Smarter Better Houses

Design a single family residence that is the best house you can imagine. Areas that we thought of for optimization were cost of construction, cost of maintenance, and liveability of design, but feel free to provide your own focus.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage
Genre Housing
Country United States
Registration Deadline 31 May 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 May 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Entrant must be a student in a post-secondary institution.

Many houses are beige disasters:
awkwardly plopped on a lot, poorly designed, shoddily built, and functionally inefficient, with little thought given to their surroundings or the acts of living that go on inside them.

We believe technology and rationality can allow normal people to have homes that are affordable, efficient, thoughtfully designed, well-made, and cogent responses to the necessities of both their sites and their residents.

Show us your plans for a smarter, better house.

Judges will be representatives of the fields of architecture, construction, interior design, and normal humanity.

Grand prize will be $2,000, plus a $500 award to the faculty sponsor of the winning student.
Depending on the number and quality of entries, an additional number of designs will be chosen as Merit Finalists and will be displayed on the contest's website.

Entry Fee

Electronic submission and Mailed submission (24" x 36")

Submission Address
Smarter Better Houses, Inc.
75 Springdale Avenue
Asheville, NC 28803

Smarter Better Houses, Inc.

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