Since last year living in a COVID-19 calamity, the maximum priority in our society now is preventing and spreading of infectious disease, which is giving us many constraints in our daily actions. It is well understandable for our daily lives to be supervised but at the same time quite suppressing.
Under a situation which is unusual, diversity is declined and many subjects which had been questioned has shadowed below as it has fallen into oblivion. In The Home of Man (1977), by Le Corbusier and Francois de Pierrefeu, shows aspirational plans to reconstruct the city of Paris vandalized by the Nazis during evacuation in World War II.
Now it seems crucially important for us too, to seek positive and essential proposals beyond COVID19. Therefore, this time the theme became “The Home of Man”. The proposals could be facilities from our surroundings, ideal city plans, or may even be institutional.
Proposals should be broad ideas that go far beyond what just a home is.
We look forward to your proposals.
“The Home of Man” can be taken literally, or could be ideas for city planning like Le Corbusier, or maybe it could be taken as a large world forming an eco-system for all lifeforms. In any case, it could predict the future for what our society should aim. Think freely to introducing a world for life of what human beings deserve.
― Ryue Nishizawa
Today post human and de-anthropocentrism is rumored,
try reconsidering what “human” is. Just like “Nature” is not understood straightforward, “human” is not insurmountable or easily understood. Human will always continue being an attractive mystery. The reason because, we are all human too.
― Akihisa Hirata
To think about “The Home of Man”, one should first define human. Maybe to the people of Renaissance it was proportional, or an ethologist may say it is a vehicle for DNA. A geologist might say a conqueror of the latest geologic time. Looking forward to seeing novel but sharable definitions of what human is for architects living in this age.
― Yasutaka Yoshimura
Since we were made to change our lifestyles globally, people are beginning to comprehend that our life would never be the same as it was. Although changes were always made irreversible, it has never happened worldwide like this time. Anticipating to seeing what kind of newness will be found based on irreversible change or the way of thinking what human is.
― Tatsuya Hatori
In the society under COVID-19, the conflict between ZOE “bare life” and BIOS “a particular mode of life” described by Giorgio Agamben is radicalized. To control the infectious diseases, society demands the management of ZOE, and the existence of BIOS is threatened. Please draw ideas of “The Home of Man” as from now by imagining “Nest of the man” or “House of the animal”.
― Ryuji Fujimura
The spread of COVID-19 has not only changed our lifestyles but is also trying to change the one’s sense of values. However, this could be a great chance for us to stop and rethink what “living” is. Looking forward to seeing many ideas to leading a lively discussion.
― Yukihiro Sohdai
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Submissions must arrive in the competition office by the time stated
|Winners will be informed of the results individually|
|Nov 29 2021||Award ceremony|
|Jan 2022||Public announcement will be made in the 2022 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
Phone : +81-3-3882-2613
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.
All costs for submission such as shipping, delivery, tax, insurance etc. will be borne by the entrant.
If any charges or payment occurs when arriving at the competition office, the submission will be returned to the sender or to be held at the shipping company by sender’s expense.
Competition office will not be responsible for any lost submission while shipping. Confirmation for submission arrival will not be answered by the competition office.
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)|
Registration open until October 1st 2021, 17:00 JST