Meet the Winners of the 2021 Architecture Drawing Prize
The Architecture Drawing Prize is celebrating its fifth 12 months and continues to attract superb entries from all over the environment. This 12 months has been extraordinary in the variety and strength of scholar submissions the Prize has attracted across its 3 groups for entry: hand-drawn, hybrid and electronic. In fact, the profitable drawings for all three classes are by learners.
The Winner of the Hand-Drawn classification is ‘Reconfiguring Addis Ababa’s Narratives’ by Antonio Paoletti.
It depicts a graphic novel checking out a proposal for the redevelopment of Addis Ababa’s dilapidated historical districts, in which the livelihoods of resident communities are threatened by the city’s fast urbanization.
The Sir John Soane’s Museum’s Exhibitions Curator and Architecture Drawing Prize choose, Louise Stewart, describes the function, “This amazing drawing works by using an abnormal structure to spot narrative and the impression of structures on peoples’ life at the heart of architectural drawing. This method highlights the vibrancy of architectural drawing right now, and the way it facilitates creativity and experimentation.”
This calendar year there are two joint Winners in the Hybrid category that emphasize originality and flair in combining distinct drawing procedures. The judges have been equally amazed by ‘Fluid Strata’ by Filippa Dafni and ‘(Un)homeliness’ by Boji Hu.
‘Fluid Strata’ is a drawing responding to the weather emergency in Central London by proposing the activation of the “Deep Ground” as a responsive flood-protection landscape.
Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects and choose, commented on Filippa Dafni’s drawing,“As a jury we have been all impressed by Fluid Strata and the way it blurs the strains between actual physical objects and drawing with fantastic ability and imagination, earning it a truly remarkable case in point of a hybrid rendering.”
Boji Hu’s ‘(Un)homeliness’ includes a hand-drawn quick film with each other with a set of photographs. The two-portion operate explores the boundaries of personal and community spheres by satisfying the prospective of the vacant urban interior to defend homeless people today, refugee, and asylum seekers.
Fellow judge and architect Lily Jencks, Co-founder of Lily Jencks Studio/ Jencks Squared, states of the joint hybrid group winner, “‘(Un)homeliness’ is a powerful story informed with a moody suggestive pencil gesture. It was remarkable to see the stills animated with seem to convey a solid atmospheric city scene, accompanied by beautiful renders to give a feeling of a comprehensive probable of hybrid architectural drawings.”
The Electronic group Winner is ‘Site(s) of Flux’ by Zachary Higson.
‘Site(s) of Flux’ is a locale-dependent task investigating the character of area. It starts to concern how a classic architectural venture really should be carried out in terms of the associations between studio (bedroom) and site.
Narinder Sagoo, Senior Lover at Foster + Companions and one particular of the Prize judges, spelled out why it was chosen as the Winner in the digital class, “Our digital prize winner ‘Sites(s) of Flux’ creates a Soane-like montage of products, pictures and paintings inside a two-dimensional image airplane. A drawing in just a drawing, and far more. One could discover this piece time and time once more, exploring a different amount of genius each time.”
The winning and finalists’ drawings will be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum in
London (19/01/22-19/02/22), wherever the total winner will be introduced on January 25th.
The successful and finalists’ drawings also type component of The Architecture Drawing Prize: 5 Calendar year Retrospective, curated by Sir John Soane’s Museum and hosted in a virtual gallery intended by Make Architects. You can check out the exhibition right here.
The Architecture Drawing Prize judges for 2021 are:
Robin Brodie Cooper, Equity Husband or wife, Gleeds
Lily Jencks, Co-founder of LilyJencksStudio and JencksSquared
Narinder Sagoo, Senior Spouse at Foster + Companions
Ken Shuttleworth, Founder of Make Architects
Louise Stewart, Curator of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum
Artist, Pablo Bronstein