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MICRO

A New Living Revolution

Welcome to Eleven’s 10th competition. In this challenge, we started a living revolution. ‘Macro to Micro’ was a two-challenge competition looking at revolutionising the way we live from the city to the human scale. In this competition, we focused on the MICRO element and asked the creative community to engage with the idea of new living and housing paradigms for the 21st century on a human scale.

The Living Revolution is here and it is MICRO!

This competition was run in partnership with BETA Housing 2018, an event that brought together some of the most influential voices to provide an insightful and engaging discussion on the future of residential developments and housing. The event was held in Manchester (UK) on the 12th July 2018.


winner

the AD-HOMES

Chariton Lazarides
(Greece)

Future Housing of the Unprivileged “Advertising live from your house” Today’s social media users, using their personal life to advertise products, like clothes, jewellery, food, etc. in order to earn money. In future, as automatism, more and more is evolving, the low-economic class is becoming the victim. Is the interaction of humans with the servant spaces is over? Or can we reverse it? The Project is provisioning a new way of Affordable Housing as the Social Media, as we know today, could need alternative ideas towards the near future. This advertising system is translated into a new relationship of House-Shops-Brands…

runner up

Modular Future

Vladislav Kulikovskiy, Arsen Khairov, Margarita Podgornaya & Ildar Ildarkhanov
(Russia)

The future is with 3D printers. Even today there are prototypes that can print using concrete of various brands. In decades, this technology will be sufficiently developed to print quality products. Therefore, we have developed modules printable via a 3d printer, filling the frame with concrete. The big attention today is given to recycling and plastic disposal. Given this, we have decided to use as much plastic as possible in our modules. Which is why we use fiberglass reinforcements from recycled plastic. For warm keeping special prepared plastic bottles are filled with air. Such material has an excellent heat loss…


Honourable Mentions:

Plug In Forest

Lina Geseviciute
(Lithuania)

The form of the contemporary city has been perceived as a source of environmental problems. The way we design and think about the city is always a topic of discussion. One of the main issues that cities are facing today and will be definitely facing in the upcoming future is the lack of space. This is where the idea of COMPACTNESS comes into place for the future city. With this concept, I am trying to achieve compactness strategy of the built environment that would help to achieve more SUSTAINABLE URBAN FORMS. I also suggest that this type of development should be in…

The Beneficial Urban Para-site

Christina Dahdaleh, Lauren Poon, Caoimhe Loftus & Michael Dillon
(UK, Canada, Ireland)

Micro does not simply mean smaller Etymologically, Micro comes from ‘Mica’ which means crumb, bit, grain a part of a larger construct, while ‘Smika’ ‘Micare’ means, to flash, glitter – temporary or fleeting. Instead of redefining small dwellings, we have turned our attention to how new ways of being in the city, of taking part and owning, of being part of a larger construct. Of participating in new forms of community. Para-site To survive some parasitic plants don’t need to synthesise – no need for leaves; they latch and take, and often give back to the host in unexpected ways.…

Contemporary Efficiency _ Gyroid Housing

Dongyoun Lee
(South Korea)

The Most Efficiency in Architecture When did the curve disappear from architecture? Before modern architecture, the curve has continued to exist as an efficient form of architecture. However, after the flat roof became possible, the curve disappeared at once due to the efficiency problem that it was difficult to construct. Now that 3D printing or CNC processing technology has been developed, the way of construction is changing. Is only straight line efficient for construction? Modern Efficiency: Domino System Since the modern times, architecture has been designed to meet the minimal structural needs by separating the structure only as a floor…

VVV (Vila Verde Vertical)

Ricardo Gazzalle Ferretti & Priscilla Cloretti Ruggeri Ferretti
(Brazil)

Today, in the United Kingdom and across the world, there is an ever-growing shortage of homes brought on by the increasing demand for houses which exceeds the supply. As a result, more greenfield sites are being developed for residential neighbourhoods on the outskirts of major cities and in new towns being built with the idea of maximising profits and numbers rather than quality of design and lifestyle. The metropolises and their outskirts, generally in the world, are usually grey sceneries with practically no green areas and an unhealthy urban environment. This situation, although real, is not what the people who…

