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Blank Space Blank Space is an online platform for architecture, founded in 2013 by Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani-Hoffman. See more at: blankspaceproject.com

Blank Space is an online platform for architecture, founded in 2013 by Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani-Hoffman. Matthew is an architect who believes architecture can be more interesting, more fun and more social. Francesca is a journalist who believes that communication is omnipresent, and that good communication helps great ideas change the world. We like to think of Blank Space as an office for thought provocation, challenging architecture to rethink its role in society by speaking about things everybody can relate to, in a language understandable to all. Every endeavor that we initiate takes fun very seriously and strives to be audacious enough to ignite imaginations. Through competitions, publications, and projects, we uncover the true power of architecture by creating new opportunities for design to engage the public.

06/07/2019

Less than 24 hours left to Register and Submit to the Outer Space Competition! Deadline is at 11:59PM EST Tonight! #outerspace2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “For Mortals” by Sungmin Kim, Junghun Park, and Hoyoung Roh.Read the full story ...
05/31/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “For Mortals” by Sungmin Kim, Junghun Park, and Hoyoung Roh.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Political Climates” by Haley Koesters, Natalia O’Neill Vega, and Daria Piekos...
05/28/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Political Climates” by Haley Koesters, Natalia O’Neill Vega, and Daria Piekos.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Capital for the Collective: The Labour Miracle” by Erik Bean.Read the full stor...
05/08/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Capital for the Collective: The Labour Miracle” by Erik Bean.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Lavender Lungs” by Ahad Almeida Sheikh.Read the full story and check out all th...
04/24/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Lavender Lungs” by Ahad Almeida Sheikh.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “This Used to Be our Home” by Bojana Papic and Yann Junod.Read the full story an...
04/21/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “This Used to Be our Home” by Bojana Papic and Yann Junod.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “The Age of Opportunity” by Anna Kuchera.Read the full story and check out all t...
04/18/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “The Age of Opportunity” by Anna Kuchera.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Crude World” by Michael Leckie, Ryan Nelson, and Jason Hall.Read the full story...
04/17/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Crude World” by Michael Leckie, Ryan Nelson, and Jason Hall.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “POP+CIRCUMSTANCE” by Xiaoyin Xie.Read the full story and check out all the winn...
04/16/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “POP+CIRCUMSTANCE” by Xiaoyin Xie.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “The Divided Americas: Ollin's Curse” by Albert Orozco. Read the full story and ...
04/15/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “The Divided Americas: Ollin's Curse” by Albert Orozco.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Road Home” by Jono Bentley Sturt. Read the full story and check out all the win...
04/14/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Honorable Mention: “Road Home” by Jono Bentley Sturt.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Competition Honorable Mention: “TROLL” by Carl Ydergård.Read the full story and check out all the ...
04/12/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Competition Honorable Mention: “TROLL” by Carl Ydergård.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions now at www.blankspaceproject.com

2019 Fairy Tales Competition Honorable Mention: “The Great Island of Replicas” by Constantinos Marcou.Read the full ...
04/11/2019

2019 Fairy Tales Competition Honorable Mention: “The Great Island of Replicas” by Constantinos Marcou.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions now at www.blankspaceproject.com

Third Prize in the 2019 Fairy Tales Competition goes to “Kraken in an 80 Million Gallon Tank” by Anthony D’Auria. ...
04/10/2019

Third Prize in the 2019 Fairy Tales Competition goes to “Kraken in an 80 Million Gallon Tank” by Anthony D’Auria.

Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions now at www.blankspaceproject.com

Second Prize in the 2019 Fairy Tales Competition goes to “Monuments of the Past” by Nick Stath.Read the full story a...
04/09/2019

Second Prize in the 2019 Fairy Tales Competition goes to “Monuments of the Past” by Nick Stath.
Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions now at www.blankspaceproject.com.

https://archinect.com/news/article/150130857/winners-of-this-year-s-2019-fairy-tales-competition-use-the-power-of-storyt...
04/08/2019
Winners of this year's 2019 Fairy Tales competition use the power of storytelling to address issues on immigration, sustainability, and the future

https://archinect.com/news/article/150130857/winners-of-this-year-s-2019-fairy-tales-competition-use-the-power-of-storytelling-to-address-issues-on-immigration-sustainability-and-the-future

As architects and designers creating narrative through the built environment is what helps create discussion for awareness and change. Since its inception in 2013, the annual Fairy Tales competition challenges architects and designers to drive design innovation through the power of storytelling...

***WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT***The winners of the 2019 Fairy Tales Competition have been announced!FIRST PLACE goes to Lorena...
04/08/2019

***WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT***
The winners of the 2019 Fairy Tales Competition have been announced!
FIRST PLACE goes to Lorena Cano Acosta and Nicolás Mendoza Ramos for “The Fall”
Read the full story and check out all the winners and honorable mentions now at www.blankspaceproject.com.

Blank Space is thrilled to announce the inaugural Outer Space competition. The Outer Space competition is seeking propos...
02/26/2019

Blank Space is thrilled to announce the inaugural Outer Space competition. The Outer Space competition is seeking proposals that envision space exploration in the near future (100-200 years). What kinds of structures will be developed to move, house and sustain people? How will robotics, AI, autonomous spacecraft, and satellites enhance our reach?

The most successful entries in the competition will leverage the real scientific advances being made today to create fantastic visions for the near future. Show the world that design is not an afterthought - but can be the best catalyst for envisioning our collective future.

Register today at www.blankspaceproject.com and follow us here or on Instagram (@blankspacenyc) where we will regularly post news and inspiration related to space exploration.

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02/26/2019

Blank Space's cover photo

‪Still one day left to register and submit to #Fairytales2019. Thanks @bustlernet for the feature! http://bustler.net/...
01/03/2019
Bustler's Top 10 Competitions of 2018

‪Still one day left to register and submit to #Fairytales2019. Thanks @bustlernet for the feature! http://bustler.net/news/7025/bustler-s-top-10-competitions-of-2018‬

From exploring what domestic architecture will look like in the future, to creating an iconic ‘public library’ for the digital age, this year's most popular competitions asked designers to think about how architecture will evolve to address various challenges in the 21st c...

Thanks Archinect for the feature! https://archinect.com/news/article/150088195/calling-all-storytellers-blank-space-laun...
09/28/2018
Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Sixth Annual Fairy Tales Competition

Thanks Archinect for the feature! https://archinect.com/news/article/150088195/calling-all-storytellers-blank-space-launches-sixth-annual-fairy-tales-competition

This post is brought to you by Blank Space. For the last 5 years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of designers and architects around the world. Last year's record breaking competition drew entries from over 60 countries, making the competition once again the largest...

Thrilled to be partnering with the AIAS this year! American Institute of Architecture Students - AIAS #Fairytales2019htt...
09/23/2018
Calling All Storytellers: Fairy Tales 2019 has Launched in Partnership with AIAS - AIAS

Thrilled to be partnering with the AIAS this year! American Institute of Architecture Students - AIAS #Fairytales2019

http://www.aias.org/calling-all-storytellers-fairy-tales-2019-has-launched-in-partnership-with-aias/

Blank Space is thrilled to announce the 2019 Fairy Tales competition in partnership with ArchDaily, Archinect, Bustler, and the AIAS. The winners will be selected by a jury that includes Tatiana Bilbao, Mark Foster Gage, Jürgen Mayer, and Moshe Safdie. Download Press Release (NEW YORK, NEW YORK —...

CALLING ALL STORYTELLERS: The 2019 Fairy Tales Competition is open for entries! Register now at www.blankspaceproject.co...
09/18/2018

CALLING ALL STORYTELLERS: The 2019 Fairy Tales Competition is open for entries! Register now at www.blankspaceproject.com.

