Design Winner of the tiny house competition

Published on March 24th, 2016 | by Dawn Killough

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Chicago Tiny House Design Competition Winners

Winner of the tiny house design competition in Chicago

The winners of the Chicago AIA’s tiny house design competition were announced recently. Launched in November 2015, the competition solicited entries to address young adult homelessness in Chicago as part of the Tiny Homes Summit.

The winning entry, “A House for Living In,” is composed of 11 336-square-foot units and one interior community space gathered around a central courtyard. The project costs an estimated $73 per square foot, which is substantially less expensive than typical affordable housing, which is in the range of $200-400 per square foot, according to the AIA’s press release.

Tiny house design competition winner

“A HOUSE FOR LIVING IN” BY TERRY HOWELL, AIA, LEED GA, LON STOUSLAND, AND MARTY SANDBERG, AIA, HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TINY HOMES COMPETITION. (COURTESY AIA CHICAGO)

The central courtyard is entered through a locked front gate, and is envisioned as a gathering space and communal garden. Juror Benet Haller commented, “The submission’s site and floor plans are very efficient. Locations for storage are well thought out and the sleeping area is nicely separated from the living area. The use of brick on the exterior is a nice touch. Everything about this submittal works well.”

A prototype of “A House for Living In” will be constructed for the Tiny Homes Summit at the University of Illinois at Chicago on April 18 to 19.

Tiny house design competition second place

SECOND PLACE ENTRY BY CHICAGO-BASED WHEELER KEARNS ARCHITECTS. (COURTESY AIA CHICAGO)

Tiny house design competition third place

THIRD PLACE – “BOX HOUSE” BY CHICAGO-BASED TEAM OF JOE VILLANTI, AIA, TYLER HOPWOOD, AND RYAN ARNAUDOV, LEED AP BD&C. (COURTESY AIA CHICAGO)

Tiny house design competition honorable mention

HONORABLE MENTION – “THE LONGHOUSE” BY CHICAGO-BASED TEAM GEORGI TODOROV OF PAPPAGEORGE HAYMES AND PETYA PETROVA OF PIERRE-YVES ROCHON. (COURTESY AIA CHICAGO)

Tiny house design competition honorable mention

HONORABLE MENTION – “BRONZE SQUARE” NEW YORK CITY-BASED DAVID BRAVO SALVA AND BLANCA RODRIGUEZ PEIS. (COURTESY AIA CHICAGO)

Source: A/N Blog

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has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and is the author of Green Building Design 101, an e-book available from Amazon. She is a LEED AP and Certified Green Building Advisor, and has worked on the LEED Certification of three projects in Salem, Oregon. She is currently a Contract Administrator at Rich Duncan Construction.  



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