Total Housing: Apartments Competition


H20 architectes [France]
Nabito Arquitectura [Spain]
Tiago Barros [USA]
J. Matthew Thomas [USA]
Pratt Institute [Instructors: Robert Langhorn, Julie Torres Moskovitz, Corey Yurkovich] [USA]

Other projects to be presented
UUfie [Japan]
Arquitectura G [Jonathan Arnabat, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta, Jordy Ayala-Bril] [Spain]
WY-TO Architects [France]
Bogdan & Van Broek Architects [Belgium]
Snarkitecture [USA]
Yuko Shibata [Japan]
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture [USA]
Squire and Partners [UK]
E2 Eckert Eckert [Switzerland]

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The city is resurgent after years of suburban supremacy, but new technologies and socio-economic shifts have made traditional models for urban housing obsolete. Architects and designers are at the forefront of creating physical spaces that react to these new urban conditions, and we want to see them. Total Housing: Apartments is looking for residential projects that address the incongruity between outmoded ideas of domestic space and contemporary urban lifestyles. We are looking for apartments that demonstrate innovation through material applications, programmatic arrangements, technological implementations, or radical conceptual propositions.

Category Award / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Housing
Country United States
Registration Deadline 28 November 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 28 November 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field The work can be built or proposed, but it must have been conceived or completed within the last 3 years.

- Elisa Ours (VP of Planning and Design, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)
- Joel Sanders (founder and principal, Joel Sanders Architect)
- Calvin Tsao (principal, Tsao & McKown Architects)
- Marc Kushner, AIA (cofounder of
- Wayne Congar (Editor, Actar NY)
- Albert Ferre (Managing Editor, Actar)
- Eva Franch (Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Five first place: USD 1,000

Entry Fee

Submit your projects on Architizer. The project profile must include the following:
- The lead design firm or project leader
- Team [all team members must be credited]
- Project Title
- A brief text [300 words maximum] that describes the project and clearly defines the questions your project addresses and the innovative tools of implementation your project proposes.
- Keywords: To guide the jury's evaluation of your project, please include one or several keywords that specify your project's space of inquiry (suggestions: urban policy, material, ecological, social, …)

Results: December 6th in New York City

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