Propose a site specific installation innovating within New England building and craft traditions, using engineered lumber or heavy timber, to be realized at BSA SPACE (Atlantic Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts) as part of the major exhibition URBAN TIMBER opening February 2014.
Abstract and develop a partial construction addressing at full scale, specific issues of materiality, structure, connection and cladding. Installations must be experimental in nature and push beyond the boundaries of conventional timber construction. Entrants must choose and respond to one of three SITES documented for intervention.
3 finalists will each receive a $7,500 grant to realize their design. Each finalist / team will work closely with a professional architectural firm, structural engineer, and material supplier to facilitate the development and fabrication of installations.
The competition is open to individuals and teams, with a maximum of three members. Entrants must be current students or graduates of architecture, engineering or design within the last ten years.