Small home BIG LIFE competition winners announced
The winners have been announced in the 2017 Small home BIG LIFE design competition, and there are some terrific projects in the mix.
Keeping homes modest in size is a quick and easy way to reduce their environmental footprint – fewer building materials are required, and there is less house to heat, cool and clean. Small homes are also an important element in increasing urban density and limiting urban sprawl.
The Small home BIG LIFE competition, brainchild of building designer Sally Wills of Small Change Design & Construction, asks first year architecture and building design students to design lovely, liveable spaces in two categories: XS and XXS. Entrants had to give consideration to how occupants would live in, move through and use the home; how it would be furnished; and most importantly, how a small space can be made to feel inviting.
Sally is very pleased with the calibre of this year’s submissions: “There are some great design solutions and presentations, all the more impressive given that the entrants were in first year when they got the brief.”
Feature image: Heidi Stoll’s winning entry in the XS category