Dezeen and MINI Living launch £10,000 contest to design a home for 100 years in the future

How will we live in cities in 100 years’ time? To find out, Dezeen has teamed up with MINI Living to invite readers to design an urban home of the future, with £10,000 to be won. The Future Urban Home Competition is an extension of the ongoing Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, a collaboration between Dezeen

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Competition: win a signed copy of Jim Olson’s Building, Nature, Art book

In this competition, five Dezeen readers can win a signed copy of a book celebrating the “evolution” of US architect Jim Olson’s buildings over his 60-year career. Five readers will each win a copy of Building, Nature, Art – a new book that follows six decades of work by Olson, who is the co-founder of Seattle architecture studio Olson

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Competition: win tickets to Sou Fujimoto’s talk at London’s Design Museum

For our latest competition, Dezeen has teamed up with Japan House, the Design Museum and London Festival of Architecture to give readers the chance to win tickets to Futures of the Future, a talk by Sou Fujimoto on 12 June 2018. Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto will discuss the relationship between nature and architecture with the Guardian’s architecture and design critic

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Competition: win a book exploring Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square

For our latest competition, Dezeen is giving away three copies of Mies in London – a publication documenting architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt Mansion House Square scheme. Mies in London is a 160-page hardback book published by REAL (Real Estate Architecture Laboratory), a cultural institute and publisher founded by Jack Self, that aims

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Competition: win tickets to the world premiere of Dezeen’s new film Elevation in New York

The world premiere of Elevation, Dezeen’s short documentary about how drones will change cities, takes place in New York on 20 May and we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away. The 18-minute film explores how drones will revolutionise the way people travel, how goods are delivered and how buildings look and are constructed.

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Competition: win a signed copy of Julien De Smedt’s Built Unbuilt book

In this competition, five Dezeen readers can win a signed copy of a book featuring major built works by Belgian architect Julien De Smedt, as well as ideas that “fell by the wayside”. The 328-page Built Unbuilt spans 16 years of De Smedt’s career, which includes a stint at Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA and running

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Competition: win a map of Chicago’s concrete architecture

Dezeen is giving away five copies of a map that pinpoints Chicago’s concrete buildings, including iconic brutalist structures and university projects, in this competition. Concrete Chicago Map is a double-sided guide that details of over 50 concrete buildings and structures in the city’s Downtown and surrounding areas. The foldout design has a map on one

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Competition: win a book documenting homes on the water

Our latest competition gives five readers the chance to win a copy of Gestalten’s Rock the Boat book, which explores an assortment of homes on water. Rock the Boat showcases a diverse range of floating dwellings, giving an insight into the lifestyle of the owners and designers of the selected homes. Comprised of 272 pages filled with colour

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Competition: win a book celebrating the life and work of Zaha Hadid

For our latest competition, Dezeen is offering the chance to win a book dedicated to Zaha Hadid, whose untimely death in 2016 shook the architecture community and whose list of projects continues to grow under her eponymous firm. Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture & Design delves into the designs of Hadid, “whose creative genius captured the collective

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Competition: win tickets to a talk with architect Amanda Levete

For our latest competition, Dezeen has teamed up with Creative Entrepreneurs to give 10 readers the chance to attend a talk with Amanda Levete, founder of British architecture firm AL_A. Dezeen is media partners for the event, which will be hosted by Creative Entrepreneurs’ founder, Carolyn Dailey, and will see Levete discussing her personal work

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Competition: win a book of photos showing New York and Los Angeles from above

Dezeen is giving away five copies of LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York – a book brimming with aerial images that architect Jeffrey Milstein took while leaning out of helicopters and small aeroplanes. On his exploit, architect-turned-photographer Milstein toured the two US cities using a camera mounted on a stabilising gyro,

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Competition: win a book about tiny “nomadic” homes all over the world

Dezeen is giving two readers the chance to win a copy of Nomadic Homes, a book featuring a selection of moveable compact dwellings around the globe. Nomadic Homes: Architecture on the Move is written by Philip Jodidio and includes examples of homes that have been designed to move from place to place. A majority of

