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Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Competition Introduction

An eco-friendly housing solution - Off-the-grid - Tiny Home Design.

Our lives depend on the systems that complete our housing requirements. What happens if these grid systems fail? The sustainable approach to housing is essential for human survival. This competition challenges you to design an off-the-grid dream home within the limit of 37sq.m, with spaces that fulfill all the basic functioning of the house most innovatively and effectively.

Explore your design thinking to develop ideas that can fit within the limited space, mainly focusing on sustainability.

This competition aims to address the issue of:
• Dependency of housing systems on the grid system
• The ever-increasing wants over needs
• The financial constraints
• The exploitation of Nature – impact on the environments
• Encroaching the space of other living beings

“Less is more.”
– Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Design an off-the-grid dream home with all the necessities and a sustainable approach.
Home for two people with innovative spaces.

Keywords: Off-grid, Tiny Home, Sustainable Home
• Off-Grid: Without using or depending on public utilities.
• Tiny Home: Downsizing living spaces, simplifying and essentially living with less.
• Sustainable Home: Efficient use of energy and resources with minimal impact on the environment.

“More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less.”
– Cait Flanders.