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Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2006

March 24, 2006
by Canadian Architect

This is a competition for the Planless House. It is generally thought that the plan is a means for describing lifestyle. The fundamental principle of this descriptive technique is division through the device of walls. People understand the lines on a drawing indicating the walls as describing the essence of a house. Yet should a house be walls? Why can we not describe a house just by furniture? Why can we not describe a house just by tableware? Or what about a descriptive method using only floor textures? Or it would also be possible to describe a house in terms of air temperature or malodorous places due to wind flows. If this is investigated more thoroughly, the house could also be said to somehow become a manifestation of its era. The competition thus concerns a “planless” condition.

Prizes totalling 1,500,000 yen will be distributed at the discretion of the jury.

The submission deadline is September 11, 2006; registration is not necessary. Please mail entries to:

Entries Committee
Shinkenchiku Residential Competition 2006
Shinkenchiku-sha, Co., Ltd. 2-31-2
Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8501

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