d3 just announced the winners of the Housing Tomorrow competition for 2011. The annual competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects. Developed by co-directors Gregory Marinic and Mary-Jo Schlachter, the competition promotes investigation of alternative housing typologies that boldly postulate new strategies for living in the future.
The jury awarded three prizes and eleven special mentions, with First Prize captured by Netherlands-based Yushang Zhang, Rajiv Sewtahal, Riemer Postma, Qianqian Cai for their project: Vertical Village: Sustainable Village-style Living.
The 2011 jury was composed of a panel of architects and designers engaged in sustainable practices and housing explorations including Colin Cathcart of Kiss+Cathcart Architects, Michael McClure of emerymcclure architects, Sandra McKee of Yoshihara McKee Architects, Jorg Sieweke of ParadoxCity, and Sanjive Vaidya of Vaidya Stoltz Architects. Colin Cathcart hosted the event in his New York office.
The d3 Housing Tomorrow 2011 international architectural design exhibition will be a featured event during Cleveland Architecture Week in March 2011. Sponsored by Robert Maschke Architects, AIA Cleveland, and 1point618 Gallery, the exhibition will be a focal point of this annual regional architecture and design event.
See also the eleven special mentions in the image gallery below. All images via d3.