Director's Choice Award: Baumgartner+Uriu Architecture
Through the ages, architects have continuously investigated the role that homes play in our lives. These investigations present us with new notions of home environments that completely rethink the home, like Peter Eisenman’s House VI or Kurokawa’s Nagakin Capsule Tower, and sometimes rethink specific things within a home, like the elevator in OMA’s Maison Bordeaux.
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live.