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INTERNATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION

IMAGINATION IN ARCHITECTURE

RESULTS!

FOREWORD

Imagination in Architecture is an essay competition organized by artuminate in association with archiol, this competition received 72 entries from around the world.



Competition Jury:
• Daniele Longobardi
• Maanasi Hattangadi
• Nicole Cullinan




Scroll down to check the winning entries.



TOP 3

4R’s: The Amelioration of Imagination

Vardhan Arora & Pooja Tambe

FIRST

Eschewing The Monotony of Design : Architecture with Imagination

Grace Angelica Nadapdap & Lana Safrila Sheren Ferandita

SECOND

An Idea of Imagination in Architecture

Ashish Kelkar

THIRD

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FIRST PRIZE WINNER

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PROJECT TITLE

4R’s: The Amelioration of Imagination

4R's: The Amelioration of Imagination ©Vardhan Arora & Pooja Tambe

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4R's: The Amelioration of Imagination ©Vardhan Arora & Pooja Tambe

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4R's: The Amelioration of Imagination ©Vardhan Arora & Pooja Tambe

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4R's: The Amelioration of Imagination ©Vardhan Arora & Pooja Tambe

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JURY COMMENTS

Jury Comments:

"Remarkable approach to the subject of the contest, innovative, practical, direct. Associate thoughtful imagination with concrete realization.
The only drawback is the excessive citations present in such a short essay."
- Daniele Longobardi


"In a rationale that examines imagination as a phenomenon, the author chooses an interesting approach for the essay. Within the framework of a single project, one understands the Intersectionality of imagination and the architectural process. It relegates the imagination as an alignment to 4Rs. However, there is a very thin fine threshold between 'visualisation' in a design process and that of 'imagination'. That threshold is often crossed over in this essay and thus, highlighting its limitations. The essayist could have been more stringent in choosing the example that is projected. The graphics are more to do with the project, than the process itself. "
-Maanasi Hattangadi


"Ameliorisation of imagination investigates both the experiential and functional elements of process in the architectural practice."
-Nicole Cullinan

AUTHORS DETAILS

Vardhan Arora & Pooja Tambe

 

SECOND PRIZE WINNER

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PROJECT TITLE

Eschewing The Monotony of Design : Architecture with Imagination

Eschewing The Monotony of Design : Architecture with Imagination ©Grace Angelica Nadapdap & Lana Safrila Sheren Ferandita

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JURY COMMENTS

Jury Comments:

"The essay, ranging over several topics, tells a useful point of view which nevertheless remains so, provides few stimuli and adds little to the knowledge and curiosity of the reader."
- Daniele Longobardi


"With a single premise, the author proceeds progressively to explain the role that imagination plays as a variation resource in design - almost as a fundamental. They borrow examples of many buildings to strengthen the narrative and discussion frame. The writing is lucid and follows a comprehensive structure. Although the essay emphasises the viewpoint of the author in first person, it does not deter the reading flow. To make the reading stronger, the author could have chosen to highlight more process-oriented examples such as the Carlo Scarpa one rather than as an opinion on the aesthetic of finished buildings. Also, more research on 'imagination' as an idea would have enriched the essay. The image of Scarpa's sketch should have been credited."
-Maanasi Hattangadi


"A thoughtful visualisation of the intersection between idea and image."
-Nicole Cullinan

AUTHORS DETAILS

Grace Angelica Nadapdap & Lana Safrila Sheren Ferandita

 

THIRD PRIZE WINNER

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PROJECT TITLE

An Idea of Imagination in Architecture

An idea of Imagination in Architecture ©Ashish Kelkar

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JURY COMMENTS

Jury Comments:

"There is a solid analysis, a wise point of view, but not an ideational / creative proposal useful to bring in the practical aspect what has been widely declaimed."
- Daniele Longobardi


"The author sets the introduction on a strong note - about 'a diverse cultural identity of a nation-state'. However, the narration then delves into the process of the making and thinking of a building. Each stage is explained well with examples as the author feels relevant. However, there seems to be a lost opportunity to connect it back to a unique vantage point and the reader struggles to find the role of 'imagination' within this comprehension. By choosing to dwell on measurable considerations of form, colour, aesthetic perception, climate and comparing it to imagination, the author takes away those intangibles that contribute to the process. "
-Maanasi Hattangadi


"An exploration of the junction between architecture and the arts."
-Nicole Cullinan