GSD team receives top prize for Retreat in Nature proposal

The Horizon House project developed by a team of GSD students has been selected in the 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition, held publicly on April 20, 2013 in Tokyo.  Three Horizon House project members flew to Tokyo, along with professor Mark Mulligan, to present their proposal to a jury made up of Kengo Kuma, Tomonari Yashiro and Darko Radovi. The international competition originally accepted twelve university proposals as part of phase one, and selected three teams to publicly present in Tokyo as part of phase two.

The team of GSD students developed the proposal as part of an Independent Study course advised by GSD professors Mark Mulligan and Kiel Moe, and the team includes Carlos Cerezo Davila (MDesS ‘13), Ana Garcia Puyol (MDesS ‘14), Thomas Sherman (MDesS ‘14), Robert Daurio (MArch II ‘13), Mariano Gomez (MArch II ‘13), Takuya Iwamura (MLA ‘14), Natsuma Imai (MArch I ‘15) and Matthew Conway (MArch I ‘15).

The team is working on raising funds to allow for the whole team to travel to Toyko to work on the plans this summer. The project will be built this fall.

Read the formal announcement by LIXIL

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Photo courtesy LIXIL and Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd