Let’s harness modular construction techniques to combat the housing affordability crisis in Australia – design a contemporary modular home!
A long-held Australian dream is home ownership, which is fast falling beyond the reach of many with the median house price continuing to rise, primarily on account of strong demand and limited supply. Though governments have implemented measures directed at improving affordability these have been largely directed at housing policy, models of financing, planning regulations, land supply, infrastructure funding and taxation. Little appears to have been written or done about the role of design and alternative construction methods in the provision of affordable and sustainable housing, though design is one of many factors influencing these critical issues.
Modular building design challenge is looking for designs that are daring, functional, contemporary, affordable and preferably green. A design that you would be proud to call home…or live next door to….
As this is intended as an ideas competition (and there is no specific site details prescribed), there is no expectation that submitted designs adhere to any specific planning controls. Instead, designs are invited that propose contemporary and functional modular solutions, that provide good amenity for residents and the surrounding neighborhood.
The design should combines all important functions including:
The total design area is a minimum of 59.4m2 (or two Type 1 modules) and maximum of 118m2 (or four Type 1 modules), excluding any car accommodation.
The design is intended for use within Australia (for guidance purposes only. It is up to entrants to specify if the design is particularly suited to a particular sub climate i.e. arid or tropical climate).
Open to all individually or in groups throughout the world.
$2,000.00USD in cash!