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AIAS/SAGE Student Design Competition: Rethinking Home

Young Designers Take on Renovating a SNF

http://www.aias.org
12/11/2009

The inaugural AIAS/SAGE Student Design Competition "Rethinking Home" challenges students in design schools throughout North America to re-conceptualize the nursing home typology by using design precedents found within a typical home to create a new sense of place.  The competition encouraged architects-in-training to explore ways to implement the Rethinking Home: Programming Guidelines, written for the competition, to the competition case study, Pelican Point, a fictionalized home located in Florida.  Students were encouraged and rewarded for design excellence that integrates function, aesthetics, structure, details and fun and for utilizing opportunities provided by the site to offer a healing environment. To view the competition documents, go to www.aias/org and look under competitions.  There you will find "Rethinking Home".  The competition was developed by Kaye Brown, Skip Gregory and Jack Bowersox, BOD members of SAGE and the AIAS Director of Development Matthew Fochs.




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