The concept of Home means something different around the world. In some places, it's an apartment in a tall tower and in others it's a stucco building by a small road. Whichever option describes your life best, a home should be a dignified place that provides for your needs and supports your future.
The question becomes, why do so few homes do this? Especially in developing communities around the world. How can design be a light for a better life?
At DesignClass we are passionate about exploring how design can have a positive impact on people's lives. We don't believe a home has to be fancy or grand but it does have to be safe, uplifting, and purposeful.
This is your challenge, design a sustainable and dignified home for families in developing communities around the world.
The home should utilize local materials, adapt to the local environment, be sized appropriately for families in this community, and should feature an economic space where the family can run a small store or business.
We see this competition as an opportunity to expand your frame of mind and study how people in a different context can live, work, and flourish. Your home may be any size and made of any materials. All we ask is that you make your best attempt to understand the context of the community.
We created a FAQ at the bottom of this page and this helpful video.
All approved submissions will be judged by a panel of anonymous designers. This panel will determine the Grand Prize Winner.
All approved submissions will be opened to public voting. This public voting will be live on our blog, goDiscoverDesign.com until June 28 2021. The submission with the most verified votes will be deemed the Designer's Choice Award winner.
Submission deadline: June 7, 2021 (11:59 PM PST)
Voting Opens: June 9, 2021
Voting Closes: June 28, 2021
Winners announced: June 30, 2021