Exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical lens for visualizing new housing strategies for living in the future.
The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.
The competition calls for transformative solutions that advance sustainable thought, building performance, and social interaction through study of intrinsic environmental geometries, social behaviors, urban implications, and programmatic flows. Special emphasis may be placed on housing concepts that investigate dialogues including engagement of internal/external socio-economic diversity, change/adaptability over time, public/private spatial connectivity, and permanence/impermanence of materials. d3 challenges participants to rethink strategies for investigating residential design from macro-to-micro scales ranging from urban-promoting broader physical interconnectivity; communal-exploiting an interaction of units with shared facilities; and internal-examining the interior particularity of the unit, individual, or family in housing design toward promoting identity, ownership, and intimacy.
Register. All architects, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, and students are invited to participate. d3 encourages submissions by interdisciplinary design teams.
· Individual or group entries are accepted
· No limit on the number of participants per team
· $50 USD/professional entry or $25 USD/student entry
· Submission deadline is January 20, 2011
Submit. In accordance with sustainable methods, the d3 Natural Systems Competition is a digital endeavor. No hardcopy submissions are required. Entrants must submit their proposals by January 20, 2011 (23.00 hours US Eastern Standard Time) to the following email address: email@example.com