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Competition: win a book that reveals the interiors of tiny homes

Dezeen is giving five readers the chance to win a copy of Small Homes, Grand Living – a book that explores how tiny dwellings make the most of their square footage. Small Homes, Grand Living: Interior Design for Compact Spaces uses colour photography to capture properties from across the world that inventively and effectively use

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Competition: win a book full of architecture projects by HUUM

Dezeen is giving five readers the opportunity to win a book documenting over a decade of work by American architecture studio Hughesumbanhowar Architects. The hardback book looks closely at 21 current and completed projects by HUUM, ranging from private residences, to commercial spaces and public buildings. Each structure has been captured in colour photography, and is accompanied

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Competition: win a book exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture through the art of kirigami

Dezeen has teamed up with Laurence King Publishing to give away five copies of Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models – a book presenting 14 kirigami designs based on some of the architect’s most popular buildings. London-based Laurence King produced the new book with kirigami paper artist and Wright enthusiast Marc Hagan-Guirey – aka Paper Dandy.

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Competition: win a book full of architecture projects by SO-IL

Dezeen has teamed up with Lars Müller Publishers to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book exploring work by New York-based architecture firm SO-IL. The Brooklyn studio’s first book – titled Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura – brings together its buildings, interiors and installations that fall into these carefully selected

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Competition: win a book that showcases the homes of surfers from around the world

Dezeen is giving away three copies of Surf Shacks, a book of full-colour photography capturing surfers’ homes around the world. Compiled by surf culture blog Indoek, Surf Shacks features residences ranging from hidden rural cabins to converted vans, tropical bungalows and city apartments – putting paid to the idea that surfers reside exclusively by the coast.

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Competition: win a book detailing digital fabrication projects across architecture and design

Dezeen is giving away five hardcover copies of Fabricate 2017: Rethinking Design and Construction, which brings together the best architecture and design projects involving digital fabrication. The book is the official supporting publication of Fabricate, the international triennial conference for those working at the intersection of design, architecture, construction and computation. This year’s conference took

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David Adjaye, BIG and Sou Fujimoto compete to build Edinburgh Ross Pavilion

David Adjaye’s temple-like canopy, Bjarke Ingels’ looped auditorium and Sou Fujimoto’s spiralling pathway are among the seven shortlisted proposals for an events pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland. Flanagan Lawrence, PagePark Architects, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and wHY Architecture have also been shortlisted for the Ross Pavilion at West Princes Street Gardens, a public park set below Edinburgh castle.

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Competition: win two books that celebrate the career of Frank Lloyd Wright

Dezeen is giving three readers the chance to win a pair of books that celebrate the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Today marks 150 years since the American architect was born, and to honour the occasion publishers Lund Humphries have reissued a new edition of Wright’s 1939 book, An Organic Architecture: The

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Competition: win tickets to the Royal Academy’s 27th Annual Architecture lecture

Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s annual architecture lecture, which will be delivered by celebrated Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi. Apart from being one of the most influential Indian architects of the 20th century and an important collaborator of Le Corbusier, Doshi

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Competition: win a book documenting the evolution of the modern apartment

Dezeen is giving away five copies of Building Community: New Apartment Architecture by Michael Webb, which charts the growth of terraced towers, social housing, luxury high-rises and other contemporary apartment buildings. The book highlights innovative apartment designs from around the world. It looks to buildings that have enhanced the lives of their inhabitants, surroundings and urban

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Competition: win a book filled with over 250 mobile architecture designs

Dezeen is giving three readers the chance to win a copy of Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move, a book profiling structures that roll, slide and even float across water. As well as tents and caravans, the publication – by author Rebecca Roke – presents modern houseboats, wearable structures and designs of the future. Sibling’s Walking

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Competition: win a book showcasing the world’s best timber architecture

