The Other Rules Are that each house has to be:
• Pre-fabricated for easy transportation, and to allow erection on site in less than 4 days
• Environmentally sustainable with sensitive use of materials, rainwater recycling, use of solar panels and passive solar design;
• Compliant with the NSW BASIX ratings tool;
• Designed by an Architect; and
• Futuristic in appearance and use of domestic space.
The recent Houses of The Future contest in Sydney's Olympic Park
must of had the three little pigs and a few of their cousins in mind - entries included houses made of concrete, glass, clay and cardboard.
I love the stipulation that the house has to look like it's from the future.
But who's gonna enforce that "Futuristic use of domestic space" rule?
C'mon, that's way too much speculation for on day. You can't expect architects, even uber prescient ones who design concrete houses that weigh 96 tons, to figure out whether or not the kitchen will be in the bathroom in Craptillion, A.D.
What's cool is that they actuall built the damn things and didn't just provide models.
Check out where you'll be living in the future. if you're Australian, that is.