Yearning to breathe - International ‘Biophilic - Urban Residence’ Design Competition now is over!
This competition aims to Understand the healing potential of design inspired by nature.
INTRODUCTION Health studies document the increase in stress and greater prevalence of some mental disorders in the cities. The constant interaction of urban life is leading to psychological problems. Research shows that even a brief interaction with nature has mental healing benefits. Natural features in the cities are necessary, enhancing human health. House needs to be homely and more alive; home needs to be a structure that can ‘BREATHE’. Cities depend on a healthy environment for proper functioning. Cities need to incorporate nature to bring a positive effect on mental health which can be achieved by interaction with nature. “Biophilic design is about the value of the embodied beauty of nature that we can bring to our everyday lives, we can create an identity, a sense of belonging and well-being.” -Matthias Olt Purpose: Understanding the healing potential of design inspired by nature Objective: • To address the issues of degrading relationship between nature and humans leading to mental illnesses such as stress and depression • Enhancing mental healing and recovery. Design Program: A Biophilic Residence that responds to the dense concrete fabric of the city. Design expectations: • Design an Urban Home based on the idea of ‘BIOPHILIA’. • Develop an urban residential model that overcomes the shortcomings of our current city homes. • The user should be able to reconnect with nature. • Concentrate on architectural and interior design innovations based on Biophilia. • A single unit (any type in the existing urban fabric or design your own) • Mention the sq. m. (Area) of the residence in the selected location and the reasoning for the same. Participation: • This competition is open to all. • You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 3 members in a team) • University students can contact us for discounts – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Requirements: • Presentation Board (Min. 02 Max. 05 no | size: A1 Landscape format) • Text Summary (Min. 300 words)
• Conceptual development • Design development • Innovation • Presentation • Originality • Description
Results will be announced online on February 28, 2023.
• This competition is open to all. • You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 3 members in a team) • University students can contact us for discounts – email us at email@example.com
Prizes: • BESPOKE MEDAL The competition winner receives a bespoke medal as a token of appreciation. • PUBLICATION News announcement on global platforms (platforms partnered with us - Global exposure.) Design feature on our platform. • INTERVIEWS Exclusive Interview in both text & video format (Video feature on our home page) • ATTESTED CERTIFICATE Certificate of achievement will be awarded to our winners / honourable mentions & a participation certificate to all our participants • PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE / DESIGN Design / article feature on our partnering platform. • JURY CRITS / COMMENTS ON YOUR ENTRY WITH DETAILS Comments from our jurors for improvement and appreciation & MORE *All the certificates will be attested and e-format.
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