The Fourth International Exhibition ON ARCHITECTURE: SCALE OF DESIGN FROM MICRO TO MACRO
Jury (A-Z): Rachel Armstrong, Elif Ayiter, Branko Kolarević, Anastasios Tellios, Wilfried van Winden,
Carmelo Zappulla, and Stanko Gaković, president
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Jury Evaluation Results.
Jury proposes project Cubos de Salitre, by Cristian Suau, Laura Petruskeviciute from STUDIO POP for SPECIAL MENTION in Category Urban Design.
Its optical and esthetic effect plays with ‘nearby’ and ‘faraway’ or micro and macro; and its cubes made of mesh – corroded iron – make a poetical link to the local history.
Cubos de Salitre, by Cristian Suau, Laura Petruskeviciute from STUDIO POP
The best Projects/Works in their respective Categories are awarded with RECOGNITION.
CATEGORY PRODUCT DESIGN AND FURNITURE DESIGN
Linething Lamp, by: a2arhitektura, Dijana Adžemović Anđelković, Vladimir Anđelković, Contributors: Aleksandar Bogojević, Ranko Pavlović, awarded with RECOGNITION
While abstracting the typical lamp object that we know, this design is opposed to heavy materiality. Its shape is based on cubic geometry, smartly stripped-down to mere contours of the original volumetric concept. The consistent restraint of formal minimalism does not jeopardize usability of this beautiful luminaire. On the contrary, while its stylish modernism convincingly merges form and function, the lamp allows a number of purposes, depending on the place of installation. The rubberized coating of the slender tube frame adds a sophisticated touch - a finish that makes the handling of the lamp more comfortable and certainly more ergonomic. A demonstrated design rigor employing a minimum quantity of used materials, along with the possibility of recyclable components and energy efficient LED bulbs all ensure that the Linething Lamp is an ecologically friendly product.
Linething Lamp by a2arhitektura
CATEGORY URBAN DESIGN
From Path to Strategy, by Biljana Pavlović, awarded with RECOGNITION
The project shows a clever way to use infrastructure for urban improvement in all scales. The core concept that uncovers the potential for area improvements is focused on canal system between rivers Danube and Tisa, while ensuring the water purification by a ''Wetland” method. The wetland ecology approach in ensuring water safety and water quality gives this project a strong sustainability character. The work shows clearly inspiration from Fredrick Law Olmsted’s Promenade design for Boston and more contemporary projects like the Promenade Plantée in Paris or the Highline in New York yet it is rooted in the local history and heritage, preserving existing family housing including even illegal buildings. The proposed new public space will create an enriching experience for the adjacent neighborhoods. Their monotony will be replaced with meaning; the promenade will accommodate a cycle and pedestrian path, new playgrounds, social activity areas and new landmarks. It will improve the social sustainability and quality of life.
From Path to Strategy by Biljana Pavlović
CATEGORY NEW MEDIA
Micro Macro Atmospheres, by Snežana Zlatković & Anđela Karabašević, awarded with RECOGNITION
This work is an attempt to capture and visually interpret the atmosphere, or micro climate, in an architectural interior, despite being invisible to users of the space and understated in design process. In an example of a Hammam, or Turkish bath, the authors of the project are demonstrating a possible diagramming of abundant hot air flow and heat transfer occurring inside this type of public facility. The effect of hot air flow as experienced by the human body is an important factor in overall spatial understanding in addition to the other haptic experiences. The significance of this work is in the recognition that some invisible components of spatial perception should be placed into the overall design equation. The work manages to bring together an abstract yet direct assemblage of geometry, technology, and sensitivity, thus making it totally relevant to contemporary discussions about architecture.
Micro Macro Atmospheres by Snežana Zlatković & Anđela Karabašević
CATEGORY ART PROJECTS
Nostalgija, by Nora Lefa, awarded with SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Project Nostalgija presents author’s memories and feelings about her lost city she had to leave due to the war. The city of her memories and her times of residence changed dramatically -- it has been transformed into a different environment, so she is preserving her recollections using constructs in virtual reality. The remembered cityscapes are highly stylized, yet interpreted very emotionally with artistic process that includes images, sounds, music, poetry, and video walk-through. All this rich contents makes one acutely aware of the created virtual environment. Media technology is creatively used to immerse the observer into virtual city space that resembles reality only in a limited measure, thus allowing an individual interpretation of artwork, based on personal experience.
Nostalgija by Nora Lefa https://youtu.be/LGYBXAI5otM via YouTube
CATEGORY ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
According to the International Jury evaluation the MICROMACRO AWARD goes to Project WEEKEND HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL by Neoarhitekti, Architects: Snežana Vesnić, Tatjana Stratimirović, Vladimir Milenković, Collaboration: Boris Ševo, Visualisation: Željko Petković.
