View the MWBa competition blog with all the results here. MW Bender Architecture, LLC, organized and ran the University at 14th Design Competition, sponsored by SC Ventures I LLC, and Gainesville Real Estate Management Company, Inc. The goal of the competition was to challenge University of Florida School of Architecture students to engage with the space and activity surrounding the campus by offering the unique opportunity to design, develop, fabricate, manage and build their design under the supervision of an architect. Nine entries were received. Winners were announced May 24, 2012.
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The firm has configured two twenty foot shipping containers into a public restroom facility for a Highschool Football field in Gainesville, FL. The exterior is cladded with four by eight mac metal panels and the school name cut away then back lit. The center breezeway is covered using agricultural pvc protected tarp and tension supports. The containers rest on ballast and are anchored to the ground with hurricane screws. We are currently putting together a proposal for the schools football locker rooms also designed out of ISO shipping containers. Stay tuned for an Update!!!
If you have not already heard about the project, please check it out. It is a great idea; a kit of parts (rain barrel, loaded with sand bags and miscellaneous supplies), shipped to Haiti for neighborhoods to use to construct permanent shelter. It is a way of building that is hands on, requires basic skills, reasonable time and energy and results in a home that the builder/occupants are proud of.
Stephen and his son Soren laid some earth bags with the group last weekend. Please volunteer and donate… click the image to visit http://www.barrelsofhope.org/
To help Barrels of Hope complete the project next week or more information , please contact us on our Barrels of Hope facebook page or call Mike at 328.7721