d3 Housing tomorrow 2016

concorso internazionale di progettazione

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iscrizioni entro il 15 gennaio | consegna entro il 1 febbraio 2016

Nuove strategie urbane per vivere il futuro. È il tema generale da cui prende spunto il concorso internazionale annuale d3 Housing tomorrow, che invita architetti, designer, ingegneri e studenti a esplorare approcci innovativi sul tema dell'abitare, declinato alle diverse scale. L'edizione 2016 è dedicata a proposte di trasformazione in grado di portare avanti diversi concetti: sostenibilità, prestazioni energetiche, interazione sociale, etc..

Exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical lens for visualizing new housing strategies for living in the future. Among the most acclaimed speculative housing awards, the annual d3 Housing Tomorrow international competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.

The 2016 competition calls for transformative solutions that advance sustainable thought, building performance, and social interaction through study of intrinsic environmental geometries, social behaviors, urban implications, and programmatic flows. Special emphasis may be placed on housing concepts that investigate dialogues including engagement of internal/external socio-economic diversity, change/adaptability over time, public/private spatial connectivity, and permanence/impermanence of materials.

d3 challenges participants to rethink strategies for investigating residential design from macro-to-micro scales ranging from urban—promoting broader physical interconnectivity; communal—exploiting an interaction of units with shared facilities; and internal—examining the interior particularity of the unit, individual, or family in housing design toward promoting identity, ownership, and intimacy.

The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition allows designers freedom to approach their creative process in a scale-appropriate manner, from large-scale master planning endeavors, to individual building concepts, to notions of the interior realm. Although there are no restrictions on site, scale, program, or residential building typology, proposals should carefully address their selected context.

Competition categories

  • Category 1: open category that calls for innovative residential design proposals envisioned for worldwide site locations. All projects will be entered into this category.
  • Special mention categories: all projects will be eligible for typology-specific special mentions.


  • Category 1: First Place $1000 cash prize
  • Second Place $500 cash prize
  • Third Place $250 cash prize

Special mention categories: High-Density / Medium-Density / Low-Density / Suburban Intervention / Single-Family / Interior Architecture / Depoloyable-Modular / Designed Object

Registration deadline: January 15, 2016
Submission deadline: February 1, 2016

Details: www.d3space.org/competitions

d3 is an organization committed to advancing innovative positions in architecture, art, and design by providing a collaborative environment for architects, artists, designers, and students from around the world.