
ideas COMPETITION
Museum of Emotions
Edition #3

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 17
May 19
Jul 21
ideas COMPETITION
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #2

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
May 25
Jul 27
Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
Portable Reading Rooms
Edition #2

Design a portable reading room that encourages reading in any location

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + SCOLARSHIP
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Feb 13
Mar 23
May 15
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Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact
Edition #2

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 27
May 25
Jul 24
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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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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt
Edition #18

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Feb 28
Mar 31
Apr 30
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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
The Buildner Architecture Portfolio Competition
Edition #1

Submit your online portfolio!

Prize: 5,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Dec 31
Jan 31
Feb 28
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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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