Flexible Home Challenge
Design a modular, ultra-flexible, middle-class home that can be easily expanded, contracted or split during the lifetime of its owners. Design and construct a basic, minimum footprint module that can accommodate reasonable living spaces for a one- to multi-person household. The module must consider affordability, feasibility, changeability and be no more than three stories. Use of materials, building techniques, structural elements and approaches should emphasize sustainability as well as being equipped with the latest smart building and security technologies.
Envisioning an Ideal School Challenge
Design solutions to transform, reimagine, or repurpose underutilized common areas in a high school to improve, expand or otherwise enliven its value and use to the student body. Proposals must consider common spaces that accommodate studying or down time, food prep and consumption, and recreational or social space in and outside of the building. Use of materials, building techniques, structural elements and approaches should emphasize sustainability as well as being equipped with the latest smart building and security technologies.
Revitalize an Urban Block Challenge
Design solutions to enhance and stimulate new living and civic appropriation systems on a block wide scale. Proposed ideas should promote the revival of old usages, encourage the emergence of new activities and enhance job development. The challenge requires evidence of interdisciplinary skills including strategic site selection, structural rehabilitation or replacement, transportation, open or recreational spaces and other mixed use functions.
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