MARCH 2016 COMPETITION

 

The Inverted Corner ///

 

A corner defines the convergence of non-parallel forms. Within every corner there are two distinct and often opposing conditions. A corner's interior tends to unify space, while a corner's exterior can divide space along its edge. What if the inside and outside of a corner suddenly switched roles, trading characteristics and functions? What stimuli might trigger a corner to dynamically invert on itself? How is the spatial relationship around a corner affected by this inversion? What mechanism might enable an interior corner to flip to the exterior and vice versa?  How does this concept apply to different types of junctures? That happens when a corner inverts?
 

Participants are asked to consider different corners types, including walls, ceilings, roofs, landscape, etc. Submissions may be conceptual, technical, and/or artistic.

 

Top 6

Editor's Choice

RESULTS ///

Faizal Ilyas Omar

Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Aleksandar Pavlović

Belgrade, Serbia

 

Lyndsay Milne McLeod

London, United Kingdom

 

Alexandru Predonu

Bucharest, Romania

 

Sadia Humayra Mounata

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Dyah Arieni L

Surabaya, Indonesia

 

Matthew Carney

Amsterdam, Netherlands

JURORS ///

 

Ryan Edwards 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

M.Arch, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Firm: Helicon Design Group

 

Paul Sheaffer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

B.Arch, Temple University

Firm: Stokes Architecture

 

Ufuk Uğurlar

Ankara, Turkey

Architecture, TED University 

 

 

ENTRIES ///

 

37 Entries from 22 Countries

Faizal Ilyas Omar

Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"An Escheresque manipulation of the corner. I like the idea of upsetting the corner while we are experiencing it, upending the conception of gravity and how it orients us. Any surface can be the ground and the corner is the switch."

 

"Points for cleverness. This entry simply conveys a concept, which succinctly responds to the brief."

 

"Using a cube as a visual base, shifts in perception create sudden changes the cube's corners. It is a very concise response in terms of the concept. The corners and surfaces invert suddenly, but it is all within the same environment. This includes two far away spaces, for example, up and down."

 

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Aleksandar Pavlović

Belgrade, Serbia

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"I love the simple graphic clarity of this image. The corner is redefined, but still appears exactly as we usually see it. It completely upends the concept of living space and the outside. This image is simultaneously pleasing and unsettling."

 

Lyndsay Milne McLeod

London, United Kingdom

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"The corner is real and as we always experience it, and then the mirror completely disappears it and forces us to question the concept of perspective, visual reality, and how we exist within it.  Meeting mirrors at a corner is the simplest way to make your head spin."

"Although perhaps not one of the most graphically engaging entries, this image is, upon closer inspection quite thought-provoking with regards to the brief and easily engages one's architectural sensibilities.  However, it could be argued that this entry does not fully engage the inversion aspect of the brief."​

 

Alexandru Predonu

Bucharest, Romania

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"A graphically and architecturally interesting entry, which more or less successfully engages the inversive chord of the brief."

 

Sadia Humayra Mounata

Dhaka, Bangladesh

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This entry really helped looking at the concept different viewpoint. Despite the form of earth, it is caught within defining corners of dots. The inversion of every corner into the universe may load strong meaning. Being a star of earth like other stars in the cosmos can support it with strong graphics. In any time and place, being located at inverted corner and their differentiation attracts attention."

 

Dyah Arieni L

Surabaya, Indonesia

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"Considering the opposite situations in the same manner for the inverted corner may carry the meaning. The rotation of the united part with different human figures like a corner can be an indicator what happened when the corner inverts. In this way the entry respond the subject concisely."

 

Matthew Carney

Amsterdam, Netherlands

EDITOR'S COMMENTS ///

 

""This entry deserves recognition for proposing a realistic mechanism that can control the properties of a corner. The graphics clearly depicts how the the corner panels might hinge and turn. It would be interesting to see this concept developed further to understand the spatial implications and practical applications."

Kreshna Patrian

Jakarta, Indonesia

Anna Hagen

Vienna, Austria

Andreas Lim Ming Rui

Singapore

Wandy Witama

Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Andjela Brankovic

Belgrade, Serbia

Houzzam Farhat.tian

Damascus, Damascus, Syria

Simran Singh

Delhi, New Delhi, India

Stefan Vujić

Novi Sad, Serbia

Heinrich Rodatz

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Francis Fontaine

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Shaunt Yemenjian

Fresno, California, United States

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Maud Glasel

Paris, France

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siDE Architects - Colin Chan / Jermaine Bunoan

Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

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Donka Dimitrova

Sofia, Bulgaria

Patrick McAndrews

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Devashree Choudhari

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Praharsh M. Pai Raikar

Panaji, Goa, India

Amir Hossein Hajizadeh

Tehran, Iran

Yena Suh

Port Washington, New York, United States

Irene García Aparicio

Burgos, Spain

Ayla Ayyildiz Potur

Kocaeli, Turkey

Pravekha Ravichandran

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Malhar Chawada

Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Mariadni Karachaliou

Volos Greece

Cader Yaasir

Rose Belle, Grand Port, Mauritius

Stewart Lore

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Shaunt Yemenjian

Fresno, California, United States

Laura Frias

Edinburgh Scotland

Ayla Ayyildiz Potur

Kocaeli, Turkey

Robin Portier

Leuven, Belgium