Dezeen is giving away three copies of Wood, a book by author and architect William Hall that celebrates the most innovative and influential wooden buildings from the past 1,000 years. Building on the success of earlier titles Concrete and Brick, Wood features 170 timber structures from around the world, ranging from ambitious churches to humble cabins. The book includes Evolver, a wooden structure

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Competition: win a book showcasing 50 new Japanese houses

Dezeen is giving away five copies of The Japanese House Reinvented by Philip Jodidio, a book featuring 50 houses that highlight Japan’s current residential trends. The book showcases properties from the last five years, designed by architects ranging from Pritzker Prize-winners to recent graduates. Among the homes featured are designs by Koji Tsutsui, Tadao Ando and Shigeru Ban. Architectural trends in materials and technology

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Competition: win a book documenting the unusual bus stops of the former Soviet Union

Dezeen is giving away three copies of a book documenting 500 unusual bus stops across the former Soviet countries, including Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Georgia. Back in the USSR is by German photographer Peter Ortner, who captured bus shelters in a variety of shapes, colours and materials on a seven-year journey across the globe. “At first I

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Competition: five copies of the Brutalist Washington Map to be won

Dezeen has teamed up with Blue Crow Media to give away five copies of a map detailing 40 examples of brutalist architecture in Washington DC. The double-side foldout guide pinpoints the locations of buildings across the US capital, including the J Edgar Hoover building, Georgetown’s Lauinger Library and Dulles Airport. Each building is accompanied by photographs and information,

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Competition: win a copy of MAD’s first monograph signed by founder Ma Yansong

Dezeen has teamed up with MAD Architects to give away five signed copies of a book overviewing the firm’s past, present and future work. The MAD Works book features 300 photographs, drawings and 3D renderings illustrating MAD’s extensive portfolio of museums, theatres and residential buildings across the world. The 214-page book is divided into five

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Competition: win a book illustrating the life of Frank Lloyd Wright

Dezeen has teamed up with Laurence King Publishing to give away five copies of This is Frank Lloyd Wright, an illustrated biography of one of the world’s most iconic architects. Recently named as one of the top 10 architecture books of 2016, This is Frank Lloyd Wright by Ian Volner features 50 illustrations and stories about the life

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Competition: win a book detailing Topotek 1’s landscape architecture

Dezeen has teamed up with landscape architecture firm Topotek 1 to give away a book showcasing its projects, including a colourful park in Copenhagen, bright pink street furniture and an assortment of sports fields. Titled Creative Infidelities: On the Landscape Architecture of Topotek 1, the book showcases ten of the studio’s significant projects to mark its

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Competition: win a book documenting architect-designed holiday homes

Dezeen has teamed up with online network Holidayarchitecture to give away five copies of a book featuring architect-designed holiday properties, including a series of glass and timber cabins and a symmetrical concrete house. Holidayarchitecture 2017 features 31 places for holidaymakers to stay in countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Portugal. Holiday cabins by Norwegian

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Competition: win a copy of the Constructivist Moscow Map

Dezeen is giving five readers the opportunity to win a copy of a map detailing constructivist architecture in Moscow. The double-sided Constructivist Moscow Map features over 50 examples of constructivist architecture, including the works of Konstantin Melnikov, Moisei Ginzburg and Vladimir Shukhov. It was produced by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of

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Competition: win a pair of tickets to visit Brighton’s i360 observation tower

Dezeen is giving five readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to visit the Marks Barfield-designed i360 in Brighton, billed as the world’s tallest moving observation tower. The British Airways i360 tower opened this summer. It comprises a giant glass-and-steel doughnut that moves up and down a 162-metre-high and 3.9-metre-thick pole – making it the Guinness World Record holder

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Call for entries to YAC’s Castle Resort competition

Dezeen promotion: Young Architects Competitions is inviting architects and designers to come up with ideas for transforming the ruins of a medieval castle in Italy into a holiday destination. The Castle Resort contest is organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC) in collaboration with Marlegno – a company that develops sustainable housing – and the Italian Government Agency for State Property. The ideas-based competition focuses on an abandoned fortress

