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ARCHITECTURE THESIS OF THE YEAR | ATY 2022

The most amazing Architecture Thesis of 2022!

After the overwhelming response from the first two editions, Charette is elated to announce the third edition of ‘Architecture Thesis of the Year Competition - ATY 2022’.

‘Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022’ is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student theses in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront globally.

PREMISE Academic Design endeavours allow the free flow of unfettered ideas – experimental, bold, promising, and unconventional. An intensive architectural discourse and a collaborative design process are essential to developing ingenious solutions to complex problems of the future.

An Architecture Thesis is considered the avant-garde – pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm in the architectural realm. It is the outcome of months of painstaking research and an excruciating design process yet it hardly gets any recognition beyond the design studio. It is imperative to share such revolutionary ideas with the entire fraternity to open up new possibilities for dialogue.

Competition Brief - https://thecharette.org/architecture-thesis-of-the-year/

AWARDS Exposure and recognition is the key to success for any designer. The ATY 2022 competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage.

TROPHIES Custom Designed Trophies will be awarded & shipped to the Top 3 Winners.

CERTIFICATES Sharable and verifiable certificates of achievement will be awarded to the Winners, Honorable Mentions & Top 30.

INTERVIEW The Top 3 Winners will get an exclusive interview in both – written and video formats. Photos, interviews, and more information about the winners will be published on our website.

PUBLICATIONS The winning entries shall be published on Charette’s website & social media platforms and other international architecture websites partnered with us.

ELIGIBILITY ATY 2022 is open to architecture students of all nationalities and institutions. All Undergraduate/Bachelors and Graduate/Masters Thesis conducted in the calendar year 2017 – 2022 are eligible to participate. Group, as well as individual entries, are allowed.. The official language of the competition is English.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES A total of 5 sheets of size 30 cm x 30 cm are to be submitted as a combined PDF document, which shall not exceed 5 MB.

Sheets 1 to 4: Graphic Representation Sheet 5: Text Summary

For more details visit - https://thecharette.org/architecture-thesis-of-the-year/

KEY DATES Advance Entry: 15 June - 15 July 2022 Early Entry: 16 July - 15 Aug 2022 Standard Entry: 16 Aug -15 Sep 2022 Last-Min Entry: 16 Sep -15 Oct 2022 Submission Deadline: 16 Oct 2022 Results: 15 Nov 2022

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Architectural Thesis Award 2022

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  • Type: Student Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 30/11/2022

About Competition

Mango Architecture is happy to announce its  third edition  of the annual  Architectural Thesis Award . After great success in  ATA2021  with  900+ registrations from around the globe , the  International Thesis Award  aims to promote and give a global platform to showcase the talents of Young Graduates and Post Graduates, acknowledging the projects amongst young and influential industry professionals.

​ The award includes total  Prize Money of 1500.00 USD , where  30 Honorable Mentions ,  20 Special Mentions , and  10 Select Mentions  will get a chance of media publication on our website and social media handles.

Competition Website : https://www.mangoarchitecture.com/

Submission / Key Dates

31 July 2022- Early Bird Registration Ends 

30 September 2022- Standard Registration Ends

14 November 2022- Extended Registration Ends 

30 November 2022- Late Registration Ends 

01 December 2022- Submission Deadline

31 December 2022- Results Announcement 

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Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2022

Registration deadline:  saturday, oct 15, 2022 11:59 pm bst, submission deadline:  sunday, oct 16, 2022 11:59 pm bst.

The most amazing Architecture Thesis of 2022!

After an overwhelming response from the first two editions, Charette is elated to announce the third edition of ‘Architecture Thesis of the Year Competition - ATY 2022’.

‘ Architecture Thesis of the Year ’ is an annual international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student theses in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront globally.

Academic Design endeavours allow the free flow of unfettered ideas – experimental, bold, promising, and unconventional. An intensive architectural discourse and a collaborative design process are essential to developing ingenious solutions to complex problems of the future.

