Non Architecture Competitions are calling for registration to the fifth Re-Draw competition, dedicated to Nakagin Capsule Tower.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower was an experimental building located in the Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan. Designed by the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, it was constructed in 1972 and consisted of 140 individual capsules stacked together to form a tower that stood 13 floors tall.
The aim of the “Re-Draw” competition is to develop one drawing to ‘represent’ an iconic architecture piece. The participants are asked to draft one image, with absolute freedom of scale, technique and level of abstraction.
Non Architecture Competitions encourage creativity, criticality, and innovation. The drawing can highlight functional aspects of the building, showing a deep understanding of one or more design aspects. It can focus on the aesthetic qualities, experimenting and mastering a drawing technique with hyper-realistic outcomes, or it can be an optical deformation, a caricatural interpretation, or a distant abstraction of the built architecture.
The drawing can strengthen a conventional interpretation of architecture, or explore a new angle, a new point of view, intellectual and/or physical. The Nakagin Capsule Tower can be portrayed as a whole, a part, or a collage of disconnected moments. The entry is completely flexible and adaptable to the participant’s interpretation.The aim of the “Re-Draw” competition is to develop one drawing to ‘represent’ an iconic architecture piece. The participants are asked to draft one image, with absolute freedom of scale, technique and level of abstraction.
Non Architecture Competitions will award only one winner, selected by the jury collectively, and 7 honorable mentions, selected by each juror individually. The winning work will be awarded with 1,000 Euro and published in two books.
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually.
Re-Draw.05 – Nakagin Capsule Tower – Registration Fees
- 40€ + 22% VAT — Special registration period (1 — 31 May, 2023)
- 55€ + 22% VAT — Early registration period (1 — 30 June, 2023)
- 70€ + 22% VAT — Regular registration period (1 — 31 July, 2023)
- 100€ + 22% VAT — Late registration period (1 — 31 August, 2023)