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Winners announced for Home: Design your Dream Competition
India Architecture News - Oct 01, 2020 - 15:01 4338 views
Winners announced for the Home: Design your Dream architecture competition. The competition received 245 registrations from all over the world with some extraordinary proposals.
The aim of the competition was to manifest into reality the idea of your dreams, and create a house based on it. The competition aimed to create a pure and highly imaginative expression of a home that will have a degree of surrealism to it. The competition encouraged participants to exercise maximum freedom while penning to paper their abstract thoughts and wild ideas for their ‘house of dreams’.
There were no restrictions on the type, size, & setting of the house. The participants could have proposed a single-family home, multifamily house, pop-up houses, adaptable structures, temporary living experiences or any kind of idea that fits their narrative. Designers may have proposed any geographical location for their home design but should be able to connect their proposal to the site/area they choose in a rational way.
1st prize went to Vimal patel, Dilip revar, 2nd prize went to Triantafyllia Rafaela Kalaitzoglou and 3rd prize went to Aditi gupta, Mayank Nigam.
The jury panel included: John Beckmann, Founder, Axis Mundi, New York-Chicago-San Francisco, USA Zameer Basrai, Principal Architect, The Busride Design Studio, Mumbai, India, Alper Derinbogaz, Founder, Salon Architects, Istanbul-Berlin and Cedric Petitdidier, PetitdidierPrioux Architectes, Paris, France.
See the three winning projects with their short project descriptions below:
Images courtesy of Vimal patel, Dilip revar
1st prize: The Sunken House by Vimal patel, Dilip revar
"A HOUSE in its most basic form provides shelter and protection from climatic forces and imparts a sense of security. The idea of sunken house is derived from the very primitive form of shelter – a cave. The cave, principally being a void in earth mass, has no particular external identity. The internal spatial characters of a cave in present context direct the design towards continuous flowing spaces, large volumes, monolithic structure, seamless materials, juxtaposition of open and closed spaces and most notably, the play of light.
Developing on these fundamental characters, the house is sunken into the earth mass, taking a minimal approach to design and discarding all external and internal superfluous elements. The clutter-free spaces of the house offer a heightened experience of simplicity, calmness and harmony."
Images courtesy of Triantafyllia Rafaela Kalaitzoglou
2nd prize: Everything Flows by Triantafyllia Rafaela Kalaitzoglou
"This house is located in a tiny no-name island in the middle of the sea. Considering that the idea that “change” is a basic element of the human personality, the concept includes the proposal of a building that can change its own form and ambience, as long as the needs, the thoughts and the mood of its users change during the day or during their lifetime.
The idea of the building as well as its form and transformation are paralleled with the human’s substance, his intake procedure, his relationships his behaviors and his need to transform, on a figurative way. This design emphasizes the procedure and the notion of “change”, independently of time and space. The siting of the house, in the middle of the sea, is an analogy and a focus to the human’s self."
Images courtesy of Aditi Gupta, Mayank Nigam
3rd prize: Archive Home by Aditi Gupta, Mayank Nigam
"HOME: DESIGN YOUR DREAM the title itself spoke about idea of expressing “Dreams” in an Architectural Language but it doesn’t seem as simple as it is because “Dreams” varies so the architectural form also. So, a strong background will be needed for the Intervention.
As a result of it, traces of childhood become memories as we grow up, but to live those memories again becomes “DREAMS” and manifesting the same idea in built form is the main ideology behind “DREAM HOME”. Back to the lane of childhood where we all love to enjoy “PLAYING” whether we are out in park or in our home, Being a child we all love to go on “SLIDES” and enjoying the ever ending experience of “climbing and sliding”, while we are inside we all must have created our very own dream home “BLANKET FORT HOUSE” through our imagination using blankets and temporary stuffs. “ARCHIVE HOME” is a manifestation / collection of those childhood memories and tried to develop a “HOME” which is based on those memories because those memories ultimately become dreams as we grow up."
You can read more about the winners on archasm's website.
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