Three floor plans. Three winners.
Hereâ€™s your chance to design a modern home in a wonderful urban community. Dwellâ„¢ invites our readers to submit design proposals for one of three varied floor plans for homes in The InfinitySM. A panel of industry experts, including Dwell owner and founder Lara Hedberg Deam, will review designs. Winning designers will see their vision materialize in cooperation with the developmentâ€™s designers.
The Infinity is a bold new architectural statement rising in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Two shimmering glass towers, with panoramic vistas of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and city skyline, The Infinity represents a bold imagining of the possibilities of urban living. The dramatic new residential complex, which will also include two mid-rise buildings, is slated for occupancy in early 2008. Reflecting its bold exterior, The Infinity is sure to inspire provocative interior design possibilities.
Project: The Infinity, a landmark of contemporary design in San Francisco.
Architects: Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica and Clark Manus and Jeffrey Heller of Heller Manus.
The Residences: The elegant concrete, steel, and glass 37- and 42-story residential towers will be among the tallest in the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows will give way to glorious views of the bay and skyline. A welcoming landscaped courtyard will feature a water wall and shade trees. The four curvaceous buildings offer one, two, or three bedrooms, and two expansive penthouse residences. Amenities include a 5,000-square-foot fitness center with saunas, a competition-length lap pool, a private screening room, spacious club lounge, and business center.
Design Challenge Overview:
The InfinitySM is a landmark of contemporary design. Centrally located in San Francisco’s Embarcadero District, The Infinity’s proximity to the bay offers a unique living experience.
The inside and outside become one through the sensuous, flowing curvature of floor-to-ceiling windows. Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica describes, “It’s as if you are in the largest bay window in the world.” Designs should reflect the unique experience of bringing the outdoors in.
In keeping with the vision for these luxury homes, designs should communicate understated elegance, absolute serenity, and contemporary luxury.
INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENTS
Flooring: Designers should indicate the type and color of the flooring they recommend for each room. Dwell/The Infinity will select the closest match from the many options offered by The Infinity Design Center, but the cost of the flooring shall not be included in the budget.
Wall Coverings: Cost of wall coverings (if any) must be included in the budget.
Installation of wall covering: Should not be included in the budget.
Shipping, storage, and installation: Should not be included in the budget.
The interior design budget for each unit is $75,000. All furnishings must be available for installation November 30, 2007. Please assume that all the cabinets, countertops, and appliances will remain as the architect selected, and that there are no architectural changes to the home. We want you to create your vision of elegance, serenity and luxury, within a budget that would enable an actual Infinity homeowner to realize this vision.
â€¢ Deadline for entries is June 18, 2007.
Three (3) grand prize winners, one design for each of the three unit types, will have their designs implemented by The Infinity. Sponsor reserves the right not to award any or all of the available prizes in the event that the entries do not meet Sponsorâ€™s standards. Winners will receive special recognition as part of The Infinity promotional materials, as well as within the Sales Center for the development and in the model unit, for a period of time to be determined by Sponsor. Each of the three winners will be given a budget of $75,000 for the purchase of furniture and other items necessary to implement the winning design. This budget is not a cash prize, and none of this amount is to be paid to any winner. The entire budget of $75,000 will go towards furnishings and other materials for the condominium, and no cash award is provided to the winners nor shall winners receive any compensation for any assistance winners may provide to Sponsor in implementing the winning designs. Winners may be asked to assist in coordinating implementation with The Infinityâ€™s designers, but Sponsor or Sponsorâ€™s designees will have the ultimate, final decision-making authority. Prizes are not transferable. Prizes are awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation from Sponsor. If a winner chooses not to accept prize, an alternate winner will be chosen.
Any board size is acceptable. Up to three boards can be submitted. Boards should include color and material samples, photos, etc. Please provide a binder with color copies/printouts of the specific recommended furniture, etc.
Entries should be mailed to:
The Infinity Design Challenge
40 Gold Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
All submissions must be postmarked by June 18, 2007. All entries must be original to contestant. Entry grants certain rights to sponsor and its agents.
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