MODULAR MANSION

Fedor Torgashev & Victoria Zarayskaya
(Russia)

Today we are seeing a lot of modular houses. This type of housing is quite actual nowadays because of its lower price, it was designed for customers with not high income. What if modular housing is attractive from both the visually and the price aspects? The architectural paradigm of the present — maximum comfort for the owner. We offer the paradigm of the future — maximum comfort at affordable prices. What does it mean? It means that the customer has the opportunity to regulate the price of the house in any directions. The customer could regulate everything: number of rooms,…

MICRO-NOT SO BIG LIVING, A STUDY ON RIGHT-SIZING

Camilo Cerro
(USA)

PROGRAM: The idea behind this micro-house is to develop a system of prefabricated modules that can be put together to create a house specifically designed for an individual, group or family. The modular components can be organized in term of the user’s requirements, each of the modules having a different function. The house functions linearly, so the modules get placed side by side creating a longitudinal distribution. As the family changes, the house modules can be rearranged, added or subtracted. The system provides interior and exterior spaces, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom modules, all designed to match together into a distinct…


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The Beneficial Urban Para-site

Christina Dahdaleh, Lauren Poon, Caoimhe Loftus & Michael Dillon
(UK, Canada, Ireland)

Micro does not simply mean smaller Etymologically, Micro comes from ‘Mica’ which means crumb, bit, grain a part of a larger construct, while ‘Smika’ ‘Micare’ means, to flash, glitter – temporary or fleeting. Instead of redefining small dwellings, we have turned our attention to how new ways of being in the city, of taking part and owning, of being part of a larger construct. Of participating in new forms of community. Para-site To survive some parasitic plants don’t need to synthesise – no need for leaves; they latch and take, and often give back to the host in unexpected ways.…


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Jury:

Meet your jury, formed by world leading pioneers, designers, architects, planners, decision-makers and academics in the field of architecture and urbanism.

Annalie Riches

Co-Founder, Mikhail Riches Architects

Annalie Riches

Co-Founder, Mikhail Riches Architects

Coming soon....

Katy Lock

Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association

Katy Lock

Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association

Katy is garden cities and new towns Projects and Policy Manager at the Town & Country Planning Association, where she leads on the association’s campaigns and promotion of garden city principles in policy, legislation, education and the arts. This involves working with a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations and individuals, at all stages of planning, design and delivery.

Katy is a chartered town planner and has a background in planning, urban design and sustainability. Katy is currently a trustee for Planning Aid for London and recently co-authored ‘The Art of Building a Garden City: Designing New Communities for the C21st’ (RIBA Publishing, 2017).

Adam Vickers

Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture

Adam Vickers

Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture

Squareyard is a progressive Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio based in Manchester, providing professional consultancy services to residential and commercial clients across the UK and internationally.

The practice specialise in creating socially and environmentally responsive designs, with strong connections to the natural landscape.

Adam is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with a comprehensive and varied portfolio spanning eighteen years in the industry. Prior to forming Squareyard Adam worked extensively on complex Urban Design, Masterplanning, Public Realm and Infrastructure projects across the UK, The Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Adam has previously worked for Plincke, BDP, LFA Pacific and Capita and has collaborated with many of the leading construction and consulting firms on large multidisciplinary projects across a wide range of sectors

Lisa Kinch

Associate Architect at Farrells & Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture

Lisa Kinch

Associate Architect at Farrells & Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture

Lisa joined Farrells in October 2017 to establish the new Manchester office and is working on the Northern Gateway Masterplan. She is an enthusiastic architect with experience of delivering projects from feasibility through planning to construction with a focus on buildability, whilst remaining true to the original design concept.

Wayne Hemingway

Chairman at CABE & Founder of Hemingway Design

Wayne Hemingway

Chairman at CABE & Founder of Hemingway Design

Over the past decade Hemingway Design have delivered a number of high profile and award winning affordable new build housing schemes, work on “turning round” some troubled estates and have extensive worldwide knowledge of great urban design and architecture.

