A competition that promotes exploration of housing typologies toward determining new architectonic strategies for living in the future has proudly revealed the winners for 2010. The contest I am talking of is the d3 Housing Tomorrow competition. This 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 competition awarded three prizes and eight special mentions, to entries that provided transformative solutions that advance sustainable thought, building performance and social interaction. Home Spun: Water Harvesting Prefab Urban Housing for the Great Lakes Region, the project by Liminal Projects bagged the first spot, while Hongquiao Station: Living within the Shanghai Subway Station by Rafael Luna stood second. Smallness: Re-scripting Collective Housing in Szenzhen by Qili Yang succeeded in securing the third place.