Submission: January 25, 2014
Registration: January 15, 2014
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 1.250 2nd Prize $ 1.000 3rd Prize $ 750
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students
Annual competition that calls for transformative solutions that advance sustainable thought, building performance, and social interaction through study of intrinsic geometries, social behaviors, urban implications, and programmatic flows. Special emphasis may be placed on housing concepts that investigate dialogues including engagement of socio-economic diversity, change and adaptability over time, public and private spatial connectivity, and temporality 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.
The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition allows designers freedom to approach their creative process in a scale-appropriate manner, from large-scale master planning endeavors, to individual building concepts, to notions of the interior realm. Although there are no restrictions on site, scale, program, or residential building typology, proposals should carefully address their selected context.