The Home for the Blind competition is the first in the Bee Breeders accessible architecture series which focuses on exploring the relationship between architecture and accessibility. Architects and designers have a unique opportunity to reinvent accessible architecture by putting accessibility at the forefront of design, rather than leaving it as an afterthought. How can architecture influence how a person moves through a home? How can it help people to feel safe, comfortable, and independent?
For the Home for the Blind competition, participants are asked to submit designs for a semi-detached house for a single blind occupant. The property would need to include all the basic amenities of a typical home, such as a kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathroom, as well as a small courtyard.
Participants are asked to create designs that enhance the lives and living experiences of the inhabitants. Materiality, circulation, and zoning are just a few of the things that participants should focus on in their project submissions.
This is an ideas competition, so participants are free to choose a location from their own home country and focus their efforts on innovative architectural concepts, rather than specific design details.