Harvard University’s HORIZON HOUSE wins the 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition

hosted by LIXIL Cooperation

In the final screening of the 3rd LIXIL* International University Architectural Competition, which was held publicly on April 20, Sat, 2013, HORIZON HOUSE by Harvard University was selected as the top prize among three finalists. Harvard University, National University of Singapore and Delft University of Technology were previously selected from a total of 12 designated universities from 11 different countries, to proceed to the selection of the top prize.

HORIZON HOUSE is scheduled to be built in late October 2013 on a site at Memu Meadows – Center for Research on Environmental Technologies – in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido.

*LIXIL Cooperation is Japan's leading building materials and housing equipment manufacturing and sales company

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Town Hall in a Regional Environment

by Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2012

In October 2012, the second round presentation for the 47th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition was held in Tokyo. The year’s competition was themed “Town Hall in a Regional Environment”. It aimed for a town hall in a specific (choice of each participant) regional environment that could address local issues and enhance the everyday lives of the residents. The winning entry was “Town Hall-Line – Regional town hall for nostalgia of exhausted mine” by Joohui Son (South Korea). The competition for 2013 is now open for entries until August 5, 2013.

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BARN HOUSE

by co+labo Radovic @ Keio University. co+labo

The LIXIL* International University Architectural Competition – hosted by LIXIL JS Foundation – is a design competition for university research laboratories. In its third year, 2013’s competition – themed  “Retreat in Nature” – is under way with participants from 12 universities from 11 countries and will end in late March. 2012’s winner was co+labo Radovic of Keio University who designed a house for horses and people to cohabit which has been constructed in Memu Meadows in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido. This compact (66 m2), experimental dwelling aims to supply half of the necessary electricity for the house by fermentation of horses’ manure.

*LIXIL Corporation is Japan’s leading building materials and housing equipment manufacturing and sales company.

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A recipe to live

by Waseda University - Masaki Ogasawara / Keisuke Tsukada / Erika Mikami

The LIXIL* International University Architectural Competition – hosted by LIXIL JS Foundation – is a design competition for university research laboratories. Every year, universities from around the world are invited to participate to design sustainable architecture in Memu Meadows in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, which is composed of experimental sustainable projects including MÊME by architect Kengo Kuma. In its third year, 2013’s competition – themed  “Retreat in Nature” – is under way with participants from 12 universities from 11 countries and will end in late March.
*LIXIL Corporation is Japan’s leading building materials and housing equipment manufacturing and sales company.

We would like to introduce “A recipe to live” – a house that utilizes the heat produced from forage fertilization – by 2011's winner Waseda University team. The house was constructed in Memu Meadows in 2012.

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3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition

organized by LIXIL JS Foundation

The LIXIL* International University Architectural Competition is an international design competition for university research laboratories. Every year, universities from around the world are invited to participate in this site-specific competition. The site is Memu Meadows in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, which is composed of experimental sustainable projects including MÊME by architect Kengo Kuma. In its third year, the competition – themed “Retreat in Nature” – calls for innovative solutions for sustainable architecture. The team with winning scheme is invited to construct the project on the site. The competition has already started for this year and will end in late March.

*LIXIL Corporation is Japan’s leading building materials and housing equipment manufacturing and sales company.

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by Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2011

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