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  • 2012.10.12 The initial jury was held ⇒Result

Theme : Re-conceiving Architecture and time

When we think about the relationship between architecture and time, I wonder what sort of time it would be good to consider. 

In our everyday lives, ‘time’ exists at various scales, and changes the functions and faces of architecture depending on the type of its time. For this competition I ask you to consider a particular scale of time, and how architecture, in use, may reflect that time. 

You could consider a long period of time - an historic length of time. Or, a short time, as, for example, at temporary housing for evacuees where the people may only stay for a couple of years.

The most important issue is the relationship between time and our collective and individual lives, and society. That is to say, we are not considering time as a functional duration or as it is related to the durability of buildings, or as the moment of a sudden event.

I expect that, by thinking about the ways that ‘time’ is rooted in society and in everyday life, you can present a re-conceived and intriguing architecture.

There is no set program or size of project, but the main structure is to be of timber. Timber is a structural material that accepts the changes of time - and thinking of that may lead you to an interesting notion.

Kumiko Inui