Pillars of Sustainable Education: micro interior design competition. Winner Announced!

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The winner of Georgia Institute of Technology’s micro interior design competition has been announced!

The competition launched to address the interior design portion of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture: Zero Energy Design Housing Studio (ZED-H Studio).  In the studio, students worked in teams to research demographics, select a site within the city of Atlanta and design a specific housing typology, all while focusing on the larger goals of sustainability, compact housing, and zero energy design.  Hosted by Resource Furniture, the competition entries were judged by an experienced group of industry professionals on the following categories: Design Inspiration; Livability & Holistic Design; Space Planning; Interior & Architectural Design; Energy; Marketability; and Documentation.  The twelve Spring semester students in the studio used the tools and knowledge they had acquired in the studio to put together their entries.

The winning entry came from Madona Cumar, Master of Architecture student at the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, who explored ideas on how to accommodate a household’s growth and shrinkage over time.  Her project consists of a fluid home titled ‘A New Housing Option for Empty Nesters,’ which accommodates for the placement of service walls on site, allowing for flexible personalization of space.

Read her narrative and see her presentation boards to learn more about her project.  

Congratulations, Madona!


Georgia Institute of Technology at Dwell on Design next weekend!

As the winner, Madona will be flown to the Dwell on Design show next week where her project will be highlighted on display on the show floor at the Georgia Tech booth (#2129)!  Go check it out.  

Also remember to check out the GE Monogram Innovation Stage on Saturday, June 21 at 12:30, where our program manager, Alix Ogilvie will be presenting ’21st-Century Zero Energy Urban Housing: Education and Practice,’ along with Amanda Dameron, Editor in Chief at Dwell Media, Lisa Blecker, Director of Marketing at Resource Furniture, and Stephen Taul, Architecture Associate at Jamestown Properties.


Pillars of Sustainable Education

Architecture for Humanity and Alcoa Foundation have come together to support the realization of community-based projects that explore innovations in design, materials and building systems.


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