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The 4th edition of inHAUS LAB: Modular Architecture Competition For Students
Spain Architecture News - Jan 27, 2023 - 21:00 1423 views
inHAUS LAB has launched its fourth edition with "Design your modular home" competition. After three highly successful editions and with a very high level among the participants, the leading firm in the premium modular housing sector is once again launching a new challenge to architecture students and recent graduates.
The high quality of the projects received from all over the world and the commitment of the applicants to understand and apply a modular construction system to the design of a single-family home has reinforced the idea of re-launching this competition.
Students and young professionals from multiple disciplines from all over the world have contributed their point of view on single-family housing in recent years, combining it with a way of building that marks the present and future of architecture.
In this edition, new sponsors and patrons have joined the competition. In addition, the jury has a more international character, in line with the firm’s international growth. Their participation is essential for the incorporation of the best candidate projects in the inHAUS catalogue of model homes.
The main objective of the inHAUS LAB ‘Design your modular home’ competition is to promote creativity and innovation in architecture. As part of our mission to disseminate modular design and construction, it seeks to promote new ways of understanding and practising architecture among students and recent graduates of architecture schools and other related disciplines. The competition will reward candidates who excel in their creativity in the search for new modular housing solutions.
Casas inHAUS defends two fundamental principles in professional practice: innovation and creativity. But always linked to the highest construction quality, the optimisation of processes and the improvement of people’s living spaces.
The aim of the competition is to propose a modular concrete house that meets the specifications and provides a technical and formal response to the requirements set out in the competition rules.
The jury’s selection of the best architectural proposals will be included in the inHAUS NEW TALENTS HOUSES COLLECTION (in Spanish only). The models will be produced as many times as customers demand. In return, the winners of the competition will receive royalties for the design.
All the designs submitted have the option of becoming part of the inHAUS Catalogue, such as the Salou, Pedrera and Villalbilla models, winners of the 2019-2020 edition. As previously happened with the modelo Colmenarejo, modelo Bunyola and modelo Benicàssim, winners of the previous editions.
The competition proposal thus becomes an incentive for young people. It aims to position itself as a support for starting a professional career and, at the same time, to disseminate new construction techniques, encourage creativity, achieve more with less and promote industrialised modular architecture as the best option in terms of both construction quality and design.
Until 30 November 2022 – Early bird registration fee 29 € *
From 1 December to 21 January 2023 – Registration fee 39 € *
From 22 January to 13 March 2023 – Late registration fee 49 € *
Deadline for submitting proposals: 13 March 2023
Publication of online voting platform: 20 March 2023
Online voting period: From 20 March to 20 April 2023
Deliberation of the professional jury and publication of all winners: March - April 2023
Publication of winners: April 2023.
The awards ceremony will be held on a date to be decided between April and May 2023.
Who can apply?
The competition is open to:
All students enrolled in the 2022-23 academic year in Architecture or any other discipline related to the sector (Engineering, Design, Interior Design, Decoration...) at any university or college.
Recent graduates, who have completed their studies from 2018 onwards, whether they are studying Architecture or any other discipline related to the sector (engineering, design, interior design, decoration...) at an international level.
Participation may be individual or in the form of multidisciplinary teams. Each student may only be part of one team and each entrant or team may submit a maximum of two proposals, either as a group or individually. Each proposal must have its own participation code.
*Participation in groups is limited to 5 people per group.
Project requirements: Interested contestants can find the briefing here: inHAUS-competition-architecture-modular-2022-RULES_ENG.pdf.
The delivery format will be the A1 horizontal template provided by Casas inHAUS in the registration confirmation email, in two formats:
- High resolution PDF for the study and evaluation of the jury.
- JPG at 72 dpi resolution and maximum file size of 5MB for the on-line voting platform.
The content of both files must be identical and must be named as follows:
Participant code_Project title (The participant code has been sent in the registration confirmation e-mail).
Each proposal should contain:
- Plans in 1/100 scale
- Elevations and significant sections in 1/100 scale
- Brief description of the Project
- 3D view of the kitchen specifying the materials used from
- the Porcelanosa Grupo brand and colours of the proposal.
The documentation must be uploaded online to the platform provided for this purpose, before the date indicated in the calendar of deadlines or, in the absence of the platform, on the mail [email protected].
In order to take part in the competition, participants must register through this website and pay the entry fee using the different options available.
The jury will be made up of a group of architects and professionals with experience in the world of modulararchitecture. The composition of the Jury is specified in the tab Jury.
Auriel Aebi, co-founder of Atelier Oï
Amparo Roig, partner at ERRE Arquitectura
María Rojo, director of Singular Projects at Ateliers Jean Nouvel Madrid
Pepe García, founder of CuldeSac
In addition, there will be a popular vote on the submitted projects. For this purpose, a voting platform has been set up where we will publish all the projects received. To view the works and to be able to vote, you need to become a Facebook fan of Casas modulares inHAUS and follower of our Instagram Casas inHAUS.
The following prizes will be awarded to the proposals that best respond to the object of the competition:
First prize (category Up to 200 m2): 2,000 € + Publication on the Casas inHAUS website + royalties of 2% of the sales of the winning design for the first five years.
First prize (category From 200 to 350 m2): 2,000 € + Publication on the Casas inHAUS website + royalties of 2% of the sales of the winning design for the first five years.
First prize (category More than 350 m2): 2,000 € + Publication on the Casas inHAUS website + royalties of 2% of the sales of the winning design for the first five years.
PORCELANOSA Award for the best kitchen: A special prize of €500 will be awarded to the entry chosen by the jury for the design of the kitchen. Regardless of whether or not it has been awarded in any of the other categories.
Audience Special Award - inHAUS: Special recognition, consisting of €500, will be awarded to the entry that receives the most votes from the platform’s users and has not been awarded in another category. Only the first ten votes cast per IP address will be counted in the online voting.
4 Honourable Mentions: Four finalists will be selected with the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, which have not obtained any of the previous awards.
Questions may be submitted until 13 January 2023 by e-mail to [email protected] and will be answered by the Competition Secretariat as soon as possible.
The list of these questions and answers will be published in the FAQ section of this page. This list, together with the complete rules of the competition, will also be provided to the members of the Jury for their proper consideration.
Results of the Competition
The prizes may be declared void if the majority of the members of the Professional Jury deem it necessary. Only the first ten votes cast per IP address will be counted in the online voting.
The result of the competition will be communicated to the winners after the jury has signed the minutes of this year’s edition.
For more information, visit the competition's website.
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