Tree House 2021 architecture competition

Tree House

The Tree House 2021 looks at redefining a home as an active part of Mother Nature, with all the necessary amenities, resources required for productive living. The Tree House can be visualized to re-imagine sustainability through innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint, suspended between the earth and sky, on spectacular treetops.

We invite you to imagine a way of living in the lap of nature, suspended amongst the magnificent tree, under the starry skies. The design of the Tree House should be innovative and creative, with a sustainable edge. The relation between the exterior surroundings and interior spaces must be taken into consideration.

The proposed design should be well-conceptualized. The Tree House would be the primary residence for 2 individuals and the area of the proposal should not exceed 400 sq. ft built up. Proposals may consider spatial flexibility fulfilling all the needs of their users. The Space program for the proposal must include but is not limited to:

  1. Living Area
  2. Sleeping Area for 2
  3. Cooking and Dining Area
  4. Toilet space
  5. Workspace
  6. Recreation space
  7. Any other function that the participant wishes to add to the Tree House

The design should centre around a unique character, one that reinforces and maximises our relationship with Nature. Client Interaction is one of the critical components of the design proposal. For the purpose of this competition, entrants may assume an individual, couple, or a genre of people, based on the design concept.

The proposed design may also consider modern technological advancements in architecture to make the tree-house archetype adaptive to its surroundings, making it a comfortable home by
eliminating any type of hazards.

Site Selection
Participants are to decide the location for the proposal, such as coastal areas, riverbanks, mountains, forests, or any urban environments. Choose your tree, dare more, design your treehouse. Source and images Courtesy of Volume Zero.

  • Schedule
  • Competition Starts: 14 May 2021
  • Early Registration Ends: 16 July 2021
  • Queries Deadline: 06 August 2021
  • Regular Registration Ends: 20 August 2021
  • Submission Deadline: 27 August 2021
  • Annoucement of Winners: 29 October 2021

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