UnBox 2017 Architecture Competition: Rethinking Containers
Volume Zero introduces UnBox 2017, a competition that looks at exploring disruptive design ideas using shipping containers that will transform the future of public spaces. The competition invites design solutions that challenge the existing use of containers in an innovative way, promoting sustainability and invention. A total of $4,000 (US) will be awarded to the best three projects, along with certificates and exposure in publications. The 1st Prize winner gets 50% of the total prize fund – $2,000.
Entry Deadline: January 9, 2018
Results Announcement Expected: February 15, 2018
World Habitat Awards
The Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation for the identification and the promotion of good habitat practices. Over the years, a large range of excellent habitat projects were identified in the countries of the global North and the global South. These projects of different sizes and shapes tackle a wide range of housing issues. From the very beginning, the focus has been not only on the identification of good housing practices but also in the sharing of knowledge and experience to others who can transfer them in their own situations.
Housing projects and approaches are sought that:
– demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
– can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate
– are already being implemented or are completed ie not at design stage or very early stages of development
– view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education
– Any individual, organisation or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world.
– More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
– Entries should relate to housing projects and processes that are either completed or in progress. Those that are at design stage only or in the very early stages of development cannot be considered.
– Previous entrants can re-submit in subsequent years providing that the project has been further developed in the intervening time period.
Entries to the 2018 competition can be made from 1 January to 31 March 2018. Enter HERE.
RSA Student Design Awards
DOE Race to Zero
IIDA Student Competition
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce that the design problem for the 2017 IIDA Student Design Competition is now available. We invite you to incorporate the problem into your fall curriculum and encourage your students to enter the competition.
Sponsored by OFS Brands, the IIDA Student Design Competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their innovative and functional design solutions to a panel of industry professionals. Open to students around the world who are currently enrolled at a licensed interior design program or institution, participants can enter the competition individually or as a team (maximum five people).
While students are encouraged to begin working on a design solution as soon as possible beginning in the fall, the competition opens for submissions on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 and closes on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Visit the website for detailed submission guide: http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/guidelines-for-student-design-competition