An Architecture Thesis is considered the avant-garde – pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm in the architectural realm. It is the outcome of months of painstaking research and an excruciating design process yet it hardly gets any recognition beyond the design studio. It is imperative to share such revolutionary ideas with the entire fraternity to open up new possibilities for dialogue.

Competition Brief - https://thecharette.org/architecture-thesis-of-the-year/

Exposure and recognition is the key to success for any designer. The ATY 2022 competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage.

Custom Designed Trophies will be awarded & shipped to the Top 3 Winners.

CERTIFICATES

Sharable and verifiable certificates of achievement will be awarded to the Winners, Honorable Mentions & Top 30.

The Top 3 Winners will get an exclusive interview in both – written and video formats. Photos, interviews, and more information about the winners will be published on our website.

PUBLICATIONS

The winning entries shall be published on Charette’s website & social media platforms and other international architecture websites partnered with us.

ELIGIBILITY

ATY 2022 is open to architecture students of all nationalities and institutions. All Undergraduate/Bachelors and Graduate/Masters Thesis conducted in the calendar year 2017 – 2022 are eligible to participate. Group, as well as individual entries, are allowed.. The official language of the competition is English.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

A total of 5 sheets of size 30 cm x 30 cm are to be submitted as a combined PDF document, which shall not exceed 5 MB.

Sheets 1 to 4: Graphic Representation

Sheet 5: Text Summary

For more details visit - https://thecharette.org/architecture-thesis-of-the-year/

Advance Entry: 15 June - 15 July 2022 Early Entry: 16 July - 15 Aug 2022 Standard Entry: 16 Aug -15 Sep 2022 Last-Min Entry: 16 Sep -15 Oct 2022 Submission Deadline: 16 Oct 2022 Results: 15 Nov 2022

REGISTRATION FEE

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Architecture Thesis of the Year

Registrations are now closed. Stay tuned for results!

The most amazing Architecture Thesis of 2022!

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Academic Design endeavours allow the free flow of unfettered ideas – experimental, bold, promising, and unconventional. An intensive architectural discourse and a collaborative design process are essential to developing ingenious solutions to complex problems of the future.

An Architecture Thesis is considered the avant-garde – pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm in the architectural realm. It is the outcome of months of painstaking research and an excruciating design process yet it hardly gets any recognition beyond the design studio. It is imperative to share such revolutionary ideas with the entire fraternity to open up new possibilities for dialogue.

‘Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022’ is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront on a global scale.

A total of  5 sheets of size 30 cm x 30 cm  are to be submitted as a  combined PDF document, which shall not exceed 5 MB .

  • Sheets 1 to 4: Graphic Representation These may include, but are not limited to 3-D views, sketches, sections, isometric views, plans, elevations or any other means of graphical representation. You may include text labels, architectural markings & symbols and short descriptive text but avoid long blocks of paragraphs.
  • Sheet 5: Text Summary Write a text summary about your design in under 250 words. The project title must be included as the heading of this sheet (not included in 250 words). There should be no images on this sheet; only text. Your  Registration ID  should be written in the top right corner of this sheet. Any other information which discloses your identity shall lead to disqualification.  All text must be in English .  

GRAPHICS 30cm x 30cm

GRAPHICS 30 cm x 30 cm

TEXT ONLY 30 cm x 30 cm

How to Submit

Participants are required to submit one PDF file for the Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2022 competition. Email your submissions to: [email protected]

  • File Naming: ‘ATY22–Registration ID.pdf’ (ex. if your Registration ID is 12345, the file name should be ATY22–12345.pdf). You will receive your Registration ID after completing the registration.
  • Size Limit:  5 MB

Honorable Mentions

Shortlisted entries.

Exposure and recognition is the key to success for any designer. The Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2022 design competition provides architecture students, the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage. The best entries shall be featured on theCharette.org , and on our social media platforms. The results will also be published by various websites and online magazines associated with us.

