SELF SUFFICIENT HOUSING

SELF SUFFICIENT HOUSING

1st Advanced Architecture Contest

Auteur:Vicente Guallart

Uitgever:IAAC

  • Paperback
  • Engels
  • 384 pagina's
  • 1 jun. 2006

The Self-Sufficient competition, created for students and professionals to inspire changes in how new buildings are designed and constructed, challenged participants to design a self-sufficient and ecologically oriented dwelling. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has collected a selection of entries presented during its 1st Advanced Architecture Contest: Self-Sufficient Housing.

In the early 20th century, the concept of 'dwelling' was defined as a 'machine for living', a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. Today, a century later, we face the challenge of constructing a sustainable or self-sufficient dwelling, a living organism that interacts with its environment, exchanging resources, and which functions as an entirely independent entity.

The Self-Sufficient competition, created for students and professionals to inspire changes in how new buildings are designed and constructed, challenged participants to design a self-sufficient and ecologically oriented dwelling. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has collected a selection of entries presented during its 1st Advanced Architecture Contest: Self-Sufficient Housing.

In the early 20th century, the concept of 'dwelling' was defined as a 'machine for living', a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. Today, a century later, we face the challenge of constructing a sustainable or self-sufficient dwelling, a living organism that interacts with its environment, exchanging resources, and which functions as an entirely independent entity.


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