qun dang [architect, principal partner at mad architects]
ana maría gutiérrez [architect, co-founder of fundación organizmo, ashoka fellow]
peter kuczia [iarp and bak architect, author of co2 saver house]
julien de smedt [architect, founder of jds architects]
arturo vittori [architect, co-founder of warka water ngo, director of a&v]
nathalie de vries [architect, urban planner, co-founder of mvrdv]
tobias wallisser [architect, co-founder of lava laboratory for visionary architecture]
laka architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. that means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. these circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. the architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.
Can architecture react to social needs?
The subject of the competition is a conceptual
project of architecture that is socially engaged and
is capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions
and environmental, natural and social risks.
Architectural study should focus on architecture as
a key field heading towards social revitalisation
and increased safety and freedom of its users.
Proposed solutions should involve a thorough
analysis of the problem, for example, starting from
outlining global factors and indicating key
directions for modern architectural solutions.
Accuracy of this analysis and potential of proposed
solutions are going to be the main components of
Laka Architektura is a public arts initiative that
gathers architects, artists, designers, engineers and
scientists in order to start an international panel for
sharing innovative ideas about the future of society.
We share a vision of architecture that can play an
important role in social revitalization, and can
provide a positive impact on global issues by
helping to develop more sustainable societies
website of the competition: https://lakareacts.com/competition/