The Boring Envelope ///

 

Building envelopes are composed of an increasing array of specialized layers. Each component is optimized for a single function: fire protection, structure, insulation, vapor barrier, air barrier, drainage plane, UV protection, finish, etc. With the promise of higher performance come increased labor complexity, potential for error, and reliance on non-local materials. Traditional structures made only of mud, wood, or stone have been built for millennia. How might contemporary materials and methods inform a single-material building today? How does the envelope react to temperature fluctuations, rain, moisture, and fire? What are the inherent benefits and issues of constructing with only one material? What happens when a building envelope is boring?  

 

Participants are asked to consider non-traditional materials and construction methods. Submissions may be technical, conceptual, practical, and/or artistic.

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March Brief

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.

 

/// SUBMISSION DETAILS

 

FORMAT

All media and text must fit within one 4 inch diameter circle with white beyond (300dpi JPG). Download templates PSD AI INDD

 

ELIGIBILITY  

There are no entry fees and no specific eligibility requirements. International entries are welcome.

 

SUBMIT

Send entries to PINcompetition@gmail.com. Include your name, city, state, and country.

 

JURY / AWARD

Submissions will be judged by a rotating jury of three designers each month. The first place winner has the option of being a juror for a future competition.

FORMAT

All media and text must fit within one 4 inch diameter circle with white beyond (300dpi JPG). 

Download templates PSD AI INDD

 

ELIGIBILITY  

There are no entry fees and no specific eligibility requirements. International entries are welcome.

 

SUBMIT

Send entries to PINcompetition@gmail.com. Include your name, city, state, and country.

 

JURY / AWARD

Submissions will be judged by a rotating jury of three designers each month. The first place winner will receive a poster of the Top 10 submissions and will have the option to be a juror.

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