Last time, we went XXL. Now, we want the opposite—the tiny, the slight, the subtle and obscure: the XS. We're looking for the small but fierce interventions, tweaks, ideas and yes, even buildings that push architecture in a constructive direction by going small.
》PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: Small World
Working in architectural scale can be thought of along the same lines as eating an elephant—a big meal, one small bite at a time. But some bites can stand alone as their own project, operating on a smaller scale than usual, perhaps with a surprising new function. Send us the projects (built or not) you consider to be part of architecture's smaller working scales—the XS creations making an XXL impact.
》EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS: Napkin Critic
Good criticism makes its points clearly and succinctly. Hooking readers also means establishing a perspective and communicating ideas economically. So, this editorial call challenges your critical editing skills to produce the most compelling pieces of architectural criticism, in haiku form. 17 syllables total, in three lines (five, seven and five syllables sequentially), to convince the reader of your architectural position.
And OK, if 17 syllables isn't enough for you, we'll accept criticism up to 100 words.
The deadline for submitting is Tuesday, November 15 at 11:59 pm Pacific.
The open call is not a contest. We’ll review submissions for publication as we receive them, and feature as many as we deem worthy. Due to the volume of inquiries received, we can only respond to your submission if we decide to feature it.
For more information, and to submit, fill out this form.
Still have questions? Ask Amelia.
Check out some featured work from prior open calls below:
↑ August Games: London is a game of life or death in 'Metropoly'
↑ July Domesticity: A home that molds itself to your memories
↑ Money March: Meow Parlour is a modern hangout for NYC's adoptable cats
↑ February Furniture: Leftover inspiration: the construction aesthetic of "Chair 6.0"