Early Participation : 1st June 2017 – 31st July 2017

Regular Participation: 1st August 2017 – 31st August 2017




Tiny House Design Competition

It gives you the chance to compete and win by submitting a design regarding an innovation of maximum usable space in minimum footprint, thus redefining sustainability.

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  • Home is a domain that is intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, it connects with its user on a personal and emotional level. The modern day scenario of environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. With the rapid growth of technology and smart living there lies an opportunity for efficient spaces with the feeling of homeliness and personal touch points.
  • The organizer of this competition, Volume Zero, have been hosting various open design and idea competitions to encourage and inspire young, talented designers and students from around the globe. Their team of young architectural professionals from Mumbai, India aspire to create a dais for young design talent that will motivate and embolden them to think differently, beyond their boundaries and showcase their work on this global forum. They intend to be a frontrunner in the field of architectural competition platforms and design magazines in India and on an international level. They aim to revolutionize the dynamics of design competition formats and the user demands all round the clock

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Eligible Countries

EgyptSyira Iraq PalestineJordanLebanon Tunisia AlgeriaMoroccoSudan LibyaSaudi-Arabia UAE Kuwait Qatar BahrainOmanYemenSomaliaDjiboutiMauritaniaTurkey Iran CyprusComorosAll world Countries

Program Period

Early Registration Starts: 1st June 2017

Early Registration Ends: 31st July 2017

Standard Registration Starts: 1st August 2017

Standard Registration Ends: 31st August 2017

Closing Day for Submissions: 1st September 2017

Announcement of Winners: 1st October 2017

*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 IST (India)

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

– Rules:

* The ONLY identification allowed for the team is the TEAM CODE.

* The Design of the house should be innovative and creative with a sustainable edge.

* The relation between the exterior and interior spaces ought to be taken into consideration.

* The proposal should be well conceptualized and explained. Most importantly, the area of the house should not exceed 250 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. However, the participants can avoid the issue of mobility altogether but provide a strong justification for the same.

* The Interior Program Spaces include: Living Area | Sleeping Area for 2 | Cooking and Dining Area Toilet | Workspace.

* Client Interaction is one of the critical components of the design proposal. For the purpose of this competition, entrants may assume an individual, couple, or a genre of people, based on the design concept.

– Submission Requirements:

* Three dimensional drawings that could be explained as econometric layouts, perspective imagery or montages that explain the concept of the project.

* Sections through the site/building that describe the vital elements and the key spatial characters of the design.

* Floor plans explication the spatial organization inside the house and design elements.

* The materials, their textures and colors have illustrated through Elevations.

* The creative details and themes of the project can be explained through drawings at a larger scale.

* The presentation of the layouts needs to be a suitable scale that follows the concept of the design solution. The drawings hve to be complete with a graphic scale, whenever necessary.

– Submission Format:

* 2 A3 Sheets are to be submitted, oriented in the Landscape format.

* The sheets submitted must be in 2 formats:

– 300 dpi resolution in PDF format not exceeding 20 MB | File name- Project I.D._300.pdf

– 72 dpi resolution in PDF format not exceeding 1 MB | File name- Project I.D._72.pdf

* The Project ID needs to be clearly mentioned on the top right corner of all the submitted sheets and all the files need to be marked with the same ID. Your files need to be sent as a single zipped folder titled with your Project ID and your deliverables.

* Your identity (Name, School, Address, etc.) MUST NOT be disclosed IN ANY MANNER on the sheets or the files submitted.

* ENGLISH MUST BE USED to explain the content of your project (NOT EXCEEDING 250 WORDS) and the explanation has to be contained on the A3 sheets themselves.

Opportunity Cost and Prizes

– Participation Fees:

Early Participation : USD 65 (Per Team)

Regular Participation : USD 85 (Per Team)


All Winners would be awarded with media attention and publications on Volume Zero Design Magazine and other international design and architecture platforms.

Prizes of total USD 3200, broken down as follows:

1st Prize: USD 1600 + Certificate

2nd Prize: USD 1000 + Certificate

3rd Prize: USD 600 + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions: Certificates

How to Apply

  • Click here for online registration.
  • Fill the blanks and read the Terms and Conditions then click on Submit.
  • Decide which registration you would like to compete in and the Bank details to pay the registration fees through credit or debit card then click on Register Now button.
  • After the completion of registration process, you would receive a unique team code. This code be the identity of the participants during the evaluation process and other administrative purpose.

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