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Eye Line 2016 Competition
British Drawing Design Contest – Winners news + Judges information
3 Aug 2016
Eye Line Competition 2016 Winners
Winners of Eye Line 2016 Competition
‘Tokyo Back-Up City’
First winner Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson, You+Pea, London
It’s hard not to be thrilled by the sight and sound of Japan’s ubiquitous pinball Pachinko Parlours. Their neon, strobes and deafening clatter of ballbearings offer the Japanese salaryman a form of sensory overload – a white noise of distraction from the drudgery of the day job. The pleasure’s also an illicit one, the valueless ‘tokens’ won illegally swapped for cash via some nearby ‘hole in the wall’. The parlours’ cultural specificity proved to be the inspiration for London-based academic duo You+Pea’s studies into the creation of a pop-up, back-up capital for Japan in the event of Tokyo’s seismic number coming up.
People are the tokens in this chaotic, luminous world, bouncing their way around the coruscating pinball city ‘Medal’ of its urban landscape. The language is the schematic drawings of the Pachinko machines combined with the applied programme for the new city, coming together to form an ‘intimate reflection of the supersaturated world of the Medal.’
‘Qilou Old Street’
Second winner Li Han, Drawing Architecture Studio, Beijing, China
One half of a creative design office investigating ‘new models for the creation of contemporary urban culture’, architect Li Han’s studied observations of the expanding megalopolis of Beijing, while having immediate associations with the likes of Zaha Hadid’s early work and Cubism, have nonetheless a raw energy all of their own.
In two dimensions, Li Han attempts to explain the three dimensional complexity of the ancient low level Hutong areas of the Chinese capital and the breathless expansion of the city’s population, its need evidenced in the rise of high towers. The polar opposites of these two are then brought together in his Dashilar Project drawing, a scheme acknowledged as bringing together the best of the two worlds. This spirit of tradition, post modern frenzy and millennial morphology almost sing from each individual image and work in mesmerising visual harmony when the three are read together. The images almost defy focus, forcing both eye and mind’s eye to slip about on their surface – evoking the disarming complexity and information overload of the contemporary Asian city.
‘Bungamati Studies, Nepal’
Third winner Corina Tuna, The Cass, London Metropolitan University
In November 2015 Corina Tuna visited Bungamati in Nepal, a peri-urban village on the outskirts of Kathmandu that had suffered in the area’s devastating earthquake of April 2015. Her aim was to come to an understanding of the physical and sociocultural effects of the event on such communities, and to get an understanding of how they might repair themselves in a safer and more sustainable way. Her work took on board the new, subsided topography, the move of the Newari community from destroyed homes to the forest fringes in temporary accommodation on reclaimed common land. But it was propositional too. Tuna looked at building new homes using courtyard forms on the perennial terraces, where grey water would be treated to ensure clean run off to the village stream.
9 Jun 2016
Eye Line Competition 2016 Deadline
Eye Line 2016 Competition Closing Date
Deadline: entries close Monday 13 June 10pm BST
Eye Line is our annual celebration of the best drawings – in every medium – by architects and students from around the world. This is its fourth year, with partner AVR London. Entry is free. Up to three drawings are allowed per entrant, and joint entries – images worked on by several people rather than individuals – are also encouraged.
This is the award that separates the drawing from the project. The judges want to see the best skills in architectural depiction – hand-drawn, computer-aided, or whatever combination of techniques come together to make the image. It can be anything from a long view to an exquisite working detail. As one of our judges last year, artist Nathan Coley, remarked: ‘We should not shy away from unfashionable adjectives like “beautiful”.’ You can be a seasoned practitioner or a rookie student, everyone is equal.
In the first three years of Eye Line the quality and variety of architectural drawings from around the world has been excellent – in all styles, from the highly complex to the naively simple. All our winners and commendations have been very different – there is no ‘Eye Line style’.
Judges, chaired by RIBAJ editor Hugh Pearman, will include curator and art consultant Jes Fernie – responsible for the RIBA Gallery’s current show ‘Creation from Catastrophe’; previous winner Amelia Hunter (now with Studio Weave); and leading architects Will Alsop and Eric Parry.
All entries must be sent electronically to email@example.com – details below. The best representations of a design or concept are sought through visual means. Any medium is allowed – hand-drawn or via keyboard, collage or any combination or overlay of methods. It can be ultra-detailed, close to abstraction or photo-realistic, whatever: it’s up to you.
The work must have been produced within the three years up to the closing date in June 2016, and must not previously have been entered for Eye Line.
Entries should be two-dimensional artworks – movies or photographs of models will not be considered – but within that constraint all methods and media will be judged equally.
There is a maximum of three individual pieces per entry, to be sent as medium-resolution JPEGs via a file-sharing service only.
Name (s) of entrants
Title of work (if applicable)
Short description of the work
Size of the original work
Date it was done
Organisation where you work or study
Email, postal address and phone number
Deadline for submissions: Monday 13 June
Late June: Judging and shortlisting
August: Winners and commendations announced in special issue of the RIBAJ
Week of September 5: Celebration party held
20 May 2016
Eye Line Competition 2016
Eye Line 2016 Competition
Eye Line is an annual celebration of the best drawings – in every medium – by architects and students from around the world.
This is its fourth year, with partner AVR London. Entry is free. Up to three drawings are allowed per entrant, and joint entries – images worked on by several people rather than individuals – are also encouraged.
This is the award that separates the drawing from the project. The jury are looking for the best skills in architectural depiction – hand-drawn, computer-aided, or whatever combination of techniques come together to make the image.
It can be anything from a long view to an exquisite working detail. One of the judges, artist Nathan Coley, remarked last year: “We should not shy away from unfashionable adjectives like ‘beautiful’.”
– RIBAJ editor Hugh Pearman – chaired
– Curator and art consultant Jes Fernie – responsible for the RIBA Gallery’s current show ‘Creation from Catastrophe’
– previous winner Amelia Hunter (now with Studio Weave)
– architect Will Alsop
– architect Eric Parry
A retrospective exhibition of the first three years of Eye Line is at Anise Gallery, London, from 7 to 28 April. Anisegallery.co.uk
The top prize in 2015 was won by a practitioner and teacher, Hamed Khosravi from Delft in the Netherlands, with three remarkably accomplished drawings from different competition entries which nonetheless read as a kind of triptych.
28 Apr 2018
RIBAJ 2018 Eye Line Competition
This competition seeks the ‘best’ architectural images. This year there is a new category for practitioners and a link with the RIBA’s world-famous Drawings Collection.
Website: Eye Line Competition 2016
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Drawing of the Year 1st prize drawing 2015 Mark Thomas Smith (UK)
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