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Name CONNECT - DESIGN EXCHANGE NATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN
Research Fields TEST interior design, architecture environmental design
Categories Architecture
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility Design Exchange has partnered with Roxul to challenge Canadian Architecture and Interior Design students to recreate a living space within a home. The challenge is to create a living space, using the provided plan of a typical unfinished basement. The space may be designed to contain any combination of a small washroom, laundry facilities, a home theatre system, a small home office area, and a convertible area to accommodate overnight guests. Projects should utilize the Roxul products ComfortBatt and/or Safe¡¦n¡¦Sound, maximizing comfort and safety for the end user. Submitted projects should detail where, why, and how the Roxul products have been incorporated. The submission should contain an overall sense of the renovation of the space, through floor plans, elevations, and details. A written description (of no more that 500 words) must accompany the submission, detailing how the project meets the design criteria and the development process. We are looking for innovative design ideas surrounding renovation projects that can inspire consumers. Keeping in mind the Roxul slogan: ¡¥All projects start with ROXUL¡¦, simply add innovation and creativity to come up with a winning design. Design Objectives: • DESIGN ¡V should be aesthetically superior and interesting • FLEXIBLILITY ¡V the design should consider flexible use of space for growing families with changing needs • UNIVERSAL DESIGN ¡V the design should consider Universal Design principles • EFFICIENCY ¡V the design should make use of the space in the most efficient way possible • PRODUCT USE ¡V the project should incorporate Roxul ComfortBatt and/or Safe¡¦n¡¦Sound, maximizing comfort and safety for the end user. Participation is open to students enrolled in a Canadian, post-secondary, Architecture, Interior Design, Environmental Design, or other design-based programs.
Value 1st prize, $3,000 2nd prize $1,000 3rd prize $500 4th - 10th prize iPod Shuffle
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines March 26
Application Details Visit Connect Design Exchange web site at http://www.dx.org/ All entries should include:
  • A completed entry form
  • Two Design Boards: Foam core boards (24"x 18", no more than 3/16" thick). Boards should include the student's name and institution in the back right hand corner.
  • A Project title and Concept Statement (one sentence) - must appear on the presentation board(s). The concept statement should summarize the design concept and its objectives.
  • A project overview (no more than 500 words). This overview demonstrates how the project meets the design criteria, and provides background to the project as well as information on the development process, functionality and key features. The overview should be included in a separate booklet and a copy attached to the back of the design board(s).
  • Floor plans, elevations, and details of the basement renovation, affixed to the design board(s).
  • A CD with a print-ready, digital file of the project.
  • Name(s) of designers should not be listed on the front of the design boards.

  • Please submit entries to the following address: Connect Student Design Competition, Design Exchange 234 Bay Street P.O. Box 18 Toronto-Dominion Centre Toronto, ON M5K 1B2 Canada Contact: Katie Weber, Project Coordinator at Design Exchange, katie@dx.org or Telephone: 1-416-216-2138 Updated: January 25, 2012
     

     
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