Calling all designers! Registration is now open for Surge’s Design Challenge 2019. So dust out those drafting tables and grab your geometry boxes to indulge in an exercise that is truly inspirational and altruistic.
Registration is now open. Click here to enter
Deadline – May 22, 2019
Each year, Surge comes up with bigger and better ways to engage the region’s A+D community towards a singular purpose – to provide sustainable, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to the the world.
The process starts with a design challenge, where the region’s talent battle it out with their creative geniuses to create the best, most unique piece of lighting or furniture, and it culminates in a glamorous and giving awards night gala event.
This year’s theme for the Design Challenge is Sacred Geometry – a topic that contains an intriguing and deeply inspiring reservoir of visual tools and attributes.
The word ‘Geometry’ comes from the Greek words ‘Geos’ (meaning Earth) and ‘Metron’ (meaning to measure). Sacred geometry applies symbolic and sacred meaning to certain geometric shapes and proportions, and is understood to be deeply rooted in the patterns observed in nature, from the basic cells in our bodies to the complex structures of the universe.
Nature is filled with a breathtaking display of geometric forms. The nautilus grows at a constant rate with its shell forming a logarithmic spiral to accommodate that growth without changing shape. Honeybees construct hexagonal cells to create their honeycomb. Furthermore, in ancient civilization, sacred geometry was often adapted in art and architecture – from the simple spiral to more complex designs. Today sacred geometry is still used in the planning and construction of many structures, such as churches, temples, mosques, religious monuments, and the creation of religious art.
The Design Challenge
Designers are challenged to take inspiration from sacred geometry patterns, seen in both nature and ancient architecture, and create a functional piece of furniture or lighting. The design should also optimise resources by using recycled, natural, or even living materials. In short, go ‘wild’ and submit your most stunning creations that show no separation between nature and furniture!
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