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Participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home - an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. The only requirement is that the structure's total floor area does not exceed 25sqm, beyond that participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live. What do you believe will be the future of home?
The City of Laval wishes to mandate a multidisciplinary team of designers to develop the narrative and visual concept of the downtown Montmorency sector based on the cultural vision defined for this portion of the downtown core. The selected team will have to define the main intervention principles and the short, medium and long-term deployment strategy for the entire sector.
Architecture students are invited to speculate on issues regarding the positive relationship between the police and the community they serve. in an international design competition sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice. Submissions are welcomed from either studio groups or individuals. The design will be evaluated by a jury of police, and architects with experience in the field. Participants are highly encouraged to explore a wide spectrum of architectural responses from functional and practical at one end to philosophical and social at the other - including ways in which this building could be integrated into the community and be a catalyst for building a positive relationship between the police and the community they serve.