Result Announced: Tiny House 2020

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The Tiny House Movement seeks to revamp the notions of a home, one’s personal sanctuary through innovations in design and technology. The competition aims to celebrate individuality, redefine sustainability and exalt simple, resourceful living. The Movement is also a platform to explore the avenues of mobile living spaces and the freedom they would offer. Come be a part of this movement; join a new wave of habitat designers.

We are proud to announce the results for Tiny House 2020 architecture competition. The Tiny House competition looked to celebrate individuality and sustainability through innovative designs redefining resourceful living. Through this platform, we explored the various avenues of mobile living spaces and the unbridled freedom they would offer.

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 & 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).

More information about winning Entries and honourable mentions visit:  https://competition.volzero.com/competitions/result/13

Winner 1: 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 ‘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.

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Winner 2: 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 needs. 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.

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Winner 3: 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.

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