The SuperAdobe Project uses locally available materials to form a simple and adaptable dwelling Credit: Rogerio AA
The Project Ground-Up from Architecture Commons uses a staggered street design that creates a courtyard for industry, light, shade, ventilation and privacy simultaneously Credit: Architecture Commons
Totally Tubular uses earth-bag lower walls topped with tubes of hyperwattle to create a highly livable dwelling Credit: PStouter
The Earthbag Community capitalizes on shared walls and a communal courtyard to increase facilities and security while lowering cost of materials and labor Credit: ILINES
The key to winner "300 Possibilities" is in the name - a simple block house adapted for different climates and local materials Credit: Elsap11
The Hybrid House makes a simple design adaptable to different climates and building materials Credit: DVS
What started as a theoretical question posed on the obstacles to global housing-for-the-poor has reached fruition as voting closed June 15th on the 300House project. Contestants around the world were challenged to design a house that could be constructed for less than US$300. Prize money of $25,000 was shared among the top sixteen ranked ideas, with two-week prototyping workshops worth $15,000 for the first, second and third designs ranked by the online voting community, and three awarded the Jury Prize.
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