Blank Space Selects 40 Stories for 'Storytelling Architecture' Book

(via Blank Space)

40 Stories Announced for
‘Storytelling Architecture’

Blank Space and Volume are proud to announce the selected stories for ‘Storytelling Architecture’ – a breathtakingly diverse set of narratives collected from 5 years of architectural fairy tales submitted to Blank Space’s Fairy Tales competition.

The publication will be organized into the most pressing themes of our times and planet: Urbanism, Globalization, Equality, Sustainability and Technology. Explore the imaginations of fifty architects, artists, designers, and creators, from around the world, who dare to take a deeper look at architecture.

“Storytelling Architecture is a mind-bending collection of the most innovative and thought-provoking architectural narratives today – all in a  large-format, hard cover book. We were approached by the founders of Volume to publish this retrospective edition last year, and were thrilled by the concept of creating a community around the book, before it was published, echoing the manner in which the stories were born from an open call to the Fairy Tales competition,” says Blank Space cofounder Matthew Hoffman.

The 5th annual Fairy Tales competition brought significantly more entries than previous years, submitted from more than 70 countries. Entries are currently being reviewed by an all-star jury that includes Bjarke Ingels, Elizabeth Diller, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, and more.

To accommodate the increased interest and participation this year, the publication funding deadline has been extended to April 12, to coincide with the selection of this years winners, who will be announced live at a special event in one of the most historic buildings in Washington D.C., the National Building Museum.

The event will provide an impressive backdrop to the Storytelling Architecture campaign. As an added benefit, all backers of the Storytelling Architecture campaign will receive a free ticket to the event.

Please visit the crowd-funding campaign here.

Selected Stories for ‘Storytelling Architecture’:

  • Chapter Thirteen by Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary
  • Man and Ground by Anna Pietrzak
  • Oscar Upon A Time by Joseph Altshuler, Mari Altshuler & Zachary Morrison
  • Hypnagogic set of events experienced by 132x12866y78z by Zygmunt Maniaczyk and Marcin Kitala
  • Endeavourism by Mark Rukamathu and Yarinda Bunnag
  • The Secret Life of New World Towers by Berenika Boberska
  • Ocularcentrism by Gianna Papapavlou
  • Detroit S.A.R. by Ya Suo & Rania Ghosn
  • Crust by Chanel Dehond
  • Away With The Fairies by J.P. Maruszczak, Roger Connah & Ryan Manning
  • Empty by Zigeng Wang
  • Beautifully Banal by Alexander Culler and Danny Travis
  • Screenland, By A Pixel by Samantha Lee and Zhan Wang
  • CTRL C CTRL ME by Pauline Marcombe, Helene Marcombe, and Jay Robinson
  • Allegories of Home by Zabie Mustafa and Neda Kakhsaz
  • What About Sleeping Beauty by Hugo Reichmann
  • The Doomers Ball by Matt Ozga-Lawn and James Craig
  • The Invisible Apple by Zigeng Wang and Tanli Liu
  • The Museum of Lost Volumes by Neyran Turan, Melis Ugurlu, and Anastasia Yee
  • The Death Rehearsal by Carol Nung
  • Welcome to the 5th Facade by Olson Kundig – Alan Maskin, Jerome Tryon, Kevin Scott, Gabriela Frank & Katie Miller
  • Parisian Lullaby by Hagai Ben Naim
  • 12 Nautical Miles by Kobi Logendrarajah
  • Chat/SMS by Olalekan Jeyifous
  • On The Road by Kostis Ktistakis
  • Ink-Soaked Boy by Mark Morris & Neil Spiller
  • Toll by Sean Cottengim & Alex Gormley
  • +Z by Patch Dobson-Pérez
  • Software Version v.5.1 by Nicola Chan, Nikolas Kourtis & Pui Quan Choi
  • Malthusian Curve Program – Love Is To Die by Liao Hung Kai & Huang Hsiao Rou
  • Last Day by Mykhailo Ponomarenko
  • City Walkers by Terrence Hector
  • Up Above by Ariane Merle d’Aubigné & Jean Maleyrat
  • iDentity: Virtual Reality Therapy for Cultural Identity Crises by Minh Tran, Alan Ma, & Yi Ning Lui
  • One Thousand and One Nights by Xinran Ma
  • Call for Submissions: The Great Wall of America by Carly Dean & Richard Nelson-Chow
  • Course of Empire by Aidan Doyle & Sarah Wan (Wayndoy Studio)
  • Amazonia Pier: Manufacturing An Architecture of Pleasure by Julien Nolin
  • Aisha’s Asylum by Chong Yan Chuah, Nathan Su & Bethany Edgoose
  • The Dearest by Janice Kim & Carol Shih

+10 winners from this year’s competition!