Each project you do is important - it’s a step forward, an additional element that makes you a better designer. Even the smallest project can contain a big idea. But how to make sure that your projects are good? How to guarantee that there is value behind them? How to deliver a project that will grab the jury's attention and win recognition? What are the secrets behind winning submissions? Well, we will answer all those questions with this book.
The second issue of ACY showcases 10 of the most inspiring and interesting architectural competitions that took part in 2020. Along with them, we are presenting over 30 complete projects with project boards and descriptions. The main focus of this edition is to understand the design process behind all awarded submissions. That’s why we have asked all 10 winners presented in this book a simple question: “What made you win?”. We share stories where they describe the process step by step and give advice that will allow you to understand their ‘secret formula’ better.
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Excellent choice for see new generation of ideas in architecture, way of representation and get some references among a large list of proposals.
(...) again thank you for the book. We found it very inspiring. It sets the bar high and challenges you to improve...
The search for architectural references is and must be intense and the most effective ways are to visit buildings and read books. This book realizes the impossibility of visiting these buildings and offers a "journey" around winning projects of the year 2019. An excellent opportunity to give visibility to young architects.
An amazing book - it allows us to have a unique contact with the winning projects. It opens our minds to intense new architectural concepts emphasized by an exemplary representation of their innovative creation. Definitely a book for all lovers of architecture an creativity!
The Yearbook is really capturing by its images. Has very innovative content, with interesting texts and captivating images. It is a compilation of many varieties of projects in terms of ideas, scale, context, etc. I would really recommend it whether you are thinking about enrolling in competitions, or you are just a curious reader. Really enjoyed it.
I really like the full bleed pages of graphics and renders - very inspiring. I personally love visual books, I could stare at them forever! It was also good to get an idea of what the winning entries have in common. They showed the design ideas of projects for competitions but I could even implement some of the things i saw for general portfolio work and how to make projects stand out more for presentations.