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A look at the HOUSE 2020 Future Smart House student-winner designs

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Students who took part in the House 2020 Future Smart House competition were challenged to provide feasible, cost-effective strategies to the increasingly relevant question, "What is smart technology now?", in designing the smart house of the future. Originating from Hong Kong-based real estate developer and designer Kin Yeung,…

The winning Katus pre-fab house designs for Estonia and Norway

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Estonian online architecture marketplace Katus recently announced the winning designs for their modern pre-fab house competition. Organized by Katus in colloboration with prefab house builders Nurban and Kodumaja, participants had to design high-quality --  yet low-cost -- contemporary housing concepts for building with wood. The competition sites…

A closer look at “7+7” by Paul Vincent, the Design Marfa Housing Competition winner

Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015
"7+7" by Paul Vincent of Paris, France won Design Marfa's recently concluded Multi-Family Housing Competition for the small desert town of Marfa, Texas. The competition, which attracted 135 design teams from 17 states and 14 countries, sought the best multi-family housing design for a…

Details behind Studio Modh’s finalist Design Marfa Housing proposal

Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015
Studio Modh Architecture of Brooklyn, NY was one of the five finalists in Design Marfa's Multi-Family Housing Competition for the town of Marfa, Texas. Located in the Chihuahuan desert and with a population of approximately 2,000, growing tourism in Marfa has made the need for full-time…

More details on Studio Cadena’s Marfa Texas Housing finalist entry

Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Located in the Chihuahuan Desert in Texas, the small town of Marfa currently has no property zoned for multi-family housing. It's not that multi-family housing zoning isn't permitted, it just doesn't exist...yet. And with increasing tourism in Marfa, housing for full-time residents might become less accessible with the presence…

Kjellander + Sjöberg to design Skärvet neighborhood block in Växjö, Sweden

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Stockholm-based architecture firm Kjellander + Sjöberg was recently chosen to design the initial stage of a new urban mixed-use development on the Skärvet block in Växjö, Sweden. The competition, which was held by the Municipality of Växjö, marked the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a long-term vision for…

A mind-bending “Flex Tower” entry from the Living Cities competition

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
Flex your perspective for "Flex Tower", a proposal by Rome-based architect Paolo Venturella that he submitted to Metropolis magazine's Living Cities Design Competition we previously featured. The competition had architects and engineers design a 40-story adaptable vertical housing tower in response to the reality of…

RIBA Manser Medal 2014 Longlist for the Best New House in the UK

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The longlist is out for this year's RIBA Manser Medal for Best New House in the UK. Established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE, the Manser Medal is awarded to the best new house design by a UK-based architect. This…

Recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, as announced today by the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual…

“Living Cities” winners propose vertical solutions for future housing in NYC

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Along with the world's major cities, New York City is looking up to vertical building as a solution while housing space continues to grow scarce. In NYC alone, demographers predict The Big Apple's population will grow even bigger with a million more residents by 2040. Metropolis…

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