Key Dates

3 August 2023 - Launch Deadline
19 October 2023 - Standard Deadline
11 January - Extended Deadline
19 January - Judging
7 February - Winners Announced


Project Overview

This architectural design project pertains to creating a residential villa that departs from the conventional approach of flaunting its value through intricate designs. Rather, the team is opting for a distinct route by employing minimalistic aesthetics and building materials that exude a sense of pure beauty. Their objective is to offer the inhabitants a living space that ensures comfort and safety by utilizing gentle, warm, non-hazardous, and eco-friendly materials. The design accentuates the genuine worth of the edifice.





Project Brief

The property is situated in a quaint township that predominantly comprises of low-lying residential dwellings. The construction team purposefully restricted the edifice's elevation to two floors, opting for a modest and understated approach that sought to integrate seamlessly with the environs. Their objective was to make an impact that was both conspicuous and unobtrusive while introducing a fresh outlook to the neighborhood and cultivating a feeling of "homegrown inventiveness”.

Project Innovation/Need

The design of the structure is highly sophisticated, utilizing ingenious stacking and overlapping techniques, complemented by appropriate cutting ratios. The result is a visually captivating building that appears both stable and spectacular. Moreover, the exterior walls are of a pristine white, featuring generously sized window openings that mimic a glowing box, affording residents picturesque views of the natural surroundings, including the distant mountains, the sunrise, and sunset. Furthermore, the second-floor window openings are ingeniously handled by a diagonal wall with an expansive span, allowing natural light to create a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow on the building's façade over time. This effect perfectly encapsulates the theme of "Morning Sun”.

Design Challenge

In terms of house planning, the team has optimized the traditional layout in response to the arrival of an ageing society. For example, a large suite with a view is designed on the first floor, which can not only cope with the problem of elderly people's legs and feet, but also integrate aesthetics into the life, so that the elderly life can also have convenience and beauty. In addition, each area of the space is equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, inviting the beauty of the outdoors into the room, so that each window view is like a landscape painting. At the same time, the southern pine trees and bonsai plants provide residents with an intuitive sense of the changing seasons, creating a living scenario that is desired by modern people.


The objective of this architectural project is to deliver a "green mindset" among the populace while simultaneously promoting " global health and global sustainability" in light of the current state of global resource scarcity and climate change. To accomplish this goal, an eco-friendly and green design has been employed, incorporating a unique coating that enhances the building's surface. This coating is rain-and-wind-resistant, mold-resistant, bacteria-resistant, stain-resistant, dust-resistant, and air-purifying, providing a blend of aesthetic appeal and environmental friendliness. Ultimately, the aim is to fashion a stunning, healthful, comfortable, and sustainable living environment that will benefit dwellers of all ages.

This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. The project can be a concept, tender or personal project, i.e. proposed space.
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