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Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition

Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition
Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition, First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka
First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka

Laka has published the results of the 2018 edition of their annual Architecture that Reacts competition, focusing on “architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings.” This year saw 200 participants from more than 30 countries submit 130 designs, following an interdisciplinary approach reaching beyond typical building solutions.

This year’s winners hailed from the USA and Austria, confronting issues such as climate change, ubiquitous computation, and new ways of perceiving space in a machine-driven future. Below, we have rounded up the winners, special recognitions, and honorable mentions from the 2018 edition. For more information on the competition, and previous results, visit the official website here.

Second Prize: Embodied Homeostasis / David Stieler	. Image via Laka Third Prize: Platform of Motion / Nusrat Jahan Mim, Arman Salemi. Image via Laka Surftopia / Eduardo Camarena Estébanez, María Urigoitia Villanueva. Image via Laka Platinum City / Sean Thomas Allen. Image via Laka + 21

First Prize

Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam

First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka
First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka

“Climate change experts predict a temperature rise of up to four degrees in the next millennium. This increase will result in a drastic reorganization of our planet as sea levels rise and more extreme weather events such as hurricanes and tsunamis disturb our cities. Ninety percent of the world’s largest cities are located next to water, and so to address increasing population density and differing environmental conditions, perhaps we need to start looking at using existing urban water as a place of opportunity to build on with new types of dynamic landscape which are able to respond flexibly with changing tidal levels.”

Second Prize

Embodied Homeostasis / David Stieler                                               

Second Prize: Embodied Homeostasis / David Stieler	. Image via Laka
Second Prize: Embodied Homeostasis / David Stieler . Image via Laka

"Today, we live in a world of ubiquitous computation. Advancements in information technology and sensing objects have fundamentally disrupted the way not only digital space is perceived but also altered the way social interaction is organized in our built environment.”

Third Prize

Platform of Motion / Nusrat Jahan Mim, Arman Salemi

Third Prize: Platform of Motion / Nusrat Jahan Mim, Arman Salemi. Image via Laka
Third Prize: Platform of Motion / Nusrat Jahan Mim, Arman Salemi. Image via Laka

“Through our project, we are envisioning a future, where human moments will not be replaced by the fastness of machines, rather human-machine interaction will start to develop a new set of vocabularies to perceive space, to visualize architecture.”

Special Recognitions

Surftopia / Eduardo Camarena Estébanez, María Urigoitia Villanueva

Surftopia / Eduardo Camarena Estébanez, María Urigoitia Villanueva. Image via Laka
Surftopia / Eduardo Camarena Estébanez, María Urigoitia Villanueva. Image via Laka

Platinum City / Sean Thomas Allen

Platinum City / Sean Thomas Allen. Image via Laka
Platinum City / Sean Thomas Allen. Image via Laka

Volcano Lite / Patorn Sangruchi

Volcano Lite / Patorn Sangruchi. Image via Laka
Volcano Lite / Patorn Sangruchi. Image via Laka

Honorable Mentions

Cactus Pavilion / Andrés Martín-Pastor, Francisco González-Quintial

Cactus Pavilion / Andrés Martín-Pastor, Francisco González-Quintial. Image via Laka
Cactus Pavilion / Andrés Martín-Pastor, Francisco González-Quintial. Image via Laka

Lotus / Christopher Pin, Timothy Lai

Lotus / Christopher Pin, Timothy Lai. Image via Laka
Lotus / Christopher Pin, Timothy Lai. Image via Laka

GlazeNet / Marta Blaszczyk, Kacper Kania

GlazeNet / Marta Blaszczyk, Kacper Kania. Image via Laka
GlazeNet / Marta Blaszczyk, Kacper Kania. Image via Laka

Arctic Seed / David James Morgan

Arctic Seed / David James Morgan. Image via Laka
Arctic Seed / David James Morgan. Image via Laka

Expanding Space / Negar Behzad Jazi

Expanding Space / Negar Behzad Jazi. Image via Laka
Expanding Space / Negar Behzad Jazi. Image via Laka

Crisis Shelter for All / Zhiyong Wang, Zihao Wang

Crisis Shelter for All / Zhiyong Wang, Zihao Wang. Image via Laka
Crisis Shelter for All / Zhiyong Wang, Zihao Wang. Image via Laka

Wadi Re urbanization / Janki Shah, Jack Yang Bai, Betsy Daniel, Piyawut Koomsiripithuck

Wadi Re urbanization / Janki Shah, Jack Yang Bai, Betsy Daniel, Piyawut Koomsiripithuck. Image via Laka
Wadi Re urbanization / Janki Shah, Jack Yang Bai, Betsy Daniel, Piyawut Koomsiripithuck. Image via Laka

Retreat to Autonomy / Han Shen

Retreat to Autonomy / Han Shen. Image via Laka
Retreat to Autonomy / Han Shen. Image via Laka

Ground re-activator / ASA Studio (Alice Tasca, Francesco Stassi, Zeno Riondato, Giacomo Zambon, Eric Mutabazi Kayijuka

Ground re-activator / ASA Studio (Alice Tasca, Francesco Stassi, Zeno Riondato, Giacomo Zambon, Eric Mutabazi Kayijuka. Image via Laka
Ground re-activator / ASA Studio (Alice Tasca, Francesco Stassi, Zeno Riondato, Giacomo Zambon, Eric Mutabazi Kayijuka. Image via Laka

Transfigurama / Shalini D Amin

Transfigurama / Shalini D Amin. Image via Laka
Transfigurama / Shalini D Amin. Image via Laka

Sound Pods / Dan Liu

Sound Pods / Dan Liu. Image via Laka
Sound Pods / Dan Liu. Image via Laka

Second Nature / Robyn Houghton / Dana Muhsen

Second Nature / Robyn Houghton / Dana Muhsen. Image via Laka
Second Nature / Robyn Houghton / Dana Muhsen. Image via Laka

Autonomous Land-formations / Brandon Whitwell-Mak

Autonomous Land-formations / Brandon Whitwell-Mak. Image via Laka
Autonomous Land-formations / Brandon Whitwell-Mak. Image via Laka

An Architecture of Emotive Intelligence / Mona Ghandi

An Architecture of Emotive Intelligence / Mona Ghandi. Image via Laka
An Architecture of Emotive Intelligence / Mona Ghandi. Image via Laka
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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition" 13 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/907670/laka-reveals-winners-of-the-2018-architecture-that-reacts-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka

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