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DIY Home - A home that can be home delivered

Architecture Competition

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INTRODUCTION

The world is at a crossroads where we are constantly on the move. Be it anywhere in the world or any corner we belong in. It is so universal that owning a home sometimes feels more limiting than liberating. At the same time, pit against the rising construction/labor costs are pushing real estate prices to an all-time high.


The split questions ownership and investment dilemma heavily.


It brings us an interesting question – how can a new pattern of ownership be found especially in the context of today?

How can we explore the definition of home in sync with the paced trends of today?


What can be a new way of defining the future of home design allowing users to choose and build their own homes?

OBJECTIVE

A traditional RCC constructed and brickwork infilled buildings are popular across the world. They are in a way the go-to approach while building for the long run.


But because of this un-challenged approach, we have stopped considering any other method to build buildings.


What if there was a kit of parts that can lead to great architectural designs every time there was a house desired? What if this kit of parts could be made without heavy construction machinery and can be made with help of smaller simple machines? What if architects globally could design plugins for this house that change the usages every time a person wishes to upgrade?


What if this kit of parts is available globally as a system to build houses quickly in places where access to construction materials is not available?


The design challenge looks at this tiny DIY house model system that is made entirely of modular components that can be manufactured. This design exercise is multi-stage and is open to all at all three stages.


The first stage of the challenge will look at the building systems of wall, structure, and services. This exercise will involve selecting materials, assembly techniques, choosing a combination of systems, and finalizing the exterior shell of the building.


The subsequent phases will involve conceiving internal finishes, wall systems, plugins, and home development modular components based on the winning proposal of this challenge.


Hence the design shall be open to growth and modularity right from its smallest to largest steps. While modularity can be seen as restraining, participants are advised to bring in customization as much as possible within the limited scope.


JUDGES

The entries will be judged by an international jury of the competition on the following criteria:

Presentation: The fundamental to a good entry is a visual delivery of ideas.


Concept/Idea: Quality of thought and intent in the pre-design phase.


Spaces/Program: How the spaces are calculated and ordered.


Design Outcome The final architectural outcome of the solution.


The judging panel can also add other criteria based on their internal discussions - which will be in line with the problem statement. Participants are advised to fulfill the above-given criteria first in their design. Names of the jury panel will be announced soon.

PRIZES

For complete information on active prizes and details on the entry fee, visit the awards and fees section of the competition here: Award&Fees

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TIMELINE

Registration Closes: 24th May 2021

Submission Deadline: 25th May 2021

Result Announcement: 22nd Jul 2021

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