OCTOBER 2014 COMPETITION

 

The Fornicating Form ///

 

Architectural form is not created in a vacuum; it is part of a larger lineage of local patterns, technological trends, and architectural styles. As with biologic evolution, progress in architecture is composed of more incremental refinements than monumental shifts. While designers facilitate the inheritance of architectural form, most biologic reproduction is without intention or aim.  What if buildings could procreate independently through nature-inspired mechanisms?  How might the form of multiple buildings be hybridized to create new forms?  How is our relationship to architecture changed when its production is out of our control? What happens when architectural form begins to fornicate?  

 

 

JURORS ///

 

Jessie Couture

Wilmington, Vermont, United States

B.S. Arch, Keene State College

Firm: LineSync Architecture

 

Caterina Gatti, Architect
Milan, Italy
M. Arch, Politecnico di Milano

 

Alfredo Di Zenzo

Florence, Italy

M.Arch, University of Florence

Firm: EDz+ Architetti

 

ENTRIES ///

 

17 Entries from 10 Countries

 

Tommaso Modesti

 

Rome, Italy

 

 

 

Marilena Synodinou

 

London, United Kingdom

 

 

 

Dominika Galandová

 

Snina, Slovakia

 

 

 

Pat Likitswat

 

Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

 

Shui Cheung, Hui

 

Hong Kong

 

 

 

Niyati Gala

 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Paley

 

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Tommaso Modesti

Rome, Italy

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"Fascinating image that clearly expresses the complexity and 'casualty' of biologic reproduction by using a recognizable architectural language. The landscape it creates is both very beautiful and very apocalyptic, almost romantic in the strict sense of the term."

"The concept expressed in this proposal fully responds to the questions raised and shows with a fascinating design what could happen if 'architectural forms begins to fornicate.' "

Marilena Synodinou

London, United Kingdom

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"It is interesting how the brief is taken to an urban scale. The drawing shows the chaos of a fornicating, growing city through the sensitive use of organic forms and sexual allusions."

Dominika Galandová

Snina, Slovakia

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"Very nice drawing. I like the idea that the independent growth of the building still depends on the 'catalogue' of architectural forms set by the designers."

"Even with creating the obvious, it does what we all wish to try. Procreate a style. Formatura dares to be the next modern."

Pat Likitswat

Bangkok, Thailand

Shui Cheung, Hui

Hong Kong

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"The entry encompasses the description visually and simply. It relates to form in the mixture of light and shadow. I enjoyed the creation of a skyline cast by a 'nature-inspired mechanisms.' " 

 

"The image clearly expresses the relationship between the built form and the natural biological evolution, but the graphic result is not very attractive." 
 

 

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"The stated objective of this proposal is fascinating. However, the result is not expressed with graphic clarity."

 

Niyati Gala

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

JURY COMMENTS ///

 

"The adaptation of space though neighboring buildings drew my attention. This idea inspired me to think of reproduction through a negative space, positively." 

 

Nicholas Paley

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Sanya Bolia

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dinto Antony Chungath

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Katerina Krupickova

Prague, Czech Republic

Rangsiwat Yamkasikorn

Bangkok, Thailand

Niyati Gala

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Fanny Vareil

Toulouse, Haute Garonne, France

Mohd Faheem

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Zuzana Sojkova

Košice, Slovakia

 

 

 

 

Will Ogburn

Arlington, Texas, United States

 

 

 

Ninad Sadanand Warghade

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India