The Lying Door ///

 

Doors facilitate the transition between spaces, but it is taken for granted that those spaces are adjacent to one another. What if some doors could not be trusted to lead to the next room? Instead, a door may lead to another area of a building, or even to the other side of the world? How might people react to a dishonest door that teleports to unpredictable locations? What are consequences for buildings and society when any door could be deceptive?  What happens when doors begin to lie?

 

Participants are asked to consider doors that are unpredictable rather than controllable portals to desired locations. Submissions may be technical, conceptual, practical, and/or artistic.

 

 

JURORS ///

 

Nadia Elokdah

Brooklyn, New York, United States
B.Arch - Temple University
Pursuing M.A. Theories of Urban Practice Candidate, Parsons The New School for Design
Firm: Perkins Eastman

 

Robert Palladino

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

B.Arch, Temple University

Firm: Landmark Architectural Design

 

Julie Tadros

London, United Kingdom

MA Architecture and Urbanism,

MArch. Manchester School of Architecture

RESULTS ///

 

ENTRIES ///

 

ENTRIES

 

 

Africa

 

Asia

 

Europe

 

N. America

 

S. America

 

Oceania

Siska Butar Butar

South Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Dammy Lee & Hyun Chung

New York City, New York, United States

 

Matthew Bloomfield

London, United Kingdom

 

Fabrizio Gesuelli

Rome, Italy

 

Bennett Oh

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

Alfredo Di Zenzo & Daniel Felix

Florence, Italy & Guimarães, Portugal

 

Rangsiwat Yamkasikorn

Chatuchuk, Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

Siska Butar Butar  

South Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This entry presents a dense world seemingly without reliable thresholds, insisting upon alternative patterns and processes of moving through space. What becomes of a society where the door can no longer distinguish spaces of inhabitation? Does every surface become inhabitable? What is lost and what is gained through such deception?"

 

 

 

Dammy Lee & Hyun Chung

New York City, New York, United States

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This graphic encourages the idea that a material door is not necessary to create a barrier or entry point. The idea of an unexpected sensory experience interrupting a direct entry route is a creative response to the brief. This entry presents a lying door that provides an adventurous diversion."

 

Matthew Bloomfield

London, United Kingdom

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This graphic explores the idea that doors are entry points, but only when they communicate their function effectively to the user. This highlights the symbolic value of doors. Thought provoking and well illustrated with clear graphics."

"This entry really caught my attention. I can only imagine the mental anguish of trying to survive in a world in which walking through a common door may send me to the other side of the planet. To me, this seems to be the aftermath of someone’s mental breakdown. This entry really took into account the human condition."

Fabrizio Gesuelli

Rome, Italy

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This entry is intriguing as the participant introduces the process of navigating through doors within a mundane space as discursive when that space begins to lie to the user. The conversation between the characters and the disorienting relationship to the maze of doors allows for the visual complication of this process."


"I thought this was graphically well done. I enjoyed the imagery and what it provoked in me more than the intended concept itself.  The imagery reminded me of some sort of traveler’s purgatory, or the in-between space which lies between destinations."

 

 

Bennett Oh

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"I liked this one because it chronicles human consciousness and is somewhat analogous to how many of us live our lives. It makes you think about why we do certain things. In a world where these unpredictable portals exist, what would be our reasons for passing through them? For some of us it is to explore the unknown, for others it is not a choice, but a necessity. Some may choose never to step foot through another door ever again."

 

Alfredo Di Zenzo & Daniel Felix

Florence, Italy & Guimarães, Portugal

 

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This entry has reversed the role between walls and doors, inverting the balance between connections and barriers. This is a creative and playful response to the brief, which provokes one to think about doors as the part of the structure we can control and change, allowing for different possibilities within the internal layout of a plan."

 

Rangsiwat Yamkasikorn

Chatuchuk, Bangkok, Thailand

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"This understated entry offers a unique perspective surrounding the role of the lying door; while compositionally simple, the context is intriguingly complex. Does this ghost door imply habitability or potential for comfort within an abandoned or discarded space? Is this door an entry or an exit? Preserving or offering escape?"

 

 

 

Pat Likitswat

Suratthani, Thailand

Jeffrey Lesh

Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

Anne Sewell

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kim de Regt

Amsterdam, Holland

Andritsopoulou Nafsika

Athens, Greece

Divya Krishna Kumar

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Ivy Ju

Flushing, New York, United States

Sanya Bolia

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Jacob Pfahl

Dayton, Ohio, United States

Josie Northern Harrison

Vancouver, British Columbia, United States

Ninad Sadanand Warghade

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dia Roi

Ecuador

Soumyajit Maiti

Kolkata, India

Tim Keesee

Clemson, South Carolina, United States

Ada Erdem

New York City, New York, United States

Diego Stefani

Milan, Italy

Mina Rafiee

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Simone Tchonova

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada