Nice approach. Such a small community will almost need sanitation. A question I asked my self is, what if it rains heavily?
House with a roof (coming soon)
slope of the roof to the garden
Rainwater is collected for irrigation and cleaning
WC (coming soon)
Building small community housing is indeed a great idea!
hey jesko, but the community idea is already shown in this contest. have a look!
JeskoStoetzer, thank you!
the idea of ??a condominium is not unique
the idea should be developed and adapted
as an example http://www.asiawind.com/hakka/houses.htm
i think your floor plan is too similar to the bag community house floor plan. http://www.jovoto.com/contests/300house/ideas/12132
you know with the atrium and all
Yes it cognate but it is not plagiarism
I agree with Luka. We suggested sharing walls to save costs, moreover the material Luka is using is not even similar to iLines' earthbags. Go ahead, Luka, looking forward to your updates!
also, place for cattle next to the kitchen ? how smelly and unhygienic would that be :( those people are born with no luck and no good fortune and live in the worst conditions, maybe you should reconsider this aspect of your design ... it;s enough that so many people have to live together so packed, a cow-room would make it even worse! :(
but that;s just my opinion :)
not a cow
ehh.... ok but still, would you sleep& cook next to a room full of goats ? :) be honest :)
Goats save them from hunger
they dont need to be in the same house for that reason, but hey its your idea, im just saying my opinion :) good luck !
banieramartina, thank you!
It would be more efficient to put the kitchens next to each-other. You will need a way to take out cooking exhaust and by having the kitchens sharing a common wall you only need to build one chimney with two flues. That translates to less labor.
I agree with you. Coming soon
small update. coming soon
This idea is going to take a tremendous amount of wood to satisfy the structure. The building is at ground level bringing with it all of the problems living on the dirt and where these building are going there is no room for gardens...good concept but I think it needs much work to lower the costs.
type of wood - bamboo
bamboo - grows quickly and in large numbers
no need to buy
you can't possibly be that naive. does bamboo magically turn itself into planks? and is it free if the panda doesn't deliver it to your doorstep within 30 minutes?
I like your design, the layout is well done, but too small. I do not think that this can be mass produced or widely used, but as a living space it could be interesting. Forget about the $300 idea.
I think it's a great start. Sharing walls helps save costs, creates a community and by that increases security. Costs might be an issue here - at how much did you estimate the costs of the material? Good job, Lukas, I'm curious to see your updates!
I think the house should be built from local materials
and the hands of future residents
in germany the house would be made of gingerbread, and there would be a stove inside for cooking children who were lured in. this is of course very sustainable and LEED certified.
I like your sense of humor :)
I hate to admit it but I still draw with paper & pencil.
What programs do you guys use for these projects. I am almost ready to step into the 19th century.
you need to slowly transition over to drawing on a screen. start with an etch-a-sketch. you can tell everyone it's a laptop.
you are an engineer, you dont know any cad/cam/cae software ?!?!
THANKS TEIGAN !!!!!
Off to the garage sales.
And Banieramatina ... I find paper & pencil works great. I do more project management than design & find pencil & paper on a jobsite the fastest way to correct the errors which are rampant in some designs.
But the question is sincere. If I have time to comment on this contest I can probably find the time to develop new skills. I really do want to know what software Luka uses to present a concept like this.
First rate stuff ... Luka.
I have great respect for engineers working with paper and pencil!!!
I use archicad.
Billie, thank you!
No doubt about it this is a fabulous idea. Rammed earth in bamboo frame.. right on.
Love the condominium concept.
The small communities within the condominium concept are also great.
Good stuff, a 9 for sure.
Maybe expand to show some of the community as well.
You do great work I wonder if you have ideas beyond the contest guidelines.
thanks for your comment, Billie!
I think you made a right decision with the materials, you know haw to handle them but your design for me is more like if a private client asked you for a bamboo house there are unnecessary details for this task like the gutters that will increase the bill, and the render with the courtyard and the grass and the trees doesn´t help.
ok, give him a brake, he is an architect, he is probably used to present his ideas like that:) to make the proposal look the best way possible etc..
i dont find the use of plants distracting or irrelevant, we must just focus more on the design itselt than the supossed idyllic surroundings. Either way, the reality is going to be a lot different, most likely the house will be surrounded by trash, stray dogs and laundry ..
