What is Home? and What is Living

As these two questions were reinterpreted in varied ways in the coronavirus pandemic, the house became a haven of different activities. As time passed, the home became a multidimensional space for housing not only the body, but also the undulating contours of emotions and feelings.

Looking at an era post the pandemic, this competition aims to explore how the house design takes on these multiple roles and  creates the ideal space of the home. 


This competition seeks to know the participants' idea of the house design, in the context of any site that they select. It encourages participants to rethink the basic functionality of the house and explore their notions of what a 'Home' is.

In that respect,

Every student or professional has, at least once in their course, designed the classic 'House' or 'Bungalow' be it for professional or academic purposes. The competition is open to participants creating new designs for the brief; or uploading projects they might have done in the past, ones actually constructed; or just conceptualised.

*Former participants kindly read the eligibility criteria carefull, given in the brief.

This competition is open for all the Students, Architects, Interior Designers, Teachers, Firms & Studios from all over the world.

Get detailed competition brief by clicking on the Download button below.

Download Brief

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 separate 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 honourable mentions will be published on archdais website and social media handles.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ subject until competition@archdais.com 21st June 2021. 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

21st Mar - 05th May 2021

Indian National: INR 1200
Foreign National: USD 30

Standard Registration

06th May - 31st May 2021

Indian National: INR 1800
Foreign National: USD 45

Late Registration

01st Jun - 15th Jun 2021

Indian National: INR 2400
Foreign National: USD 60

Submissions Close

21st Jun 2021

Announcement of Winners

20th Aug 2021

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways 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 your Payumoney/Paypal receipt and send it to us on competition@archdais.com

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



Share your submission via mail on submission@archdais.com



Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Shirish Beri

Shirish Beri

Principal Architect (Shirish Beri & Associates)

Eric Corey Freed

Eric Corey Freed

Principal Architect (Organic Architect)

Shabbir Unwala

Shabbir Unwala

Principal Architect (Design Workshop)

Media Partners

Architecture plus design
Young Bird Plan
Design Detail

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