ompetition for the 2012-2013 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the Fabric Structures Association (FSA), the program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of fabric in design. Fabric should be used as a primary material with special emphasis placed on innovation in design. Fabric offers students great benefits in this project, as it is ideal for use outside, inside, and on exterior surfaces without sacrificing flexibility, aesthetic lightness, and protection from the environment.
The 2012-2013 Fabric in Architecture Student Design Competition will offer architecture students the opportunity to compete in a fabric structure design competition. Students are invited to investigate how fabric structures can be integrated in a resort hotel. This unique competition seeks original ideas about scope, scale and use of fabric structures.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
Criteria for the judging of submissions will include: fabric as a primary material, creative and innovative use of fabric in the design solution, successful response of the design to its surrounding context, and successful response to basic architectural concepts such as human activity needs, structural integrity, and coherence of architectural vocabulary.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
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