Can text be included on the four graphic boards?
Text is not permitted on graphic boards aside from number labels (example: ① ② ③). Number labels included on graphic boards may be defined on the project text summary board. Boards will be reviewed by jury members alongside their respective text summaries.
What are the competition objectives?
Submissions should define how a resident or residents interact with the proposed living space. Submissions may explore the home in today's age and the evolution of residential elements to meet emerging trends. Submissions may propose any geographical location, coastal or not, but should consider the relationship between their site and life within the home. Submissions may also propose homes with no defined site. Participants are not required to address all objectives and considerations.
What is the evaluation criteria for the competition?
The jury will evaluate projects based on the participants' interpretation of the program and ability to meet the competition objectives. arch out loud encourages creativity and innovation. Winning projects should inspire with great ideas and compel with memorable visuals. The jury reserves the right to add additional criteria that they deem critical to the topic and site. Additionally, the jury reserves the right to select projects that do not meet all of the criteria as long as they justify their selection.
Can I submit a project that was done in a school studio?
Yes; participants are welcome to submit projects that were done in school as long as they meet the requirements of the competition.
Is the SHELTER competition restricted to only students or only professionals?
The competition is open to all designers, no matter age, location, or experience.
How does my team receive the the 3D models that are available for the competition?
Upon registering for the competition teams will receive confirmation emails that include downloadable model links.
Where do I get my team number?
Your team’s identification number is the order number that appears on the top right of the confirmation email upon registration. The confirmation is only sent to the email provided during the payment.
How many team members can be involved in my project?
A maximum of four team members is permitted.
Can I change team members after I register?
Teams are welcome to add, remove, or edit team members as long as their total members does not exceed four.
Is the SHELTER competition judged anonymously?
All SHELTER proposals are reviewed anonymously by the competition jury. Upon registration each team receives a randomized numeric code (ex. 2947502), this code is the only mean by which boards are identified.
Should my team design on the exterior of the structural shell or the interior?
The focus of the design competition is designing within the structural shell. Participants may design elements outside the shell to the extent that it better represents their design intentions within the shell. Designs may design the apertures that puncture the shell, the entry points through the shell, and elements that interact with the shell. Jury considerations will focus on the elements within in priority over exterior elements.
Can my design team select multiple structural shells to proceed with?
Only a single submission (one structural shell) may be submitted per registration. Teams that wish to explore multiple shells are required to complete a registration for each submission that they wish to submit a design proposal for.
What type pf graphic representations should be included on submission materials?
Participants may include renderings, building sections, floor plans, and any graphic representation that does not include text. Text should only be included in the project text summary.
Are the structural shells associated with the competition proven to be hurricane resilient?
The shells associated with the SHELTER competition are three of the nearly infinite configurations that can be constructed using the prefabricated system created by Deltec Homes. Circular designs assure that hurricane strength winds don’t build up enough pressure on any side of a home to cause catastrophic structural failures. Combined with a systematic approach to hurricane resistance including a radial support system and superior materials, Deltec's homes can withstand the strongest hurricanes. Deltec Homes are located all around the world and have been being built for over 50 years.
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