EMESS Competition 2017

Lincolnshire has its own unique architectural heritage. It has an ingenious building technique which has unfortunately been underappreciated and almost forgotten. Local people call it ‘mud and stud’ (M&S) or Lincolnshire cottage. This technique can inspire people in to create a modern natural architectural world rich of healthy, affordable and sustainable buildings all made of natural materials. We would like you to take this perspective and design an architectural exemplar of a cottage that learns from the past but looks into the future, which would be located at the Open Air Museum ‘The Village Church Farm’ in Skegness. Your task will be to design a modern cottage in close proximity of the existing Mud and Stud at the Skegness Museum. It will have to engage in a dialogue with the surroundings including the traditional cottage standing nearby, however, at the same time also offer an example of modern natural architecture. It should be a 2-3-bedroom holiday let which could be a model for future modern natural Lincolnshire cottages.

Deliverables: 2 x A2 showing ideas, visions, plans, sections and elevations of the modern natural Lincolnshire Cottage.

Prize: 1st- £100 and a chance to work alongside the architects in designing and constructing the cottage 2nd- £50 3rd- £25

Dates: Deadline: The work should be sent to School of Architecture and Design with an Annotation ‘EMESS NATURAL COMPETITION’ by 12 noon on 10 February 2017.

The work could be sent by post or handed in personally. For more questions, please contact me at mkolakowski@lincoln.ac.uk Please find attached site plan on PDF

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