Custom Designed Trophies will be awarded & shipped to the Top 3 Winners.

Certificates

Sharable and verifiable certificates of achievement will be awarded to the Winners, Honorable Mentions & Top 30.

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Exclusive Interview

The Top 3 Winners will get an exclusive interview in both – written and video formats. Photos, interviews, and more information about the winners will be published on our website.

Publications

The winning entries shall be published on Charette’s website & social media platforms and other international architecture websites partnered with us.

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  • “ATY 2022” is open to architecture students of all nationalities and institutions.
  • Undergraduate/Bachelors and Graduate/Masters Thesis conducted in the years 2017 to 2022 are eligible to participate.
  • Group, as well as individual entries, are allowed.
  • Submissions should be emailed as a file attachment and not as a link.
  • The submission shouldn’t contain any information which discloses your identity, except the Registration ID.
  • Participants who plagiarize or submit work that is not entirely their own will be disqualified at any point during the competition.
  • All text must be in English.

Virginia Cartwright

 VIRGINIA CARTWRIGHT

Associate Professor of Architecture Emerita University of Oregon

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GIANCARLO FLORIDI

Design Critic in Architecture Graduate School of Design Harvard University  Adjunct Professor Politecnico di Milano

Lily Chi

Associate Professor Director of Graduate Studies Department of Architecture Cornell University

ROBERT CLARKE

 ROBERT CLARKE

Visiting Assistant Professor Wilson W. Smith III Visiting Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice University of Oregon

Closing date for registration

15 Oct 2022

Closing date for submission

16 Oct 2022

Announcement of the winners

15 Nov 2022

All deadlines are 11:59 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

Registration

$35 early entry.

16 July – 15 Aug 2022

$45 Standard Entry

16 Aug – 15 Sep 2022

$55 Last-min Entry

16 Sep – 15 Oct 2022

After completing the checkout, you will automatically receive a confirmation e-mail. In the e-mail, you will also find your Registration ID. Please note, your Registration ID is your order number . If you can’t find the e-mail in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Even after the registration, you are welcome to add, remove, or swap team members as long as their total number does not exceed four. For any queries, feel free to contact us at [email protected] .

Payments are handled by PayPal and Stripe’s Secure Payment Gateways. You can pay through a Credit Card / Debit Card or your PayPal balance. We accept all major currencies.

Your Registration ID is the order number that appears after completing the registration process. It can also be found in the confirmation e-mail that you’ll receive upon successful registration. The confirmation is only sent to the email provided during the checkout.

Submissions will be judged digitally on a computer screen. The jury is going to consider the following criteria – innovation, practicality, aesthetics, impact and presentation.

Due to the high volume of entries, theCharette cannot offer individual comments to its entrants.

Yes, to update your entry, you can re-submit before the deadline.

ATY 2021 is open to architecture students of all nationalities and institutions. All Undergraduate/Bachelors and Graduate/Masters Thesis conducted in the calendar year 2016 – 2021 are eligible to participate.

No refunds shall be issued once the registration is completed.

No. It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.

You’ll receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24hrs, please email [email protected] .

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Architectural Thesis Award

Competition closed.

Winners to be announced soon!

Archistart is happy to announce the launch of the sixth Architectural Thesis Award, the international award that aims to promote, reward and give visibility to young talents in architecture. The latest editions of the Architectural Thesis Award ATA2017,   ATA2018,   ATA2019 , ATA2020 , ATA2021 were a great success among young talent in the architecture’s world.

Archistart is like an archive of architecture thesis, that focus specifically on the following categories: architectural design, urban and landscape planning, restoration, infrastructure, technological systems and parametric design.

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The award includes a grant of € 2000 (1st place) in cash and the chance to participate in Archistart contests free of charge.

Participation fee

Jury's members.

