Tiny Homes Competition

This competition invites teams from across the country to submit their ideas for a small community of tiny homes in Chicago.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Chicago, United States
RegDeadline 30 January 2016 GoogleCal iCal
30 January 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

AIA Chicago invites you to share your ideas for the emerging typology for urban housing called Tiny Homes. Tiny Homes can provide a lower-cost solution to the need for affordable and subsidized housing in Chicago; particularly for those young adults living without stable housing. Micro-living has become a trend in diverse communities, but has only recently been introduced as a low-cost, viable, quality-of-life-enhancing alternative to homeless shelters.
With their own private space in a planned development young adults can safely store personal belongings, including clothes, textbooks and legal documents; as well, they provide young adults with privacy within a shared community—all components of an important step on their path to full independence.
This competition is an opportunity for architects, students, artists and members of the public to propose new solutions to Chicago’s affordable housing shortage by designing a Tiny Homes community in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood as a prototype for future development possibilities.
This competition was launched in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit, taking place April 18–19, 2016, at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Jeff Bone, AIA, Landon Bone Baker Architects
Sol Flores, La Casa Norte (LCN)
Benet Haller, City of Chicago
Marisa Novara, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)
Kasey White, Student

Winner will receive $5,000 award and opportunity to construct a full-size demonstration unit.
Winner will receive an additional $5,000 fee to develop construction drawings. If the winner is not a licensed architect in the state of Illinois, winner must team up with a licensed architect in Illinois to produce the construction drawings.

Entry Fee

One presentation board (24”x36”)

Winners are announced: February, 2016
Winning design is erected…: March 2016
Tiny Homes Summit: April 2016

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