DESIGNING ‘living’

Home designing as a subject, has evolved since centuries. When we think of ‘home’, the mind traces the undulating contours of memories and experiences. The memory of textures, and colours; of light and shade; of smells and sounds become the intangible notions of what makes a ‘home.’ Homes make up layers of nostalgia embedded in experiences. The touch of a coarse fabric against the smooth surface of the wall, or of the sunlight filtered on finished floor becomes a unique experienceof space.

Interior spaces are not just designed forms, but hold within them stories of the dweller’s patterns of life. They allow an integration of images, events, moments and movements, all unfolding in film-like sequences, speaking to each person and object inhabiting the space. Hence, the surfaces of a home and the elements of its décor, like a stage set, are always in tandem. The objects spaced in an interior setting, are not merely frozen in time, but are conversant with one another, and with the environment around them. They have a unique dialogue with architecture; with materials and surfaces of the home, with windows and openings of the room, and with spatiality and directionalityof the area.


This competition thus aims to know the participants’ idea of the interior home design, in the context of any site that they select. It encourages participants to bring to life the basic functionality of the house, and explore their own notions of what a ‘home' is. The competition is open to participants creating new designs for the brief; or uploading projects/assignments they might have done earlier in their academic or professional careers.  We urge Students, Architects, Interior Designers & Firms  to unwind back, and think through their earlier projects, and ask if their designs address the above mentioned ideas of interior designs. 


We have provided a standard apartment block plan. Participants, who cannot upload projects they may have done previously, may design the apartment given. Bearing in mind the area constraints, and spatiality of the space, designers are welcome to explore their creative abilities and create novel approaches to the conceptual enlivening of the space, as a ‘home’ 

You can download the CAD file of the appartment block & detailed brief of the competition by clicking on the DOWNLOAD tab below.

Awards & Certifications

We invite everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Participants are free to submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with a seperate email ID.

Alongside individual entries, team entries are also allowed. A team can have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcomed to join. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be lead or entered by someone over the age of 18

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    1st Prize

    INR 50000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 30000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 20000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archdais website.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ as the subject, until 15th April 2020. We highly recommend our participants to check the FAQ section on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information from time to time. All queries regarding registration process, fees, or payment should be sent on the same email address with ‘ENQUIRY’ as the subject.

Important Dates & Fees

Early Bird Registration

01st Mar - 15th Apr 2020

Indian National: INR 1200
Foreign National: USD 30

Standard Registration

16th Apr - 15th Jun 2020

Indian National: INR 1500
Foreign National: USD 45

Late Registration

16th Jun - 30th Jun 2020

Indian National: INR 1800
Foreign National: USD 60

Submissions Close

10th Jul 2020

Announcement of Winners

15th Sep 2020

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website The participants will receive their TEAMCODE within 24 hours of completing their payment successfully. TEAMCODE will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL while transaction. If participants do not receive their teamcode, Kindly attach screenshot of Payumoney/Paypal receipt on

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



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Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Shabnam Gupta

Shabnam Gupta

The Orange Lane

Iram Sultan

Iram Sultan

Iram Sultan Design Studio

Sarah Sham

Sarah Sham

Essajees Atelier

Farah Mathias

Farah Mathias

FADD Studio

Dhaval Shellugar

Dhaval Shellugar

FADD Studio

Media Partners

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