We are very glad to annouce the Jury of ATA2022

Arch. Benedetta Mea

from Settanta7 

Torino – ITALY

Arch. Gino Baldi + Arch. Serena Comi

from Vacuum Atelier

Bergamo – ITALY

ATA2021

Archresource

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ARCHRESOURCE THESIS AWARDS

Thesis of the year, prize money worth, inr 30,000/-, + membership passes, registrations are closed.

Archresource is happy to announce its first edition of the annual Architecture Thesis Award, after great success in Acad Awards with over 180+ registrations from around the Nation. 

Archresource ‘Thesis of the Year’ is the National Thesis competition that aims to appreciate the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront on a global scale and acknowledge their projects amongst young and influential industry professionals.  Archresource welcomes 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 graduates to participate in its first edition of the National Thesis Awards!

Awards and Certifications

This Award program is open to all recent / past undergraduate Bachelor Candidates.

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INR 15,000/-

+ GOLD MEMBERSHIP

+ CERTIFICATION + PUBLICATION

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INR 10,000/-

+ SILVER MEMBERSHIP

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INR 5,000/-

+ DESIGN COMPETITION PASS

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

CERTIFICATE + PUBLICATION

Queries and Questions

In case you still have questions related to the brief and the award program, please send them to [email protected] with ‘FAQ’ subject until 5th June, 2022. We highly recommend our participants to check the FAQ section on the website as this will provide additional vital information from time to time. All queries regarding registration processes, fees and payment should be sent on the same email address with ‘ENQUIRY’ as the subject

Registration fees & Timeline

Standard registrations.

5th Sept, 2021 – 10th Oct, 2021

11th Oct, 2021 – 5th Dec, 2021

Late Registrations

6th Dec, 2021 – 6th Feb, 2022

7th Feb, 2022 – 20th Mar, 2022

Extended Registrations

21st Mar, 2022 – 5th June, 2022

Submission Dates

21st Mar, 2022 – 12th June, 2022

Announcement of Winners

15th July, 2022

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Compose your sheets as per submission guidelines, share your submission via mail on [email protected], our jury panel will evaluate your submission., winners will be awarded with their achievements..

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UnIATA is an annual awards program that presents a new generation of the world's best architects, urbanists, and landscape architects together with their graduation projects . It forms one of the largest presentations of graduation work and offers unrivaled insight into current global trends in design education and the architectural discipline. With the world's best graduation projects, UnIATA presents each edition with a new generation of the world’s most talented emerging architects, urbanists, and landscape architects, who are ready and equipped to tackle all imaginable contemporary assignments. These ideas are the foundation for new possibilities that have the ability to advance architectural practice as well as academia.  UNI’s International Architecture Thesis Award ( UnIATA 2022 – Fifth Edition) is a step taken to identify and promote such exceptional projects across the globe. 

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2022 Britton Memorial Awards Thesis Prize Competition

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Since 1983, graduating students in the School of Architecture’s professional degree programs are eligible for awards: the Dean’s Citations for Excellence in Thesis Design, Citations for Excellence in Thesis Design, Honorable Mentions, and the James A. Britton Memorial Award s —Advisory Board Prize, Faculty Prize, and Jury Prize—recognizing the best final projects by graduate and undergraduate students in the professional degree programs.

Beginning in 2020, as a result of COVID, the awards have been granted through a competition open to all thesis students. This year, all the entered work is posted here as a public display. Thus the competition doubles as the Thesis Exhibition.

Prizes were determined by three groups of reviewers— Invited Critics , Faculty, and members of the Advisory Board —who evaluated the posted work and submit ranked ballots. Dean Speaks announced the winners on May 14, 2022 at the School of Architecture Convocation .

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  • Dara H. Jin , Advisory Board Prize
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A4TC – 2022 Architecture Thesis

Submission: January 5, 2023 Registration: December 31, 2022 Language: English Location: Global Prizes: Please see details below Type: Open

A4TC-2022 is the second edition of artuminate’s architecture thesis competition.

