Ecohouse Student Design Competition


The popularity of the Ecohouse Competition has soared with more than 167 entries received from 28 countries including, USA, Japan, China, Iran, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Singapore, South Korea, Chile, Brazil, and of course, the UK.

Joint first prize winners
Jennifer Ramirez of Washington State University, St Louis, Minnesota, USA
Design: Flex House

Laurence Lowe of Portsmouth University and Paul Seamarks of Oxford Brookes, UK
Design: Fluvial House

Joint third prize winners
Xi Yao, Fuyuan Gan, Yao Wei of Xi'an University of science and Technology, People's Republic of China
Design: Extreme and Ordinary Conditions

Francisco Guerrero Neguillo of Oxford Brookes University, UK
Design: Upper Heyford Housing

Highly commended Certificates were awarded to the following entries
Stephen Choi, University of East London, UK ,
Design: Ecohome

Carlos A A Bartesaghi Koc, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa. Arequipa, Peru
Design: Systemic Tourism

Anthony Campbell and James West of Manchester School of Architecture, UK
Design: Didsbuury Ecohouse

Sarah Davies of Oxford Brookes University, David Edwards and Luke Jackson of Bath University
Design: The Nature of Home

Nick Jones, Sheffield Hallam University
Design: The Green House

Stephen J Collison, Ball State University, USA
Design: Sylvan Wisdom

Mi-song Jeon, Yereem Lee, Bo-ra Kim, Seong-eun Kim, of Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea
Design: Breathing Cube

Changyong Hyun, Kibum Kim, Seunghyun Choi, Haejin Kang, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
Design: S House

Xiaoxiao Tong, Congping Zhou, Liwen Ouyang of the University of Art, Berlin, Germany
Design: Waterfalling House

Xi Wang, Yan Guo, Mingkai Chen, Yuan Zhan of University of Sheffield
Design: Breathability of Double Skin

Hiroshi Kojima, Kumamoto University Japan
Design: Bamboo House

Melanie Riepl, Peter Behrens School of Architecture, FH Düsseldorf, Germany
Design: The Hideout



You are invited to design an ecohouse (floor area 120 sq metres approx) for up to six persons on a site of your choice.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type Architecture Idea Competition
Genre Environment, Housing, Sustainability
Country UK
Registration Deadline 24 June 2008 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 24 June 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Students

Your design should be in a community context and should:
1. Minimise the use of the earth's resource water, fossil fuel energy, materials and their maintenance for the life of the building.
2. Adopt slow building principles.
3. Be full of delight.
The scheme should be designed to be extremely robust and resilient and last till at least the end of the century and through an age of increasingly extreme weather events and rising energy prices, it should demonstrate all year round comfort. Consider carefully all aspects of energy use in your scheme.

Not yet announced

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

1st Prize: £2000
2nd Prize: £1000
3rd Prize: £ 500
Copies of Ecohouse: a Design Guide, signed by the authors will be sent to the top ten entries.

Entry Fee

A maximum of two A1-format panels

Award Ceremony: 22-23 July 2008 (at the 2008 Oxford Conference on Architectural Education in Oxford which all finalists will be invited)

Past winners

The Concrete Centre

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