Living Aleutian Home Design Competition

The challenge is to learn from both past techniques and current practices and expectations to create twenty-first century Aleutian residences that reflect the history, culture, resources and current aspirations of these communities.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Housing
Country Alaska, United States
Registration Deadline 1 December 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 16 January 2012 GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The Aleutian Islands are home to some of the world’s longest continuously occupied communities, with evidence of human development dating back 8,500 years. These culturally rich and resilient communities represent a treasure trove for anyone interested in learning how humans might thrive in partnership with the ecosystems they inhabit. yet current building practices begin with the assumption
that materials must be transported thousands of miles, at great expense. Contemporary Aleutian residences are extremely expensive to build and maintain. They consume large quantities of scarce fossil fuels, and they have reduced utility lives in the fierce weather on these northern Pacific islands.
We know that there is a better way. The challenge now is to learn from both past techniques and current practices and expectations to create twenty-first century Aleutian residences that reflect the history, culture, resources and current aspirations of these communities.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
First Prize: $35,000 and Construction of the winning home design
Second Prize: $15,000
Third Prize: Publication

Entry Fee
Professional firms: $100
Individuals (or teams of no more than two people) outside of a firm: $50
Students: $25

Entries
Plans, a narrative of between 1000 and 1250 words describing the plan, a narrative of between 800-1250 words describing innovative techniques, comprehensive materials list, renderings etc.

Organizer
Cascadia Green Building Council, Aleutian Housing Authority

Official Website
http://competitions.living-future.org/