Architecture thesis is the ultimate yet the preliminary test of the student being molded as an architect, the initial years that contribute to forging a designer that eventually formulates a collaboration of all the wisdom accumulated over the academic years, the inventive years which birth the composition of the incomprehensible ideas, known as the architecture design thesis.

A4TC is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to promote the amazing ideas nurtured with extensive research and thoughts. An acknowledgment of the efforts and creativity presented as the Architecture thesis by the future of architecture.

A competition designed to present your unimaginable problem-solving architectural ideas on a global scale. A4TC is considering the architectural thesis of the past five years (2017-2022).

GUIDELINES:

  • Drawing requirements: Conceptual (Priority), Plans, Sections, Elevations, View.
  • Support your design with all possible explanations, (Formats that are accepted: Text, Video, Audio and the most obvious drawings).

PARTICIPATION:

This competition is open to all.

JUDGMENT CRITERIA

  • Conceptual development
  • Design development
  • Presentation
  • Originality
  • Registration deadline: 31 st December 2022
  • Submission deadline: 5 th January 2023
  • Result Announcement: 20 th March 2023

Participants will be notified in case of an update in the timeline.

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The competition winner receives a bespoke medal as a token of appreciation.

  • PUBLICATION

News announcement on global platforms (platforms partnered with us – Global exposure.)

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Exclusive Interview in both text & video format (Video feature on our home page)

  • ATTESTED CERTIFICATE

Certificate of achievement will be awarded to our winners / honourable mentions & a participation certificate to all our participants

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‘Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022’ is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront globally.

An Architecture Thesis is considered the avant-garde – pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm in the architectural realm. It is the outcome of months of painstaking research and an excruciating design process yet it hardly gets any recognition beyond the design studio. It is imperative to share such revolutionary ideas with the entire fraternity to open up new possibilities for dialogue.

  • Exposure and recognition is the key to success for any designer. The Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022 competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage.
  • Custom Designed Trophies will be awarded & shipped to the Top 3 Winners.
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The Council of Architecture, with a view to encourage and motivate the students of Graduate Courses in Architecture has instituted a National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis, submitted in compliance to the requirements of the bachelor’s degree program in Architecture and invites students to participate in this prestigious competition by submitting their thesis projects in accordance with the conditions and instructions.  

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An architectural thesis is perhaps the most confusing for a student because of the range of typologies of buildings that exist. It also seems intimidating to pick your site program and do all the groundwork on your own. While choosing an architectural thesis topic, it is best to pick something that aligns with your passion and interest as well as one that is feasible. Out of the large range of options, here are 20 architectural thesis topics .

1. Slum Redevelopment (Urban architecture)

Slums are one of the rising problems in cities where overcrowding is pertinent. To account for this problem would be one of great value to the city as well as the inhabitants of the slum. It provides them with better sanitation and well-being and satisfies their needs.

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2. Maggie Center (Healthcare architecture)

This particular typology of buildings was coined by a cancer patient,  Margaret Keswick Jencks,   who believed that cancer-treatment centres’ environment could largely improve their health and wellbeing by better design. This led a large number of starchitects to participate and build renowned maggie centres.

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3. Urban Sprawl Redesign (Urban design)

The widening of city boundaries to accommodate migrants and overcrowding of cities is very common as of late. To design for the constant urban sprawl would make the city life more convenient and efficient for all its users.

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4. Redesigning Spaces Under Elevated Roads and Metros (Urban infrastructure)

A lot of space tends to become dead space under metros or elevated roads. To use these spaces more efficiently and engage them with the public would make it an exciting thesis topic.

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5. Urban Parks (Urban landscape)

Urban parks are not only green hubs for the city, which promotes the well-being of the city on a larger level, but they also act as great places for the congregation and bring a community together.

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6. Reusing Abandoned Buildings (Adaptive reuse)

All buildings after a point become outdated and old but, what about the current old and abandoned buildings? The best way to respond to these is not by demolishing them; given the amount of effort it takes to do so, but to enhance them by restoring and changing the building to current times.

