YAF/COD Ideas Competition 2010

In this unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the issue of temporary relief housing that could have a permanent function, through a concept design problem.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Housing, Temporary-Structure
Country Miami, United States
RegDeadline 10 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
10 May 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility All

What does it take to rebuild a community after a natural disaster? Food, water, healthcare, security, infrastructure, and most obviously — shelter. In light of these recent catastrophes, temporary/permanent housing for disasters will be the focus for this competition. The designer is challenged to design a site built, mobile, modular, and/or transportable housing solution that when constructed, installed, fabricated on a site will comprise, as completely as possible, a community, both temporary and permanent. As such, the design solution should embrace and provide the opportunity for access to those functions and services this community will require: food, medical, social, financial, etc. The design should consider how this is a “livable community,” where the amenities essential to the daily life of the residents are integrated in the design. Successful solutions will demonstrate broad applicability and responsiveness to the widest possible range of various site and climatic conditions.

Barton Phelps FAIA (Barton Phelps & Associates, Los Angeles, CA)
Lawrence Scarpa FAIA (Pugh + Scarpa Architects Inc., Santa Monica, CA)
Mehrdad Yazdani Assoc. AIA (Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA)

Exhibition and Publication

Entry Fee
AIA Member: $100
Non-AIA member: $150
Student: $40

A Project Description(no more than 200 words) and 2 Presentation Boards (24”x 36” @150 DPI)

Exhibition : June 9, 2010 at the 2010 AIA National Convention
Winners announcement: June 10, 2010 at the NAC/YAF/COD Reception at the AIA National Convention in Miami, FL

Past winners

The American Institute of Architects(AIA) and the AIA Young Architects Forum(YAF) and the AIA Committee on Design(COD)

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