d3 natural systems 2012
Exploration of natural systems from the microscopic to the universal unearths vast design potential for overlaying cultural, ecological, and life cycle flows toward determining new architectonic strategies.
The annual d3 Natural Systems competition for 2012 invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects. The competition calls for innovative proposals that advance sustainable thought and performance through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, behaviors, and flows. By identifying, examining, and applying their structural order on form and function- -bottom-up, performance-based solutions for limitless building typologies, functional programs, and material conditions may be realized.
An architecture of emergence suggests that design expression requires purpose beyond formal assumption and aesthetic experimentation itself. Concurrent with sustainable thought, the d3 Natural Systems competition assumes that architecture does not simply form, but rather perform various functions beyond those conventionally associated with buildings. Design submissions must be environmentally responsible while advancing inventive conceptual solutions. Although proposals should be technologically feasible, they may suggest fantastical architectural visions of a sustainable global future.
The d3 Natural Systems competition allows designers freedom to approach their creative process in a scale-appropriate manner–from large-scale master planning endeavors, to individual building concepts, to notions of interior detail. Accordingly, there are no restrictions on site, scale, program, or building typology, proposals should carefully address their selected context.
d3 is an organization committed to advancing innovative positions in architecture, art, and design by providing a collaborative environment for architects, artists, designers, and students from around the world. Our New York-based program of exhibitions, events, and publications is focused on generating dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary boundaries in art and the built environment. Our mission seeks to unearth new approaches to connecting, form, space, and materiality with innovative notions of interiority and exteriority at various scales.
competition categories /////////////////
CATEGORY 1: Open category that calls for sustainable residential design proposals envisioned for worldwide site locations. All projects will be entered into this category.
SPECIAL MENTION CATEGORIES: All projects will be eligible for typology-specific special mentions.
Registration deadline: July 1, 2012
All architects, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, and students are invited to participate. d3 encourages submissions by interdisciplinary design teams.
· Individual or group entries are accepted
Registration fees are paid using the secure link below via PayPal. Click ‘REGISTER‘ to navigate to the fee payment system. Upon receiving your registration fee and contact details, d3 will e-mail a four-digit entrant number to the e-mail contact address provided. The unique four-digit entrant number will be used to identify your presentation boards.