Nano House 2021 Architecture Competition now is over!
Nano House 2021 Architecture Competition has been recently organized by Volume Zero, inviting all partecipants to design a small-scaled HOME for 2 working individuals of any age group optimized for spatial efficiency to fulfill all the needs of its users.
This year Volume Zero has initiated the “Nano House 2021 Architecture Competition”, inviting you to design a small-scaled HOME for 2 working individuals of any age group optimized for spatial efficiency to fulfill all the needs of its users. Participants are required to anticipate and provide for the needs that the users may need in the unseen future and also spatially accommodate guests and pets.
A "home" is a space that is intimate to all. Apart from being our safe haven, a home goes beyond its everyday function of being a shelter for its users and their activities; it connects with each of us on an emotional and personal level.
Our Humble Adobe has witnessed transformations with rapid advancements in technology, the rise of efficient spaces, environmental and financial concerns, and growing needs & desires of the people living in them. 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.
From big cities to small towns to tiny rural villages, each culture is influenced by its own history, politics, economy, and resources in how they define a home. That being said, there are a few common traits of an ideal home that we can all aspire to. What organizer is looking for?
Participants are invited to design a small scaled HOME for 2 working individuals of any age group optimized for spatial eficiency to fulfill all the needs of its users. The designed home should not exceed an area restriction of 300 sqft built up with spatial adaptability and versatility at the crux of the design to optimize space eficiency.
Participants are required to anticipate and provide for the needs that the users may need in the unseen future and also spatially accommodate guests and pets. The designed home can sport versatile makeshift temporary yet comfortable spaces for functions that are not core to the home. Being a home that is aimed to reduce the impact on the environmental and financial resources we encourage participant to visualize a completely off the grid solution incorporating smart technologies promoting sustainability and environmental equilibrium.
As there is no specified competition site, project designs can be set within any hypothetical site of any size, in either a city or countryside location anywhere in the world. The jury ould be judging the entries on site justification.
➜ A single A1 sheet must be submitted in JPEG format (150 DP Resolution), file size not exceeding 5 MB.
➜ ll text must be in English, with a max. of 200 words for project explaination with a readable font size (to be provided on the A1 sheet).
➜ Concept Innovation: The participants are to design an Innovative Nano House space with respect to the selected genre of client and justify the same.
➜ Site Selection: Participants are to select a site best suited for the house. The entries will be evaluated based on the site justification given.
➜ Spatial Design: The entries will be judged on the basis of creativity displayed in the spatial design and configuration of spaces.
➜ Multipurpose Utility: A captivating response given to the physical, emotional and cultural needs of the client.
Winners will be announcement on 12th May 2022.
Nano House 2021 Architecture Competition is an open ideas design competition with no intentions to execute the proposals submitted in any form. The competition is open to all and students and professionals from all walks can join the competition.
The 1st prize winner will receive $2000, the 2nd prize winner will receive $1200 and the 3rd prize winner will recive $800.
The winning designs will be published on Volume Zero Magazine our website & international media partner’s websites. The winning team will also have an interview published.
Early Registrations (27th November 2021- 27th January 2022):
➜ Participations From India: Rs 1800 + 18%
➜ Participations From Other countries: USD 70 + 18%