Earlier this March, d3 officially announced the winners of the international Housing Tomorrow architectural design competition, and Bustler published the top submissions. This past Monday now, the d3 Housing Tomorrow exhibition also opened at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture featuring the winning entries and selected projects from the 2012 competition. The exhibition will run through April 20 at the school's Giles Hall Gallery.
d3 Housing Tomorrow invited architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and students worldwide to envision alternative residential design solutions. The annual competition called for proposals that collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.
Concurrent with sustainable thought, the d3 Housing Tomorrow competition assumes that architecture does not simply form, but rather, perform various functions beyond those conventionally associated with residential buildings. The competition allows designers freedom to approach their creative process in a scale-appropriate manner, from large-scale master planning endeavors, to individual building concepts, to notions of the interior realm and industrial design. Although there are no restrictions on site, scale, program, or residential building typology, proposals should carefully address their selected context.
The MSU exhibit was co-curated by Alexis Gregory, Assistant Professor at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture; and Gregory Marinic, Director of Interior Architecture and Assistant Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture/University of Houston.