Enter this global competition to design sustainable materials and processes for low-income housing in Bangalore, India. The winning design will be scoped to be prototyped and you can win a trip to India with Peregrine Adventures.
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[co]design 2011: A Future Beyond Concrete is an open invitation to all creative minds to engage in finding low-cost, innovative alternatives to concrete, concrete reduction or concrete re-use within the real world context of low-income housing in Bangalore. This is a global competition to design materials, techniques or processes that create sustainable ways of building. A strong winning design will be scoped to be prototyped on the ground in India. The competition is an initiative of community oriented design ([co]design studio). This competition is hosted by the Open Architecture Network.
Design Competition Objectives There are two starting points: design new ways or adapt old ways. You may choose to look at an innovative design for a single material or construction technique. Equally the innovation could be readapting, evolving or promoting an existing material or process of making. Use the background material provided to frame, explore and develop your design concepts.
You could... Create a new material. Define a different method of construction. Engineer a process of making. Rebrand an old technology. Design a new one. Configure a network to disseminate. Employ recycled and reused materials. Pilot...