Register: JAN/28/2018, Submit: JAN/28/2018, Eligibility: Professionals, architecture and design students; individually, teams up to 3 members, Fee: 20 USD (OCT/25 – NOV/19/2017), 25 USD (NOV/20 – DEC/24/2017), 35 USD (DEC/25/2017 – JAN/20/2018), Awards: 1st Prize 500 USD, 2nd Prize 200 USD, 3rd Prize 100 USD, 3 Honorable Mentions
Have you ever seen an amazing house in an architecture magazine or a movie and been awestruck by its beauty, its location, or its simplicity? Be it Bilbo Baggins’ house in The Hobbit, or Tony Stark‘s stunning Malibu home in the Iron Man; be it the solitary Falling Water amidst the nature by Frank Llyod Wright, or a house in a beautiful European town like Mykonos; there is a lot of great architecture when it comes to houses.
The idea for the competition arose out of a simple discussion in an auto-rickshaw when two architects were discussing their ‘dream houses’. How it’d be, where it’d be, how big it’d be et al. That got me into thinking that a lot of people discuss their dream house but not everyone has the technical skills to present their ideas on paper. Luckily, we as architects do. But still, seldom it happens that we sketch or detail out our dream house. Maybe because we’re too busy with our lives that we do not get enough time to ponder over that thought of our dream house and there is never an opportunity to even think about it. And hence that house remains a dream.
So this is that opportunity, that you were waiting for. To pen down that house that you dream of and make it come out of that abstract phase in your mind, and render itself in the form of architectural drawings and graphics. Thus giving you a chance to design your dream house, and a reason to do it too, courtesy of this competition.
The aim of the competition is to manifest into reality the idea of your dreams, and create a house based on it. It is to create a place that’d be both a reality, and have a touch of dreaminess to it.
The way you manifest that dream into a built typology of a house is the ultimate challenge of this competition. For this very purpose, there are no restrictions on the type, size, & setting of the house. This is for the purpose of giving maximum freedom to the designers, to let loose their imaginations (and dreams). The design intervention should aim at propagating the idea of a dream house, that you desire.
Since different people might have largely differing perceptions related to the them of the competition “House I a Dream”, there is no restriction to the size and location of the site, as written earlier. The site could be located anywhere on the planet, and it’s size could be as small as you want, or as huge as you’d like.
However, the site location and a distinct site must be marked. The site cannot be an imaginaery one, and must have a reallocation, where ever it might be located.
Important tip: You should also mention the geographic co-ordinates of the site, in addition to a site level plan/3d.
The area programme of the competition is left free to the participants’ choice and may include any space which they deem essential in a ‘house’.
The total built up area can range anywhere from as tiny as 50 m2 to 5,000 m2.
Apart from that there may be other spaces including landscaping etc.
Note: If it is strongly justified by the design and the concept of your idea, the minimum and the maximum built-up area restrictions can be forgone.
Some of the built functions that can be Included are:
Regular living spaces, theatres, music room, sports room, gymnasium, painting studio, galleries, library, reading room, recording studio, patio, garden, swimming pool, yoga centre, terraces, gaming arena, or any other space that reflects your personality or your dream!
These are just some of the functions that you can accommodate within your built spaces, but the skies are the limit to what extra activities you can think of and put (or not put). So let wild your imaginations and build an entire array of things you deem important.
The program has been so designed with minimum restrictions, for one sole reason. That is, to get maximum response with a large number of creative ideas towards making your House I a Dream.