No please, I´m not critizicing he´s ideas or skills as I said the construction way it´s okay for me, but he doesn´t need to decorate it. I don´t agree with you at this point you have to highlight what are the keys of your design if not you have the risk that the people pay attention to secundary issues.
this is certainly not architecture. at least thats what an architect would tell you.
And what is architecture ? The big question that could be followed by an exiting debate.
@ flegido im sorry, but the most people who have rated all the ideas till now are rating beacause they see something finished, a rendering. They dont bother reading the brief or the critisism. So ... :)
oh, i forgot to mention the family trees rating squads for a couple other ideas.
Yes unfortunately I agree with you, a good rendering lead you straight to the top twenty no matter how the idea is (there are also good ideas with good rendering) and about the family trees Nathalie said that if they were not fair it would be taken into account, I can understand families and friends rating (if they are not too many as we are watching here) but they idea owners should ask them to vote fairly for others ideas and to bother to know about the contest.
And my apologies Luka for taking all this space in the space reserved for your comments.
Don't apologize. I am very interested in hearing your thoughts.
THX flegido for listening and for your trust - banieramartina, I don't know why you have to bring it up all the time - yes it's annoying if people try to game the system, but you can just relax as I will take care of it.
Soooo - thank you for relaxing ;)
ok ok , sorry Nathalie :)))) i dont want to bring it all the time but it;s so lame... :(
I love your design . You created realy confortable ambient inside and also outside of house. Great job Luka :)
Thank you very much!
?rhip. Thank you!
Very nice - but $ 300,-???
Looks like a $ 30.000,- holiday camp!
one family - $ 300
one block (four-family $ 300 * 4) - $ 1200
Local bamboo framing filled with local mud & built by local untrained, unemployed homeless labor.
leaves $299.00 for roofing
It doesn't have to be a sketch on a beer stained cocktail napkin to be a $300.00 idea. Don't let a skillful presentation make you think it is over priced.
Expensive, but still a good Idea. I like your design...
szymonwit, thank you for your rating!
planetboom, thank you for your rating!
looks very asian like me.
the idea of community dwelling is great.
should see the "Guadua angustifolia" http://www.guaduabamboo.com/what-is-guadua-angustifolia.html nice work ;)
I forgot, no need to ground inside the bamboo, this plant works well in tension or compression, it would put rigid earth in an earthquake. ;)
Thank you! very very interesting information. Walls may fill with sawdust and dry leaves. Edit flame retardant.
Not sure about the cost but the concept is great! good luck!
I like your concept. Pretty clever. Just make sure all the rooms have windows. I would definitely prefer that ; )
yes, all the rooms have windows http://www.jovoto.com/contests/300house/ideas/12202?n=1 . thank's for your coment=)
seems to be a realizeable idea. like it alot how you bring your ideas into pictures. Very solid and nothing to add ^^ . only the name "condomium" confused me abit.
I think you did a great job.
In addition, where there is no bamboo can be another type of wood available.
And, if they can get it without having to pay the cost should be ok.
I think you have solved the problem of the part of poor people who do not live in the suburbs of the city, but in the villages.
thank's for your coment=)
Like I said I realy love this idea. Nice and simple form + atrium = lot of light and small but comfortable home. Great!
Thank you very much!!!
Like a few of the other winning designs Luka one of the reasons yours rates so high is your willingness to listen & respond to the voters, us, who are your clients right now.
CSarkar, thank you!
How do you protect the bamboo that's in direct contact with the earthen wall?
Thanks for asking.
The bamboo coated with 2 3 layers of rubber tree oil (????????? or naam yang). The oil helps to protect the bamboo from moisture.
Or protective film from recycled PET bottles
you know nothing about bamboo. bamboo won't bond with rubber tree oil or any other oil until it has dried out more than a year. read my comments to banieramartina. and you keep sneaking the word "recycled in" even though that just increases your already ludicrous price point.
Perhaps the kitchens could be situated next to each other as much as possible to reduce the cost of plumbing?
I agree with you.
Kitchens are placed side by side. kitchens have a common wall.
http://www.jovoto.com/contests/300house/ideas/12202?n=1 . thank's for your coment=)
Ah, I was looking at the color coded ones.
