Tiny Houses

Tiny house design competition winners reveal modular delights

Tiny house design competition ...
The winning design was this simple, yet clever, curved structure
The winning design was this simple, yet clever, curved structure
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design was this simple, yet clever, curved structure
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The winning design was this simple, yet clever, curved structure
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
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The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
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This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
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Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
This entirely theoretical concept received an honorable mention from the jury and was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project than a tangible design
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This entirely theoretical concept received an honorable mention from the jury and was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project than a tangible design
This entirely theoretical concept received an honorable mention from the jury and was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project than a tangible design
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This entirely theoretical concept received an honorable mention from the jury and was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project than a tangible design
This entirely theoretical concept received an honorable mention from the jury and was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project than a tangible design
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This entirely theoretical concept received an honorable mention from the jury and was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project than a tangible design
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Ryterna modul is a Lithuania-based company that produces mobile constructions, containers and modular buildings. For a few years now the company has also run an architectural competition centered around different design challenges. This year, the task set to participants was to design a tiny house with some very specific parameters, and after evaluating 150 entries, the top four prizewinning entries have been revealed.

This year, the challenge set for designers was to create a tiny house no bigger than 25 sq m (269 sq ft). The design had to be modular, transportable by truck, and contain four separate living areas. The tiny house couldn't connect to any external supply of resources other than electricity, so water and sewage needed to be carefully considered.

The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House. The simple, yet clever, structure uses a curved form to capture, store, and deliver water across its living spaces. The bedroom and living rooms are situated at either end of the structure, allowing for open, spacious views of the outdoors.

The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House
The winning design went to Iranian architect Abdolrahman Kadkhodasalehi for his project Wave House

Second place went to a pair of Russian architects, Stas Kaptur and Julia Kaptur. The project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations. Possibly the most utilitarian of the prizewinners, this project proposes a tiny house that can be enlarged by incorporating two containers together, doubling the house's footprint.

This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations
This second placed project is an extraordinarily modular design based on a container that can be altered into a variety of different permutations

Indonesian architect William Samin took third place with perhaps the most interesting design, a modular structure that can be reformed into an assortment of compelling sculptural forms, including an exciting two-floor configuration. The "Trapezoidal Mod" is essentially a rectangular contained split into two uniform modules that can be stacked vertically or horizontally.

Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations
Third place was this design comprising two separate modules that can be formed into a variety of configurations

A final, fourth project was offered an honorable mention by the judging panel. From Chinese architect Clarence Zichen Qian, the entirely theoretical concept dubbed ATN, was more a philosophical reflection on the parameters of the project rather than a tangible design.

For a closer look at the winning designs click through to the gallery.

Source: Ryterna modul

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3 comments
tl
Tiny houses are not new (they used to be called 'trailers'), but unlike the modern versions the versions in bygone days needed connections to utilities, water, electricity, etc. Showing a tiny house in the middle of nowhere (admittedly, the deer was a nice touch) are greatly impractical, however idyllic, and do very little to address low-cost housing needs.
Subtle
The bent house rocks!
Tom Lee Mullins
I like these. I would not mind living in any of these.