Wayne has been chairman of the “placemaking campaigning body” Building For Life (part of CABE, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) for the past 8 years. www.buildingforlife.org.

He is a trustee board member of Design Council CABE.

His views are political, often controversial, and as Hemingway Design works with some of Britain’s largest housebuilders, are from the “inside” of industry that has a significant impact on the economy and our well being.

Steve Sheen

Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council

Steve Sheen

Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council

Bio coming soon!

Max Farrell

Senior Partner at Farrells

Max Farrell

Senior Partner at Farrells

Max is a Senior Partner at Farrells, internationally renowned architects with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, where he has led on high profile projects including Earls Court, Old Oak Common and Royal Albert Dock as well as proposals for low cost, lifting bridges in East London and 21st Century mansion blocks as affordable housing. He is an expert in public affairs and urban planning, having previously been Community & Regeneration Leader at ERS the world’s leading provider of electoral services.

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea founded Eleven Magazine in 2015 and currently works as its Editor in Chief and Creative Director.

He was born in Bologna in 1984 and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Italy, Hungary, Russia and Austria. At the age of 17 he moved to the UK to pursue his higher education in Architecture.

Andrea holds a BA (Hons) Architecture degree (2006), a Diploma in Architecture (2009), and in 2010 was awarded a fully-funded doctorate studentship, which he successfully completed with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Regeneration in 2014.

His architecture career has seen him active in both research, academia and practice. He has worked for Grimshaw Architects in London and taught at University in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on subjects ranging from architecture/urban history and theory, sustainable design, emergent architectural trends, modular/movable architecture, responsive dynamic design, and nature-inspired design.

Andrea is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

In parallel to Eleven, Andrea works as a freelance designer and architect on experimental projects and international collaborations.

In his spare time Andrea enjoys traveling, photography and (English weather permitting) riding around on his motorcycle avoiding woodland creatures on country lanes.

Eleven's competitions are the ideal arena for generating pro-active international think-tanks in a whole variety of contemporary hot topics and contexts: from social issues to environmental threats, new technologies, shifting urban landscapes, exotic ecological havens, product design, fashion and - why not - even outer space!

We love competitions because they are instrumental in highlighting emerging talent and starting design-led revolutions around the world.

Our challenges have had exhibitions in Europe and the USA,  published in multiple international magazines such as the Architecture Review, the AJ, Dezeen, Archdaily and Designboom, and consistently win awards year after year.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

2015 - Our inaugural competition 'Cambodia' wins the 3rd place in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards, and Eleven is officially in business.

2016 - 'Moontopia' is featured as 7th in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2017 - Eleven becomes the most popular competition portal in the world with a double-whammy placement two competitions - 'Rome' (winning 3rd place) and 'Planetarium' (arriving in 5th place) - being featured in the top-5 places in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2018 - Watch this space...

Cambodia 2015 Jury Team:

Andrew Maynard (Andrew Maynard Architects), Arthur Andersson (Andersson-Wise), Camillo Boano (The Bartlett, UCL), Christine Murray (Editor in Chief, Architectural Review), Elena Douvlou (Metropolitan University of Athens), Ingrid Bille (BilleByeSheid), Massimo Forese (+39 Architects), Mathilde Marengo (IAAC, Barcelona), Perry Hopper (Grimshaw), Shaun O'Rourke (BAC), Tom Kundig (Olson Kundig), Andrea Verenini (Editor, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) charity.

San Francisco 2016 Jury Team:

Amy Frearson (Deputy Editor of Architecture, Dezeen), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Carlos Arnaiz (CAZA), Chris White (BIG), Hasdai Westbrook (Editor, Impact Design Hub), John Barton (Dean of Architecture, Stanford University), Jonny McKenna (Metropolitan Workshop), Karen Nelson (Dean, BAC), Leon Roast (BIG), Lewis Knight (Gensler), Kristi Loui (Gensler), Matthew Mazzotta (MIT), NAP+P Architects (Winner of Cambodia 2015: consisting of members Natthapol Pongplanchai, Planin Chantalert, Porncharoen Orbanratmanee, Pratchaya Lertruck Sadee), Roger Hawkins (Hawkins/Brown), Trent Tesch (KPF), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Project Night Night charity. 

