Storm is a natural phenomenon that means blowing of rough and strong winds. It is a word associated with the weather sometimes accompanied by rain, lightning, or snow.
Figuratively, things which are very furious or violently disturbing is often likened to a storm. Storm is a concrete phenomenon, but at the same time it is an abstract concept that indicates fluctuations in society and sense of values or turning points.
It also could be reflecting the changes we are facing today in our lives and generation.
On the other hand, it may be good to give it a thought closer to one’s own sense.
Facing the overwhelming power of nature by the stormy winds and rain, one may sometimes hold an elated or refreshed feeling. Being excited like a child, get soaking wet or imagining the scenery which spreads after the storm. “STORM” can contain various nuances in the spoken context. Frameworks of a “HOUSE” can also be widely captured.
How to interpret the “STORM HOUSE” is up to each person.
Think out of the box.
We look forward to your proposals.
In the world of Japanese language, storm has virous nuances.
First, it means the rage of nature. Then, it can also mean a revolutionary presence in society or a creative existence that reverses the sense of value in things. In other words, “Storm House” can be taken as a “House in the Storm” or architecture itself can be stated as a storm.
A house coexisting with nature, an architecture that transforms human society. Anticipated to seeing the creations of various storms.
― Ryue Nishizawa
It is an open subject with various interpretations. Furthermore, there is a storm involved. Storm comes suddenly. Storm will change a familiar view to something different. Storm will turn the daily values upside down. Storm can reveal possibilities that are impossible in times of peace. The first life must have been born in such a storm.
― Akihisa Hirata
Literally taken, a harsh weather with wind and rain would be imagined, and an architecture that confronts the storm exerting its fundamental performance to bring peace may be said as the” Storm House.”
On the other hand, calling for a storm expecting to blow away boredom could be the “Storm House.” Either way it is defined, looking forward to seeing submissions casting new questions towards this raging world.
― Yasutaka Yoshimura
In addition to the various changes like disasters, infectious diseases, and energy, the crisis of war is foregrounding. The established way of thinking is re-questioned every day in this era but, in all age’s do hope that architecture will always be an opportunity to find hope. Shaking the sense of values in people’s lives, chain reactions of influence that can change the society, think of a house that can shake the general idea of “Architecture” itself.
― Tatsuya Hatori
During the 25years of 1995 to 2020, the “Small Things” were often talked about. While climate change (physical storm) and international dispute (social storm) is in process simultaneously, and the traditional frameworks of family and space is unstable, to think of what a “Storm” “House” is challenges us with the “BIG” question again, and those thoughts are what should be pictured in specific architecture.
― Ryuji Fujimura
The word “Storm” may remind people of thoughts associated to violent weather or current trends. Spreading of the infectious disease or political situations of the recent days may be referred to a storm.
On the other hand, some may feel the comfortable and refreshing wind blowing of a “Wheat Storm” during the wheat harvest season.
The “Storm House” has various point of views.
Looking forward to meeting new suggestions.
― Yukihiro Sohdai
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Submissions must arrive in the competition office by the time stated
|Winners will be informed of the results|
|Nov 16 2022||Award ceremony|
|Jan 2023||Public announcement will be made in the 2023 January issue of SHINKENCHIKU|
A registration number and applicaion form will be issued by email after the registration is properly completed.
One registration number is only valid for one submission. For multiple submissions, register multiple times to receive individual registration number for each submission.
The Competition office cannot make any changes on the application form for the participants, if any changes or mistakes in registration occur, re-registration is required.
Use one sheet of thick drawing paper (like Kent paper) of A2-Size (420mm x 594mm).
Thin paper such as imitation vellum-paper should not be used since easy to break when opening the envelope.
Paper mounted onto a panel or frame will not be accepted.
All works should represent the theme just by drawings or pictures.
Explanation in words should be kept to a minimum.
Drawings can be block plan, floor plan, elevation view, cross-section view, perspective view, model photo, etc.
You may use blue print, pencil, ink, color, photos, print etc. at your discretion.
Registration number & Application form
Specify your registration number on the front bottom right of your submission using 30 point size letters or more. Only your registration number should be listed on the front side of your submission.
How to submit?
Send your submission to the address below.
Nisshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Attn. : Design Competition Office
2F, 2-23-4 Senju-Azuma, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, 120-0025, Japan
Submissions will be accepted only through mail delivery. UPS, EMS, DHL or any other overseas mailing service will be accepted.
Submissions can be packed in any form, though preferred to be sent flat to avoid rolling or damage.
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Professor at Yokohama National University, Y-GSA (Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture) SANAA, Office of Ryue Nishizawa
|1966||Born in Tokyo, Japan|
|1990||Master’s degree from Yokohama National University|
|1995||Established SANAA with Kazuyo Sejima|
|1997||Established Office of Ryue Nishizawa|
|2010||Professor at Yokohama National University, Y-GSA (Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture)|
|2004||Golden Lion at the 9th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia|
|2010||The Pritzker Architecture Prize|
Professor at Kyoto University, Akihisa Hirata Architecture office
|1971||Born in Osaka, Japan|
|1994||Bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University|
|1997||Master’s degree from Kyoto University, Graduate School|
|Worked at Toyo Ito ＆ Associates, Architects|
|2005||Established Akihisa Hirata Architecture office|
|2015||Associate Professor at Kyoto University|
|2018||Professor at Kyoto University|
|2012||Golden Lion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia|
|2018||The MuranoTogo Prize: Art Museum ＆ Library, OTA|
Professor at Waseda University
|1972||Born in Aichi, Japan|
|1995||Bachelor’s degree from Waseda University|
|1997||Master’s degree from Waseda University|
|Worked at MVRDV (Rotterdam, NL)|
|2005||Established Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Inc.|
|2013||Professor at the I-AUD, Meiji University|
|2018||Professor at Waseda University|
|2014||Annual Prize of AIJ: Nakagawa Office|
|2016||WADA Award: Fukumasu Base|
General Manager, Design Section of Architectural Design Department, Nikken Sekkei LTD
|1973||Born in Gunma, Japan|
|1996||Bachelor’s degree from Musashi Industrial University (current Tokyo City University)|
|1998||Master’s degree from Musashi Industrial University (current Tokyo City University)|
|1998||Nikken Sekkei LTD|
|Currently||Director, Design Section of Architectural Design Department|
|2008||JIA Young Architect Award: Jimbocho Theater Building|
|2014||AIJ Prize 2014, Architectural Design Division: Sony City Osaki|
Associate Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, RFA
|1976||Born in Tokyo, Japan|
|2000||Bachelor's degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|2002||Master’s degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Beriage Institute, Rotterdam|
|Doctoral course, Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering|
|2005||Established Ryuji Fujimura Architects (RFA)|
|2010||Full-time lecturer at Toyo University|
|2016||Associate Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts|
|2016||Selected Architectural Designs Young Architects Award: House HOUSE|
|2016||Selected Architectural Designs Young Architects Award: Facility for Ecology Education (Collaborative Piece)|
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