This project exemplifies a new vision of residential architecture for the natural environment. Unlike most contemporary structures, the work succeeds at being nonintrusive to the surrounding environment. The interior provides for comfortable stays inside well planned rooms, while the outside fascinates with a simplicity of forms, -- finished with materials appropriate to the natural setting. The impressively restrained and planar house structure is counterbalanced with a semicircular rounded wall at the second level, providing a dose of extravagance to this hardly visible building. Its impeccable, ageless elegance is far from the overstated aesthetics of proliferating current media. The concept of a partly in-ground contained home exhibits an ecological awareness and the related efficiency that transpires from it. The convincing and well-designed presentation materials serve to strengthen a successful project.
Weekend House with Swimming Pool by Neoarhitekti
Jury Report by Stanko Gaković, President of the Jury
The Call for Submissions is open until 15 September 2016.
The Fourth International Exhibition On Architecture, Scale of Design from Micro to Macro will be held 1-15 December 2016 at Gallery of Science and Technology - Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Đure Jakšića 2, Belgrade.
The Call for Submissions is addressed to researchers and professionals in the fields of architecture, interior, town planinng, design, history, technology, art, photography.
We invite the submission of original research and projects in form of Exhibition Posters related to (but not limited to) the following topics.
According to Scale Micro/Macro
- from Micro: Interior Design, Furniture Design (home and street or public décor), Home and Architecture Design
- to Macro: Public Space Design, Urban Design, Smart City Design and Architecture Design
According to Thematic Scope
- New Media Approach – New Materials and Design in Architecture
- Cultural Identity and Tradition – nurturing in globalized Design
- Globalization and Design
- Object Design by non-designers as “democratization” of design – through mass-customization
- Inclusive Design as a concern for socially disadvantaged groups and for underdeveloped places
- Architecture for Humanity – Design for humanitarian crisis
Exhibition On Architecture, 2015, photo: Milan Maksimović
President of the Jury
Prof. Stanko Gaković, The Art Institute of Houston, USA
Members of the Jury
Prof. Rachel Armstrong, Department of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, UK
Prof. Branko Kolarević, University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design, Canada
Dr Carmelo Zappulla, Faculty of Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona
Arch. Wilfried van Winden, founder of WAM architecten, Delft, Holland
Prof Elif Ayiter, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Anastasios Tellios, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
STRAND International Design Awards - Micro and Macro Award are dedicated to the recognition of implemented projects, as well as projects and competitions in the field of
architecture design, interior design, furniture design (home and street or public decor), public space design, urban design, smart city design, art projects, new ideas and their exemplary implementations.
The Awards are dedicated to the recognition of design solutions in innovative ways - in form and materialization, new building concepts that successfully set new standards in architecture and interior and new urban concepts that improve public space as well as concepts that encourage neighborhood environmental sustainability.
Criteria for Categories
Innovative Solutions in Form and Materialization;
Using sustainable materials and resources.
Architectural Design and Interior Design
New ideas and their exemplary implementations;
Implementing Concepts that successfully set new standards;
Using sustainable materials and resources.
Innovative creations in form and materialization;
Message and Meaning.
Improving the quality of public space;
Urban mobility improvements;
Cultural viability promotion;
Design quality: Design excellence including use of images, typography etc.
Creativity: Originality and artistic quality.
Relevance: To what extent the design serves the specific purpose it was designed for.
The International Jury will evaluate and award Best Exhibition Entries. There are two distinct awards: Micro and Macro Award.
Award winners receive a Diploma during the Award Ceremony.
The award winners will be informed at least one week before the award ceremony but not officially announced before the award ceremony.
The participants who did not win will also be informed via e-mail before the award ceremony.
DOWNLOAD Open Call for Exhibition Submission [SRPSKI]
Exhibiton Registration includes:
- Participation at Opening of the Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
- Thematic panel Posters and Awards of the Exhibition
- Book of Abstracts & Exhibition Book
STRAND offers the following conditions for participation for registration and payment with the Exhibition Application until 15 September:
Standard fee for Exhibition for 1 Poster EUR 50
Standard fee for Exhibition for 2 Posters EUR 75
The payment on site for Exhibition participation - not feasible.
Please visit main Conference and Exhibition page for REGISTRATION.
15 September - Exhibition Application
(illustration of work and description 70-100 words)
1 October - Exhibition Selection Notification
(with Instructions for Poster formatting)
30 October - Submission of Work in the form of Poster
(digital version for Jury and Judging)
20 November - Submission of Poster
(printed version for Exhibition)
1 December - Opening of the Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
Prof. Ružica Bogdanović, Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Prof. Aleksandra Stupar, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Stanko Gaković, The Art Institute of Houston, USA