2005 Poster
2005 Competition

Smart Materials: Wearable Architecture

2005 Competition Overview

As post-utopian architects and futurists who have inherited these fashions, this competition challenges you to blur the boundaries between architecture and clothing. The project "Smart Materials: Wearable Architecture" poses the question of how does the architect mediate within the collision of smart materials and the design of architecture? Is architecture a multi-disciplinary profession that incorporates multiple trades; fashion, structure, product, graphic and computation?

This project requires you to design a wearable architecture that is self-sufficient, inhabitable by a single individual or used to create larger environments when colonized. The design should be of a system that moves and can move with you. The program asks you to define the habitat, using your body as the tool for inspiration and form generation. The Smart Materials, listed below, are to be used as your material palette for designing. While you are not limited to only using the listed Smart Materials, you must at least employ one of the ten.

Jury

Jennifer Siegal

Jury Chair & Program Author
Professor, Woodbury University
Principal, Office of Mobile Design
Venice, CA

Carina Bien-Willner

Designer
Venice, CA

Andrew Blauvelt

Design Director, Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

Amy Christie Anderson

Principal, ACAtects
Honolulu, HI

Mark Hutker, AIA

Lyceum Fellowship Committee

2005 Winners

Wayne Jenski
1st Place

Wayne Jenski

University of Arizona

Manueela Koelke
2nd Place

Manuela Koelke

University of Illinois at Chicago

Kazuko Anne Kimura
3rd Place

Kazuko Anne Kimura

California College of the Arts

Jerry Sabitini
Citation

Jerry Sabitini

University of California

Geoff Samuel Elander
Merit

Geoffrey Samuel Elander

University of Illinois at Chicago

Justine Massonnier
Merit

Justine Massonnier

University of Illinois at Chicago

Matan Mayer
Merit

Matan Mayer

University of Arizona

Jessica Mondo
Merit

Jessica Mondo

University of Illinois at Chicago