Blank Space's cover photo
09/18/2018

Blank Space's cover photo

HONORABLE MENTION “The Walls of Freedom”By Fouad Addou and Sulejman Gusic——They say about their entry: “Due to...
04/10/2018

HONORABLE MENTION “The Walls of Freedom”
By Fouad Addou and Sulejman Gusic
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They say about their entry: “
Due to the increasingly hostile anti-immigrant sentiment in society, this team has been forced to rethink their position in the country they have grown up in. The idea of the wall has seen a resurgence in recent years and the trend of opening up to the global community is reversing. “The Walls of Freedom” explores the consequences of extreme segregation between nations and how immigrants could maneuver in this situation”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at www.vol.co

04/10/2018

HONORABLE MENTION
“Light of Life”
By Lorena Cano Acosta and Nicolás Mendoza Ramos
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They say about their entry, “ “Light of Life” is a vision of how a dystopian scenario could lead us to adapt and discover new ways to interact with our environment. The team was inspired by how bioluminescence has many roles in different species and they wanted to use that as a link between architecture and nature”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION Refuge-ground: Towards habitable offshore salt platformsBy Lambert David——He says about his entry,...
04/09/2018

HONORABLE MENTION
Refuge-ground: Towards habitable offshore salt platforms
By Lambert David
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He says about his entry, “This story deals with the emergence of Greenwashing and is a manifestation of a major environmental crisis that forces us to push our relationship to nature even further, beyond the simple revegetation of our cities; to link the ecosystem and architecture in an endogenous evolution.”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION“Rat King”Carl Ydergård——He says about his entry “The main premise of RAT KING is based on c...
04/08/2018

HONORABLE MENTION
“Rat King”
Carl Ydergård
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He says about his entry “The main premise of RAT KING is based on current events in my hometown Göteborg: A planned train tunnel and its surrounding doomsday prophecies. The satirical creepypasta is a dystopian spin on "What if the project critics are actually right?". Also, rats are disgusting.”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at www.vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION “The Torus”By Samantha Anderson——She says about her entry “In a time of political unease and...
04/08/2018

HONORABLE MENTION “The Torus”
By Samantha Anderson
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She says about her entry “In a time of political unease and an eerie sense of relation to dystopian novels, The Torus was created as a beacon of hope and wonder. The characters are inspired from an adventurous nyc mathematician who gets giddy when talking about truth embedded in math and two grandparents who preferred spending their lives in nature.”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at www.vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION“Red Cape and the Scarlet Knights”By Kah Mun Tham——She says about her entry, “Red Cape is a s...
04/08/2018

HONORABLE MENTION
“Red Cape and the Scarlet Knights”
By Kah Mun Tham
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She says about her entry, “Red Cape is a swashbuckling tale set in an Impatient City overrun with fiendish wolves and Machiavellian rats. It tells the story of an aged red riding hood and her place in a dystopian future. It is, at its heart a cautionary tale of attitudes towards ageing and the old.”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at www.vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION “How to Make an Architect”By Zhang Haotian and Li Tianying——They say about their entry: “our...
04/07/2018

HONORABLE MENTION “How to Make an Architect”
By Zhang Haotian and Li Tianying
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They say about their entry: “our story is kind of a self-portrait. It is not about the objectified architecture, but the everyday struggle of those who are behind the scenes. However this may somehow be what we deeply feel and what we really want to express as architects.”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding link at vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION“Cohesion: The blueprint for a United Kingdom”By Eric Wong——“Inspired by ‘The Blazing World...
04/07/2018

HONORABLE MENTION
“Cohesion: The blueprint for a United Kingdom”
By Eric Wong
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“Inspired by ‘The Blazing World’ by Margaret Cavendish the Duchess of Newcastle, the narrative aims to re-unite an arguably broken Britain in the 21st century, providing for the disenfranchised generation within the UK and the increasing dislocated global communities.”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at www.vol.co

HONORABLE MENTION“Cities of the Celestial Sovereigns”By Alberto de Salvatierra—-He says about his entry “I've al...
04/07/2018

HONORABLE MENTION
“Cities of the Celestial Sovereigns”
By Alberto de Salvatierra

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He says about his entry “I've always been fascinated by the creation myths of different cultures. Whether world trees (such as Yggdrasil), or fantastic animals that held up the heavens (like Bahamut), these stories often bridged cultures through recognizable mythemes. I therefore sought to craft my own creation story via the syncretism of various mythologies suspended in a parallel Earth with coexisting 'mother' civilizations”
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Read the story and the other winning entries at www.blankspaceproject.com
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See Fairy Tales in print! Crowdfunding at www.vol.co

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