MOBIE & THE CIH STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019
A 21st CENTURY HOME FOR LIFE
FROM ‘STARTER’ TO THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILY
This design challenge is asking you to think about the 21st century home. How do people actually live in their homes and what things like technology, affordability, size, space (private and shared), family growth, sustainability, comfort, individuality, work, entertainment, aesthetics must we consider when designing new family homes?
The concept of this ‘home for life’ begins with a ‘starter’ home for a single person possibly with a partner. As the family needs and circumstances increase, the home and space will be extended with the addition and attachment of new modules. Thus a home for the multi-generational family can be created. This modular system will allow for disassembly and affordable re-location with minimum disruption and re-modelling if and when required and eventual down-sizing.
MOBIE and the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) are your clients and manufacturers for this house.
SEE YOUR HOME DESIGN BECOME REALITY!
It is MOBIE and the CIH’s intent for the winning home design to be developed by the architects of MOBIE LAB and professionally structurally engineered enabling the manufacture and assembly of modules within the CIH at the MTC using their robotic technology. It is further hoped that a sample selection can be transported and exhibited at major home and design events later in the year with the full design scheme showcased and experienced in virtual reality.
HERE’S WHERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CHALLENGE
To register your school simply fill in the form below. Your design proposal and presentations should be submitted by Friday 26th of April 2019. A shortlist of finalist schemes will be selected and those teams will be invited to attend an event hosted by the Construction Innovation Centre at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on Friday 28th of June 2019.
HOW TO get started
Once you have registered, you can download the challenge brief using the link below and dive right in. Your team will find all the information they need to start designing their 21st Century Home for Life!