Sorry, this is old drawings :(
you illustrate a two story construction and absolutely no structure to hold anything up. and you have the audacity to say you've made price calculations? unless you know what parts you need, you can't possible quote a price, so don't.
Cost report will be helpful. Anyway, excellent and attractive idea! One of the favourite designs. Good luck.
clarify the budget difficult. Local materials should be free
Thank you very much
It is really an winnig ideas. It some of the few ideas which make me think why didnt it came to my mind. Its so simple, and wonderful, you realy have not left anything left in your project. Poor people will really be happy to have such kind of place to live in. Good Luck..
Optical is this for shure a highlight, could be that the costs can be small, but what a work for a young family. Who earns the money, during constructionphase
Thank you for your comment
Cool look, but do you really believe this could be built consistently onsite?
Luka, I think you have demonstrated your drawing skills beyond doubt. Why did you remove the bathroom and add the room for "premises for cattle?", what is this? Now I can just copy/paste my remarks I made on "iLINES" proposal. Please go and read it.
You should believe in yourself more than that, do not compromise just to comply.
This is a positive design offering many good attributes. Good approach with the one structure for many households with a central space offering varied use community space. Skylights providing ventilation plus the build has reasonable dimensions. This design raises the expectation of what the poor can expect to live in, this is more than a box or a dome. If you remove the comforts this could house many more than you expected making it a more cost effective option. Good work.
Hmm, I'm not sure exactly how I feel about this one...it seems a little bit too close together for air to really be able to get in...but, I do like the idea, I feel it needs a little bit more work, but it is a pretty good design...good luck!!
One of my favorites! Good luck Luka.:)
I don't understand "Too flashy!"!? why the negative rating?
Too flashy means that you are trying to make something that looks cool. I think that your idea has a good base to it. But you have spent too much time on the graphics and not enough time on thinking about how this could work in the real world and what it might cost. I like the concept of mixing bamboo with other materials, but in order for it to work you need to start of abit more simple and not building 3rd world TownHouses. Maybe one day you could get where you want to go but it will take time and will need to start with the basics.
Lots of upside for this..... maybe not in the competition but beyond. Nicely done. Good luck!
great design and beautiful renderings. I love the multi-story feature! This is a great way of using vertical space and providing more space on less land! Congratulations on a great design.
Dream big, imagine an entire business model and development plan for a certain community. Could part of your proposal be to grow bamboo forests for the next generations of homes? get crazy, think big!
also check out http://www.co2bambu.com/ . C02 Bambu is a housing solution attempting this holistic approach. "Ben (the founder)..launches a bamboo reforestation project in Nicaragua which expands into the construction of bamboo houses. In 2010, the company is selected to provide low cost Eco-housing for indigenous Mayagna communities devastated by Hurricane Felix
Thank you for your comment. Thanks for the link. I find it very interesting!
Really cool! I love the communal conception of your idea, the easiest way to save money , my best Luka
condominium idea works great i think.
also there is a nice level of detail in your project. congrats
concept shows individuality, innovative thinking. Sure, there are some technical and cost issues to argue about, like at almost any other idea in this contest. The wall construction (page 6) - perfectly straight bamboo does not exist to build such a nice straight earth-filled walls as in the drawing. May be the earth has to be filled in bags before. Is then the earth-bag the load-bearing or the bamboo shell around it? Specification of components might be quite extensive. But I like the concept as it contains original idea. Good luck, Luka!
Luka, I was so hoping to see some attempt at cost estimating. I know that is hard for new designers, but cost controls possibility so often.
Yes, this is a beautiful plan and elevation. And in some cases I believe an animal pen might be justified.
I wonder if this layout would be practical for an earthbag base with a bamboo upper wall. But pouring or tamping earth in bamboo is just too expensive for the poor because it doubles material required.
good work 9
I gave you top marks because I think yours is one of the best solutions too.
I love the design layouts and great presentation. My lingering question is how well the walls would go together with the bamboo and earth. I imagine there would be gaps that let the earth through and if the weight would bow the sides out.
Nice design but how long will it last? Maybe a few years....
Great palette of colors, love the style as well, yeah i wonder how long it would last, nice design though