Architecture Competition Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House 2nd prize winner - LOOKLEN ARCHITECTS

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winner of our “Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House” competition - Nuttapol Techopitch of Looklen Architects in Thailand!

Looklen Architects

Looklen Architects from Thailand

Looklen Architects was founded in 2017. It is a Bangkok-based international practice that concerns itself with matters of architectural design, concept development and strategic spatial transformations. We are a group of seven inspired young architects led by Nuttapol Techopitch.

As a young and emerging team, we are working simultaneously between built projects and competitions as the two aspects of our work are each other’s mirror, creating unexpected parallels between practical work and conceptual imaginations.

We aspire to contribute, through means of design, to social and urban transformation.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where company/ individuals have been involved?

Looklen Architects has been involved with many projects, such as, private residences, office complexes, condominiums, gyms, retail stores, fine dining restaurants and installation art. The scale of projects range from 15-15,000 sq.m. Looklen Architects is open to applying new materials. We love to experiment with new practices, and still present cutting-edge design.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture is a combination of art and science. It represents ideas, culture, and technology that will be passed on and developed through generations. The role of an architect in our society is to transform an owner’s conceptual thought to a physical structure.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

I want to challenge myself because competitions allow one to think out of the box and to increase one’s potential. I also believe that the competition will bring the opportunity to grow ideas and develop human resources and skills. Competitions encourage a dynamic working environment as the working team will do brainstorming to come up with the best design.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions?

You won’t learn if you stay in your comfort zone. I believe that you can learn many things and you will be surprised by what you are capable of.

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
project COMPETITION
Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Design an iconic space for guests to enjoy the wines and the views of this Portuguese vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 21
Mar 03
Jun 05
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 09
Nov 04
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project COMPETITION
Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 24
Mar 06
Jun 08
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ideas COMPETITION
RE-Stock London Housing

Submit affordable housing solutions for the one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 28
Mar 10
Jun 12
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ideas COMPETITION
Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Australia’s fastest-growing city

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 16
Sep 08
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
Prisons Redesigned!

Redesign and improve the way prisons work

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 18
Sep 10
Nov 05
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essay COMPETITION
ESSAY: The Architecture of Prisons

Submit your essay on prison architecture

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 19
Sep 11
Nov 06
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ideas COMPETITION
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 23
Sep 15
Nov 10
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essay COMPETITION
What is Sustainable Architecture?

Share your opinion on sustainable architecture in the open essay competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 24
Sep 16
Nov 11
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project COMPETITION
Yoga House on a Cliff

Design eco-friendly yoga house in a secluded Portuguese retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 25
Sep 17
Nov 12
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