Mobitecture – Design X Design’s new competition encourages creation of ‘movable habitats’!

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An initiative dedicated towards collaborating with various creative communities in India, Design x Design is also responsible in raising awareness on various relevant issues. They have always been instrumental in harnessing a holistic platform for the amalgamation of all design formats, for the greater good. Thus, the primary aim behind this endeavor of Design x Design is to encourage architects, students, professional designers and all creative thinkers globally; to put their innovative acumen at a test and concoct a layout which functions as a first step towards building our utopian world. “Humans are nomadic by instinct. In the broader evolution of humankind through time, the notion of settling down to make home and hearth, is relatively a recent phenomenon which has created more problems than solved for the species. Designing a mobile habitat or a habitat on the move is an avant-garde way to allow individuals of all professions to explore the built environment of the future”, states Iftikar Mulk Chishti – Principal of Studio IF and Convenor of Design x Design.

Along with proposing deploy able residential modules, the brief of this International competition also entails an aspect of sustainability. The designed entries must cater to the immediate requisites of the environment, thus imbibing an Eco-friendly approach. “To live in harmony with other forms of life on earth; and with nature as a whole should have come naturally to us, but that has not been the case”, states the Principal Architect of Ant Studio – Ar. Monish Siripurapu. Popularly known for designing projects which target to influence ‘greener’ lifestyles, Ant Studio also advocates the merge of technological advancements with sustainable solutions – to create germane built concepts. Explaining the requirement of creating ‘greener’ built structures for the competition and the world at large, Ar. Monish further elucidates, “Due to the over exploitation of resources and other toxic practices, we are at the brink of the topple. It is about time that we save this benediction called Earth; and conceive perspectives that are fresh yet comply with current contemporary obligations.”

The esteemed panel of Jury, housing noted designers from all over the world, has been released on their website including
James Law (James Law Cybertecture)
Janet Salem (UNEP)
Alireza Taghaboni (Studio Next)
Iftikar Mulk Chishti (Studio IF)
Monish Siripurapu (Ant Studio).