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via archinect and more..."Sex Advice From Urban Planners"
HotSeat is a chair competition presented by OFS and Metropolis Magazine.
Design Criteria: Incorporate wood in materials usage, sustainable, progressive, accessible, aesthetically pleasing, technologically relevant, environmentally conscious.
Finalists will be awarded a trip to Dallas, TX to present their designs at the opening of OFS' Dallas Showroom. The winning entry will also have their design developed and incorporated into the OFS product offering
Deadline: March 31, 2006.
For more information visit
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February 10, 2006
After a week of very subtle buildup, Tropolism is pleased to announce the first open-sourced architectural contest, Your Hidden City.
The contest is simple: post your photos (with a caption) to our public Flickr pool (or email them to us for posting), and our jury will select their favorites in five categories. The winners will be posted to Tropolism.
The theme of the contest is uncovering the Hidden City, your Hidden City, the one you see every day. It may be in plain sight of everyone else, but it is your eye that finds the extraordinariness in a particular street corner, a unique stair, a crazy intersection, a visually arresting approach, or a particular tree in the city. The photographs can be of a beautiful (and perhaps unpublished) park, or as simple as the sun hitting a particular building at a particular time of day. Please include a caption, or a Flickr annotation, about what makes it extraordinary to you. The entries should have one thing in common: they demonstrate, to you, the pleasure of living in the city.
The jury is a set of bloggers who write about architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. They are:
Lisa Chamberlain of Polis and who also covers real estate for the New York Times
David Cuthbert of architechnophilia
Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG
Shawn Micallef of Toronto Psychogeography Society Blog
Jimmy Stamp of Life Without Buildings
The 5 Categories are:
Best Hidden Place
Best Natural/Urban Overlap
Best Unofficial Landmark
We will keep the contest open until March 10, 2006, and post winners the week of March 20. Good Luck!
February 9, 2006
"That is the architecture I do, looking for new, different forms. Surprise is key in all art," Oscar Niemeyer on Reuters
“I’m sorry, I’m wearing normal black socks today!” Toyo Ito in ICON
Le Courbusier's 1960 painting, "Composition Avec Femme"