Fairy Tales

Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary with Chapter Thirteen are the winners of Fairy Tales, the first architecture storytelling competition.

Fairy Tales
Blank Space announced the winners of Fairy Tales, the first architecture storytelling competition.
The jury selected 3 winning entries and 10 honorable mentions.
First Place goes to Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary for their entry Chapter Thirteen. Mesmerizing, powerful images depict a bucolic yet futuristic world where a damsel in distress, Alice as a grown-up, is planning her escape from a setting that is no longer a wonderland, but a city that architecture has rendered unwelcoming and suffocating. Penning the 13th chapter to Carroll’s book, this submission actualizes a profoundly familiar fairy tale setting infused with new architectural forms, while elaborating on architecture’s failures and weaknesses.
Fairy Tales
Top and above: First Place, Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary, Chapter Thirteen
Second Place: Man and Ground by Anna Pietrzak. Minimalistic, evocative black and white images accompany a poetic analysis on the role of the ground as an architectural element, and as the co-protagonist of the architect’s life, as a man and as creator.
Fairy Tales
Second place: Anna Pietrzak, Man and Ground
Third Place: Oscar Upon A Time by Joseph Altshuler, Mari Altshuler & Zachary Morrison. In this collaborative effort between two architects and an elementary schoolteacher, architecture is portrayed as a lifelong companion, changing shapes and growing alongside the protagonist of the story.
The winning entries, along with the honorable mentions and other notable submissions, will be featured in Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story, Blank Space’s publication.

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