Think the White House needs a remodel? A newly launched project called White House Redux invites you to do just that.
From the site:
What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world's most powerful individual. The best ideas, designs, descriptions, images, and videos will be selected by some of the world's most distinguished designers and critics and featured in a month-long exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in July 2008 and published in Surface magazine. All three winners will be flown to New York to collect their prizes at the opening party.
To find out how to register, and what the prizes are,
The best competition entries from around the world will be exhibited in Storefront Gallery (New York) in July 2008, and in a special page on the gallery's website. They will also be published in Surface magazine. The authors of the three best projects, as chosen by the jury, will be flown to New York and given three day's free accommodation in The White House Hotel on the Bowery. First Prize is $5,000, Second Prize is $3,000, and Third Prize is $1,500. You can register here.