3DA proudly presents “Off the Grid” Challenge 17 in their series of Rendering Competitions with well over $15,000.00 USD worth of prizes.
Assignment – Create your ideal setting for the “Off the Grid” home you are given digitally in 3D. It should portray that which is inspirational about sustainable architecture/life style and touches us on some subconscious level. The emphasis should be on the context of the residence in an “OTG” location. The structure is to remain much as it is in the original model/scene, you are allowed to make modifications, but the structure must be recognizable in the end.
The real challenge is design a site/setting/landscape that is spectacular and alludes to man living at one with nature. The site can wrap around, surround, hug or even highlight the structure in some way, can partially hide the structure showing just a glimpse, teasing the viewer, it is up to you to decide.
The term off-the-grid (OTG) or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities. Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and his/her own resources.
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