Tiny House 2020 architecture competition winners

The Tiny House competition looked to celebrate individuality and sustainability through innovative designs redefining resourceful living. Through this platform, the various avenues of mobile living spaces and the unbridled freedom they would offer were explored.

The esteemed jury for judging this competition consisted of Pedro Tuma (Terra E Tuma Arquitetos Associados, Brazil), Arjun Desai (Desai Chia Architecture, United States), Juliana Terra (Terra E Tuma Arquitetos Associados, Brazil), Katherine Chia (Desai Chia Architecture, United States), Todd Saunders (Saunders Architecture, Norway), Enk Te Winkel and Anna Juni (Team Vao Arquitetura, Brazil), Gustavo Delonero (Team Vao Arquitetura, Brazil), Luis Rebelo de Andrade (Luis Rebelo de Andrade), Tiago Rebelo de Andrade (Tiago Rebelo de Andrade) Biju Kuriakose (ArchitectureRED, India).

The top three winners were awarded total prize money of $4000 while ten entries received honourable mentions. Here are the winning entries.

First Place: A Forest for Rest

Participants: Jorge Cobo (Spain). The design looks at integrating the built and the unbuilt, with “adaptation” being a core principle of the living space. The “A Forest for Rest” house exemplifies the ‘living small yet living it all’ phrase; it embodies the characteristics of sustainability and resourceful living. The house also incorporates renewable energies to sustain itself, thus making it a responsible element of our environment.

Second Place: Ecottage

Participants: Dylan Morel and Dorian Bernard (France). The Ecottage is designed to be environmentally responsible; it aims to be a solution to fight the adverse effects of climate change through its adaptive spatial design. This house is made of prefabricated mass, adapting to every individual habitat need. Created with an intent to preserve natural resources, the Ecottage has the potential to be completely energy independent, a vital characteristic necessary to sustain life in the coming years.

Third Place: Off the Walls

Participants: Tak Ying Chan (United States). The “Off the Walls” tiny house is designed with the concept of sheltering homeless people in the Bushwick neighbourhood of New York during today’s difficult pandemic situation. Its design celebrates the vibrant street art culture of the neighbourhood, making it an indelible part of its dynamic surroundings and communities. Made of recycled elements, the house envisions sustainability and adaptability as means to invigorate the neighbourhood and its communities.

The full result for the Tiny House 2020 competition can be found on competition.volzero.com


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