Friday, May 21, 2010



Founded in 1977 as an alternative to mainstream architectural publishing, Pamphlet Architecture provides a forum for architects and writers to present their ideas, theories and designs in modest, affordable booklets. Pamphlet Architecture helped launch the careers of architects from Steven Holl and Lebbeus Woods to Zaha Hadid, and has had influence far exceeding the ad-hoc nature of these humble books.

Competition theme: Resilience

By addressing the capacity to cope, the ability to bounce back, and the mitigation and management of risk, proposals are welcome that showcase a fresh understanding of the possibilities and opportunities of resilience in architecture, from the large to the small scale. Whether resilience stems from natural disaster, civil conflict, global warming, catastrophe, and so on, is the applicant’s discretion. Please visit the submission site for more details.

The winner will receive a prize of $2,500 and the opportunity to have their manuscript published by Princeton Architectural Press as Pamphlet Architecture 32. The registration fee is $25 for students and $50 for professionals.

The winner will be announced in September 2010.

Submission guidelines:

Before submitting your proposal, please register following the instructions on the registration section of the Pamphlet Architecture website

Applicants cannot have published previously most or all of their submission in book form. Submissions must be postmarked by August 2, 2010. If postmarked with a later date, they will be disqualified.

In your proposal:

Please include an abstract (250 words) of your submission.

Submissions must be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and may not exceed 16 pages in length.

In addition to the hardcopy, please also submit a disc with a PDF version (5 MB maximum size) of your project.

Submissions should be anonymous. Please include a separate sheet with your name, address, and email, in the form of your Paypal registration receipt. If you register as a student, please staple a photocopy of your valid student ID to this page.

We would like to make all submissions available to future researchers and students. If you do not want the PDF of your anonymous submission to be made available for research, please indicate this on this sheet as well.

If you wish your submission to be returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Submissions may be sent to:

CompetitionPamphlet Architecture, Ltd.37 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10003 USATo find out more about the competition, please visit


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