Building Voices recently had a design competition that hosted 111 visionaries from the Hawaii and the contiguous United States. They were submitted to the competition which was organized by the University of Hawaii School of Architecture.\r\n\r\nThe competition centered on a single stage seeking to identify innovative solutions to address Hawaii\u2019s unique geographic location, cultural richness, global visibility, and ecological variance. After much consideration and many impressive designs, UH was able to choose a winner; Outside House by FLOAT.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOutsdie House is a design that takes full advantage of the space it has, while understanding the constraints it must exist in. The two small pavilions you can see on either side, \u201cMauka\u201d and \u201cMakai,\u201d structure space for living outside on an agricultural plot in northern Maui.\r\n\r\nThe simplicity of the design is also its genius. Both platforms are demountable and can be lifted by two people. Additionally, they can be erected without heavy machinery and easily bolted into place\r\n\r\nThe Outside House doesn\u2019t lack in its efficiency either. Fitted with rainwater collectors, solar panels, and a composting toilet, this house can be totally self-sufficient. This unique integration into the ecological system is the way of the future and Outside House once again shows that it is ahead of its time.\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.