Guggenheim & Google sketchup Design It Shelter competition

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 16 June 2009.

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On the occasion of the exhibitions Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward and Learning By Doing, the Guggenheim and Google SketchUp invite amateur and professional designers from around the world to enter Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, you can submit a 3-D shelter for any location in the world using Google SketchUp and Google Earth.

Enter your design for a chance to win a prize package that includes $1,000 cash, a trip to New York for two, behind-the-scenes tours of the Guggenheim Museum and Google office, and more.

Google’s free and innovative programs Google SketchUp and Google Earth are easily accessible to help create your masterpiece. Additional inspiration can be found in the museum’s Sackler Center for Arts Education where Learning By Doing, an exhibition of shelters designed, built, and inhabited by students from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, is on view.

You can also register for a hands-on sketch-up workshop at the Guggenheim.

Why shelters?

The competition is an extension of Learning By Doing an exhibition that features plans, photographs, and models of student-built shelters from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. For the past seven decades, students at this school have taken on the challenge of designing, building, and living in small shelters nestled in the landscapes of the school’s Arizona and Wisconsin campuses. In working on these shelters, students consider human needs for safety and comfort, as well as the relationship between architecture and place.

Design It: Shelter Competition opens up the project to you. If you could build a shelter anywhere in the world, where would it be? How would you design it to respond to the surrounding environment?

Deadline August 23.
How to enter

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward exhibition on Artabase
Learning by Doing exhibition on Artabase