Frequently asked questions

1How does a team receive their unique Teamcode code?

All the participants will only receive the unique teamcode on completion of the registration process.

2Where all do the participants need to use their unique team code?

All the participants would be using their team code on the top right corner of their sheets, as the name of their submission and wherever requested by the organizer. This code will be their only identification for the process related with this competition.

3What is the limit or cap on the number of team members and can anyone participate individually?

A team can have up to 3 members and cannot exceed this number. The participants who desire to participate individually can do so by filling and submitting the details for the team leader.

4Can I change team members after I register?

Teams are welcome to add any new members as long as their total members do not exceed 3. However they are prohibited from swapping or removing any existing member of the team. To do this please send us your request on with the details of the new team member along with the team Unique Teamcode.

5What is the nature of the competition and is it open for all?

The House 2.0, is an open ideas design competition with no intentions to execute the proposals submitted in any form. The competition is open to all professions- be it students, interior designers, or architects.

6Are the teams allowed to share their work for the competition before the winners are announced by the organizer?

The participants are only permitted to share their proposal for the competition on social media or any other platform once the winners are revealed officially. Archdais will also publish each submission at this date and will be working with many design platforms to attract publication opportunities.

7What are the modes of submissions?

The participants are requested to submit their work through mail on in A1 size sheet in 150 DPI resolution formats. All the submissions will be taken digitally only.

8What should be the submission file size?

The file size should not exceed more than 10MB.

9What file name should be given to submission material?

The participants are requested to submit the files with their unique team code as its name. Follow the submission guidelines given in the brief carefully.

10What unit system should any participant adhere in case if anyone wants to show dimensions?

The participants are free to use any one of imperial or metric unit systems.

11What would the size of the sheet be?

The participants are required to use an A1 sheet i.e. (841 x 594 mm), (33.1 x 23.4 inch). The sheets must be composed in Landscape orientation, with the Unique Team Code on the top right corner.

12What should the participants do in case the payments are not available in our country?

We request the participants to send us the queries on to get an alternate payment method. We would send you all the possible payment methods.

13What does the participant do when they don’t get a unique identification code after the payment is made?

In case of such a problem we request you to send us screenshot of your payment receipt to with the “unique identification code” as subject matter within two working days of the transaction.

14Are multiple entries allowed for submission? or can we submit multiple projects in one entry only?

Participants are free to submit multiple entries or projects, but each entry must be registered by a separate email ID. One sheet will have a One project only.

15Any specific typology of houses to be considered while participating?

Participants can submit any Project, which fits into a definition of a house. ex. a condo, a studio apartment, a villa, Row House or a bungalow (from Micro to Macro Level)

16Do we need to submit only executed projects or we can submit the projects at conceptual stage too?

Participants can submit any Project, which are executed or at a conceptual stage or worked on them in college.

17It has to be a complete house project or a part of it will be considered?

Participants need to submit a complete house project and not a part of it (Ex: a living room , a kitchen or a bath, etc. they have designed are not allowed)

18Is there any specific theme to be considered?

We urge participants to come up with their most creative concepts (theme) they have in mind and not get restricted to one. It is open for all kinds of design ideas.

19Are hand-drawn sheets allowed for submission?

Yes, they are allowed, participants can scan and mail them to us on Follow all the submission guidelines carefully.

20Will all the participants will receive certificates for being part of the competition?

All the participants will receive digital certificates irrespective of the winners.

21What is a promocode? & How to get one? Is it mandatory for registration?

Through Promocode participants can avail discount on the competition fee. You can get it from an archdais influencer, or by tagging 5 friends in any recent post of the competition shared on social media handles of @archdais & @archdais.competitions . It is not mandatory for registration.

22Minimum number of teams eligible for Group Discount? & How to avail?

Minimum 5 Teams or more are eligible for group discount. Write us on with number of teams willing to participate in the Competition. Archdais Team will guide you with the procedure.

23What is the site for the project?

This competition aims to know the participants' idea of the house design, in the context of any site that they select. The house is expected to be a stand-alone form of a single housing unit, like the bungalow, villa or the row-house.

24What is the site area to be considered and other specifications?

The site area should be considered up to, but not more than 7500 sq. ft. The specifications of height above or below ground level, buiilt -up, distances of setbacks, and spaces of parking are all left to the participants' discretion.

25Any guidelines for previous 'The House' Design competition participants?

Former Participants of The House, Design competition can be a part too, but We request participants to avoid sending in project entries that they may have previously sent to any of our former House Design competitions. Project entries previously sent to any House Design competitions of Archdais will not eligible for participation.

26What is the judging criteria for this House 2.0 project?

The competition aims to explore how the participants accommodate and weave in the simplicity of everyday life in the classic house design. The evaluation criteria mainly entail participants to think through The meaningful conceptualisation behind design, Functionality of spaces of the house, Thoughtful aesthetics and Expressive presentation.

27In the design do we have to show interiors in Detail?

Interiors are always a plus, but it completely depends on the participants & their design. (No Compulsion)

28Can the site be over a water body?

The site can be above a water body, but should be easily accessible to all the users.

29Entry fee for the competition & timeline?

Fees & Timeline (All the deadlines are 11:59pm IST) 1. Early Registrations (21st March - 5th May, 2021) - Indian Nationals: INR 1200 - Foreign Nationals: USD 30$ 2. Standard Registrations (6th May - 31st May, 2021) - Indian Nationals: INR 1800 - Foreign Nationals: USD 45$ 3. Late Registrations (1st June - 15th June, 2021) - Indian Nationals: INR 2400 - Foreign Nationals: USD 60$

30Should the site be a real existing place or can be hypothetical?

The site should be real and should be chosen in a place where the participant thinks the project will have maximum impact.