Tuesday, April 10, 2007

IBU - competition results are in...

...and we came in second, but we tried harder! From the feedback we have gotten it sounds like our proposal was a little off focus for the competition. The competition sponsor concentrates on affordable low and moderate income housing, and the other entries addressed this directly. As such our entry's focus on student housing was relevant but parallel to the real drive of the contest. Given that I am very pleased we placed second and I think it makes the hard work we put into it well worth the effort. We are going to show this work around and see if we can gain more interest in building with IBUs. Next I'll start to show houses built around the system - this is going to be fun!

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  1. Great work. I'm studying architecture at the moment in New Zealand, currently researching for a Design assignment in second year. I'm looking into a multiple housing scheme and i chose to use containers. We did a single housing system before and for that i used containers to. I'm trying to bring it into acceptance in N.Z, its thought of as a fringe idea at the moment, however with proper presentation people will start to come around.

  2. Please post info on your container projects over at fabprefab.com I'd like to see what they look like.