Archive for November, 2009

´Unemployed Architect´ Competition (update)

November 25, 2009

ARCHITECTURE REVOLUTION

17-02-10

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ARCHITECTURE REVOLUTION

08-11-09

´Unemployed Architect´ competition

BriefUnemployed Architect?? surviving with a temporary job in MacDonalds or Starbucks or simply scratching yourself at home?? Never before have so many unemployed architects been infiltrating other industries to finance a living. Never before has there been the opportunity for so many architectural eyes to evaluate the efficiency of the design of the industry.

If you find that you are flippin´ burgers then stop to re-assess the design…why not place cows in the car park or chickens on the roof of a KFC??

Perhaps the next time on your trip to the benefits office you have a look at the city transport system where you live and improve its efficiency or even re-evaluate where your toilet faeces end up after you drop a bomb at home

The competition is to re-design or create a new design of a system which can be integrated within a building or city. There are no limits on ideas, however, the process must be thought through from start to finish with an element of practicality

19-11-09

Competition examples include:-

´Atelier Bow Wow´ roof bridge in Linz – where a walkway network has been integrated into a disused roof space

´Schweeb´ human powered monorails in Ngongotha – is both efficient and revolutionary, redefining the way humans travel

Underground Waste System – is not a new concept, however its simplicity has literally cleaned up waste management within city centre areas

Electric Vehicle charging in MacDonaldsnot only are they trying to clean up their image, it seams MacDonalds are trying to clean up the motorways

Entrants must effectively integrate a new system or improve an existing one into a current building, city or landscape

The design may be revolutionary, may be simple, however it must be more than aesthetical with an element of efficiency, practicality and compatibility

Contact architecture revolution with any further questions

Entry – free

Prize – 100€ plus mentions

Submission Deadline – february 28th, 2010

Submission Criteria – A2 or 2 x A3 electronic submission via email architecturerevolution@gmail.com

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1975´s Architects´ Revolutionary Council

November 15, 2009

2009´s ARCHITECTURE REVOLUTION  is coincidently unrelated to 1975´s Architects´ Revolutionary Council (ARC). The motive for the ARC was a communist vendetta against the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) while the REV is a positive social network for the creation of architecture for architects and their rights

Architects´ Revolutionary Council 1975

The Architects’ Revolutionary Council presents its manifesto to the AA

Date: 1975
Location: AA, London
Subject: The Architects’ Revolutionary Council

Founded by Architectural Association tutor Brian Anson, the Architects’ Revolutionary Council was committed to a comprehensive overhaul of the profession for the good of society as a whole.

“Has the RIBA ever considered that architecture should be free or at least accessible to all the people?” Anson asked. “Why is it so far behind the medical profession?

“The reason is simple: if it did the profession as it stands would wholly and absolutely cease to exist.”

In this image, the ARC is shown presenting its manifesto to a small audience at the AA.

Anson, who was previously instrumental in the campaign to save Covent Garden from redevelopment, is pictured third from left.

Unemployed Architect Competition

November 13, 2009

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ARCHITECTURE REVOLUTION

08-11-09

´Unemployed Architect´ competition

BriefUnemployed Architect?? surviving with a temporary job in MacDonalds or Starbucks or simply scratching yourself at home?? Never before have so many unemployed architects been infiltrating other industries to finance a living. Never before has there been the opportunity for so many architectural eyes to evaluate the efficiency of the design of the industry.

If you find that you are flippin´ burgers then stop to re-assess the design…why not place cows in the car park or chickens on the roof of a KFC??

Perhaps the next time on your trip to the benefits office you have a look at the city transport system where you live and improve its efficiency or even re-evaluate where your toilet faeces end up after you drop a bomb at home

The competition is to re-design or create a new design of a system which can be integrated within a building or city. There are no limits on ideas, however, the process must be thought through from start to finish with an element of practicality

Entry – free

Prize – 100€ plus mentions

Submission Deadline – february 28th, 2010

Submission Criteria – A2 or 2 x A3 electronic submission via email architecturerevolution@gmail.com

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November 3, 2009


The instability of the architecture industry created the birth of ARCHITECTURE REVOLUTION

A project in itself to avoid more lost souls through its creation

Over the decades recessions have continuously beaten the sector of design into a sector of anxiety

The aim is not a slagging circle (well perhaps to bitch a little) but it is the basis to create a revolution to fight for Architects and Architecture

2008 saw the best and subsequently worst architecture since the 70s. A result of little public voice, commercial gain and explosion of the pre-fabrication

2009 saw the recession which in our opinion has created more sophisticated architecture, although amongst millions of redundancies

Join the revolution, join the movement, fight for what you believe