The Tree House is the residence for 2 individuals, with the area up to 400 sq. ft.
Register: AUG/20/2021, Submit: AUG/27/2021, Eligibility: Professionals, students; individually, teams up to 3 members, Fee: Indian participants: 1,800 INR (Indian rupee), foreign participants: 70 USD (MAY/14 – JUL/16/2021), Indian participants: 2,400 INR (Indian rupee), foreign participants: 85 USD (JUL/17 – AUG/20/2021), +18% Tax, Awards: 1st Prize: 2,000 USD, 2nd Prize: 1,200 USD, 3rd Prize: 800 USD
We all have always yearned for our personal space, one that takes us far away from our chaotic and stressful lives; our very own Home rooted in Mother Nature. We all aspire for a home that is not just an extension of our persona but is also an expression of our individuality and freedom. Our humble abodes are being redefined with every passing day. The world is changing constantly and along with it and along with it, we find ourselves spending time at home more than ever. Homes today are versatile entities – doubling up as places, play areas, work-out zones, spaces for interaction and recreation, as also being an abode for our furry friends and providing for their needs. However at the center of all things a home is essentially a place to escape and rejuvenate our minds.
For most of us the Tree House has been a childhood dream, triggering our wildest imaginations. The Tree House is synonymous with freedom, independence, adventure, creativity, safety, warmth, fun, solitude and many more emotions aspired by children and adults alike.
Can we imagine our own Tree House, nestled in the lap of nature, atop magnificent treetops and under starry skies?
With the pandemic which is currently raging, more and more people have been staying at home a lot. Consistent lockdowns and tumultuous shifts in our daily routine, many people today are going through pandemic-related emotional stress and anxiety. With little to no contact with our natural surroundings, all of us today, all of us today dream of living more freely and openly with nature.
Research proves that all living beings need ample sunlight and fresh air to function as happy, productive individuals. A consistent contact with our natural surroundings is proved to make humans happier. It promotes better interpersonal relationships amongst humans and also helps invoke a sense of positivity.
We now have the opportunity to explore this vital relationship between ourselves and Mother Nature and the role well-integrated, sustainable architecture can play in amplifying this bond.
The Tree House 2021 looks at redefining a home as an active part of Mother Nature, with all the necessary amenities, resources required for productive living. The Tree House can be visualized to re-imagine sustainability through innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint, suspended between the earth and sky, on spectacular treetops.
We invite you to imagine a way of living in the lap of nature, suspended amongst the magnificent tree, under the starry skies. The design of the Tree House should be innovative and creative, with a sustainable edge. The relation between the exterior surroundings and interior spaces must be taken into consideration. The proposed design should be well-conceptualized.
The Tree House would be the primary residence for 2 individuals and the area of the proposal should not exceed 400 sq. ft. built up. Proposals may consider spatial flexibility fulfilling all the needs of the proposal must include but is not limited to:
- Living Area
- Sleeping Area for 2
- Cooking and Dining Area
- Toilet space
- Recreation space
- Any other function that the participant wishes to add to the Tree House
The design should focus on a unique character, one that reinforces and maximizes our relationship with Nature. Client Interaction is one of the critical components of the design proposal. For the purpose of this competition, entrants may assume an individual, couple, or a genre of people, based on the design concept.
The proposed design may also consider modern technological advancements in architecture to make the tree-house archetype adaptive to its surroundings, making it a comfortable home by eliminating any type of hazards.
Participants are to decide the location for the proposal, such as coastal areas, riverbanks, mountains, forests, or any urban environments. Choose your tree, dare more, design your tree house.
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