You Should Win This Re:Vision Contest!

Reconstruct Anthony

I like to think that the smartest, most entrepreneurial people are reading this blog and making a difference in their own sphere of the world.  Actually, I know you are because I get your emails and comments and am always encouraged by the information sharing.  So I’m thinking we should kick it up a notch and someone out there, some Jetson Green reader, needs to win this Urban Re:Vision Re:Construct Competition.  The general goal of the competition is to uncover and reward innovation in sustainable materials and building practices.  Anything seems to be on the table, from planning codes to toilets, dry walls to moveable walls, etc.  You may create some new way to create a structure, a new technique, or a something else. 

Submissions are due September 15, 2008 and winners will be announced at West Coast Green.  Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • Sustainable building materials are the foundation of a sustainable city block.
  • Re:constructing the construction process itself.
  • Systems need to work together wherever possible.
  • How can we change and improve the current processes and technologies?
  • Construction needs to be multipurpose, efficient, livable, non-toxic, non-destructive, affordable, adaptable, and logical.
  • Consider a Zero-Net Energy Built Environment.
  • Think about dashboard technologies, biodegradable or 100% recyclable products, modular construction, green roofs, localized heat and power generation, LEED requirements and limitations, zero-waste, gray water and water capture, non-construction re-construction, daylighting, air quality, climate change requirements, solar, and cradle to cradle design.

One more thing.  There is a small $25.00 entry fee, but if you’re a reader and you win either a cash prize or an honorable mention, send me an email and Jetson Green will gladly reimburse your entry fee for you.  Visit the Re:Construct Competition Page.

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  • Chad Ludeman

    Preston has thrown down the gauntlet and the 100K House team will answer (or at least try).

    For those of you wondering what the heck the requirements are for this before you blindly throw down your $25 like I did, I took the liberty of cutting and pasting the details from the final page after registering below:

    Entries must be submitted as digital files. They can be uploaded on this page. Below are guidelines and details on formats accepted.

    Digital format:
    We accept the following file formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF, HTML, RTF, Text, PPT, and MSWord (Doc) files. You may use WinZip or StuffIt to pack your files if desired.
    Please embed all fonts, animations, video and images into your file.
    File specifications: saved to be print ready, in CMYK colors, formatted to print at 24”x36”. You may design the boards to bleed off the edges. Portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation is acceptable.
    All text MUST be readable for the 24 x 36 format without having to zoom in.
    Have as many boards as you wish to explain your idea, but the text must be legible.

    All entries must contain:
    A statement of concept (see below)
    An image of a three-dimensional representation of your idea
    Do not include your name or any identifying items on the front of the images or documents. Your entries are to remain anonymous to the judges. We will have your entries linked with your registration.

    Proposal Description
    In this section please include a description of your entry (in English and maximum 200 words). When describing your entry, please try to include the following: general ideas and concepts of the design; sustainable aspects of the design; design intentions, and strategies for involving the community; and reasons that the design can be used in various cities.

    • Preston

      Chad, thanks for pasting all this in. If I could find an architect or someone to help me with a 3d rendering, I think I’ll try to get something in myself, just for the fun of it. We’ll see. Good luck!

  • Chad Ludeman

    Finishing up our entry now. I hope we’re not too late.

    • Preston

      Geez Chad, talk about right up to the wire! Good luck.

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