ISLA: International Competition for Young Architects

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ISLA: International Competition for Young Architects

Xilofor invites young architects under the age of 40 to rethink the kitchen as a creative case study based on how post-COVID-19 kitchen furniture could develop new spatial scenarios that will influence its design.

The competition organizers invite participants to use furniture to imagine a new ISLAND within the kitchen, an autonomous piece of furniture that incorporates work and the many other situations that take place within the realm of the kitchen. If we think about it as an autonomous element, an ISLAND can bring networks and connectivity together with cooking and new ways of relating to other parts of the home. Concepts such as flexibility, multifunctionality and spatial transformation can be incorporated and reimagined. Among the jury is Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator Architecture and Design, Museum MAXXI of Rome.

Director of Competition: Jeannette Plaut, Constructo
The competition guidelines here.
Questions? [email protected]
Registration: Through July 8
Questions: Received through July 8
Submission of final proposals: July 31
Publication of results: August 10

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