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Bustler’s Top 10 Competitions of 2018

Bustler's Top 10 Competitions of 2018

From exploring what home structure will seem like sooner or later, to creating an iconic ‘public library’ for the digital age, this yr’s hottest competitions requested designers to consider how structure will evolve to deal with numerous challenges within the 21st century. Some have been recurring favorites comparable to eVolo’s annual Skyscraper Competitors and Laka’s ever-popular “Architecture that Reacts” whereas others sought time-sensitive briefs and thematically related concepts on subjects starting from architectural fairy tales and occasional kiosks to reasonably priced housing in London and a Museum of Language.

Out of the lots of of design competitions that occurred during the last 12 months, we compiled an inventory of the Top 10 Competitions of 2018. Take a look.

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HOME Competitors 2018—Honorable Point out: “Make or Take Homes” by Jabili Sirineni, Ayaz Pasha, and Vishweshwar Singh at Sri Venkateswara School of Structure.

1. HOME Competitors 2018

“The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live.

What do you believe will be the future of home?”

HOME Competitors 2018

Arch out loud declares 2018 HOME Competitors award winners

Laka Competitors 2018 1st prize: Tidal Terrains. Writer: Mary Denman (Architect/Designer) | USA.

2. Laka Competitors 2018: “Architecture the Reacts”

“Laka invitations designers from all over the world to submit their concepts of ‘architecture that reacts.’ The primary focus of the competitors is on the options that develop by way of a course of of modifications and changes. The topic of the competitors is architectural, design, or technological options which are succesful of dynamic interplay with their environment.”

Laka Competitors 2018: “Architecture that Reacts”

Profitable outcomes of the 2018 Laka Competitors: “Architecture that Reacts”

three. Silent Meditation Forest Cabins

“The competition participants are asked to create designs for a cabin that could be replicated in any number of spots throughout the forest. The cabin’s main purpose is to help guests enjoy silent meditation, where the only sounds they would hear would be the sounds of the nature. The silent meditation cabins would need to be able to accommodate just a single person, and offer them basic and humble living conditions.”

Silent Meditation Forest Cabins

London Reasonably priced Housing Problem 1st Prize: “Beyond the Shell” by Lianjie Wu.

four. London Reasonably priced Housing Problem

“For the London Affordable Housing Challenge, participants are asked to design a pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within Britain’s capital city. In order to be successful, designs need to be easily rolled out to increase the capacity of housing stock, while at the same time with minimal use of land and resources.”

London Reasonably priced Housing Problem

The profitable concepts of the London Reasonably priced Housing Problem


“The goal of the competitors is to create an iconic 21st century ‘public library’ within the metropolis of Tokyo, Japan and debate its position in a ‘digital age’. The proposal should goal to grow to be an answer to the incessantly questioned vitality of a library by enhancing and reworking its capabilities as a ‘knowledge sharing and research prototype’ that may grow to be a mannequin for the longer term libraries of the world.”


Nice Kemeri Lavatory Customer Middle 1st place: Jan Tomas Ciesla, Iva Potůčková, Miroslav Krátký | Czech Republic.

6. Nice Kemeri Lavatory Customer Middle

“The Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center architecture competition is the second in a series run in conjunction with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency. The participants are invited to submit designs for an entry point to the nature park. The entry point will need to feature an information centre with a small cafe, a terrace available for those camping in the area, a playground for children, as well as a car park and ticket booth.”

Nice Kemeri Lavatory Customer Middle

The profitable concepts of the Nice Kemeri Lavatory Customer Middle competitors

The BIG Tiny Espresso Home Problem 1st Place: “Coffee Podium” by Lau Wai Lap | Hong Kong

7. The BIG Tiny Espresso Home Problem

“The Massive Tiny Espresso Home Problem is asking members to design a espresso store kiosk that might be replicated in capital cities throughout Northern Europe. In partnership with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato”, we’re on the lookout for iconic designs that may be simply constructed and transported, whereas on the similar time being refined sufficient to have the potential to turn out to be a acknowledged landmark in their very own proper.”

The BIG Tiny Espresso Home Problem

Architects reimagine the fashionable espresso store for Bee Breeder’s Massive Tiny Espresso Home Problem

eight. Fairy Tales 2019

“For the last 5 years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of designers and architects around the world. Last year’s record breaking competition drew entries from over 60 countries, making the competition once again the largest annual architecture competition in the world.”

Fairy Tales 2019

Saying the 2018 Fairy Tales Structure Competitors winners!

Hearth Prevention Skyscraper. Third place 2018 Skyscraper Competitors. Claudio Araya Arias

9. eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competitors

“eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.”

eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competitors

eVolo reveals 2018 Skyscraper Competitors winners

10. The Museum of Language, London

“The aim of the competition is to design an iconic museum of language in the heart of London that will deconstruct the science of linguistics into various aspects of- speech, script and sense. The proposal must not only become an archive for the past and present world languages but also serve as a learning center that works to develop languages and future communication systems.”


Winners of the Museum of Language London competitors have been introduced

Bustler’s Top Prize-Profitable Architects of 2018

Bustler’s Top Prize-Profitable Tasks of 2018