FRBI got their new other graphic design by running a design contest:
Cologne Private Residence Award
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The Challenge: This bland, run-down semi-detached condominium building (exhibit 2-4) has retained none of its original charm from the 1930s: In order to convert it to a single family home, we need to start from scratch (i.e., tear down the existing structure and build a new one). The new building needs to be somewhat contextual to its surrounding buildings and especially the adjacent building (see exhibit 5+6). This is a difficult task of balancing one's creative urges with the realities of the neighborhood and German building code. Selection criteria (equal weight): - Degree of innovation - Fit with preferences - Feasibility / Fit with requirements
Re-invent a semi-detached private residence in Cologne, Germany, very close to the Rhine river. All it takes to participate is a few sketches and a brief description. This competition is open to everybody, not just architects and architectural students. 1st prize: 1000 $
Requirements: - Max. three full stories *plus* basement (which is ground floor level to the street side) *plus* penthouse - Max. area of 12,7 m x 10,8 in current position (see exhibit 1) - Seamless transition to the adjacent gabled roof building (i.e., no space between both buildings, same floor height) - Two carports will have to be integrated in the front part of the lot Preferences: - Enable full views to the garden in the south and the Rhine valley to the east. Balance privacy and sunset views to the street-facing north-west side. - Fresh, sleek, modern, and clean (not ornate), yet timeless design - Contemporary, but not after the latest fashion - No "über-styling", i.e. designs that are not attractive to the eye five years down the road - Functions (rough guidance): Starting from the top: - Roof garden - Penthouse: master bedroom + bathroom + (if feasible) private living room + terrace - 2nd floor: two bedrooms + bathroom + (if feasible) gallery - 1st floor (garden ground floor): living room + kitchen + guest WC - basement (front ground floor): entrance + mud room + guest room + bathroom + storage rooms FYI: The eave height on the street-facing north side is roughly 8.2 m and roughly 7 m on the garden side. The apex of the adjacent building is roughly 13 m high, but please note that this does not need to be the limit. How to participate: The purpose of this award is to collect fresh ideas, not to have something that will actually be built. Anything that visualizes your creative concept works: Rough sketches, Google Sketchup models, etc. We are neither looking for detailed nor ready-to-build plans, just for a few fresh ideas that fit the lot. This is meant to be just the very first phase of a multi-stage planning, there is neither intention of actually building the winning design nor building it with the winning designer. Timeline: Please submit your draft by Friday, October 15th, 2010 on www.99designs.com Winners will be announced as soon the project is closed.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their other graphic design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
FRBI collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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