29 Feb '12, 12pm

Hey Architects, Can You Design a 100-Mile House? #design

Hey Architects, Can You Design a 100-Mile House? #design

Log cabins , igloos, stone houses , and caves -- historically, most homes were constructed from the materials available in the surrounding area. But is it still possible to build a hyper-local house in the modern, urbanized world? Riffing on the once-trendy "100-Mile Diet " (and the subsequent 100-Mile Cafe , 100-mile diet bike tour , 100-mile bathroom ...), the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia has issued a challenge to architects, designers, students, and anyone else who thinks they're up to the task: Design an environmentally sustainable and aesthetically pleasing four-person home "using only materials and systems made/manufactured/recycled within 100 miles of the City of Vancouver." Search For Prototypes Entrants in the global competition , which kicked off this month and closes to submissions April 26, are encouraged to ignore costs and Vancouver-specific bu...

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