20th MAY 2017
UNFUSE 2017 announcement
We are pleased to announce our first bi-annual cycle of UNFUSE 2017 with the new bi-annual theme : TIME-TWIST
We started with the idea of bringing architect and designers on one platform where ideas can nourish and grow. After our series of workshops for students and professionals of architecture community in 2016 we are now continuing this series experimentation in the field of architecture at a global level. We will further take this learning and experimentation at a bigger level to develop a multidisciplinary community for architects and designers. At present we are taking this step with the help of a multidisciplinary open programme that includes ideas architectural competitions, call for papers, and built competition.
This cycle of competitions 'TIME - TWIST' aims to provide an opportunity to all the participants to ponder upon the questions; What if you get a chance to travel back or forward in time and shape things the way it will suit the timeline? What if you have the chance to infuse those ideas that we have today or travel in future to comprehend our present better? Through these competitions you can bring the change that you think is, would have been and will be best for the society. An opportunity to visit back in time or leap into the future to create a new continuum. A multidisciplinary approach to change and influence all that exists in this world irrespective of time. We are devising three platforms to ponder upon this thought.
Jurors for the ideas competition and details for the Call for Papers will be announced by the first week of August during the period of standard registration of the ideas competition.
These competitions and other events will eventually unfold in our final event along with the shortlisted/winning entries as in the form of a poster presentation, design event and workshop at UNCONFERENCE in late 2018.
10th JUNE 2017
"The Black Taj" Eminent Jury Members
We are proudly presenting to you our Jury members who hold expertise in their respective field and have been closely connected to academia as well.
Ar. Sameep Padora is a Mumbai, India based architect and is founder of sP + a. He has been developing public spaces, educational and cultural buildings in his practice. He will be evaluating entries on the architectural resolution of the problem for a public space and how the built form & landscape behaves at city/urban level.
Ar. Kamran Afsher Naderi is the co-founder of Memar Magazine, Iran and has been closely attached to academia. He has conducted a lot of seminars and workshops for young professionals. He will be evaluating entries on the architectural resolution and how the story-line has been woven in the form of an architectural outcome.
Ar. Navin Piplani is the Director of INTACH Heritage Academy, Delhi India and has done extensive research over TAJ mahal and its conservation. He will be evaluating the entries on: How the design story-line has been woven to create the final design outcome? Importance given to the existing heritage structure and the TAJ MAHAL itself. How does this architecture behaves in the context of city Agra today?
Ar. Gunay Erdem is the founding partner of the architectural practice Erdem Mimarlar, Turkey. He has been practicing extensively on public spaces and cultural building and has been jury for many international competitions as well. He will also be evaluating the entries upon architectural resolution for a public space and how the built form & landscape behaves at city/urban level.
You can read more about the jury and their work on our jury page in detail.
20th JUNE 2017
UNFUSE Media Partners.
We are happy to announce our media partners, because of which we were able to make our reach to you.
BUSTLER is the premier online publication for Competition and Event listings in the architecture and design industries.
ARCHDAILY the world's most visited architecture website.
ARCHPAPER The architect's Newspaper
ARCHITIME Russia's leading online architectural Magazine
MIMARIZM.COM, ARKITERA.COM, ARCHCOMPETITIONS.NET, COMPETITIONS.ARCHI, DARE2COMPETE.com, STUDENTSCOMPETITION.com, noticeboard.com, upcomingengineer.com, yapi.com.tr, e-architect.co.uk
30th JUNE 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT: The white TAJ, Mughal architecture Photography competition.
Along with our flagship competition The Black Taj, we are announcing the competition The White TAJ, with an initiative to document the Mughal architecture across the world as well as the architecture of Agra and details of Taj Mahal. It is a free and open to all competition.
Top 5 winners will be awarded by UNFUSE on a public voting which will run for 3 months. For more details visit here.
18th JULY 2017
UPDATES: FAQs for The BLACK TAJ & Additional Materials
We have uploaded the list of FAQs for all the participants of The Black TAJ. The FAQs can be downloaded from our competition page. We will be updating the FAQs once in two weeks if required.
We will also be sharing additional materials related to the Competition along with the site image to all of our registered participants.
If you have any queries in addition to the FAQ, don't hesitate to mail us at email@example.com
05th August 2017
UPDATES: Voting period begins for THE WHITE TAJ
With an intent to document the Mughal architecture across the world as well as the architecture of Agra and details of Taj Mahal we started Mughal Architecture Photography Contest. Within a short span we have received a lot of entries and are continuously receiving more entries on the same.
Voting for entries of THE WHITE TAJ is on now and will continue till 30th September. In this period you can submit more entries for THE WHITE TAJ as well.
Good luck to the participants of THE BLACK TAJ
29th August 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT: UNFUSE International Architecture Thesis Awards (UnIATA) 2018
It's been a while...
We are working hard to bring one of its kind gathering for the design community at UNCONFERENCE. We are overwhelmed with the responses that we have received for our 1st Ideas Competition THE BLACK TAJ and still are receiving positive responses from all of you. Building upon this platform further we are launching UnIATA 2018 for Graduate and Under-Graduate thesis done in the year 2015, 2016, 2017.
The award is open to all in the field of Architecture (B. Arch, M. Arch) and is free for all.
Keep watching our website for more details.
31st December 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT: Shortlisted entries for THE BLACK TAJ
Congratulations to all the participants of THE BLACK TAJ.
Thank you for showing such great enthusiasm in the competition. We are overwhelmed with the kind of participation we have received for THE BLACK TAJ. Over 400 participants took part in THE BLACK TAJ competition from over 35 countries.
We have been working day and night with judges to bring the much awaited results of THE BLACK TAJ. We understand that you all have been waiting eagerly for the announcement. Because of such great response received our judges are taking a little bit more time in the evaluation. It will take another two weeks to declare the final result. Thank you for your patience.
Although we have a good news for all of you. We are announcing the shortlisted entries today on our website and will make it publicly available for viewing by the end of the day. We will announce the participants name along with the declaration of results to maintain anonymity of the entries.
Wish you all a very happy new year.
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