Back in September 2007, Rice Design Alliance and the Houston Chapter of the AIA announced the 99k House Competition. The general goal of the competition was to create an innovative design for a small house that is affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient. More specifically, the competition called for a single family house with up to 1,400 sf of space, including 3 bedrooms, 1.5-2 bathrooms, on a 50′ x 100′ site in a historic neighborhood of Houston. The construction budget for each home had to be under $99,000, too.
And recently, Hybrid / ORA out of Seattle was declared the winner of the competition (pictured above). In addition, four other finalists each took $5k in prize money and had their home designs published for all to see. Make sure to check out their ideas and download their designs below.