2014 perFORM DESIGN COMPETITION
HIGH DESIGN MEETS HIGH PERFORMANCE
It’s a myth that “green” buildings are ugly and beautiful buildings burn energy. But these notions had to come from somewhere. Early “eco” buildings were often earthy DIY affairs while modernist jewel boxes paid little or no attention to energy performance.
Today, thanks to advances in building technology, architectural training and builder know-how, high performance “green” building and high design can complement one another. In fact, the design power that building science confers may become high design’s lifeline in coming decades as the imperative for more and more efficient buildings increases.
Hammer & Hand is happy to unveil the winners of “perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition.” The competition challenged emerging architecture professionals to fuse high design with high performance building in the design of a single-family house in Seattle that achieves Passive House-like levels of energy performance while being “resourceful, replicable, and beautiful.”
2014 perFORM Jury
- Daniel Friedman – College of Built Environments, University of Washington
- Jim Graham – Graham Baba Architects
- Sam Hagerman – Hammer & Hand
- Cory Hawbecker – Holst Architecture
- Gladys Ly-Au Young – Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects
- Rob Peña – Integrated Design Lab, University of Washington
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