Architecture Competition San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge Honourable mention - SEJONG UNIVERSITY

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Honourable mention winners for our “San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge” competition -  Hyeonseok Kim, Heegon Kim and Donghwa Kim from Korea.

Hyeonseok Kim, Heegon Kim and Donghwa Kim from Korea

We are currently studying at Sejong University in Seoul. We are all in the same grade and studying together. We have known each other since 2014 and started preparing for this competition in April. We have competed and helped each other together. Things like these make us think thoroughly and deeply about architecture.

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

When it comes to architecture, I have lots of things to say. Every time I start a project, I feel like it is a different thing from what I have done. It is really complicated and sometimes  metaphysical. However, I walk, study, exercise, eat, sleep, talk, laugh, meet and stay at, in, with THE ARCHITECTURE.

Therefore, architecture is essential and inevitable in both my life and yours. On the other hand, people don't really care about what architecture and architects are. It is essential and inevitable, so they genuinely take that for granted. I just wish that they'd come to know how much time and effort we put into it and that we think about a project more than you think.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Thinking about a vision for a specific part makes me grow by studying unknown cultures, studies and situations. Also, my vision could make the globe change. No one knows what will create change and which idea could change our future. Therefore, I consider the problems that are going on and try to create a solution. This small effort could help and change someone’s life or some place’s problems.

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

Try and go get it. You can change the world.

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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

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Sep 08
Nov 03
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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

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Sep 09
Nov 04
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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

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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

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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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project COMPETITION
Iceland Cave Tower

Design observation tower overlooking the mysteriously beautiful Grjótagjá caves in northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 30
Sep 22
Nov 17
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project COMPETITION
Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts

Design a series of remote hideout huts to be located in Cambodia

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 23
Nov 18
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