With an international call for entries, this competition truly allows one to think outside the box—outside the four walls of a typical home—
but not outside a 100 mile radius of Vancouver.
When settlers built structures to live in for long periods of time, it was a low-tech time
—materials were rudimentary and distribution was a challenge without local hardware stores—and necessity was the Mother of invention so only local materials were used.
Today’s home can be technologically advanced, and its systems managed electronically from the other side of the world, but what if the logic of the present was challenged? Promoted by The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia, that’s exactly the goal—to potentially change the way, the how and the what homes are built of and how we live in them.
Big ideas require that no rules restrict the creative process, so budgets and local zoning limitations will be lifted—and since it’s quite possible that one brilliant idea might cause the rules to change and allow for greater advances in any geographic area—let the competition begin!