A House for Pink Floyd : An Open Design Competition

on Sunday 16 June 2013 - 16:35:06 | by T Z H
A house for Pink Floyd: Design Competition

There are walls all around us… and the thickest and the tallest are those within. What wall(s) did Roger Waters and Pink Floyd want to break in their immensely successful album The Wall…? Mainly that wall that creates that almost mythical box modern architects especially are notorious for trying to break.
The function of art, almost by definition, is TO BREAK WALLS. Thus, an art that does not “break walls,” that is, an art that does not bring anything new by adding to what we call “tradition” what we call “invention”, fails to do its job. We ask you to explore the generic theme of “breaking the wall” in as many ways as possible and as freely as possible.
Create architecture as intense and inspiring as this celebrated album of Pink Floyd. Listen to the music again, watch the film, and then feel, think, draw and model. BUILD.   BUILD A BROKEN WALL. BUILD A WALL THAT UNITES, NOT ONE THAT SEPARATES. BUILD A BEAUTIFUL WALL. 
Scream; scream as loudly as possible against all the prisons of this world. Against all those artificially built walls that trap all of us in the name of FEAR. TEAR THEM DOWN, dear architect!

Eligibility


Participants are to be 18 years old, by the time the competition closes, that is on the 10th of August 2013. They are required to be graduates or students of architecture faculties, including all other related domain training (interior architecture, product design, urban planning, etc.). Participants are able to enter the contest, no matter their nationality or country of residence.

Registration


In order to enter the contest, you are to fill in the whole Registration Form (available at www.adep.ro/contest) Entering the contest is free of charge.

Schedule

Registration: until the 10th of August 2013
Submitting the projects:
until the 10th of August 2013
Results: 20th August 2013

Submission

All projects are to be submitted by email to both works @ icarch.us and pink.floyd @ adep.ro. (remove the space before and after @).

Prize/Awards

The prizes and awards are to be announced by the 1st of August 2013.

Visit the Competition site to know more. 
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