Wow, great set of links here, Thanks. Truly some inspirational design going on. I actually just saw a documentary that was broadcast here in Tokyo about the zedfactory architect. My one criticism...where's the food? Other than that...it looks cool, and seems to be well thought out in regard to electricity use...but they could use some help with garden planning and landscaping for sure.
There definitely needs to be some more support for this kind of project, and holding contests like this is a GREAT idea. I hope we can hear more about various projects like this around the world.
"Just as when ample and princely wealth falls to a bad owner it is squandered in a moment, but wealth however modest, if entrusted to a good custodian, increases with use, so our lifetime extends amply if you manage it properly." -Seneca