Pamphlet Architecture 37
Theme: Visions and Experiments in Architecture

“When we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.”
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

The current pandemic reminds us that architecture and city planning are built on a history of battling disease while often ironically triggering its spread. Today’s pandemic has forced the metropolis to open up to the outdoors, to fresh air and natural ventilation, while people of means flee the metropolis.

For many, a job in the city no longer requires living in a city. Given steady access to the internet, dependence on urban centers loosens as rural areas become increasingly self-sufficient, yet an urban/rural dynamic remains.

Pamphlet Architecture 36

Pamphlet Architecture 37 seeks innovative architectural visions and experiments that explore the future.

Ask how to:
Look into the future while preserving the landscape?
Respect the power of nature while envisioning future architectures?
Imagine new light, air, and spatial energy?

Entries should possess the rigor and excitement found throughout the rich history of Pamphlet Architecture—aspire to thought experiments. Pamphlet Architecture 37 to be published in 2021 in both digital and print formats.

Steven Holl  Principal, Steven Holl Architects
Kevin Lippert  Founder, Princeton Architectural Press; Publisher, Design Arts Press
Ioannis Oikonomou  Founder, oiio studio
Eirini Tsachrelia  Int’l Assoc. AIA, Professor of Architecture

The winning proposal will receive a $5,500 honorarium to develop Pamphlet Architecture 37, which will be published by Design Arts Press / Pamphlet Architecture, Ltd. in association with SMHF / ‘T’ Space Rhinebeck. The jury will also award a second prize of $2,000, a third prize of $1,000, and a fourth prize of $500.

Registration deadlines:
Early Bird registration ($50): Sunday, July 4th by 11:59pm EST
Late registration ($75): Sunday, July 18th by 11:59pm EST
Fees are non-refundable. All fees and awards are USD.

Submission deadline:
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 5th at 11:59pm EST. The outcome of the competition will be announced by September 15th, and entrants will be notified by email.