Questions on drawing types


  1. Would it be possible to include diagrams on either the design panel or with the written description to illustrate the concept?
  2. Would a 3-D isometric drawing, that is a bird's eye view, be acceptable as a perspective drawing? This kind of drawing can show more of the site.
  3. There is no mention of sections for either First Round or Second Round submissions. Sections are a useful was to illustrate space, height, relationships, etc. Could sections be included in the Second Round?


  1. On the design board, yes.
  2. Yes, absolutely. Section 5(b) of the first round submission requirements is quite open to any kind of drawing or rendering, as you see fit.
  3. As you point out, we did not require them, but yes they could certainly be included.

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1. Does the signed Entrance Form needs to be sent to you earlier or submitted together with the competition materials at the 1st round deadline date of September 2, 2019?
2. Are alternative foundations acceptable?
3. Are the submitted drawings to be of mass models of different design configurations that fit the different lot and topography configurations?
4. What is the typical size of lots, i.e. width and length, suitable for laneway houses in Nelson? What are the typical zoning restrictions, i.e. height and setbacks, for residential zones?
5. Are (semi-)covered carports included in the building footprint calculation? At which point are eaves/ roof overhangs exempt from the building footprint calculation?
6. Are design teams allowed to submit more than one design?
7. Specific first-round submission format expectations: You state "A design board....including high-level specifications ..."
8. At what point will you determine whether you have enough submissions go move forward vs extending the contest deadline in the hopes of garnering more submissions?
9. Is an eave/roof overhang over entrances ...
10. Would you kindly clarify if this is an AIBC sanctioned “competition”?
11. Gross floor area, registration form, and image submission ...
12. Design boards, Step Code, minimum height, modifications ...
13. Local Entries
14. Questions on drawing types
15. Evaluation criteria, costs, and floor plans
16. Inclusion of technical details; site selection ...