The $300 House Challenge

Sponsor: Ingersoll Rand
Type: Open International Prototype
Location: Greensboro, Alabama
Language: English
Fee: Free
Eligibility: No restrictions
Submission Deadline: May 26, 2011
Community prize – $10,000
Top three community prizes – 2-week prototyping workshop
First prize – $3,000 and 2-week prototyping workshop
Second prize – $1,500 and 2-week prototyping workshop
Third prize – $1,000
Fourth through eight prizes – $500 each
Ninth through sixteenth prizes – $250 each
Yves Behar, Industrial Designer
Alex Bogusky
Rahul Mehrota, Harvard Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design
Vijay Govindarajan, Dartmouth Professor of International Business
Christian Sarkar
Robert Dreling
Makrand Bhoot, Director of the Professional Alliance for Technology and Habitat
John Bielenberg
Daniel Johnson
Fred Murrell, Communications Design Chair at RMCAD
David Sands, Chief Architect at AIA
Rafael Smith, Designer of Uber Shelter
David “Dread” Hinds, Founder of Steel Pulse
Umair Haque
Stuart L. Fart, Professor and Author
Shaun Abrahanson, Social Production Engineer
Design Challenge:
With roughly two billion people living in adverse poverty, we are challenging the world to present concepts and designs for a house that can be built for under $300.
Submission Requirements:
Digital submission of images or video