Tiny House 2022 Architecture Competition

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Tiny House 2022 Architecture Competition

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Tiny House 2022 Architecture Competition: Tiny House 2022 Architecture Competition has been recently organized by magazine Volume Zero, seeking to revamp the notions of a home, one’s personal sanctuary through innovations in design and technology with aim to celebrate individuality, redefine sustainability and exalt simple, resourceful living.

Short description

The Tiny House 2022 Architecture Competition has been recently organized by magazine ’Volume Zero’ inviting everyone worldwide to participate.

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.

What is Tiny House?

Tiny Houses are primary, full-fledged dwelling units on a small scale. Tiny House is done from a conscious choice, as an answer to a desire to live a simple life. With less focus on material possessions and with a smaller eco-footprint.

Designing outside of the box has become increasingly important as land availability and economic feasibility decrease. It is imperative to utilize space efficiently and effectively.

Clever ways of utilizing space and the use of innovative technologies are characteristic of the design and construction of Tiny Houses. A Tiny House is up to 50 square metres, ideally (partly) self-sufficient, of high quality, and functioning as a full-time inhabited dwelling.
Participants are to design a Tiny House for 2 people that would provide a comfortable living accommodation. The design and concept of the house should be innovative, creative and sustainable.

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.
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: Living Area, Sleeping Area for 2, Cooking and Dining Area, Toilet space, Workspace, Recreation space and any other function that the participant wishes to add to the habitat.

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.

The participants can choose a site according to their design proposals. The location can be either urban or rural area anywhere across the world. Design can be integrated well with the selected site. The selected site must strongly justify the design proposal.

Submission requirements:

A single A1 sheet must be submitted in JPEG format (150 DP Resolution), file size not exceeding 5 MB.

All 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).

All dimension should be in imperial or metric unit.

Evaluation Criteria:

Concept Innovation: The participants are to design an Innovative Tiny 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 evaluated based on creativity displayed in spatial design and configuration of areas.
Responsiveness: A captivating response given to the physical, emotional and cultural needs of the client.


Winners and Honourable Mentions will be published on Volume Zero Competitions website and several international architecture and design magazines.

Entry fees:

Entry fee during the Early bird Registration period cost $ 70 + 18% GST = USD 82.6 (per team) for participants from other countries and for participants from India cost INR 1800+18% GST = INR 2124 (per team).

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