Moontopia Jury Team:

ASPECT Studios (Winners of San Francisco 2016), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (IDEA Architecture Office), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Brent Sherwood (NASA), Christina Ciardullo (Carnegie Mellon University), Kriss J. Kennedy (NASA), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Biomimicry Jury Team:

Alexander Walter (Editor, Archinect & Bustler), Jan Utzon (Utzon Associates Architects), Richard James MacCowan (Biomimicry Institute UK), Timothy McGee (LikoLab), Yaniv Peer (Exploration Architecture), Marko Brajovic (Atelier Marko Brajovic), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Rome 2017 Jury Team:

Patrik Schumacher (Director, Zaha Hadid Architects), Francesco Gatti (3Gatti), Francesco Lipari (OFL Architecture / Cityvision Magazine), Emanuel Jalbert (In Situ), Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno and Andrea Tanci (SET Architects), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Planetarium Jury Team:

Christina Ciardullo (Architectural Designer and Educator), Thomas Wang (Partner, Ennead Architects), Lars Lindberg Christensen (Head of Education and Public Outreach, ESO), Dan Goods (Artist in Residence, NASA JPL), Eric Hanson (Founder and Partner, xRez Studio), Jim Sweitzer (Astrophysicist and Museum Consultant), Stephen Dubois (Secretary, Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society), Charles Beichman (Executive Director, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech / NASA JPL), Dennis Cohen (Creative Director and Experience Designer, Ralph Applebaum Associates),  Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with Christina Ciardullo and sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)

Shelter 48 Jury Team:

Abeer Seikaly (Architect & Cultural Designer), Narinder Sagoo (Partner, Fosters + Partners), Hakan Gürsu (Founder & CEO, Designnobis), Amro Callam (Executive Director, Architecture for Society), Karina Ashrapova (Winner, Eleven's Biomimicry Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven) Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Poster graphics designed by Concept BRE

Safari (Matobo, Zimbabwe 2017) Jury Team:

Beks Ndlovu (CEO, African Bush Camps), Derek Solomon (Animal Behaviour and Communication Specialist/Author/Private Guide), Rob Janisch (Biomimicry and Genius of Nature Guru/Private Guide), Chris Browne (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Debra Fox (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Charlene Hewat (CEO, Environment Africa), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with African Bush Camps and also in support of their charity African Bush Camp Foundation.

Marstopia Jury Team:

Andrew Aldrin (Son of legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Director of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (Architect and Academic, IDEA Architecture Office), Jessie Andjelic (Founding Partner of SPECTACLE and Head of Mars Studio at the University of Calgary), Marc Guberman (Team Leader of the Mars Habitat Project and Partner at Fosters + Partners), Stefano Boeri (Founding Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti), SEArch Architects (Awarded first place in NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challange), Vera Mulyani (CEO and Founder, Mars City Design), ZA Architects (Directors and Co-Founders Dmitry Zhuikov and Arina Agieieva), Monika Lipinska, Laura Olivier and Inci Ogun (Winners of Eleven's Moontopia Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Competition friend: Mars City Design

Macro to Micro Jury Team:

Adam Vickers (Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture), Wayne Hemingway (Chairman at CABE and Founder of Hemingway Design), Max Farrell (Senior Partner at Farrells), Lisa Kinch (Associate Architect at Farrells and Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture), Katy Lock (Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association), Steve Sheen (Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event is run in partnership with BETA Events, sponsored by Square Yard, and is part of the event BETA Housing 2018 (12 July, Manchester, UK).

Malecon (Havana) Jury Team:

Peter Noever (Professor, Principle at No/Ever Design and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Wolf D. Prix (Professor, Principle/CEO at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Theodore Hoerr (Founding Principal, Terrain Work), Paul Bulkeley (Design Director, Snug Architects), Carl Prusha (Professor, Director at CP Architects and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Carlos Arnaiz (Founding Partner, CAZA), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

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