Enter the Biodesign Competition to get your ideas in front of the X-Prize

August 17, 2016 by  
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Calling all future-forward architects and designers! Help ideate the latest X-Prize and win $1000 cash and publicity while you’re at it. The prestigious X-Prize Foundation is launching a new prize for regenerative building and we’ve joined forces with Organic Architect’s Eric Corey Freed to help launch an ideation competition . If you like to imagine the future of the built environment, you could have a shot at winning the $1000 cash prize and your work in front of the X-Prize foundation in the Biodesign Competition . Your work will also be showcased in front of millions of Inhabitat readers. Find out how to enter the competition below… The Fab Tree Hab living tree house concept by Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona and Lara Greden ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE > We already know how to build healthy buildings that generate their own energy , process their own waste and clean their own water , but how can we design buildings that heal themselves, ourselves, and the natural environment? Advances in synthetic biology, bio-printing, computational design, and material engineering are already shifting the way we build and the best results are those that have integrated the complex, elegant, and efficient designs of the natural world into the built environment. To explore these possibilities, the Biodesign Competition is seeking applicants with “ bold and innovative visions for the future of construction at the intersection of the physical, the digital, and the biological. ” Will buildings be grown instead of assembled ? What would our buildings be like if they could grow to accommodate changes in their inhabitants or environment? What emerging material has the most potential for a biodesigned future? Mushroom Tower at MoMA PS1 museum in New York City – grown entirely form fungus Visions for the following categories will be considered: A. Spaces for living – Single family home in the suburbs – Multi-family apartment in the city – Informal settlement or slums in the context of an emerging economy – In situ revitalization of abandoned buildings in the context of cities with declining population B. Spaces for learning or healing DEADLINE We will be accepting entries through our online entry form , here , until 11:59 PST on August 31, 2016. *Entrants need to submit their designs in JPEG format (under 1MB) through the user upload form, but please note that all finalists will be asked to provide high-res 11X17 PDFs. Any entrant who wants to be considered for this prize should save all work as high resolution, vector files. ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE >

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