Dwell One Embracing Solo
競賽背景 / Competition background
《人口統計雜誌》（ Demographic Research Journal ）的文章稱：“獨居：亞洲一人家庭”（ 2015年 ）將這類家庭視為世界上增長最快的生活狀況，尤其是在亞洲。當前的社會福利制度和機構不僅不支持單人家庭，而且資源的分配和利用僅限於理想家庭，並且為理想家庭提供了便利。
競賽內容 / Competition content
參賽資格 / Competition background
僅當學生以20人一組的身份參加比賽並且希望一起提交5-20個參賽作品時，機構訪問才是針對學生的計畫。 機構訪問 必須在導師/教授的指導下進行。
評委 / JURY
- Hideaki Kubo
- Yumi Tsushima
- Shuhei Aoyama
日程安排 / COMPETITION SCHEDULE
- 2021年3月29日15:00 GMT：常規註冊結束
- 2021年4月14日15:00 GMT:入圍名單公佈
- 2021年4月20日15:00 GMT:陪審團評估開始
- 2021年4月20日15:00 GMT:公開投票開始
- 2021年5月14日15:00 GMT:評審團評審結束
- 2021年5月15日15:00 GMT:公開投票結束
- 2021年5月27日15:00 GMT:結果公告
Dwell One Embracing Solo
“How marvelous that when I am in a room with another. The mountains, trees, wind, and rain leave us for the mind, and the room becomes a world itself”.
Louis Kahn’s sketch, Architecture comes from The Making of a Room, portrays spatiality with only a person, whilst describing the room as a state of mind; a space under one’s authority, and for personal reflection. However, materiality and spatiality interpreted from sketches clearly demonstrate the room as organized in relation to society; the room has a clear geometrical center, with a fireplace to the right, defining the centrality of the room.
The door signifies the room’s connection to a wider world around, simultaneously extending an invitation to enter this space. Windows allow light and wind, creating an environment. The sketch shows a person and a chair by the window indicative of man’s desire to create space not only for him but also with the need to invite another into this space.
TABLE FOR ONE
Demographic Research Journal’s issue says, Living Alone: One-person household in Asia ( 2015 ), addresses this type of household as the fastest growing living situation in the world, especially in Asia. The current social welfare system and institutions not only fall short of supporting the one-person household, but the distribution and utilization of resources are known to be limited to and facilitated for an ideal family household.
“Table for one”, a request that is becoming an increasingly common occurrence amongst urban dwellers, especially and according to The Guardian in the European and North American. In East Asia, especially in South Korea and Japan, this phenomenon has manifested & exaggerated. Whereas in Japan, ramen cubicle for one is a trend, South Korea has even created a term for lone diners hon ap. Yet, dining alone is associated with the abnormal, away from the usual practice and globally excepted notion of well-being.
Reflecting on the fact that an increase of single-person household, it has become imperative to imagine housing and dwelling outside of ideal family household; single-person household, old age home, hospice, sanatorium, home for orphans, group home, etc.
How does a single person dwelling confirm its normality and well-being? Sitting at the threshold of communal and private, or simultaneously confining and liberating, the single person dwelling is purposed as both: for isolation and production, shift between these two states of being.
Within the current urban situation, the notion of single-person dwelling is not limited to individuals outside of the ideal family, rather it has become essential questions towards the consciousness within individuals that how to be well-being without dependent on the image of the ideal family.
Design Brief: Designing a single person dwelling within a community, neighborhood, and/or an apartment/housing in which the dwelling is located. The dwelling may or may not include all basic functions for dwelling, such as kitchen, bathroom, and so on. Instead of designing self-sufficient dwelling, participants are encouraged to create a narrative that describes the supporting system & engagement to fulfill basic functions, thereby articulating the relationship between the dwelling & society.
Description: Relationship between the solo dwelling & society must portray the notion of individual subject contrasting from that of within a family home. The design of a single-person dwelling must confirm its spaces & materiality of interiors articulated with the subject lives in.
Sententiously, the plan of a community, neighborhood, and/or an apartment/housing establishes how single person dwellings are part of a larger social structure.
Architect / CEO, Kubo Tsushima Architects, Japan
1982 Born in Chiba, 2006 Completed the Bachelor Course, The University of Tokyo, 2006-07 Sint Lucas Architectuur（ Belgium ), 2008 Completed the Master Course, The University of Tokyo( Hidetoshi Ohno Laboratory ), 2011 Established Kubo Tsushima Architects
Architect / Partner, Kubo Tsushima Architects, Japan
1982 Born in Aichi, 2006 Completed the Bachelor Course, The Kyushu University, 2006-07 Sint Lucas Architectuur ( Belgium ), 2008 Completed the Master Course, The Kyushu University, 2011 Established Kubo Tsushima Architects,
Founder & Director Architect, B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, China
Shuhei Aoyama founded B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio in 2014 with Yoko Fujii. It is an international architecture studio full of youthful vitality oriented toward architecture and architectural interior design. B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio is working on the design practices of architecture, interior design, product, and art to realize the research on urban physics, society, culture and environment, and seek to create a design platform that truly connects the urban environments. He has been rated as “100 TOP ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TALENTS IN CHINA” by AD. In 2016, he was honored with the Silver Award of residential architecture category from China Architecture Association in 2016. In the same year, he was awarded the JCD DESIGN AWARD BEST 100 Award by the Japan Association of Business Environmental Designers and was selected as the China Architecture Award WA Residence Contribution Award in 2016. Shuhei Aoyama, the founder of B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, was rated as “Model Young Designer of the Year” by Beijing Youth Weekly in 2017. In the same year, he was named “40 under 40 Chinese Outstanding Young Designers”. He was also selected by Yicai as the 2017 Best International Entrepreneur of the Year – Yicai Brilliant 20.
Current round grants
250 USD Cash+Crafted Trophy & certificate + Publication + Insignia
- Oct 4, 2020 15:00 GMT – Early registration starts
- Oct 24, 2020 15:00 GMT – Early registration ends
- Oct 24, 2020 15:00 GMT – Regular registration starts
- Mar 29, 2021 15:00 GMT – Regular registration ends
- Mar 30, 2021 15:00 GMT – Submission ends
- Apr 14, 2021 15:00 GMT – Shortlisted entries announced
- Apr 20, 2021 15:00 GMT – Jury evaluation starts
- Apr 20, 2021 15:00 GMT – Public voting starts
- May 14, 2021 15:00 GMT – Jury evaluation ends
- May 15, 2021 15:00 GMT – Public voting ends
- May 27, 2021 15:00 GMT – Result announcement