d3 Natural System 2012

This competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sustainability
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 1 July 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 July 2012 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Categories
The competition calls for innovative proposals that advance sustainable thought and performance through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, behaviors, and flows. By identifying, examining, and applying their structural order on form and function- -bottom-up, performance-based solutions for limitless building typologies, functional programs, and material conditions may be realized.
An architecture of emergence suggests that design expression requires purpose beyond formal assumption and aesthetic experimentation itself. Concurrent with sustainable thought, the d3 Natural Systems competition assumes that architecture does not simply form, but rather perform various functions beyond those conventionally associated with buildings. Design submissions must be environmentally responsible while advancing inventive conceptual solutions. Although proposals should be technologically feasible, they may suggest fantastical architectural visions of a sustainable global future.

Jury
To be announced

Prize
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
Special Mentions Categories: Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Deployable, Landscape Architecture, Modular/Industrial Design, NYC

Entry Fee
Professional entry: $50 USD
Student entry: $25 USD

Entries
2 Boards (60cmx100cm) and a Statement of design intent

Timetable
Jury convenes: August 2012
Results announced: September 2012
Publication: TBD

Links
Past winners

Organizer
d3

Official Website
http://www.d3space.org/competitions/