In November, Field Constructs Design Competition presented site-specific installations by emerging architects and landscape architects at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in East Austin. AN recently reported on the winners, but check out the full set of imagery for each project below.
Each of these projects is a diverse and unique response to the competition brief, yet all are united in a search for the latent possibilities in this unique site and the confluence of historical, social, and economic concerns it brings together. As social commentary and landscape art, they provide critical fodder not only for architecture and design professionals, but for the public as well. Competitions and proposals of this scale are not only opportunities for emerging voices to have a dialogue with each other and the distinguished members of the jury, but also demonstrate to the public that architects and designers are constantly reimagining how we interact with our natural and built environments.
2015 FCDC Winners
99 WHITE BALLOONS
INVIVIA — Cambridge, Mass. USA
Roland Snooks. (Whit Preston/FCDC)
StudioRoland Snooks — Melbourne, Australia
DUCK BLIND IN PLAIN SITE
OP.AL + And-Either-Or — New York, NY USA
OTA+. (Whit Preston/FCDC)
OTA+ — Austin, Texas USA
For more FCDC, check out AN‘s original article.