Fundokuhle Kubheka and his inspiring urban concept with CLT and a new take on social housing took the second place in the Timber Competition. His prize was a weekend in the Hout Bay House, a showhouse and international research project built from CLT. We have asked Fundokuhle Kubheka about his experience with Timber competition and timber as a material.
One of the main goals of the Timber Competition & HWZ International team was to encourage a younger generation of architects to create new designs using wood and respond to the worldwide trend of climatically responsible construction.
Carla Jooste was chosen by an international Jury as the winner of the Timber Competition, with the aim to motivate young South African Architects to design a modern sustainable timber construction. The Competition organized by HWZ International SA was open to all South African Architects under the age of 35. Visit the Competition’s homepage and look at the 10 inspiring designs which was submitted in the final as well as Carla Jooste’s winning project.
“As an Architect, I would love to live in a Timber house. I believe, timber construction has the ability to bring warmth and a feeling of “being grounded” in a space. A home is a place of warmth, memories and inspiration and therefore incorporating timber into such a special and significant place would be ideal.”, says Carla Jooste, winner of the Timber Competition who have just spent several days with the Prodesi/Domesi Architects in the Czech Republic, visited the Novatop CLT production and met the team who offers sustainable building solutions for the South African Market in cooperation with HWZi.
Stylish interiors, light colours accompanied by natural materials and a feeling of harmony - designs by Mano Kalos respect the natural materials and create rooms which help you to calm down.
The idea to organise a competition was in the minds of HWZ international team for a long time. After the success of the Hout Bay House research project, which won the attention of many architects and the public. After meeting many motivated architects and students, during events that we have hosted at Hout Bay House and those that attended the annual Wood Conference, we decided to offer young architects a platform in which they have chance to design with sustainable materials.
In an effort to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable building, the Wood Student Foundation, the Hout Bay House research project, and HWZ International SA joined forces to launch their timber competition for aspiring and current architects in August of 2018. Now as the close of June nears, jury members, Pavel Horák, Ivan Jonker, Mano Kalos, and Richard Stretton, face the difficult task of choosing only one design out of the 10 notable final projects.
The Wood Student Foundation in cooperation with HWZ International SA and the Hout Bay House Team has come up with a unique project for architects and would-be architects.
All registered participants of the Timber competition were invited to attend the workshop at Hout Bay House at the beginning of October 2016. Unfortunately, we can’t share the motivating atmosphere, however, we can summarise the most important information.
Design a sustainable timber construction for a South African Family & Win one-week internship in Europe including Flight tickets and accommodation!