The House in Forest 2020 competition is designed to challenge and seek creativity with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems and sustainability.
This year’s competition focuses on wooden houses, an extraordinary architectural style with traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, prefabricated wooden structures or creative light-wood frame with other components.
Entrants are challenged to conceive a new and original concept for a wooden house, however not strictly limited to the style of ‘full-timbered structure’. A degree of flexibility and alternative choices are allowed, for example half-timbered or partially wooden, provided it is backed up with adequate justification. The project area is defined in a forest environment.
Your designed wooden house has to be no more than 3 floors (including the ground floor) with maximum 1000 sq.ft (92 sq.m) and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
Provided the site is located in a forest, possible solutions for plumbing and electricity should be determined, allowing one to three people to live comfortably. We also encourage the creation of new living styles such as pavilions, structures, or landscapes.
Students or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, are invited to participate in this competition.
- First Prize: $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
- Second Prize – $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
- Third Prize – $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
- 10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website