PINarchitecture /// April Brief : The Fighting Rooms

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PINarchitecture is a creative outlet for designers to express unique ideas within a 4 inch circle. The contained format challenges designers to be concise while being less time- consuming than a standard competition.

April 2014 /// The Fighting Rooms

The programatic needs of a building are usually determined without full consideration of site, zoning, or budgetary constraints. Inevitably, the dimensions of the building plans are reduced, pushing rooms against one another and into competition for space. Even after the design is complete and the building is constructed, the friction between rooms rarely subsides. Shifting users, priorities, and technologies apply constant pressures on walls that define rooms. The expansion of one room means the reduction or complete removal of another. How might an architectural framework highlight and respond to programatic pressures in real-time? What happens when rooms fight each other?

Participants are asked to consider designs that are not simply flexible, but that express programmatic pressures. Submissions may be technical, conceptual, practical, and/or artistic.

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Submission Details :
Any media and text contained within a 4 inch diameter circle with white beyond. Submissions must be 300dpi JPGs and sent to include your name, city, state, and country in the e-mail. There is no fee to enter. International entries are welcome. Submissions will be judged by a jury of three designers. The first place winner will receive a poster containing the top 10 submissions of the month and will have the option to be a juror for next month’s competition.

Schedule :
APR 1 : Competition Brief Posted
APR 25 : Submission Due
APR 30 : Winners Announced

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