Year: 2016

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Group Members: Monika Jakaityte

Place: Finalist

Won 200 euros in travel expenses to Alicante, Spain as one out of two entries to represent KEA in the competition.

COMPETITION DESCRIPTION: The competition began with a week-long BIM workshop, where the challenge was to create a sustainable, low-energy courtyard house in Alicante, Spain. It was a requirement to use BIM tools to analyze the lighting and wind's effect on our house. Monika handled the entire BIM-work and analysis of our entry, and I came up with our concept, including research, sketches and renders. Our concept was to integrate a lath house into the courtyard design, to create a shaded garden. A bio-pool would also provide relief from the summer heat, and would run halfway into the house itself to create a kind of natural air conditioning through evaporation and ventilation. At the end of the week, our entry and one other were granted a total of 400 euros to travel to Alicante, Spain as finalists, where there was another two-day BIM workshop. We had to create three printable A1 sheets, and then present a powerpoint presentation about our entry in front of a panel of judges for the final deliberation. 


Concept Sketches 

These show the idea of the lath houses and how they function in relation to the bio pool.

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Lath House Concept Render

This image was featured on KEA's website in an article about the workshop and competition. The base Enscape render was generated by Sara Larsson Castro, and I photoshopped it.


A1 Analysis Sheet


A1 Validation Sheet


A1 Proposal Sheet