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7. Farming in Cities (Green urban spaces)

With climate change and population on the rise, there is statistical proof that one needs to start providing farming in cities as there is not sufficient fertile land to provide for all. Therefore, this makes a great thesis topic for students to explore.

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8. Jails (Civil architecture)

To humanize the function of jails, to make it a place of change and rehabilitation, and break from the stereotypical way of looking at jails. A space that will help society look at prisoners as more than monsters that harm, and as fellow humans that are there to change for everyone’s betterment.

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9. Police Academies (Civil architecture)

Academies that train people to be authoritative and protective require spaces for training mentally and physically; focussing on the complexity of the academy and focussing on the user to enhance their experience would work in everyone’s favour.

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10. High Court (Civil architecture)

Courtrooms are more often than not looked at as spaces that people fear, given the longevity of court cases. It can be a strenuous space; therefore, understanding the user groups’ state of mind and the problems faced can be solved using good design. 

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11. Disaster-resilient structures (Disaster-relief architecture)

Natural disasters are inevitable. Disaster-resilient structures are build suitably for the natural disasters of the region while also incorporating design into it, keeping in mind the climatic nature of the location.

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12. Biophilic design (Nature-inspired architecture)

As humans, we have an innate love for nature, and the struggle between integrating nature and architecture is what biophilic design aims towards. To pick a topic where one would see minimal use of natural elements and incorporate biophilic design with it would be very beneficial.

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13. Metro stations and Bus terminals (Transportation spaces)

Bus terminals and metro stations are highly functional spaces that often get crowded; and to account for the crowd and the problems that come with it, plus elevate the experience of waiting or moving, would contribute to making it a good thesis topic.

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14. Airport design (Transportation spaces)

Airport designing is not very uncommon; however, it is a rather complex program to crack; thereby, choosing this topic provides you with the opportunity to make this space hassle-free and work out the most efficient way to make this conducive for all types of users.

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15. Sports Complex (Community architecture)

If your passion lies in sports, this is a go-to option. Each sport is played differently, different materials are used, and the nature of the sport and its audience is rather complicated. However, to combine this and make it a cohesive environment for all kinds of users would make a good thesis topic.

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16. Stadium (Community architecture)

Unlike a sports complex, one could also pick one sport and look at the finer details, create the setting, and experience for it; by designing it to curate a nice experience for the players, the public, and the management.

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17. Waste-recycling center (Waste management)

Reducing waste is one of the most fundamental things we must do as humans. Spaces where recycling happens must be designed consciously. Just like any other space, it has been given importance over the years, and this would make a good thesis topic to provide the community with.

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18. Crematorium (Public architecture)

Cremation of a loved one or anyone for that matter is always a rather painful process and a range of emotions is involved when it comes to this place. Keeping in mind the different types of people and emotions and making your thesis about this would mean to enhance this experience while still keeping the solemnity of it intact.

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19. Museums (Community architecture)

Museums are spaces of learning, and the world has so much to offer that one could always come up with different typologies of museums and design according to the topic of one’s interest. Some of the examples would be cultural heritage, modern art, museum of senses, and many more.

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20. Interpretation center (Community architecture)

An interpretation center is a type of museum located near a site of historical, cultural, or natural relevance that provides information about the place of interest through various mediums.

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  • Bdcnetwork.com. 2022. Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it? | Building Design + Construction . [online] Available at: <https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/biophilic-design-what-it-why-it-matters-and-how-do-we-use-it> [Accessed 1 March 2022].
  • RTF | Rethinking The Future. 2022. 20 Thesis topics related to Sustainable Architecture – RTF | Rethinking The Future . [online] Available at: <https://www.re-thinkingthefuture.com/rtf-fresh-perspectives/a1348-20-thesis-topics-related-to-sustainable-architecture/> [Accessed 1 March 2022].
  • Wdassociation.org. 2022. A List Of Impressive Thesis Topic Ideas In Architecture . [online] Available at: <https://www.wdassociation.org/a-list-of-impressive-thesis-topic-ideas-in-architecture.aspx> [Accessed 1 March 2022].

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Today, the Yokohama, Japan–based architect Riken Yamamoto was named the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner. The 78-year-old Japanese talent is known for housing and civic projects including schools, libraries, and city services buildings—the majority in Asia—with designs that encourage togetherness and social interactions. As founder and principal of architecture studio Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, Yamamoto’s major works include Hotakubo Housing (1991) in Kumamoto, Japan, a complex of 110 units that share a central green space and adjacencies; the Yokosuka Museum of Art (2006), a glass-clad structure with a serpentine entrance that locates many galleries underground so as not to interrupt natural views of Tokyo Bay; Tianjin Library (2012) in China, a large-scale project with a gridded design that creates a variety of reading room sizes for its collection of five million books; and the Circle at Zürich Airport (2020), a mixed-use hospitality, shopping, and office district located just steps from the terminal. He is the ninth architect from Japan to be awarded the prize, joining other leading design world figures like Tadao Ando (1995), Toyo Ito (2013), and Shigeru Ban (2014).

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“The current architectural approach emphasizes privacy, negating the necessity of societal relationships,” said Yamamoto in a statement. “However, we can still honor the freedom of each individual while living together in architectural space as a republic, fostering harmony across cultures and phases of life.” This philosophy can be seen in Yamamoto projects across typologies, from housing that includes terraces spanning multiple units or courtyards shared with the public to spaces typically not accessible to outsiders. His design for Japan’s Hiroshima Nishi Fire Station, for example, creates a cube of transparent glass louvers as well as a visitor terrace and exhibition lobby, inviting the community unprecedented opportunities to meet and learn more about the work of their local firefighters in their station.

“One of the things we need most in the future of cities is to create conditions through architecture that multiply the opportunities for people to come together and interact,” says jury chair and 2016 Pritzker Prize–winner Alejandro Aravena . “By carefully blurring the boundary between public and private, Yamamoto contributes positively beyond the brief to enable community.”

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Born in Beijing, China, Yamamoto relocated to Yokohama after World War II and lived with his mother in a home that had her pharmacy up front and their living spaces behind. Growing up in a space where he navigated the relationship between public and private daily had a deep impact on him. He received his Master of Arts in Architecture from Tokyo University of the Arts, faculty of architecture in 1971, and founded his practice two years later, dedicated to work that “remind[s] us that in architecture, as in democracy, spaces must be created by the resolve of the people,” according to the 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize jury citation.

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After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Yokohama founded an institute to support community through architecture, Local Area Republic Labo, and later established an award for young architects with these goals.

More recently, from 2018 to 2022, Yamamoto served as president of the Japanese art and design school Nagoya Zokei University and designed a new home for its academic programs in Nagoya, two hours by car from Kyoto, at the end of his tenure. With a gridded façade on its separated base, the building spans a train station, creating a bridge of its upper glazed volume. He is currently a professor at Kanagawa University in Yokohama and is designing his first project in Taiwan, the 312,150-square-foot (29,000-square-meter) Taoyuan Museum of Art, which flanks an elevated railway in Taoyuan.

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“The city is essentially a place in which to dwell,” Yamamoto once said . “If so, what means are available to us in order to restructure the city into a habitable place?” Encouraging relationship building through communal private spaces and incorporating the public realm in each project, his more than five decades of work has aimed to answer that question.

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    'Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022' is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront globally. AWARDS.

  9. Thesis

    Archresource is happy to announce its first edition of the annual Architecture Thesis Award, after great success in Acad Awards with over 180+ registrations from around the Nation. ... 2021 & 2022 graduates to participate in its first edition of the National Thesis Awards! Hall of Fame. Awards and Certifications. This Award program is open to ...

