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Architecture Drawing Competition

  • 14:58 - 30 May, 2018
Architecture Drawing Competition
Architecture Drawing Competition, Competition of architecture drawing
Competition of architecture drawing


The island: between utopia and metaphor for reality

The island summarises the double value inherent in the utopia:
- On the one hand "it generates tension towards news horizons, an aspiration that is well suited to the mentality of the utopist in conflict with his world" (Fortunati 1995a: 199-205).
- On the other hand, in its realization, closure and limitation: metaphysically, and ontologically, everything is contained in the island, a space that always refers to itself, and thus becomes an obsession.
At the base of the utopian construction there is a double movement, of opening and closing, of dilatation and contraction, which Tournier compares suggestively to the diastole ans the systole of the human heart.

1st PRIZE: Desplans gallery will edit the winner drawings in limited edition as Fine Art print, with Desplans certificate of authenticity (winners will have royalties on each sale). One framed edition will be offered to the winner. Library will publish a Monograph about the winner.
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS: Publication on the social networks of Desplans and Library.

  • Title

    Architecture Drawing Competition
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    15/06/2018 00:00
  • Submission Deadline

    15/06/2018 00:00
  • Price


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A competition organized by LIBRARY and DESPLANS which focus the attention on Architecture, Literature and Philosophy.

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Cite: "Architecture Drawing Competition" 30 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884