‘Mark’s House’ by Two Islands wins the Flat Lot competition, in Flint, Michigan. 400 participating teams from over 35 countries participated at the competition. The winners Two Islands is a London based design studio, founded by William Villalobos, Cesc Massanas and Tomas Selva.
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“The winning proposal, Mark’s House, tells the story of an imagined Flint resident, Mark Hamilton, whose family loses a home to foreclosure. The project perches a Tudor-style house clad in reflective panels on top of a mirrored pedestal, giving the structure the appearance of floating in mid-air. The house serves as a metaphor for both what the city has lost, as well as its ongoing revitalization, while also providing a canopy and stage for Flat Lot events. In addition, the structure can hold up to 1,500 gallons of water, which can be released as a cooling spray during hot summer days.”