(IDA) International Design Awards 2015:
project: H-Loud Memory, Still Voids
concept design: arch. Ana Maria Crisan
THE 8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The IDA Juries have finalized the 8th annual Design Awards Honorable Mention winners selections
Mar 21 2016
LOS ANGELES, Mar 26 2015 Los Angeles, CRISAN ARCHITECTURE [www.crisanarch.ro], arch.ana maria crisan, arch.alexandru crisan. of Romania was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Announcements Competition for the H Project.
IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation. Judging was a rigorous process, with winners receiving publication of their work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs. The coveted IDA Trophy will be awarded to all Designer of the Year title winners at the official biennial International Design Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.
This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on global level.
The members of the jury included Alice Blackwood Editor, Design Quarterly, Kahi Lee – Host, HGTV’s “Design on a Dime”, Style Network’s “My Celebrity Home”, Melissa Sterry – Interdisciplinary Design Scientist, Founder, Societas,Josh Rubin – Editor-in-Chief, Founder, and Publisher, Cool Hunting, Martin Venzky – Stalling, Senior Advisor, CMU STeP, Jeffrey Nemeroff – Co-Founder, Creative Director, Entra Magazine, Jordan Landes-Brenman CEO, Haute House PR & Marketing, Raj Nandan – Managing Director, Indesign Group, William Menking – Founder, Editor-in-Chief, The Architects’ Newspaper, Nicole Lloyd – Senior Art Buyer, Deutsch, Inc., Rebecca Epstein Kong – Co-founder, Artware Editions, Aaron Kenedi – Editor-in-Chief, Print, Geraldine Grisey – Editor, Punky B Fashion Diary.
The CRISAN ARCHITECTURE [www.crisanarch.ro], arch.ana maria crisan, arch.alexandru crisan. of Romania, was Awarded: Honorable Mention Prize in Announcements Competition for the H Project
The presented graphic elements were designed for the cultural research project H-Loud Memory, Still Voids. An Architectural Journey to the sites of Holocaust, launched in January 2015. The research project includes an itinerant workshop through Europe seeking dates for an international exhibition of photography. The workshop addresses the subject of the Holocaust sites, museums and memorials from the perspective of the young generations. Focusing on the memory-identity nexus, on the one hand, and on students born circa half a century after the Holocaust, on the other, this educational endeavor uses fundamentals of the architectural studies as a de-contextual medium for the understanding of the historical trauma. Since the young generations are undoubtedly visually educated, such an approach, based on direct spatial experimentation, targets a more complex understanding that transcends simple historical and visual assimilations. Contextually the proposed graphic designs aims to reach a major visual impact in order to determine a certain level of understanding regarding the past events. The graphics inspired by the architect Daniel Libeskind’s “Between the lines” theme for the holocaust Museum in Berlin, recalibrates the lines as connections between past and present , and between different memory sites on the map. The capital H is actually derived from the rectangular barracks position, characteristic to the concentration camps. The Capital H reunites under a rigid geometry the old and newer memorial footprints as places for perceptive education. The steep and harsh contrast is expressed through the title and theme of the project – Still Voids- as a clash between existing and non-existing memory, between still-standing and annulled architectural space. The graphic elements combine both 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional representations through simplified symbols. The image narrative is interpretable in various ways in a vast educational and semiotic approach.
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project description: Ana Maria Crisan