A House Without Function
In the present time the architectural discourse has been shifted to a purely political
and programmatic agenda. You are requested to take an antithectical position in
order to think about architecture in its most essential and fundamental values.
The current tendency implies a hierarchical order that doesn't consider composition
and tectonics until the end of the development of a project.
The aim is to revert the normal sequence of the design process. Architectural
choices will define a project based on pure spatial qualities rather than economic or
You are requested to design a house. The house will be a place suitable for human
scale. A primary space that is conceived through your own intimate, personal and
critical vision of architecture.
Is it then possible to imagine architecture without site and program? If so how can
they complement initial spatial qualities? In the final moment you should
investigate these questions and reflect upon them.
A reflection of max 150 words about the project
Your competition entry will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Spatial output: coherence with the task expressed through composition and tectonics
2. The statement: reflection that supplements your spatial output
3. Representation: clarity and quality of the graphics
Your proposal must be presented on two landscape oriented A3 sheets. All text must be
in English. All delivered material must be marked with your team number, presented
clearly in the bottom right-hand corner of BOTH your boards. Your boards must not
include ANY information that may give away your identity. Do NOT include the team
name on your boards, only the team number. Your A3 sheets should be uploaded to
www.120hours.no within the deadline of Saturday 5th of March 2016 at 14.00 (UTC+1).
See “Delivery” section for more information on file names and sizes.
Any infringements of the instructions above will lead to automatic disqualification, and
will not be considered by the jury.
Remember that your project will be one of very many, so make sure your boards are
crystal-clear and stand out!
Christian Kerez - Beate Hølmebakk - Marina Montresor
Maria Shéhérazade Giudici - Neven Mikac Fuchs
2 x A3
Write the team numbers
on both the A3s
Please read this information very carefully.
You are going to make FOUR files for the upload process:
* teamXXXX - insert your own team number
IF YOU FAIL TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY
DISQUALIFY YOUR PROPOSAL, SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE USED
THE CORRECT FILE NAMES WHEN YOU UPLOAD YOUR PROJECT. YOU WILL
ALSO ONLY BE ABLE TO UPLOAD YOUR PROJECT ONCE, SO BE SURE TO
CHECK THAT YOU ARE UPLOADING THE RIGHT FILES, BECAUSE WE WILL
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE THE FILES FOR YOU.
If you have any questions, you may search for answers in the online FAQ and our
Facebook page, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to mark the
e-mail with your participant code.
High-resolution PDF containing both A3 posters for your project. This file will be
used for the exhibition. THE MAXIMUM FILE SIZE IS 20MB FOR THIS FILE.
THE NAME OF THE FILE YOU SHALL USE IS: teamXXXX-large-PDF.pdf
Low-resolution PDF containing both A3 poster of your project. This file will be
used for the jury process. THE MAXIMUM FILE SIZE IS 2MB FOR THIS FILE.
THE NAME OF THE FILE YOU SHALL USE IS: teamXXXX-small-PDF.pdf
FOR PRINT: High-resolution illustration of your project. This is the main
illustration for your project. This can be a render, picture, collage, model photo,
drawing etc. This file will be used for our web page and promotional purposes.
THE FILE FORMAT MUST BE A JPEG, WITH 300DPI RESOLUTION. THE
MAXIMUM FILE SIZE IS 5MB FOR THIS FILE.
THE NAME OF THE FILE YOU SHALL USE IS: teamXXXX-large-JPEG.jpeg
FOR WEB: Low-resolution illustration of your project. This is the same illustration
as the High-resolution illustration. This file will be used for our web page and
promotional purposes. THE FILE FORMAT MUST BE A JPEG, WITH 72DPI
RESOLUTION. THE MAXIMUM FILE SIZE IS 500KB FOR THIS FILE.
THE NAME OF THE FILE YOU SHALL USE IS: teamXXXX-small-JPEG.jpeg