HouMinn OSWall "app" competition

Marc Swackhamer's (Architecture) practice, HouMinn, is holding a competition for students, designers, engineers, "or any other curious, creative people" to design an innovative wall panel, or "app," for its latest wall prototype project, Open Source Wall (OSWall). Submissions from Architecture and other CDes graduate students or teams of students are welcomed. Swackhamer notes that projects from teams that can add an engineering student or a materials science student are "more likely to not only be well designed, but also technically sound." The winners will be paid to prototype their schemes over winter break and their projects will be featured in an exhibition at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, "Envelop{e}s," curated by Christopher Height, associate professor at Rice University's School of Architecture.