Winners Announced: Fairy Tales 2018

With submissions from over 65 countries, the award-winning entries explore current events and the creative process through wonderfully crafted short stories and artwork

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自2013年首次举办以来,一年一度的Fairy Tales建筑故事竞赛已经吸引了数千名参与者,获奖者们更成功地将自己的故事作品演绎为各类短片、漫画书和展览等。今年的竞赛结果目前已在华盛顿的国家建筑博物馆揭晓。评审团从来自超过65个国家的参赛作品中最终评选出3个获奖作品、1个优胜作品以及9个荣誉提名作品。

Since its inception in 2013, the annual Fairy Tales challenge has attracted thousands of participants, and winners have gone on to develop their stories into successful Kickstarter campaigns, short films, comic books, and exhibitions. In front of a live audience at the national building museum in Washington d.c., blank space and the national building museum announced the winners of the fifth annual ‘Fairy Tales’ competition. With submissions from over 65 countries, the award-winning entries explore current events and the creative process through wonderfully crafted short stories and artwork.This year’s jury selected three prize winners, a runner up and 9 honorable mentions:

 

 

1st Prize
第一名获奖作品:永不干涸的深潭
作者:Louis Liu + Senyao Wei
Deep Pool That Never Dries
Louis Liu + Senyao Wei

第一名获奖作品的作者是目前在北京工作的建筑师Louis Liu和新媒体从业者Senyao Wei。“2017年,生活在北京的我们听到了关于政府拆迁的消息。众多自媒体开始进行爆发性的新闻轰炸,随后又遭到严格的压制。在那段时间里,拆迁地和互联网同时陷于混乱之中,而我们只能通过一些私人媒体来了解一些事实。”

Louis is an architectural designer who grew up in Toronto and currently working in Beijing. Wei Senyao is currently an editor and writer in the new media industry. “In 2017, we lived in Beijing and felt the government’s call for demolition. On the same day, many private media outlets in China broke out. We still remember the anger, sadness, panic, protest and disappointment against the government that were spread in the private and personal media during those two days. Afterwards the public went out of control and the government began to exercise strict control over the news. During that time, the area where Beijing was demolished was chaotic. The internet was also in disarray. However, we did not live at the scene. We did not see for ourselves how the government dismantled it. We only learned about it through the private media outlets — the same city and what happened on the other side.”

“我们开始思考,这些新闻是否真的可信。答案显然是否定的,因为它们的作者并非记者,而是一群群愤怒的普通人。他们在愤怒什么?北京像世界上的许多大城市一样,拥有巨大的人口,拥挤,且贫富差距严重。我们认为解决这些问题的关键并非在于驱逐穷人,而是重新调整城市的结构。这样看来,那些所谓的自媒体其实做了一件坏事,他们既没有全面地看待问题,也没有给出任何解决方案。他们只是把眼光聚集在事件和抱怨本身。因此在这个故事的最后,我们引用了老子的言论。它所表达的意思是,如果你想要触及城市的本质,就必须抛开一切媒体和媒介的干扰,通过你在这座城市中亲历的每一分每一秒去感受它最真实的样子。”

“We then began to think whether these news were really reliable? Of course they were not reliable. They were not written by reporters. They were written by a group of angry ordinary people. What were they angry about? Because Beijing, like every major city in the world, has a large population, it is crowded, and has many poor people. Therefore, we believe that the biggest problem in Beijing is not to disperse the poor population but to readjust the structure of the city. In this case, the so-called freer private media actually did a very bad job, in which it did not look at this in a greater picture and sought a solution, but instead focused deeply on the matter and complained. So at the end of the story, Lao Tzu’s words means that if you want to reach the truest side of the city, then throw away all the media and its mediums, then every minute and every second of your life in this city is the most authentic look of the city.” – Louis Liu

 

 

