Tiny House 2023 Architecture Competition

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Tiny House 2023 Architecture Competition

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Tiny House 2023 Architecture Competition: Tiny House 2023 Architecture Competition has been recently organised by magazine Volume Zero, once again, celebrates the concept of simple yet resourceful living inviting everyone worldwide to participate.

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The Tiny House 2023 Architecture Competition has been recently organised 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 concept of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint. A Home is a space that is intimate to all of us. It goes beyond an 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, recreation and also as an abode for our furry friends, providing for their needs as well.

This is a space that is transformative, multi-functional, and ever evolving to adapt to us and our loved ones. A Home is no longer just a place you live in but one that lives with you.
Participants are to design a Tiny House for 2 people that would provide a comfortable living space. The design of the Tiny House should be innovative and creative with a sustainable edge. The area of the proposed Tiny House should not exceed 300 sq. ft., where mobility is a vital factor.

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

Submission requirements:

A single A1 sheet must be submitted in JPEG format (150 DPI Resolution), file size not exceeding 5 MB.
All text must be in English, with a MAXIMUM of 200 WORDS for project explanation 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 have to design an innovative housing module and complex and make them exceptional, as compared to the conventional housing buildings today.

Site Selection
The participants are to select a site in an urban or rural context for their design. The entries will be evaluated on the basis of 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.

Functional Versatality
The efficiency and functionality of a single housing module and same with respect to the entire community complex.

Who may enter?

The Tiny House 2023 Architecture Competition is open to all. Volume Zero invites participation from architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition. No professional qualifications are necessary.


A total of $4,500 will be awarded to the best three projects, along with certificates and publication. 10 Honorable mentions will also be awarded with certificates. Winners and Honourable Mentions will be published on Volume Zero 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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