LIXIL INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN SUBMISSION
IN COLLABORATION WITH ADITI SHETYE, CALEB SILLARS, JORDANA MAISE, MARK RAKHMANOV AND YULIYA SAVELYEVA
ADVISOR: DANIEL KIDD, BJARKE INGELS GROUP
The LIXIL International Student Architectural Competition is the brainchild of renowned architect, Kengo Kuma and is hosted by LIXIL JS Foundation. Situated on a site in the Memu Meadows of Hokkaido's Taiki-cho, the competition seeks sustainable architectural solutions from nominative universities around the world. Parsons School of Design was selected alongside 11 international design institutions to assemble a team to submit a proposal for the 6th Annual Competition.
“COMFORT AND LIGHTNESS”
One contemporary concept of comfort hinges on blocking out the environment and creating barriers. perhaps what we really need today is to live in closer proximity to nature. Please design a light shelter, one which can be easily assembled and moved, and also allows residents to enjoy a comfortable life. The ability to move the house means interpreting, considering, and creating a relationship with its surroundings. The ability to easily assemble it means it can become linked with the natural environment and draw out the richness of the place. Please devise a house that can be easily assembled and moved by 5 people in one day, and will allow the residents to enjoy the environment, both the summer and winter in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido. The relationship with nature and the surrounding area in your proposal might also include a method of interpreting the environment if the house was relocated to a city.