2nd Prize
第二名获奖作品:飞升
作者:Sasha Topolnytska
Ascension
Sasha Topolnytska

该作品的作者是来自乌克兰的建筑师,毕业于美国密歇根大学。她认为建筑能够使人类的生活变得更加美好。“故事的想法非常简单:可持续性对于人类而言变得至关重要,它不再仅仅是一种选择。而故事本身并未讲述我们的星球所面临的种种问题,而是将我们带入一个虚拟的未来,设想了由人类活动所导致的后果。虽然这是一个关于地球的故事,但其本质上是在讨论人类以及人类创造的世界。同样,它还是一次情感丰富的旅程,它教会我们如何以更加友好的姿态在这颗星球上停留。”

Sasha is an architectural designer born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine; educated in the United States receiving her M.Arch from the University of Michigan. She believes that architecture has a power and agency to improve human lives. “The idea for my story is very simple: sustainability can no longer be just an option, it is imperative for the survival of humanity on this planet. The story itself does not go into defining major issues our plant is facing right now. Instead, the story takes us to a fictional future, envisioning a consequence from human activity. While “Ascension” is a story about Earth, who eventually must resort to defending herself by trying to rid her surface of all human and human made objects, it is also an emotional journey of people fighting to stay and learn how to be a friendlier neighbor.” -Sasha Topolnytska

 

 

3rd Prize
第三名获奖作品:纸月亮
作者:Ifigeneia Liangi
The Paper Moon
Ifigeneia Liangi

该作品的作者是来自希腊的建筑师和插画家。“我希望讲述一个魔幻现实主义的故事,它没有绝对的善恶或十分复杂的关系,只是一种单纯的线性叙事。我相信在新的“反神话”故事中,对个性的探寻将不再局限于对自我的认知,因为我们并非在追求相同的幸福。相反,我认为童话故事应当涉及更多问题和思考,它将为成年人发出明确而富有责任感的声音,当然,最重要的仍然是孩子们。

Ifi is an Architect and an Illustrator who grew up in Athens, Greece and studied in the UK. “I’d like to think of my story as a magical realist fairy tale, challenging ideas of the classical fairy tale, such as for example a linear rather than complex relationship between good and evil. I believe that in the new “antimythical” fairy tale, the quest of the characters should not only be personal, a greater awareness of the self, as we are not all striving for the same idea of happiness. Instead, I believe that narratives should engage with wider questions and ideas, with a clear and responsible voice towards adults, but most importantly, children.”

 

 

Runner Up
优胜奖作品:凡世:为地球布景
作者:NEMESTUDIO
Diaramas for the Planet
NEMESTUDIO

故事以建筑的角度讲述了对于气候变化的设想。它所讨论的问题是:基于当下围绕气候变化产生的政治危机,除了环境保护论之外,建筑能够为新世界的建立做出怎样的贡献?叙事者的灵感来源于自然历史博物馆的布景,以及它们介于现实与虚拟之间的有趣定位。”

NEMESTUDIO is an architectural office that produces work ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects in various scales. The office has been recognized with several awards, most recently the 2016 Architectural League New York Prize for Young Architects. “The Middle Earth project is about architecture’s imagination of climate change. The question of the project was: In light of our current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture possibly contribute toward a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment beyond environmentalism? Their inspiration was dioramas in natural history museums and their interesting positioning between reality and fiction.”  -Neyran Turan from NEMESTUDIO

 

 

荣誉提名作品
Honorable Mentions

红色斗篷与红衣骑士
Red Cape And The Scarlet Knights
Kah Mun Tham

 

 

自由之墙
The Walls Of Freedom
Fouad Addou and Sulejman Gusic

 

 

圆环
The Torus
Samantha Anderson

 

 

天空中的城市
Cities Of The Celestial Sovereigns
Alberto De Salvatierra

 

 

建筑师制造指南
How To Make An Architect
Zhang Haotian + Li Tianying

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鼠王
Rat King
Carl Ydergård

 

 

生命之光
Light Of Life
Lorena Cano Acosta + Nicolás Mendoza Ramos

 

 

英国的蓝图
Cohesian: The Blueprint For A United Kingdom
Eric Wong

 

 

避难地带:走向可居住的海滨盐场
Refuge-ground: Towards Habitable Offshore Salt Platforms
Lambert David

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