International Design Competition of a Tiny House: House In Forest 2019
“Less is More.” – Mies Vander Rohe, Architect.HOUSE IN FOREST is pleased to announce its 5th annual international design competition: House In Forest 2019 – Tiny House. The competition is designed to challenge and seek the creation of a tiny house with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.This year’s competition focuses on tiny houses, an extraordinary architectural style with creative design methods to adjust the basic components of a house to a limited site area.
Entrants are challenged to conceive a new and original concept for tiny house, however not strictly limited to the style of ‘residence’. A degree of flexibility and alternative choices are allowed, for example ‘portable cabin’ or ‘ transportable home’, provided it is backed up with adequate justification. The project area is defined as a ‘forest area’.
Your designed tiny house has to be no more than 2 floors with a total amount of 30sq.m (320sq.ft) site plan, and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
The competition seeks the creation of a tiny house for one or two people to live comfortably with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning. Provided the site is located in a forest, possible solutions about plumbing and electricity should be figured out.Whoever you are students or professional architects, or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, we warmly welcome you to take participate in this competition.
The entries received would be evaluated and judged based on the following criteria:
– Originality, response. Aspirational and original projects with programmatic response to existing environmental and social conditions and local challenges.
– Innovative design ideas, materials and systems
– Design aesthetics, form, vision, material and technical ambitions.
– Appropriate use of design principles, impacts. Clear definition of positive trans formative social, spatial and environmental impact of the project.
– Clarity in ideas, innovative resolution, functionality. Spatial, material and technical justification. Clarity of design process.
– Response to the context, Relevance. A clear declaration of conditions that set the contextual parameters of the project through identification of local challenges, construction and living culture.
– Sheet Composition, General design quality, Symbolic and emotional content
– Understanding of environment-friendly, sustainability, energy saving
– Community integration, Cultural relevance, minimization of negative environmental impact of the building
– Modular philosophy, the possibility of expansion to cater for larger areas
HOUSE IN FOREST is pleased to announce its 5th annual international design competition: House In Forest 2019 – Tiny House. Tiny house is an extraordinary architectural style with creative design methods to adjust the basic components of a house to a limited site area. Entrants are challenged to conceive a new and original concept for tiny house. The project area is defined as a ‘forest area’. Your designed tiny house has to be no more than 2 floors with a total amount of 30sq.m (320sq.ft) site plan, and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
First Prize – $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Second Prize – $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Third Prize – $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
• Competitions are open to all architects, designers or thinkers who want to show their solution to the issues we propose. Whoever you are students or professional architects, or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, we warmly welcome you to take participate in this competition
.• No professional qualification is required. But architects or students associated with members of the jury are not permitted to enter. Employees or firms represented on the jury, students from schools where a juror teaches and employees of traffic and their family members may not participate in this year’s competition
.• Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (5 team members maximum). One person could enter as an individual entry or a part of team entry. It is also possible for one team to enter multiple entries. But be aware of that, one registration/payment is only for one submitted entry.
• Entrants may enter as often as they like, but each entry must be submitted separately. Teams who wish to submit multiple designs can register their team multiple times.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes February 28, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project March 1, 2019
Winners announcement Date May 1, 2019
Location of Competition
Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition