FOREVER HOME - Open Source Building Design Challenge

We invite you to join our international call to action. Enter the contest and help us design a CEB home that we will build in the Spring of 2014 on our 40 acre site in Denver, Colorado.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Housing
Country United States
RegDeadline 1 December 2014 GoogleCal iCal
21 January 2014 (via Online)
Eligibility All

A home for one to two people to live and sleep in, joyfully, for life - 500 interior square feet for one to two people (and demonstrate scalability to 800 maximum for 3 or 4 people) on a flat site of 2000 square feet, configured in any proportion to support design - please limit to a single story, but feel free to add a basement (for utilitarian uses) and/or loft - outdoor living spaces are desired and do not count against 500 sf maximum.

Terra Mazzeo, director, Architecture for Humanity Denver, architect
Josh Radoff, Co-Founder and principal of YR&G sustainability consulting, Living Building Challenge expert
Thomas Bowen, engineer, compressed earth block building expert, former Director of Sustainable Housing Projects for the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, CU-Boulder
Johnathan Yelenick (OTF), Forty Forever land owner, soil scientist, permaculture farmer
Marshall Hilton (OTF), licensed engineer, master’s degree in architecture, former Production Director of CEB, Press at Open Source Ecology
Aaron Makaruk (OTF), Co-Founder, Open Tech Forever and Youth On Record

1st: $500
2nd: $300
3rd: $200

Entry Fee

Three dimensional model and/or a full set of assembly axon drawings and/or a physical model
One 36” x 48” board

The awards ceremony: the end of January in Denver, CO - location TBA
The home construction: Spring of 2014

Architecture for Humanity Denver (AfH) and Open Tech Forever (OTF)

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