DIY Home – A home that can be home delivered

DIY Home – A home that can be home delivered

Premise
The world is at a crossroads where we are constantly on the move. Be it anywhere in the world or any corner we belong in. It is so universal that owning a home sometimes feels more limiting than liberating. At the same time, the pit against the rising construction/labor costs is pushing real estate prices to an all-time high.

The split questions ownership and investment dilemma heavily.

It brings us an interesting question – how can a new pattern of ownership be found especially in the context of today?
How can we explore the definition of home in sync with the paced trends of today?
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What can be a new way of defining the future of home design allowing users to choose and build their own homes?

Idea

A traditional RCC constructed and brickwork infilled buildings are popular across the world. They are in a way the go-to approach while building for the long run.
But because of this un-challenged approach, we have stopped considering any other method to build buildings.

What if there was a kit of parts that can lead to great architectural designs every time there was a house desired? What if this kit of parts could be made without heavy construction machinery and can be made with help of smaller simple machines? What if architects globally could design plugins for this house that change the usages every time a person wishes to upgrade?

What if this kit of parts is available globally as a system to build houses quickly in places where access to construction materials is not available?

Brief

The design challenge looks at this tiny DIY house model system that is made entirely of modular components that can be manufactured. This design exercise is multi-stage and is open to all at all three stages.

The first stage of the challenge will look at the building systems of wall, structure, and services. This exercise will involve selecting materials, assembly techniques, choosing a combination of systems, and finalizing the exterior shell of the building.

The subsequent phases will involve conceiving internal finishes, wall systems, plugins, and home development modular components based on the winning proposal of this challenge.

Hence the design shall be open to growth and modularity right from its smallest to largest steps. While modularity can be seen as restraining, participants are advised to bring in customization as much as possible within the limited scope.

Objectives

Modularity: How can we induce a quality of modularity in every element of a building that has the ability to be manufactured sustainably?

Ease: Systems that are logical and simple to understand and supervise. This thought can also extend to creating complex processes in factories and simple processes onsite.

Materials: Identifying and choosing materials – that can be manufactured, transferred, and have the ability to endure like a normal home?

Future growth: How can parts or the entire design be replicated across similar situations at other places?


Short Description

The design challenge looks at this tiny DIY house model system that is made entirely of modular components that can be manufactured. This design exercise is multi-stage and is open to all at all three stages.




Organizer

Swift

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

For complete information on active prizes and details on the entry fee, visit the awards and fees section of the competition here: Award&Fees

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 Opens December 2, 2020
Registration Closes May 24, 2021
Deadline to Submit Project May 25, 2021
Winners announcement Date July 22, 2021

Languages

English

Location of Competition

Worldwide

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