Extra Special Dwell on Design 2014
June 17, 2014
Dwell on Design is right around the corner (Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22) at the Los Angeles Convention Center and we are very excited to share booth exhibitions and presentations this year! Once again, we’ve teamed up with the masterminds at Clei to create an extra special exhibition — and present brand new, never before seen multifunctional furniture pieces (come and visit us in booth 935!) and we will be presenting the winner of the Georgia Tech design competition…
If you have been following along on our blog, we have been talking about the students at Georgia Tech School of Architecture Zero Energy Design Housing Studio (ZED-H). The spring semester students participated in a juried designed competition — thanks to support from Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity. The winner of the completion will be flown out to Los Angeles for Dwell on Design where they will be congratulated at a very special presentation of the program. Join us as we journey through the process of creating a Net Zero Energy House Prototype, guided by Stephen Taul (Architectural Design and Studio Advisor) Alix Ogilvie (Program Manager of Architecture for Humanity), and Lisa Blecker (Resource Furniture).
Saturday, June 21
Los Angeles Convention Center, GE Monogram Innovation Stage
Creating livable and affordable urban dwellings is the focal point of a number of growing community-based initiatives focused on understanding the new forces in play. A new project—a collaboration between Georgia Tech School of Architecture, Architecture for Humanity, and Resource Furniture—aims to fully design, engineer, and student-build a 4-10 unit Net Zero Energy House Prototype on adjacent campus land, rented at market rate to students and civil servants, and performance monitored over a five-year period. This prototype will become a living laboratory for ultra-low energy efficiency testing, material study, and a demonstration model for market-rate, status-quo urban housing. As part of the Resource Furniture sponsorship, a juried design competition for the interior spaces will be held at the end of the spring semester. Hear the principles onstage as they discuss the winning entry.
The students’ work will also be on display at Dwell on Design booth 2129.