Your dream home is not your grandmother’s, and it certainly won’t be your granddaughter’s. As the modern family evolves in an increasingly unaffordable housing market, with populations pushing out of the suburbs towards downtown, current models of the single family home don’t seem so tenable, or desirable, anymore. ‘Smart’ devices and shared ownership options add invisible degrees of customization, while perhaps at the expense of domestic ownership as the key to financial stability.
With this shift in mind, architecture should undergo a Case Study 2.0 program. How can we define and design what “domesticity” can be for today’s modern family?
The Call for Submissions under Archinect's July editorial theme, "Domesticity", is open immediately. We're accepting both editorial and project submissions. Details below:
》Project Submissions: Case Study 2.0
The Case Study homes of the post-war era became icons of architectural idealism and pragmatism, while also setting the tone for what familial domesticity in the modern era could mean (for better or for worse). Today, what is the ideal model for domestic life? What style of residential architecture might best accommodate it?
We want to see your version of the Case Study House, 2.0, designed for your version of the family 2.0. It can be any size, for any definition of the “family” unit, located anywhere, under any ownership model. All of these details should be apparent in the design or project description.
》Editorial Submissions: Realtor Ad 2.0
Before anyone gets to live in a Case Study 2.0 home, it has to be imagined. Using only words, how might you describe such a house and its program? In 500 words or less, write a realtor ad for your ideal version of a home in the Case Study 2.0 program. This can be as formal or as offbeat as you like, so long as it conveys the idea of what the house looks/feels like, who it’s for, where it’s situated, what it costs, its scale, and what can happen inside.
The deadline for submitting is Sunday, July 24 at 11:59 pm (PST).
For more information, and to submit, fill out this form.
Still have questions? Ask Amelia.
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