  10. UnIATA '22 Architecture Competition

    UNI's International Architecture Thesis Award (UnIATA 2022 - Fifth Edition) is a step taken to identify and promote such exceptional projects across the globe. UnIATA will focus on the graduate and undergraduate projects that have been created in the last 4 years from 7 regions worldwide. In the first editions of UnIATA we received projects ...

  11. Competition Results

    architectural thesis award-2022. view results. glamping-the glamorous way of camping. view results. architectural thesis award-2021. view results. disaster relief shelter-reinventing the tents. view results. architecture model competition. view results. call for nonurban ideas-2021. view results.

  12. thesis Archives

    Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2022 . Submission: October 16, 2022 Registration: October 15, 2022 Language: English Location: Global Prizes: Please see details below Type: Open The most amazing Architecture Thesis of 2022! ... Architecture Graduation Projects Award 2022 . Submission: September 01, 2022 Registration: August 31, 2022 ...

  13. 2022 Britton Memorial Awards Thesis Prize Competition

    Thus the competition doubles as the Thesis Exhibition. Prizes were determined by three groups of reviewers— Invited Critics, Faculty, and members of the Advisory Board —who evaluated the posted work and submit ranked ballots. Dean Speaks announced the winners on May 14, 2022 at the School of Architecture Convocation .

  14. International Architecture Competitions

    Mango Architecture is happy to announce its fifth edition of the annual Architectural Thesis Award. After great success in ATA2023 with 400+ registrations from around the globe, the International Thesis Award aims to promote and give a global platform to showcase the talents of Young Graduates and Post Graduates, acknowledging the projects amongst young and influential industry professionals.

  15. A4TC

    Submission: January 5, 2023 Registration: December 31, 2022 Language: English Location: Global Prizes: Please see details below Type: Open A4TC-2022 is the second edition of artuminate's architecture thesis competition. Architecture thesis is the ultimate yet the preliminary test of the student being molded as an architect, the initial years that contribute to forging a

  16. Archmello

    29/12/2022 to 05/07/2023. Closed. Download Brief. Challenge; ... Architectural Thesis is a stage of going beyond & exploring new dimensions of designs. We believe six months of rigorous research & design creativity should be acknowledged. THESIS OF THE YEAR AWARD - 2023 is our small attempt to honor some of the best thesis works from around the ...

  17. Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022

    'Architecture Thesis of the Year 2022' is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront globally. ... Awards: Exposure ...

  18. AMP

    The annual Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is an international architecture award recognizing design excellence. The AMP was created to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. The prize celebrates creativity and innovation in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, architectural product ...

  19. Awards

    National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis 2021 & JK AYA Best Architecture Student of the Year Award 2021: 22-11-2021: View Details: 5: COA Awards Calendar 2021. 08-12-2021 View Details: 6: ... 02-03-2022: View Details: 11: Revised Combined Awards Calendar 2023: 21-09-2023: View Details: 12:

  20. 20 Types of Architecture thesis topics

    While choosing an architectural thesis topic, it is best to pick something that aligns with your passion and interest as well as one that is feasible. Out of the large range of options, here are 20 architectural thesis topics. 1. Slum Redevelopment (Urban architecture) Slums are one of the rising problems in cities where overcrowding is pertinent.

  21. RIBA UK Awards

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  22. The 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to Riken Yamamoto

    More recently, from 2018 to 2022, Yamamoto served as president of the Japanese art and design school Nagoya Zokei University and designed a new home for its academic programs in Nagoya, two hours ...

  23. Results-Architectural Thesis Award 2021

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  24. "Projecting Pluralities: Reenvisioning Everyday Architecture" Thesis

    Eleven students in Aki Ishida's Thesis Concentration Area exhibited digitally augmented models in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center @artscenteratvt.Titled "Projecting Pluralities: Reenvisioning Everyday Architecture," their work critically examined the multiplicity of everyday architecture through a multi-media presentation, combining projection mapping and the immersive environment of ...