“Jungle Gym” by Ayla Harvey (Durban, South Africa)

The winners of the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition were announced today at the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa.

TREEHOUSING was jointly organized by our non-profit DBR | Design Build Research School and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The competition challenged architecture students, professional architects and engineers around the world to develop innovative wood housing and affordable urban building solutions for Africa and beyond. Entrants were required to use any sustainably harvested wood material or product as the primary material for their designs.

The competition received more than 200 submissions from over 60 countries, and the quality and creativity of the entries was outstanding.  Winners were selected by an international jury, led by Michael Green.

View the press release here.  The complete gallery of winning submissions can be viewed here.