The Home Competition 2019

AWARDS

Overall Winner            $5,000

Innovation Award       $1,000

Adaptability Award     $1,000

Pragmatic Award         $1,000

​Total Awards           $8,000

 

“Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.” – Alvar Aalto

The Home remains the most significant architectural place we experience throughout our lives. Home represents safety, ownership, privacy, and stability. Home is where we can be alone and with people we care about most.  Historically, the home has been a place of permanence. Despite how chaotic our lives are, we cherish the consistency of sleeping in the same bed and performing the same daily rituals here. Yet, new trends in digitalization and globalization continue to reshape realms of everyday life and alter our physical environments, including our homes. It is important to examine how we adapt our living spaces to these shifts.

Through the ages, architects have continuously investigated the role that homes play in our lives. These investigations present us with new notions of home environments that are sometimes holistic, like Peter Eisenman’s House VI or Le Corbusier’s Unité d'Habitation, and sometimes specific, like the elevator in OMA’s Maison Bordeaux.

The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live.

What do you believe will be the future of home?