For Architectural Digest, by Adam Peterson.
The Fairy Tales competitors challenges individuals to think about structure as a storytelling medium, and the 2017 winners have spectacular tales to inform. Created by Clean Area with the Nationwide Constructing Museum and the American Institute of Architecture College students (AIAS), the structure competitors is amongst the world’s largest, with a jury of greater than 20 leaders in structure and design, together with such figures as Marion Weiss and Michel Rojkind. The judges thought of entries from greater than 60 international locations to acknowledge the finest in immersive world-constructing.
This yr’s first prize was awarded to Ukrainian architect Mykhailo Ponomarenko for his submission, Final Day. Evoking conventional panorama work, his photos juxtapose strange trip moments with epic sci-fi megastructures, conjuring an awe-inspiring but lifelike alternate world.
Second prize went to Terrence Hector for his piece, Metropolis Walkers, or the Risk of a Forgotten Domestication and Organic Trade. The Chicago-based mostly architect conceived a residing type of structure that exists alongside humanity however inside a far longer time-frame.
French architects Ariane Merle d’Aubigné and Jean Maleyrat took third prize with Up Above, a well timed exploration of refugees residing in buildings constructed on excessive stilts, far faraway from the harmful world under.
Along with ten honorable mentions, the competitors awards the AIAS Prize to the finest entry from an AIAS member. This yr’s went to architects Maria Syed and Adriana Davis for his or her submission, Enjoying Home, which, they clarify, “embodies the concept that structure can eclipse the persona of its occupants.”
All the profitable entries share a steadiness of fantasy and realism that captivates the creativeness. Based on Chase W. Rynd, government director of the Nationwide Constructing Museum and a jury member for the contest, “The profitable entries on this yr’s competitors . . . are so wildly outlandish and but so grounded that it looks as if we may mistakenly stumble into any of them.”
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