d3 has announced the winners of its Natural Systems Competition for 2014, an annual competition that offers architects, designers, engineers and students the chance to investigate natural processes from the microscopic to macroscopic scale and propose innovative, nature-based solutions in architecture, urbanism, interiors and product design for sustainable living.
The jury, a panel of architects and designers engaged in sustainable practices and computational explorations, has this year selected a top three as well as eleven special mentions. Join us after the break for images from all 14 designs.
First Prize: Re-Generator / Gabriel Munoz Moreno (Spain)
Second Prize: Field Office / Robert Alexander (USA)
Third Prize: Retreat Island / Chihoon Seong (Korea)
Special Mention for Visionary Infrastructure: Pyrosome Tunnel / Shima Sahebnassagh, Ali Nasiri, Niknaz Aftahi (Iran)
Special Mention for Infrastructural Integration: Excavated Grove / Risa Kagami (Japan)
Special Mention for Responsive Technology: Environmentally Informative Architectural Surface / Jewon Kim (Korea)
Special Mention for Alternative Typology: Pelagic Interceptor / Maj Plemenitas (Slovenia)
Special Mention for Narrative Visualization: New Womb Comfort / Christiana Karamalli (Cyprus)
Special Mention for Interior Architecture: A Sensitive Matter / Hyunji Kim (Korea)
Special Mention for Fantastical Vision: Noah’s Ark / Ko Sangshik, Lee Seul (Korea)
Special Mention for Performative Landscape: Hydrophytic Urban Topography / Dustin Piercy, Xiomara Martinez (USA)
Special Mention for Ecological Intervention: Desert Oasis / Vivian Stasi (Greece)
Special Mention for Directors’ Choice: New Productive Landscape / Skirmantas Simniskis (Lithuania)
Special Mention for Directors’ Choice: The Cell / Kocheng Liu TAIWAN, Liang Jian (China)