Design magazine Volume Zero has just announced the winners of its Tiny House Design Competition 2017! Entries were sent in from architects all around the globe, and were judged by a panel which likewise included judges from a number of countries. Let’s check out the winners!
First Place Winner: Home.rar
The top prize went to Home.rar, a clever modular tiny house with an equally clever name. “.rar” is of course a familiar format to anyone who uses WinRAR for file compression. This is a reference to the design of the home, which uses a system of overlapping areas and compression of unused space in order to conserve space for multiple purposes. If you check out the images, you can get an idea for how this works.
Second Place Winner: Autonomous
The second place winner is a Scandinavian-style tiny house which utilizes a system of rotation in order to give the same space multiple functions. Depending on how the modules are rotated, they may function as cooking areas, dining areas, living areas, or so on.
Additionally, the house has wheels, so it can be moved around in space. This ability to transform the space as needed throughout the day and transport it from one location to the next maximizes personal freedom, thus the name “Autonomous.”
Third Place: Golpo baksho
This tiny house was designed for performance art, living and working for traveling performers. The concept was inspired by the engravings on Indian temples. It is quite an elaborate concept, best explained through the graphics.
Volume Zero awarded a number of honorable mentions as well, all of which are very interesting and well worth checking out. These architects really have pushed the boundaries of tiny house design to explore what is possible with multi-purpose space, compression, modular construction, and other cool features. Check out all the winners and honorable mentions here. Perhaps they will inspire you to create your own innovative tiny home!