Tiny House 2020 Architecture Competition

Tiny House

Home is a space that is intimate to all of us. A home goes beyond its everyday function of being a physical shelter for people and their activities; a home connects with its users at a personal and emotional level. Our humble abodes are being redefined with every passing day. The world is changing constantly, and along with it, our homes are seeing us spend more time within them.

The built form of a home is evolving rapidly; its design adapting to various other needs that were not limited to this space before. Homes today are versatile entities – doubling up as offices, play areas, work-out zones, spaces for interaction and recreation, as also being an abode for our furry friends and providing for their needs.

Opportunities
With the environmental and financial setbacks that we face today in the dawn of a new pandemic age, the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. Today, the home has become our shield – protecting its inhabitants from a virus, while providing them with the basic necessities for survival. Now with everyone spending almost all of their time indoors, this scenario has presented designers with an opportunity to redefine the idea of “home”.

The inclination of the users to follow simpler and efficient ways of living, coupled with a rapid development in technology and materials, there is a great opportunity to create a versatile and innovative personal space. The Tiny House Movement, once again, celebrates the concept of simple, yet resourceful living. The homes can be designed to re-imagine sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint. Living Small, Yet Living It All!

Challenge
The design of the Tiny House should be innovative and creative, with a sustainable edge. The relation between the exterior surroundings and interior spaces must be taken into consideration. The proposed design should be well-conceptualized. The area of the proposed Tiny House should not exceed 300 sq. ft. Mobility being a vital factor, the house need not be self-mobile, but should be treated as an extension that can be towed easily by a car or pickup truck. Source and images Courtesy of Volume Zero.

However, the participants can avoid the issue of mobility altogether by providing a strong justification for the same. The Interior Spaces should include the following:

  1. Living Area
  2. Sleeping Area for 2
  3. Cooking and Dining Area
  4. Toilet space
  5. Workspace
  6. Recreation space
  7. Any other function that the participant wishes to add to the Tiny House

Prize
Prizes of total USD 4000, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 2000 + Certificate + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200 + Certificate + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800 + Certificate + Publication
10 Honorable mentions: Certificates
Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.
To show our appreciation, all the participants would receive participation certificate.

Schedule
Early Bird Registration: 14th August 2020 to 22nd October 2020
Standard Registration: 23rd October 2020 to 25th November 2020
Last Day for Queries: 16th November 2020
Closing Date for Submission: 2nd December 2020
Announcement of Winners: 4th February 2021
Eligibility:
Tiny House 2020 – Architecture Competition is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.

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