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Competition: win a book documenting America’s mid-century architecture

Dezeen has partnered with Taschen to give readers the chance to win a copy of Modernism Rediscovered, which features images of buildings from the USA’s mid-century modern movement taken by late photographer Julius Shulman. Comprising three volumes and a slipcase, the new release documents a lifetime of images by Schulman, a prolific 20th-century architectural photographer. “The

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Competition: win a book exploring contemporary pavilion architecture

Dezeen has teamed up with publishing house Thames & Hudson to give readers the opportunity to win one of five copies of The New Pavilions book. A new release from the global publisher, The New Pavilions features a carefully curated collection of architectural pavilions from around the world. Architecture writer Philip Jodidio has compiled the book,

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Competition: five pairs of architecture activity books for adults to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishing house Batsford to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of an architectural dot-to-dot, along with a colouring book for adults. Both the Architect’s Dot-to-Dot book and London Buildings colouring book are designed to offer adults a way to relax. For the dot-to-dot book, illustrator Nick

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OMA, MAD and Studio Gang compete for Tour Montparnasse redesign

OMA, MAD and Studio Gang are among seven teams vying to overhaul Paris’ Tour Montparnasse – a 209-metre tower that caused such uproar on completion that it sparked a 42-year skyscraper ban in the city. French practices Dominique Perrault Architecture and Architecture Studio, and UK firm PLP Architecture are also included in the shortlist for the competition, which will see

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Architects imagine new uses for Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion

A proposal to add a giant curvaceous greenhouse on top of the pavilion designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964-65 World’s Fair has won a competition to suggest uses for the abandoned structure. The New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition gave entrants free reign to imagine how the Queens landmark could be repurposed for the public. More

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Competition: win a copy of Fiera magazine issue four

Competition: Dezeen is offering readers the chance to win a copy of the fourth issue of Fiera magazine, which picks the best projects by designers exhibited at international design fairs (+ slideshow). Issue 4 of Fiera details projects exhibited at IMM Cologne, Maison&Objet in Paris, Reykjavík’s DesignMarch and Milan design week with the aim to help new designers More

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Competition: win tickets to the Royal Academy’s Annual Architecture Lecture

Dezeen competition: Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s Annual Architecture lecture, which will be delivered by Chinese architects Lu Wenyu and Wang Shu. Lu Wenyu and 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu founded Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou in 1997. Their best-known projects More

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Competition: five guides to London’s Art Deco architecture to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with independent publisher Blue Crow Media to offer five readers the chance to win an Art Deco London map. The double-sided foldout map features over 70 examples of Art Deco architecture in London, such as Eltham Palace, Senate House, the Daily Express Building and the OXO Tower. Details for each building include location, date, More

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Sunken “sidescraper” bordering New York’s Central Park wins skyscraper competition

US designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu have proposed transforming Manhattan’s Central Park into a sunken landscape encircled by a below-grade megastructure with office, housing, retail and cultural space. Titled New York Horizon, the project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers. The annual ideas More

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Competition: win tickets to Gold Medal masterclass and lecture days at the RIBA

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Institute of British Architects to give 10 readers the chance to win tickets for lectures by Zaha Hadid and Peter Cook, and workshops with Bjarke Ingels and Grayson Perry. To coincide with Zaha Hadid receiving the Royal Gold Medal for architecture next week, the RIBA has organised two More

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Competition: win tickets to Kazuyo Sejima’s talk at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to offer readers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to a talk with Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, co-founder of Sanaa. Taking place on 26 June, the lecture is part of the In Our Time series organised by Beatrice Galilee, […]

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Competition: win tickets to Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s talk at The Met

Competition: Dezeen has paired up with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to offer readers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to an intimate talk with Chile-based architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofa von Ellrichshausen. Taking place on 19 June, the lecture is part of the In Our Time series organised by Beatrice Galilee, the museum’s […]

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