More stories about Competitions

  • Designing Around Courtyards

  • Design That Matters

    Architecture for Humanity, along with partner Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), has announced its first design competition in three years, the AMD Open Architecture Challenge.

  • Form Meets Function in Solar Homes

    On October 12, 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched the 2007 Solar Decathlon student competition on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the nine-day event, the public is invited to tour 20 solar-powered houses in the competition's Solar Village.

  • Integrating Habitats in Oregon

    A design competition for the Portland, Ore., region—called Integrating Habitats—has been established with the aim of furthering the balance between development and conservation.

  • solar flair

    It's easy enough to slap solar panels onto a roof, but integrating them into a graceful residential design is a tougher assignment.

  • boulevard of dreams

    Imagine a slew of developable land parcels facing a brand-new, landscaped thoroughfare, right in the heart of one of the nation's most expensive cities. The entrants of the San Francisco Prize/Octavia Boulevard Housing Design Competition didn't have to rely on their imaginations; they had a crack...

  • object lesson

    Roll up your sleeves and take out your digital cameras, I've got an assignment for you. I want you to proceed to your nearest subdivision of new homes, find the ugliest house you can, and photograph it. Then I want you to do a little write-up explaining why it's ugly.

  • Site Celebrates Turning Trash into Art

    Superuse.org, a Web site launched by the Dutch firm 2012 Architects, invites all creative types to submit projects that turn trash-bound materials into functional art.