Tuesday, January 22, 2008

White House Re-Do!

In today's Metro, I noticed an article reporting on Storefront for Art and Architecture's contest to do-over the White House. My initial reaction was - it's obvious - a 200 story penis shaped tower! But politics a side, think about it...would't you love to know what would Frank Ghery do? It's all hypothetical, but if your submission wins it's worth $5000 and a weekend in NYC!

The article states that formal submissions aren't necessary - it could be paragraph or full blown plans. The jury will consider all reasonable and creative ideas. And it's a highly esteemed jury at that:

Beatriz Colomina, Architectural historian, New York
Stefano Boeri, Editor-in-chief, Abitare magazine, Milan
Liz Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
John Maeda, MIT Media Lab, Boston
Geoff Manaugh, BLDGblog and Dwell magazine, San Francisco
Mark Wigley, Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University
Laetitia Wolff, Editorial director, Surface magazine, New York

So, good luck in impressing them! We would be thrilled if you would like to post any of your ideas here! Let us know. Meanwhile check out www.whitehouseredux.org

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