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1st Advanced Architecture Contest

Vicente Guallart

Created for students and professionals to inspire changes in how new buildings are designed and constructed, the Self-Sufficient competition challenged participants to design a self-sufficient and ecologically oriented dwelling. In the early 20th century, the concept of “dwelling” was defined as a “machine for living”, a reference to a new way of understanding the construction of inhabitable spaces that characterized the Machine Age. Today, a century later, we face the challenge of constructing a sustainable or self-sufficient dwelling, a living organism that interacts with its environment, exchanging resources, and which functions as an entirely independent entity. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has collected a selection of entries presented during its 1st Advanced Architecture Contest: Self-Sufficient Housing.


Author: Vicente Guallart
12 x 16.5 cm.
Pages: 384
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: April 2006
Published by: The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia & Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 978-8-496540-4-39
Price: 10€ / $14.95 / £8


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Vicente Guallart


1st Advanced Architecture Contest

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