Competition: five copies of Digital Architecture to be won

Dezeen have teamed up with authors Ruairi Glynn and Sara Shafiei to offer our readers the chance to win one of five copies of their new book Digital Architecture: Passages through Hinterlands.

The 192-page full-colour publication is a collection of projects by young digitally-focused designers, and also features case-studies and interviews with firms including Amanda Levete Architects, Plasma Studio and JDS Architects.

Book design by Emily Chicken.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's more info from Ruairi and Sara:

Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands is a collection of provocative projects from a young generation of digitally enabled designers. This publication oscillates between the analog and the digital, from concept to realisation, mapping processes as it explores the diverse digital paths that lead innovative spaces, poetic narratives and social interactions.

The book covers a spectrum of London’s leading graduates and young practices, featuring projects from the Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), University of Westminster and Royal College of Art, and case studies and interviews with architects including Amanda Levete Architects, Plasma Studio, JDS Architects, sixteen* (makers), Horhizon, marcosandmarjan, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Philip Beesley, David Greene, Samantha Hardingham, Usman Haque and Neil Spiller.

Ruairi Glynn is a writer, curator and lecturer in Architecture and Interaction Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London & Centrals Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of Arts London. He has been visiting lecturer and ran workshops on 'interactive architecture' at the Institute of Digital Art & Technology, UK, the Interactive Institute, Sweden, the Architectural Association, UK, and Delft Faculty of Architecture Netherlands.

His personal artwork has been exhibited internationally including New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Madrid, Vienna and Los Angeles, winning notable international acclaim including the Europrix Award for Digital Media, Concurso Internacional de Arte y Vida Artificial, and Submerge Innovation Award.

He was curator of ‘Interactive Architecture & Media’ Eyebeam Gallery, New York 2007, and ‘Gravity, Pendulums, & Collisions’ ‘BIX Facade’ Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria 2008, is the founder and editor of and director of the Digital Architecture London Conference.

Sara Shafiei graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), where she received the Sir Banister Fletcher Bronze Medal, 3D REID Prize, Hamilton Associates Prize and the TECU International Architecture Award. She has exhibited in Bogata, Lima, Kassel, Essen, London and New York. In 2008, she was awarded the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Drawing Prize.

In 2007 Sara co-founded saraben-studio with Ben Cowd. The award winning office staged their solo exhibition in 2007. The studio are members of Horhizon, a network of young designers who collaborate on design projects and academic workshops across Europe.

Sara is currently teaching diploma and masters at The Leicester School of Architecture and is a visiting critic for Cardiff University, The Architectural Association, The Royal college of Art and the Ecole Speciale D'architecture Paris, University of Westminster and the Bartlett school of Architecture.


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Congratulations to our winners! Jakub Kownacki in Poland, Angeliki Malakasioti in Greece, Claus Rytter Bruun de Neergaard in the US, Alex Young in China and Jason T. Chernak also in the US.