Could you design a House, the $300 can be built?
This is a difficult task for innovative designers out there. Professor at the Dartmouth offers a prize of $25,000 for a design for a House for $300 replace the kind of dilapidated housing, the poorest in the world currently with stick is 300House.com.
Houses must be made made in series to materials (There are already, as you can see in this photo – but sell should be better than the cardboard and salvaged Tin, ideal)
It offers a prize of $25,000 for the winner, with the opportunity to actually make a real difference in the lives of people-
- and if this incredibly low entries are no indication at the moment – you have to gain good chance!
The sponsors would like to see the light and ventilation in the entries, isn’t something typical house in a slum.
They also show a bit more unrealistic, as the House 225 square metres and 10 metres high: more than 90 feet square typical and 6 meters high.
This requirement is almost impossible to come up to $300, which is regrettable, because the idea is that if you can it quite affordable, a way there, that the design for the real world can be reproduced and do something on the way in which in fact we live the poorest who.
This entry, translucent plastic stones, which made together like Legos. This certainly brings in light, but another problem in the poorest regions of the world is a flight. If they tear together, they would have to against is snap apart and thus be protected.
It uses the beat economy already known, that all generators complex of the apartment, but wasted money on this multi-level roof unnecessary and ugly.
So far the best is this very old solution, probably the best for its time and place. However, the rain would receive in this stack, and there is no protection against pests scurrying.
Designers should be aware that this design solve the problems found in the urban slum typical of the 21st century, where garbage collection is not present – not the large rooms of the American Prairie which was nature organic food waste Kompost-, because it packaged in plastic was delivered.
But slums are trash heaps, much inorganic, organic waste. Inspired this fact perhaps a sense of design? Good luck! Here’s where to enter your idea: 300House.com