How much space do we really need? In an era of ballooning house sizes and constricting rental markets, it can sometimes be difficult to envision opportunities for change or innovation. 102 is a design competition that seeks to broaden awareness and generate examples of building and design strategies that are small, green and affordable, taking inspiration from the City of Nelson’s building bylaws regarding the largest allowable structure not requiring a building permit. (Entries are not, however, bound to any other requirements the City may have other than those included here). So come on, challenge preconceived notions, show us some new ideas about getting more out of living with less!
- maximum footprint of 10m2 (approximately 107 ft2)
- maximum height of 4m (approximately 14’)
- buildable using materials that are readily sourced locally
- intended as a self-contained, independent living unit for one or more people
- incorporate green or recycled materials and/or systems
Description (PDF format) :
- A brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the design
Drawings/Images (All images should be in JPEG or PDF format, maximum file size 1MB):
- Elevation drawings (3-4) with dimensions
- Floor plan (1) with dimensions
- Rendered perspectives or elevations of the structure viewed in context (1-2)
- As much as possible this will be a paperless competition; all entries must be electronic; (hand drawings are acceptable but must be legible and scanned or otherwise provided in digital format by the entrant) submissions may NOT be delivered in person or by mail!
- Only complete entries sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline will be considered
- Entrants are encouraged to submit a 3d Sketchup model of their design if possible (Sketchup is free software, and is reasonably easy to learn)
- As it will be a blind jurying process, please do not include names, logos or other identifiers on the drawings or images you submit.
Deadline: all entries must be received via email on or before 5 pm PST, Thursday, Sept 30th, 2010
Deadline extended! all entries must now be received via email on or before 5 pm PST, Thursday, Oct 7th, 2010
A jury will review all entries and choose three finalists. It will be a blind jurying process. All entries will be posted to an online gallery for public viewing, and after the submission deadline the general public can also vote for their favorite to be recognized as the “people’s choice”. Scale models of the juried finalists’ designs, as well as printed images of the “people’s choice” will be displayed as part of the Shelter: how we live exhibition being held from September 18 to November 14, 2010 at Touchstones Nelson.
Entries will be evaluated based on:
- use of cost effective approaches and materials
- innovation in the use of materials
- versatility of design concept(s)
- relevance to local social and environmental issues