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Free comp: Archidoodle

Competition: win an architecture activity book with 75 drawings to complete

Dezeen is giving five readers the chance to win an activity book filled with briefs to complete drawings of urban architecture.

Steve Bowkett's Archidoodle City, published by Laurence King, includes 75 drawing challenges that range from designing an imaginary city, to sketching a sculpture for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth.

The book also includes examples of work from architects such as Adolph Loos and Louis Kahn, as well as a page detailing the equipment and drawings techniques to use throughout.

Free comp: Archidoodle

"Aimed at budding architects, creative thinkers and problem solvers, Archidoodle City poses 75 architectural challenges for the user, ranging from the ancient to contemporary, small to large scale, academic to playful, with the overriding focus on having fun while you draw," said the publishers.

"Explore the future of our built environment while learning about a whole range of significant issues, such as the importance of transport, lighting and green spaces. Ideal for students preparing a portfolio for architectural studies."

Free comp: Archidoodle

Black and white unfinished sketches encourage the reader to complete the facades of Mediterranean townhouses, as well as re-designing Barcelona's city plan and and even propose events for the courtyard of Somerset House.

The activity book is also available to purchase online with a 35 per cent discount using the code Dezeen35.

Free comp: Archidoodle

Author Steve Bowkett has taught and practised architecture for 25 years and is currently a senior lecturer at London South Bank University.

Many of the architecture briefs are initially approached by sketching, to visually explore ideas and solutions. Earlier this year the American Institute of Architecture Students announced the winners of the Fairy Tales 2017 competition, in which entrants submitted a series of images to support a short story with an architectural theme.

This competition is now closed. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.