My Dream Home

Call to all design students!

This is the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for! $500 cash prize + website feature, guest blog feature & social media feature for best designs. What do you imagine as your dream home? Registration closing November 30, 2019.

The aim of the competition is to manifest your dreams into reality and to create a dream home based on it. The purpose is for you to define your dream home and give it a unique layout, form, typology, type, materiality, size, and setting. We want you to start with a concept and show us how your design relates to this concept. We want you to use ARCHLine.XP (free educational license) for your design.

You are free to produce renders in whichever software you want. Modeling, plans, sections, elevations must all be done in ARCHLine.XP and a project model must be emailed along with your panels. You are encouraged to creatively use some of the tools the software provides to create your design. ARCHLine.XP lets you export floor plans, elevations, sections, etc. into whichever format to use in your presentation panels.

The competition is open to all students (TAFE, universities, tertiary institutions, architecture students, design students, interior design students, diploma of building design, etc.).

Criteria:
Each team’s design submission will be reviewed by academic and professional design experts, and CAD software experts. You will be rated on the following:

Site Selection: New insights demonstrate a clear understanding of the fit between buildings and setting. Bold site opportunities are identified and integrated into the design

Siting & Strategic Design: Site-responsive design. Site constraints overcome and building uniquely integrated into the site setting. Clear and bold strategies for the planning and massing of built form.

Concept Design: Ideas are thoroughly explored through the design presentation. Idea is highly innovative and adopted with confidence and clarity. Synthesis of analysis and ideas on a chosen house & living typology.

Design Methods: Use of appropriate design methods such as contextual research, reflection, critique, analysis, and empirical evaluation.

Presentation: Clarity and strategic organisation of panels, visual material & documentation. Presentation is visually striking and effectively communicates design ideas & design resolution.

Design: Clarity and credibility of design focus, purpose, and solution relative to the posed challenge. Quality and clarity of design management and highly relevant design solution. Innovative and bold design solutions are present.

Quality of visual justification of how to design relates to the design concept. Unique visual justification of layout, form, typology, type, materiality, size, and setting.

Artist Statement: Originality and quality of the design solution, including claims and their supporting evidence. Quality of written justification of how to design relates to the design concept. Clarity of extended abstract and supplementary material. Thorough and unique research of design typology that relates to the design concept and design resolution. Creative and persuasive justification of layout, form, typology, type, materiality, size, and setting.

ARCHLine.XP Project File: Project file contains complete 3D model. Unique variety of ARCHLine.XP tools utilised to create design. Evidence that ARCHLine.XP software was used to create the 3D model.

Deadlines:

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2020 (12:00 pm AEST)

1st Prize – $500 + Certificate + Feature on our guest blog/Website & social media pages

2nd Prize – $300 + Certificate + Feature on our guest blog/Website & social media pages

3rd Prize – $200 + Certificate + Feature on our guest blog/Website & social media pages

10 Honourable Mentions to be published on the official website & guest blog

Pre-Registration: October 11-20, 2019
Standard Registration Deadline: November 30, 2019
Start Learning the software: After registration
Jury Deliberation: Feb 1 – April 10, 2020
Announcement of Winners: April 15, 2020

Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: See in “Awards” section
Type: Open to all students (TAFE, university, architecture students, interior design students, building design diploma etc.)

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    My Dream Home: Call for Student Entries
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    30/11/2019 12:00
  • Submission Deadline

    25/02/2020 12:00
  • Price

    Free