Modern Concrete Townhome Design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $500
  • Entries Received: 13
  • Winner: CCEARC

Contest Brief

Concept: We would like to have a 2 1/2 story-duplex building that shares one common wall with its single neighbor. Most of the units will overlook a small lake and we would like to maximize the visibility with a lot of glass and windows, especially over water views (please refer to site plan C-3 (pg. 5) and photos for concept ideas).

The first two floors will have 1200 sq. ft. EACH and will include the main living areas. The number of bedrooms and bathrooms are not specified as we are flexible and open to ideas. *The primary interest is in the creativity of the ELEVATIONS.* We also encourage creativity and flexibility with the interior spaces.

The third level will have an independent 600 sq. ft. unit with living/ kitchen/sleeping/bath space. It is intended to function as a possible mother-in-law suite and/or guest suite. The remainder of the 3rd floor can be a garden, Jaccuzi, Barbecue (cooking) and other possibilities.

*An elevator is a MANDATORY component of the townhome*
The elevator must have interior and exterior doors and can be programmed to give access to all the family floors or provide independent access to the third floor. There will also need to be an internal staircase in the building. An alternative fire exit for the third floor unit needs to be incorporated.

Style: The desired design style is contemporary/modern (see included photos). Construction material will be poured concrete (precast will also be considered). Walls, floors and roofs will be poured concrete. *The project location is in Tampa, Florida which can receive hurricanes.
The ideal design will reflect approximate sizes of the shell components to reflect structural needs. Form liners can be used to provide any design finish. The concrete will be the final exterior finish.

Dimensions: the footprint is 24 ft. x 50 ft. Maximum height is 35 ft. Floor to floor heights for the three levels is flexible and can be, for example, 12 ft., 12 ft. and 11ft.

Parking will be located on the street side of the house. We wish to maintain an attractive fa├žade from the street, so the handling of the parking is important. We would like to find an alternative to having a big double garage door facing the street.

Other Features:
We are exploring the use of geothermal cooling and heating, solar energy and storage (e.g new technology such as Tesla Home Systems), and smart home technology.

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Employer Feedback

“The top two that were able to capture the feel we were looking for was CC and TamaraLogwiniuk. CC (Eugine) came in late in the process and won it. I like the Freelancer's opportunity for feed-back, because it does produce a more "on target" product, and wonder where we might have ended with the benefit of a tweak or two. We saw a lot of improvement among some of the other contestants. We're continuing to work with Eugene, so we'll find out. I look forward to following his and Tamara's careers. They are going to do well. ”

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Public Clarification Board

  • RomeVillas
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    We have received several good designs with two of particular interest. We will not extend the contest and the winners will be chosen from them. We are going to do further work on the design with the top one or two. If you have done the work and wish to submit it instead of throwing it away, we will consider it for the follow-on design development which will be on a paid basis (hourly or stage). The email is: chelsea@HimeServicesTampa.com

    • 1 year ago
  • ThalamusDesign
    ThalamusDesign
    • 1 year ago

    Hello sir, I had uploaded the project,but the contest had closed, I wish to send you my entry .

    • 1 year ago
  • manishatchd
    manishatchd
    • 1 year ago

    please do not select the winner before deadline

    • 1 year ago
  • arzumanyan
    arzumanyan
    • 1 year ago

    Hey! I just wanted to make sure you'll be waiting until the end of the competition. I'm planning to submit my presentation file tomorrow morning, before the deadline. How does that sound to you?

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry#10

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check enrty#8

    • 1 year ago
  • liviagomeslg
    liviagomeslg
    • 1 year ago

    Hello Sir, do you intend to extend your contest? I may participate on it in a day or two. Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are not planning to extend the deadline. Please be prompt if you wish to participate.

      • 1 year ago
  • antomm68
    antomm68
    • 1 year ago

    Can you Please specify the spaces you want. Or is it open for creativity?

    • 1 year ago
    1. antomm68
      antomm68
      • 1 year ago

      How much space/distance is there between the units?

      • 1 year ago
    2. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are just designing for one unit of the duplex.

      • 1 year ago
  • vorteksIndia
    vorteksIndia
    • 1 year ago

    sir, please wait for my entry

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We will do our best to wait but cannot extend the deadline without paying fees. Please be prompt!

      • 1 year ago
  • superduct
    superduct
    • 1 year ago

    What parcel is yours on the site plan?

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We own them all

      • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry#7

    • 1 year ago
  • arzumanyan
    arzumanyan
    • 1 year ago

    Cool, you have N.Armenia avenue 4 blocks east of you. I come from Armenia but now I live permanently in Brooklyn. Within the budget, I can give you a presentation file with floor plans and elevations. I wish I could build a physical model or do photorealistic renderings to explain my ideas better, maybe I'll have a chance to do in next time. For now I'll just try to explain it through drawings and concept statement. Does this sound acceptable to you?

    Let me know. I look forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Ani

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Anni -

      • 1 year ago
    2. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      The address is 13829 N. Rome Ave.

      • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry#6

    • 1 year ago
  • RomeVillas
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Please present elevations from pedestrian perspective.

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry#5

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry#4

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #3

    • 1 year ago
  • RomeVillas
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    $500 is our budget. Hope you will submit a design that will wow us.

    • 1 year ago
  • alokbhagat19
    alokbhagat19
    • 1 year ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #2

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #1

    • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #1

    • 1 year ago
  • pgcarquitectura
    pgcarquitectura
    • 1 year ago

    #sealed #increaseprize

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Prize offered is $500.00 USD

      • 1 year ago
    2. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      It is now sealed

      • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Its not sealed still

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      It is now sealed. I apologize for the delay

      • 1 year ago
  • ennovy
    ennovy
    • 1 year ago

    What drawings do you need? Floor Plans and Elevations only?

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Floor Plans and Elevations are the primary concern but please feel free to include any additional drawings you wish to (especially if they help explain your design concept)

      • 1 year ago
  • salamonzsolt
    salamonzsolt
    • 1 year ago

    #sealed #guaranteed

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are now sealed and guaranteed.

      • 1 year ago
  • PageTsewinor
    PageTsewinor
    • 1 year ago

    Hello Contest Holder, Please make your contest #guaranteed and #sealed. So we can get to work faster. Thank you.

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are now guaranteed and sealed.

      • 1 year ago
  • areyesrueda
    areyesrueda
    • 1 year ago

    #guaranteed

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are now guaranteed

      • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    #sealed #guaranteed

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are now sealed and guaranteed

      • 1 year ago
  • designershra
    designershra
    • 1 year ago

    Can you please elaborate the requirements of first 2 floors.Any particular nos of bed rooms?

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are open and flexible to the number of baths and bedrooms.

      • 1 year ago
  • huepic
    huepic
    • 1 year ago

    What type of output format do you need ?

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      PDF and CAD

      • 1 year ago
  • sashy87
    sashy87
    • 1 year ago

    #guaranteed

    • 1 year ago
    1. RomeVillas
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      We are now guaranteed

      • 1 year ago

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