Pandemic Dwelling Architecture Competition now is over!
Pandemic Dwelling ’Home in times of Pandemic’, international architecture competition has been recently launched by Archue, with aim to see the new ways of designing the Dwelling in times of Pandemic.
Pandemic Dwelling ’Home in times of Pandemic’, launched by Archue challenges our core way of looking at our dwellings the house we live in in the light of ongoing pandemic. How our dwellings become the pandemic Dwellings to safeguard us from this out-break?
What is a Dwelling?
The Dwelling (A House) remains the place where we all spent most of the time of our lives and experience architecture, learn to connect it through emotions, it also saves us from various calamities and bring peace to our core.
Corona virus is changing the way we look at our cities, our homes and our rooms.
Our Dwellings were not built to handle our current needs. Most of us don’t have the luxury of a study room or a work space as we have never thought of it before, while some don’t have a recreational space for the family and a Balcony. In the absence of free movement, everyone is missing the sight of greenery. And to top it off, the lack of a multi-functional space that can be used by children and adults alike has never been more prominent. Many of us are suffering from the Problem of the Pets and their spaces. If how we live and interact needs to change, that should include how we’ve built and designed our homes. This is the time to look from inside.
Approximate Maximum site area: 5000 Sq.ft
● Living Space
● Master Bed Bedrooms
● Kitchen W.C & Bath
● Think of some space out of the BOX (This will be one of the criteria of the Winning Entries)
Given above are approximate guidelines of what a standard Dwelling design dictate. Nevertheless, participants are welcome to add spaces as per their design and spatial requirements considering the various need evolved in due to coronavirus. Minimum spaces to be covered in the design.
Participants can look into various techniques of creating dwelling, fabrications and other techniques which can be efficient and answer to this issue.
➜ Participants submitting old design projects or new design have freedom of site selection, area selection for the spaces, scale of the building, proportion of the built form to open space, distribution of interior areas and all the aspects of functionality, are left to participants’ appropriate judgement and discretion.
➜ Participants can select any site which will be best suited for their Pandemic Dwelling Design.
➜ Participant are free to submit entries of any other competition which they had been participated or worked on.
➜ Participants are free to submit multiple entries, but each entry needs to be registered separately.
➜ Proposal to be presented on 1 x landscape oriented A1 sheet.
➜ All text must be in English, with a max. of 250 words for project explanation. Proposal may be presented using any technique of your choice (sketches, diagrams, 3D visualizations, model photos, CAD drawings, etc.). All dimensions should be imperial or metric unit.
➜ Submission need to be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in a folder containing .jpeg file less than 5MB.
➜ The Pandemic Dwelling competition aims to explore how the participants accommodate the simplicity of everyday life in the classic house design in an innovative way.
➜ Use of intelligent and appropriate design interventions with clarity and comprehensibility of planning.
➜ The evaluation criteria mainly entail participants to think through the basic functionality and navigation of spaces of the structure, thoughtful conceptualization behind design and aesthetics and expressive and evocative presentation.
➜ Out of the box idea in designing dwellings to fight this pandemic will be a plus.
Entry fee starts from 50$ during the Early Registration period (15 May - 7 June) and very depends of the period you decide to submit your work.
For further information about this competition please visit the official website.
This competition is open to all worldwide. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).