Living Steel showcases next-generation architecture
A commemorative book documenting the visionary and varied
responses to the Living Steel’s International Architecture
Competitions will be available globally in November.
Houses of Steel features 48 unique award-winning designs
from Living Steel’s International Architecture competitions
for sustainable steel homes, including single and multi-story
All featured designs are winners or finalists from the
three unique competitions, documenting the most outstanding
entries between 2006 and 2008, including projects across
India, Poland, Brazil, China, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Each project is presented with detailed sketches, 3D
elevations, drawings and architectural plans, highlighting
inventiveness, originality and sustainable features of
the builds. Further information on each entry is detailed
on the Living Steel website with flash modules to supplement
the reading experience.
The collaborative competition was launched to develop
innovative approaches to meet sustainable housing needs
using steel worldwide – a ubiquitous building material
that offers a unique, cost effective design solution
for the world’s growing urban populations.
Director of PCKO Architects and competition jury member,
Andrew Orgorzalek, said the book will inspire upcoming
architects to rethink their approach to developing long-term
sustainable housing, “Steel technology in its pure form
is traditionally rarely used in design, despite its ability
to create light, flexible and transparent structures
which offer cost-effective and recyclable housing.”
Visit www.livingsteel.org for further information on
Houses of Steel and the Living Steel program.