04.07.06 140 Voices
Last Friday was the Stage One submission deadline for the 2006 ArchVoices Essay Competition, and as usual there was a strong showing, both in terms of the number of registrants–200–and the number of essays submitted by the deadline–140. As in the past, this year’s crop of essays illustrates that there is no shortage of enthusiasm, commitment, or diversity of opinion among the next generation of architects.
A few facts about this year’s entries:
From Boston to Beijing, Montreal to Mumbai, Wellington to Weimer, the global reach of this English-only essay competition continues to surprise and amaze us. It makes evident that no matter geographical, cultural, social, or political divides, our shared experience remains one of the most significant trademarks of our profession. As you read the titles below, know that others worldwide are also taking time out of their day to read these essays with you. For that reason alone, we should be reassured that architecture has a healthy future.
- Out of 140 completed essays, 40 (28%) are international and 100 are from the United States.
- 15 countries are represented, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- U.S. entries represent 30 states: California; New York; Florida; Massachusetts; Texas; Virginia; Pennsylvania; Illinois; Georgia; Michigan; Oklahoma; Ohio; Minnesota; Oregon; Connecticut; North Carolina; Iowa, Louisiana, Utah, Indiana; Rhode Island; Washington; Idaho; Nebraska; South Dakota; Kentucky; Colorado; Maryland; New Jersey; and Montana.
- 45 participants (32%) listed themselves as being affiliated with a school or university.
- 94 participants (67%) are male and 46 (33%) are female.
Communication and exchange of ideas–that is what this essay competition is all about.
Readers’ Choice Voting
Deadline to vote: Friday, April 21, 2006
The 2006 competition again includes the Readers’ Choice poll, and you are invited to visit the competition website and cast votes for up to three essays that you find to be the most intriguing, provocative, or well-written.
The authors of the ten essays with the most votes will once again receive a trio of books–The Ethical Architect; Good Deeds, Good Design; and Proceed & Be Bold: Rural Studio After Samuel Mockbee–compliments of Princeton Architectural Press.
Click here to vote.
Stage One Essays
1. Architectural Practice Evolve
2. Architectural for now and future
3. pURE ARCHITECTURE
4. Creating a new way of life
5. Evolution of the Master Builder
6. Discovering the New World: The Architect Explorer
8. Sustainable Design: Cultivating Architectural Design
9. Architecture Practice 21st century
10. TAP WATER – the educational resource of our profession
11. Networking Towards New Modes of Architectural Production
12. Snow White and the Solution
13. Architectural Communication
14. I hope you have as much fun reading this as I had writing it More available at partiv.blogspot.com!
15. Personalize Your Own Manifesto
16. Bridging the Great Divide
17. The Generalist Architectural Practice of the 21st Century
18. Designing the World’s Future
19. The Development of the Profession through not-for-profit
20. “So You Want to Start an Architecture Office in the 21st Century?”
21. ENGAGING THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
22. Cracks in the pavement – selling the quiet revolution
23. By maintaining the some of current methods of architectural practice we have to bring about a change in the clients perspective. Let us govern our designs.
24. Keep it simple
25. Arch-collector: The Latent Possibilities of Association
26. were are not equal
27. R U I N S : S H A R D S : O R G A N I S M *
28. Integrating Building Practices for the New Breed of Building Professional
29. Not Just A Day at the Office: THE ARCHITECTURE PRINCIPAL IN 2020
30. Touching perfection.
31. Acronyms of the Long Since Dead
32. Wake Up – It’s Time to Be An Architect
34. Architecture as Retail, Research, + Design
35. “The Future”
36. Taco Bell: A Teaching Firm Treasure
37. What Architecture Wants
38. Designed and Wrought
39. An All-Inclusive Firm
40. Action Plan
41. Public Attitude toward Architecture- Can We Change?
42. Blurring Boundaries
43. The Practice Architecture in the 21st Century: Designing in a digital
45. To a Psychology of Space
46. Coversion: Architecting a Preactive Discipline
47. “Being the Elephant”
48. A New Breed of Collaborative
49. Into a new era
50. Communication in the Design Process: Repairing the Schism
51. “a match burns, an architect desires….”
52. The Future of Architectural Practice in the 21st Century
53. Hip Hop Architecture in the 21st Century
54. “The Need for the Continued Development of Modernism”
55. The Holistic Design Laboratory
56. Expert Generalist
57. Modern with Meaning
58. The renaissance firm
59. Abstract for a mission statement:
60. Increasing Efficiency in the Profession
61. An unnatural divide
63. The Indulgence of Black
64. To Thrive
65. Sustainable Cities and the New Scientific Design Process
66. I Do All My Own Stunts, or Architecture is an Action Word
67. The Disposable Architecture Firm
68. Regenerating Revolution: The Biotechnical Practice
69. Master Builder to Master Manufacturer
70. The Failure of Autonomous Architect
71. The New Architect
72. The End of Architecture; for ever!
73. Research, Invention, and Collaboration
74. Architecture and the urban/social metasystem
75. practice of the Future in Mumbai
76. Architect Versus Computer: A Decree
77. An Action Plan for the Future
78. Abstract Seeking to Change
79. Global Regionalism of Architecture in the Twenty First Century.
80. Clarity For The Bleary-Eyed
81. Manifesto C21
82. A Study of the Typology of Modern Chinese Urban Planning and Architectural Styles
83. Architecture of Immigration :: Borders of the 21st Century
84. architectural For the 21st century
85. Progressively Vernacular, Politically Green
86. archtivism: design activism and the integrated practice of making place
87. Looking for a Relationship
88. instruct to notice architecture
89. More Than Technology
90. Passionate Evolution
91. Pioneers on the Fringe of Architecture
92. Re|Designing Design
93. Mondern Master Architect
94. Architecture : Supporting an Ongoing Relationship Between Time and Place
95. Redefining Expertise
96. Make Architecture Relevant
97. Becoming the New Architect
98. The social issue of responsible architecture
99. global local mundane delinearize information respond to specificity technological creative intent virtual rebirth
100. Abstract: Immeasurable Value, The Role of Architecture within the Construction Industry and the Community
102. Rethinking Support Networks Inside the Public Sector
103. Benefits of Collaboratives as a Singular Entity
104. The Weather Report
The Practice of Handmade Architecture
106. Reclaiming Cultural Relevance
107. Behavioral Architecture
108. The true beauty
109. Practice to Practice
111. Reprioritizing the Firm of the 21st Century (in Three Acts)
112. The World is Wide, and a Web: ‘Staples’ of the Architecture Office
113. Architecture is defined by humanity. As humanity changes, so must architecture.
114. Engage and Enlighten: Theme Parks as Inpiration for the New Urban Ideal
115. Cultural Consulting
116. The Good, The Bad, and The Global
117. Time Stands Still.
Simple solutions can transform lives, so what are we waiting for?
118. State of Crisis
119. Sustaining Timeless Structures
120. The Globalized, Technocized Architectural Practice of the 21st Century
121. Poetics and Methodology
122. An essay on 21 century architecture mission
123. “Vitruvius Pyramid”; 21 century “Vitruvus Triangle”
124. Don’t look like a Dinosaur! / Don’t feel like a Frog!
125. ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE OF THE 21st CENTURY
126. Design Responsibility
127. The Languages of Architecture
128. Structure for Success
129. Redlines on Architectural Practice
130. Substituting Images of Value by Valuable Creations
131. Redefining Architectural Practice
132. Unstable Foundation
133. Do The Right Thing (Not a Spike Lee joint)
134. Satellite-based Collaboration
135. momentary manifesto (in two parts)
136. ONE STEP
137. Re-establishing Architecture’s Worth
138. Born Late
139. main concepts in transaction with project or project definer
140. FORGOTTEN EVOLUTION
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