The competition focuses on the adaptive reuse of metal waste like: trains, life guard stations, planes, ships, sea forts, cranes, satellite dishes, nuclear reactors, bridges, cars etc.
Register: OCT/10/2020, Submit: OCT/15/2020, Eligibility: Students, professionals, architects, designers, visualizers; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams up to 3 members, Fee: Indians: 1,200 INR, foreigners: 30 USD (JUN/15 – JUL/15/2020); Indians: 1,500 INR, foreigners: 45 USD (JUL/16 – SEP/15/2020); Indians: 1,800 INR, foreigners: 60 USD (SEP/16 – OCT/10/2020); discounts for a minimum of 5 teams from one architecture school/university, Awards: 1st Prize: 1,250 USD, 2nd Prize: 500 USD, 3rd Prize: 250 USD, 10 Honorable Mentions, 30 Finalists
The competition focuses on identifying metal objects that have long been forgotten, are in a state of abandonment or ruins and re purpose these objects into to a functional typology of a residence. Repurposing these objects into a shelter speaks to infinite possibilities of adaptive reuse of metal artifacts like trains, life guard stations, planes, ships, sea forts, cranes, satellite dishes, nuclear reactors, bridges, cars etc. The idea is to re-purpose these metal objects into a functional space that would otherwise be destined to the nearest landfill. The participants are to design a residence by using these abandoned objects whose former function has now become obsolete.
Participants are to start thinking out of the box and remodel the typology of almost all of our everyday spaces. There shall be no restriction of combining different objects. Dismantle them, cut through them, break them, resize them but do not lose the real identity of the object and by this, carve out spaces which can come together as a unique House.
The facade of the building is subjected to be a piece of art, an abstract of all the unique objects coming together as one building. The architecture should bring in the richness of its context, creating a dialogue with the ethos of its surroundings.
There shall be no limitation on site selection like area, geography, topography, etc. Selecting the site is on the sole discretion of the participants. The building can be placed on any Spot in this earth. The designer is required to set up an ideal background for its building, creating a sense of wonder and awe.
Some of us in this competition might want to keep the original area where the object was initially located, while some of might want to set up the building on the tip of a mountain, whereas some would want to submerge it into the sea. It is permissible to place the thus designed home anywhere in the world as long as the designer can come up with a storyline / explanation justifying the site selection.
Design of a house, is something that has kept evolving through the passage of time. Residence, as a typology, has under gone infinite changes functionally and programmatically, although the emotion remains unchanged. Houses not only are beautifully designed residences but also are a reflection of the lifestyle of the user. It allows the dweller to unfold his/ her life like a film sequence. You as a designer are required to design such a house which not only creates a unique dialogue corresponding to the competition brief but also a place where layers of nostalgia can be embedded.
The house is supposed to be equipped with all modern facilities. Sample requirements for the said house are as follows:
- Formal Living Area (1): 15 m2
- Family Lounge (1): 15 m2
- Drawing Room (1): 15 m2
- Dining Room (1): 15 m2
- Kitchen (1): 12 m2
- Bedrooms (4): 4 x 16 m2
- Washrooms (5): 5 x 9 m2
Alteration of requirements can be done as per your concept of design. Luxury amenities like swimming pool, gym, gardens etc. are up to the discretion of designer.
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