Villa Vernacular – Kerala – Leisure is better when contextual

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PREMISEOur perception of leisure travel is changing in many ways due to many reasons lately. A trend shift where people now avoid crowded destinations against more peaceful solitude like places is not a surprise. Call it a pandemic risk or general change in mindset natural getaways and mostly countryside are gaining popularity the world over. But the real game-changer in this shift is almost negligible commute for most office going population and this will continue with coming generations. While the usual hustle was to squeeze in a holiday at a weekend now working from anywhere has opened a possibility to live within a vacation Instead of short What does this mean for the leisure industry? What possibilities does this liberated work-home relationship hold for dense cities that require no commute?BRIEFVilla Vernacular is a design challenge focused on building a motion towards responsible leisure properties across the world. It is an idea that looks towards equalizing the balance between rural identities and urban demands. The ability to pay does give access to every construction technology at hand, but the challenge wants to normalize the fact that living in rural areas should be a healthy exchange instead of closed compound construction and living like the city.The design brief is to develop a villa for a family of 4, who have switched to work from home completely and look to live in the countryside for half the year. The client profile can be defined by the participants followed by which design process can begin considering a vernacular approach for the entire building scheme.OBJECTIVESThe Client: Build a detailed client profile that covers description, choices, hobbies, and backgrounds.Place: Understand the context, the place, cultures, values, community from in relevant dimensions you wish to weave the design in. Spaces: Identity and craft spaces for the client and your understanding of the place. Knit: Develop the spaces and construction in relevance to the context the building belongs in. SUBMISSION GUIDELINESYou have to deliver an architectural outcome on the following site, based on the given outlines. • Recommended number of sheets/presentation images/boards: 3 (Three) of size [ 2800px x 3500px ] in portrait digital format (JPEG only).Minimum 3 (Three) & No maximum sheet limit. Each image should be less than 15MB. (Do not submit PNG format)Minimum requisite submissions are sheets/boards + Cover image containing:• Site plan (Compulsory)• Key conceptual sections x 1 (Minimum)• 3D views x 4• Additional cover image of 2000px x 1000px• Write an article/story in the Journal section# of the project (of about 700-1000 words) answering the questions given in the Additional Resources.#Journal Section appears midway in the project submission portal. More instructions in the additional resources.JUDGING CRITERIA & JUDGESThe entries will be judged by an international jury of the competition on the following criteria:Presentation: The fundamental to a good entry is a visual delivery of ideas.Concept/Idea: Quality of thought and intent in the pre-design phase.Spaces/Programme: How the spaces are calculated and ordered. Design Outcome The final architectural outcome of the solution.The judging panel can also add other criteria based on their internal discussions - which will be in line with the problem statement. Participants are advised to fulfill the above-given criteria first in their design. Names of the jury panel will be announced soon.
YEARBOOKWinners of this competition will get annually published with us in our e-yearbook and annual publications.
Registration Closes: 1 Mar 2021
Submission Deadline: 2 Mar 2021
Result Announcement: 29 Apr 2021
PRIZESPrize pool of worth 22,000$First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)Runner Up: 6 x 1300$ (For students and professionals)People’s Choice: 4 x 500$ (Open for all)Honorable Mention : 12 x 600$ Each
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