d3 Natural System 2016

We offer architects and designers signficant potential as alternative, ecologically performative architectonic strategies.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sustainability
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 1 August 2016 GoogleCal iCal
15 August 2016 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

d3 is a New York-based design stewardship organization and publisher committed to advancing innovative positions in architecture, art, and design by providing a collaborative environment for architects, designers, artists, and students from around the world. d3 exhibitions, competitions, events, and publications are focused on generating dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary boundaries in design and the built environment. Our mission seeks to unearth new approaches to connecting, form, space, and materiality with innovative notions of interiority and exteriority at various scales.
The 2016 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, material conditions, and products may be realized.

Gil Akos, studioMode/New York
Francis Bitonti, FADarch
Colin Cathcart, Kiss-Cathcart/New York
Alexis Gregory, Savannah College of Art and Design
Nathan Howe, Kansas State University
Vanessa Keith, Studioteka/New York
Chris Lasch, Aranda-Lasch/New York
Marc Manack, siloARD/Cleveland
Robert Maschke, Robert Maschke Architects/Cleveland
Kerry Nolan, Gluckman Mayer Architects/New York
Christina Noble, AIA Forward Journal
Ronnie Parsons, studioMode/New York
Jorg Sieweke, University of Virginia
Roland Snooks, Kokkugia/New York
Yutaka Takiura, Pratt Institute
Sanjive Vaidya, Vaidya-Stoltz/New York

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

Entry Fee
$50 USD

2 Boards (60cmx100cm) and a Statement of design intent as PDF (.pdf) 1 page

Jury convenes: September 2016
Results announced: October 2016
Publication: TBD

Past winners


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