«Single-family home. The future is today» 2022-01-27
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The eighth edition of PIAM, the Matimex International Architecture Prize, is now open.

PIAM is aimed exclusively at professionals from the world of architecture, design, interior design or engineering who, through the use of ceramic materials from Iris Ceramica Group, undertake to develop a project idea or present a project designed in advance in the which modifications are made with the use of our materials.

In this eighth edition, PIAM proposes a reflection on «Single-family housing. The future is today».

Over the last few years, the vital priorities of most people have been rearranged; one of the most notable changes has been the review of our way of living; the house must be flexible, permeable to nature, efficient and respectful of the environment that surrounds us.

One of the trends is the search for permeability, a constructive but also emotional concept that implies flexibility, openness and exchange with the environment.

Another trend on the rise is prefabrication, the rationalization in the use of materials and the use of technology and industrial manufacturing systems to generate quality housing in a short time with the added advantage of being recyclable, thus minimizing the impact construction environment.

Some ideas about the typologies that are included within the contest theme could be:

-Isolated Single Family Homes
-Single-family semi-detached houses
-Terraced single-family homes

*Dwellings that are part of a multi-family building are not considered included

The jury is composed of:

Rodolfo Amieva Jacobson. Architect and founding partner of González y Jacobson Arquitectura. Diego Macias Dominguez. Architect and partner of González y Jacobson Arquitectura

Juan-Luis Grafulla. Director and CEO of Matimex

Federica Minozzi. CEO of Iris Ceramica Group

Ruben Muedra Ortiz. Founding partner of Rubén Muedra architecture studio

João de Sousa Rodolfo. CEO and founder of Traçado Regulador

Within our policy of participation and social responsibility, Matimex will make a financial contribution to the NGO Amigos de Nyumbani for each of the projects that are submitted to the Matimex 2022 International Architecture Award.

The registration and delivery date is from January 28 to May 3. No registration fee.

You can expand the information by accessing the contest website.

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