THE HOUSE OF TIME
A HOUSE FOR MARCEL PROUST
This year there will be 100 years since Marcel Proust died.
Yes, the author of A la recherché du Temps Perdu…
Vito Acconci said that architecture is not about space, but about time.
What if he was right?
We ask you to imagine THE HOUSE OF TIME.
Mythologically, we know of several gods of time: Chronos, Kairos and the enigmatic Aion, the Mithraic god of eternal time.
Imagine the quintessential House of Time, one that embodies an intense and creative expression of Architecture & Time.
Proust talked about the lost time… what about the lost space?
Was Philip Johnson right when, humorously, he said that architecture is the art of losing space?
Maybe he said something worth reflecting on.
Let’s read Proust and let’s imagine THE HOUSE OF TIME, lost, or gained, or both.
Let’s intertwine Time with Space… thus create that twoness from which all sprang.
Time & Space…
Lost and gained.
For this life, on earth.
In what way could Time animate architecture? Or is it independent of our will?
It is very possible.
And is Time related to Nostalgia?
Is Time related to Ruin?
Is Time related to dissolution?
Is Time related to Memory?
Is Time related to Death?
Could Death inform and thus nourish Life?
Is everything on this earth transient, circumstantial?
Is everything on this earth a mere reflection?
We ask you to design THE HOUSE OF TIME.
And thus to honor Marcel Proust, on the year of his centennial of his death.
The deadline is the 18th of November, when there will be 100 years since he died.
SUBMISSION AND PARTICIPATION
All competitions are free to enter.
Donations are greatly appreciated for the competition expenses of the all volunteer organization.
November 17, 2022
Register for Competition. Click Here.
November 18, 2022
Submission of Work. ICARCH posts Work Online.
Zoom Dialogue about The House of Time
Engagement with alternative creators and thinkers in architecture worldwide
Zoom presentation of your work and dialogue with others including jurors.
Work posted on ICARCH.org for many years.
Zoom dialogue posted on YouTube.
Inclusion of your name as a participant in international press releases from ICARCH.
Possible selection of your work for the 2023 ICARCH publication on 20 years of Competitions.
At the moment, ICARCH does not provide cash prizes nor require entry fees.
Dan Coma will select "best of" entries for posting online and press releases.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].