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Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing

  • 12:58 - 10 December, 2018
Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing
Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing

Disruptive Design is a three-part design competition that seeks to address the challenges associated with designing and building affordable, owner-occupied housing.

Architects, designers, students, and those invested in urban development are invited to submit their speculative ideas for an owner-occupied housing development incorporating a flexible architectural solution that encourages wealth-building through homeownership and entrepreneurship. The competition will conclude with an occupant/buyer-ready prototype of the winning design.

THE CHALLENGE

The desire for affordable housing is present in both the gentrifying and underserved Chicago neighborhoods. In gentrifying areas, land values rise with desirability; in underserved areas, depreciated property and land values produce an appraisal gap that prohibits new development.

Construction of new affordable, owner-occupied housing is expensive and only becoming costlier. As the cost of construction and labor increases and incomes do not grow at pace, the affordability gap between what young professionals, small families, or first-time homebuyers can afford and the cost of construction becomes apparent to both developers and buyers—it is no longer advantageous to build starter homes. Subsidies, while helpful, cannot be the only long-term solution to this issue.

THE DISRUPTION

Develop a flexible residential structure that can accommodate various lot sizes and densities, as well as entrepreneurship and aging in place. Architects must innovate for affordability, utilizing new construction materials and methods, and providing single-family homes that offer opportunities for live- work situations, growing families, accessibility, and a new focus on the “gig” economy.

General question period opens:
November 15, 2018

First-round submissions:
December 1, 2018–January 31, 2019

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    31/01/2019 09:49
  • Price

    Free

This competition was submitted by an ArchDaily user. If you'd like to submit a competition, call for submissions or other architectural 'opportunity' please use our "Submit a Competition" form. The views expressed in announcements submitted by ArchDaily users do not necessarily reflect the views of ArchDaily.

Cite: "Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing" 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/907432/call-for-entries-disruptive-design-new-solutions-to-affordable-housing/> ISSN 0719-8884

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