Suspended Sleeping Pods | International Design Competition

Suspended Sleeping Pods | International Design Competition


  • Type: Open Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 30/01/2023

About Competition

How can humans occupy spaces that inspire harmony with the natural environment? What can we, as designers, do to accomplish this and create architecture that avoids destruction of the natural world while also benefitting our environmental impact?

We now live in a world where architecture takes valuable resources and causes destruction of the natural environment. We are looking for a design scheme that builds a connection between humans and nature and gives back to our natural surroundings, rather than only taking from them. 

Our brief asks for the design of a 2-person sleeping pod that can be suspended on a cliff face or balance on a mountain ridge. The fully sustainable and self-sufficient design should provide a comfortable, enclosed, safe space to sleep 2 people and a dog. It should be made of locally sourced, natural materials to sit peacefully within the picturesque landscape, making this the main feature of the experience.

The design will provide a connection between humans and nature and considers its impact on the surroundings including construction, materiality, ecology and views.

The structure, or set of structures will be anchored to the cliff face providing an emotive experience for visitors, allowing them to be immersed in the surroundings.

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Submission / Key Dates

Early Registration: 1 July – 31 August 2022

Standard Registration: 1 September – 30 November 2022

Final Registration: 1 December 2022 – 30 January 2023

Submission: 11.59pm (UK time) 30 January 2023

Results Announcement: 3 April 2023

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