The project uses a collage of images based on a primary aerial axonometric which extends across the page and lends a consistent base color to the presentation. The project is well organized, but would benefit from additional hierarchy. While the series of plans and sections are clear and well-drawn, it is suggested that at least one of these images be increased in size on the page to more clearly communicate the design intent. As currently drawn, this series is too small for a reviewer to easily read when viewing the page as a whole. The linework has been well prepared, and so increasing the scale would simply help one to fully understand the material layers and design components included. The text is long and far too small for easy reading. It is recommended that the author reduce the text by half and increase its font size and boldness on the page. The contrast between the white text and the light blue background is inadequate. The comment on contrast also extends to the axonometric diagrams: while the materials have been given colors that convey each element well, the diagrams as a whole fade into the background and are consequently weak in their readability. The large axonometric is excellent in conveying project complexity, materiality and its organic nature at the scale of a community. The use of red numeric annotation could, however, be stronger, as the red text is lost within the drawing and does not clearly correspond to the legend below.
Design a new concept of small-scale home
Jury feedback summary
Micro Colony - Fighting poverty and climate change in Bangladesh is exactly the sort of entry jurors receive with enthusiasm. The project attempts not only to resolve the general requirements of the competition project brief, but it steps further to address a pressing, real-world issue specific to a particular region. By doing so, the author has designed in response to regional materials, building techniques and other parameters, yielding an excellent, contextual project. The proposal is for a floating home that has the capacity to grow, with other homes, into a colony. The result is an organic community building type that uses local materials to economize and reduce carbon footprint, as well as to react to the rising water levels that will inevitably affect many Bangladeshi communities.