Design Competition of a single-person dwelling: Dwell One – Embracing Solo
Demographic Research Journal’s issue says, Living Alone: One-person household in Asia (2015), addresses this type of household as the fastest growing living situation in the world, especially in Asia. The current social welfare system and institutions not only fall short of supporting the one-person household, but the distribution and utilization of resources are known to be limited to and facilitated for an ideal family household.
“Table for one”, a request that is becoming an increasingly common occurrence among urban dwellers, especially and according to The Guardian in the European and North American. In East Asia, especially in South Korea and Japan, this phenomenon has manifested & exaggerated. Whereas in Japan, ramen cubicle for one is a trend, South Korea has even created a term for lone diners hon ap. Yet, dining alone is associated with the abnormal, away from the usual practice and globally excepted notion of well-being.
Design brief: Designing a single person dwelling within a community, neighborhood, and/or an apartment/housing in which the dwelling is located. The dwelling may or may not include all basic functions for dwelling, such as kitchen, bathroom, and so on. Instead of designing a self-sufficient dwelling, participants are encouraged to create a narrative that describes the supporting system & engagement to fulfill basic functions, thereby articulating the relationship between the dwelling & society.
Description: Relationship between the solo dwelling & society must portray the notion of individual subject contrasting from that of within a family home. The design of a single-person dwelling must confirm its spaces & materialism of interiors articulated with the subject lives in. Sententiously, the plan of a community, neighborhood, and/or an apartment/housing establishes how single person dwellings are part of a larger social structure.
Relationship between the solo dwelling & society must portray the notion of individual subject contrasting from that of within a family home. The design of a single-person dwelling must confirm its spaces & materialist of interiors articulated with the subject lives in. Sententiously, the plan of a community, neighborhood, and/or an apartment/housing establishes how single person dwellings are part of a larger social structure.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 24,000$
First Prize: 6000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1400$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention : 12 x 600$ Each
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
The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
The maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes March 29, 2021
Deadline to Submit Project March 30, 2019
Winners announcement Date May 27, 2021
Location of Competition