With daily routines making it very easy to take our repetitive behaviours for granted, ideas that make the most of the littlest design opportunities can greatly improve the lifestyles of many.
Envision a space that takes into consideration the social, economical and cultural aspects of design, making it conducive for its users to carry out their activities. Whether it is a location for personal use, a corporate workspace or a public facility, come up with a design that addresses a crucial need and fulfils its purpose well beyond expectations, in a remarkable, new way. Your project layout’s size can go up to a maximum of 30,000 square feet or 2,787 square meters.
Remember to consider:
Creativity: the originality of your idea
Efficiency: practicality and organisation
Comfort: the ease of use
Sustainability: the ability to last through the future
Purpose: the scale of the need and how well it fulfils its purpose
Heart for the community: catering to the community’s needs
Green design: eco-friendly designs that are beneficial to the environment
Your write-up (with a maximum of 1,000 words) will be the first component on the presentation board to be reviewed by the judges.
It needs to answer the following:
Your Design Process
What inspired you to come up with this design? How does it relate to “Be Bold. Be Free. Be You” which is the theme of AYDA 2016?
What is the concept behind your design and its style?
How can your design benefit the community living in or around it?
Why were the selected colour schemes chosen?
What is your design’s impact on the environment?For example, how does it affect the environment based on concept, materials, maintenance, energy usage, water, and waste management?
Your Research Process
Was there an element or a person that influenced your design?
What was your research method like?
Who was your main source of information during research?
What questions did you consider during research?
Was the research method you used sound?
What did you learn from your research findings?