The winning entries of FreeGreen‘s “Who’s Next” Green Home Design Contest are in.
The challenge of the competition was to re-envision the typical American suburban home in an ecologically conscious manner that also reflects today’s modern lifestyle within 1,800 Sq. Ft. or less.
Here are the winning projects:
First Place: A Modern Craftsman for the New South
Daryl S. Rantis Architects P. A., Asheville, North Carolina
Philosophy: “Our mission is simply to create beautiful places. We emphasize beauty to produce environments we hope lift the human spirit. Let us help you with your vision. A hallmark of our practice is custom residential work. Details and their follow-through are of utmost importance to us in a custom residence or remodeling project. We work on all manner of projects – from small “treehouse” homes of 1,000 sq. feet to large residential projects with pools and wine cellars. We welcome all ideas to the table.”
Second Place: Loft House
Alan Knox, Austin, Texas
Third Place: ECO-BOX
SERPA + LEE, Durham, North Carolina
Philosophy: “Our alliance is based on the constant search for new technologies that can be applied to architectural means and develop new strategies for human inhabiting. Nicole’s expertise on Ecological Engineering adds an important component to my architectural research where the result avoids the design of houses with added “Green systems” and as opposite seeks for the design of programmatic events around Eco-Systems. Our main goal is to study the latest technologies on materials and sustainability so we can link them to specific human situations where the overlapping of the professional fields can produce new dwelling systems.”
Here are some more top entries we liked: