Design as reform

Traffic design competition vol. 2

consegna entro 6 marzo 2010

Calling all architects, collectives, designers, students, studios and enthusiasts of art and design.

Categories The Award categories are as follows: • A Mosque through Architecture • A Majlis through Interior Design • A Pattern through Graphic Design • A Public Installation through Experimental Design

A Mosque through Architecture
mosque by its Arabic name, masjid.
Objective : An architectural approach to a Contemporary Mosque that can hold up to 500 - 1000 people in an area of 5000sqm. Applicants will be judged on their inventive re-interpretation of tradition as well as the responsibility with which the structure will be built and used.

Majlis Through Interior Design
Majlis is an Arabic term for a room in a private home, used to entertain family and guests. In some homes there is a women’s Majlis and a men’s Majlis. Objective : Interior Design of a Majlis that can seat up to 20 people. The multi-purpose space (for casual, formal, familial gatherings) must include a dining area. Key points are ambience, practicality and inventive use of space. The Majlis must work within a budget of USD 25,000.

Pattern Through Graphic Design
Arabic patterns are well known for their complexity and geometry. They are often referred to as ‘Mashrabiya’ and are used in architecture, interiors and clothing. Objective : Contemporary design of middle eastern and Arabic patterns with various applications. This pattern can be used in henna, stationery, textile etc. Designs will be judged on creative use of the patterns.

Public Installation This category is open to interpretation in terms of subject, exact location, mediums and other. The only restrictions are that it needs to fit within 5mx5mx5m space and cost less than USD 10,000 to produce.

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