Fire Storm Housing 2008


カテゴリ アイディアコンペ / 学生が参加できるコンペ
タイプ International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
ジャンル Housing, Material
開催地 United States
登録締切日 15 August 2008 GoogleCal iCal
提出締切日 15 September 2008 (Must be Received or via Online) GoogleCal
応募資格 Students in a graduate or undergraduate program in the field of architecture

Tilt-Up concrete is one of the fastest growing construction techniques in the United States. It is a method by which building elements (typically, but not limited to walls) are site cast and set into final position with a crane. Over the last decade the sophistication and aesthetic quality of Tilt-Up buildings has risen dramatically. The creativity of architects and contractors is resulting in the application of this method to a wealth of new uses, new forms and new building types.
This competition seeks to challenge entrants in creatively solving the problem of producing a custom, single-family residence for a model home in one of the most severely affected areas in California, the Santa Ana region. Current rebuilding efforts demonstrate that left to the existing knowledge base, these homes will only be reconstructed with the same combustible materials and little, if any, systems to limit or prevent future damage from eminent repeating firestorms.

Entrants are encouraged to present prominent, architecturally significant design solutions for this housing unit that can be placed in new rebuild communities that provide measurable improvements to long-term durability.

Not yet announced

First Prize: $ 4,250 (USD)
Second Prize: $ 3,250 (USD)
Third Prize: $ 2,250 (USD)
Honorable Mentions (per judge discretion)
Prize package includes cash to students and sponsoring departments (if applicable) as well as one free registration ($750 value) to the 2009 TCA Convention (Oct. 3-6) and a $500 Travel Allowance.

Entry Fee

A 30-in x 30-in board (electronic format submitted as a PDF in 300dpi resolution)

Winners announcement: October 3, 2008 (at TCA Annual Convention – Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Arizona)

Tilt-Up Concrete Association & Portland Cement Association

Official Website