New Competition from Archistophanes: Complicity and Defiance in Architecture
This post is brought to you by Reality Cues. Architecture is historically complicit with the policies of those in power, both symbolically and functionally. It offers not only representations of power, but also vehicles for enacting power in its most grandiose, oppressive, and physically enduring... View full entry
“Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump” — the verdict is in
Architects around the globe got to show some Internet meme-worthy snark in Reality Cues' latest installment, the “Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump” ideas competition. Based on Donald Trump's xenophobic plans to make the historically controversial U.S./Mexico border wall into a reality, the charrette invited architects to do one thing: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S.
Here are a few of the top entries:First Runner Up: Taco Truck Block Party by Rajiv FernandezSecond Runner Up: The Future is Bleak by Rob AndersonHonorable Mention: Cleansing the Earth by Aly PerezHonorable Mention: Shhhh, Don't Tell Richard by Daniel Rogers(cover image) Best Overall Image... View full entry
Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas
Amid everything that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to recklessly spew, one of the milestones in his circus of a campaign is his apparent plans to build the U.S./Mexico border wall...
Competition creator Reality Cues turns the tables in their newest installment: Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump.
The objective is pretty straightforward: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S.
“We want to ask questions more than produce answers,” Reality Cues emphasizes in the brief. Curious? Learn more about their latest snarky competition on Bustler.More on Archinect:Donald Trump, usher of America's postindustrial urban blightDonald Trump is architecture's nightmare... View full entry
Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture
Participants in Reality Cues' cheeky Eco-Porn Competition got to have some fun with the green architecture trend. But since there weren't enough submissions to go through with the full judging process, only Honorable Mentions were given.
Here's a handful of the entries that piqued our interest:Floramorphism: Bloominating Inorganic Objects by BanG studio – Babak Bryan & Henry Grosman If Robert Moses had his way in 1941… by Ida TamTower of Babel by Feliks BochenekThe Green Roof Trope by Eric Karasek View full entry
Seeing (Too Much) Green: Reality Cues' Eco-Porn Competition
Whether by accident or on purpose, we've all seen it somehow.The Eco-Porn Competition, which launched on August 11, is the latest in Reality Cues' series of tongue-in-cheek competitions that point out the tropes in architecture. The series gives entrants a chance to be sassy yet reverent with... View full entry