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ReSpace Competition

18/06/2012 by architectural competitions

The Competition challenges participants to “Design a small, unique, and transportable structure with reuse materials at the core, from concept to construction.” This competition is an opportunity to showcase how reuse materials enhance the quality of a built structure.
“Design must be thoughtful, deliberate, and inspired at all scales…The use of salvaged or reuse materials adds another layer to this experience, a connection to the past… ” ‐ Paul J. Lipchak, AIA, AICP, Director of AIA Triangle Young Architects Forum

The grand prize winner receives $1,000 and a chance to see their design come to life. The winning design will be constructed in a 48 hour build overseen by Habitat for Humanity Wake County using materials from their Raleigh ReStore. A total of $3,000 in awards will be presented to multiple winners. The final ReSpace structure will be sold and proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
“Designing with reused materials turns the entire process on its head. You have to start in the middle, by seeing what materials are available. Then you figure out what you can create.” ‐ Joel Lubell, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
The competition is presented by American Institute of Architects Triangle Section, Raleigh Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s ReStore. The three organizations hope to educate people about reuse building materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by their use.

To participate you must registration online: May 15, 2012 – June 15, 2012 Submissions are due: August 15, 2012
Winners Announced at SPARKcon: September 13‐16, 2012
48‐Hour build of Grand Finalist: January 2013

For more information, or to register, visit

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