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

A team can have up to three 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.

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 competition@archdais.com with the details of the new team member along with the team Unique Teamcode.

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.

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

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

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

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. Kindly read the submission guidelines given in the brief carefully.

The Housing Puzzle, is a Design & Build competition with intentions to execute the winning proposal if & only selected by the developers for execution. The competition is open to all and students and professionals can join the competition.

The participants are requested to submit their work through mail on submission@archdais.com in 6 (Six) A1 size sheets in 150 DPI resolution formats. All the submissions will be taken digitally only.

The file size should not exceed more than 30mb.

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.

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

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.

We urge participants to come up with their most creative concepts (theme) they have in mind and not get restricted to one. This is open for all kinds of design ideas, but make sure you follow the rules & regulations carefully.

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

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

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.

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

The site is located in a former rural area called Tathawade in Pimpri Chinchwad (Pune, India), and is currently surrounded by open land. Situated amid upcoming residential complexes, medium-sized companies and other service industries, the area is set to be a prominent location in the near future, due to its proximity to highways.

Interiors are always a plus to explain a unit plan. but detailing is not necessary.

The brief of the competition is to design an apartment housing complex with a view to resolve these issues of monotony, placelessness and isolation with regard to real-time constraints of area and considerations of construction type, budget and building bye-laws. With an urge to value the experience of community living, and at the same time break free from the monotonous block model of urban housing, this Design-And-Build competition allows the winning design to be selected for actual execution of the project.

Area calculation break-up is madatory, participants must include with their design proposal in a separate A4 size sheet PDF. This being said, all participants have to adhere minimum area requirements as per the brief.

The brief proposes two categories of apartments. The first one is a two-bedroom apartment of 750-780 sq m., comprising of a living room with an attached terrace, kitchen, a dry balcony and two toilets. The second one is a three-bedroom apartment of 900-950 sq m., comprising of a living room with an attached terrace, another terrace attached to the master bedroom, a kitchen, a dry balcony and three toilets. The spatial layout and proportion of spaces is left to the participants’ discretion. Apart from the dwelling units, the brief also proposes lounge areas on the top floor of individual buildings. The amenities here include, but are not limited to, spaces like a gymnasium, spaces for yoga, party lawn, buffet areas, and/or landscaped spaces like star gazing areas, musical garden, gazebos, or other spaces designed as per participants’ judgement. Read the brief carefully to understand the detailed requirements of the project.

The total area of the proposed site is 6.09 acres i.e. 24645.36 Sq. m. The F.S.I. on this plot to be considered is 3.5, Built up: 86258.76 Sq m"

Trees on site are mostly shrubs and thorny trees. So promoter has decide to cut down all trees present on site and replant new species as per landscape design. Presently there are few temporary structures, which will be demolished while executing the project.

Currently, the submission needs to be submitted via email on submission@archdais.com, if needed archdais team will get in touch with the participants & guide them with further details.

Since unified DCPR are latest bye-laws published by the government of Maharashtra, all the participants are requested to use those bye-laws as a reference, which you can download from our competition page.

Height of the building must not go beyond 68m.

Working drawings are not necessary at the conceptual stage. Kindly read the guideines given in the brief carefully for detailed requirements.

Representation of sheet is left to participants discretion, it must include but not limited to: Floor Plans, Master Plan(s), Unit Plans, Sections, elevation, 3D views/renders of entire project & anything else you feel is necessary to clearly communicate the idea of the project with the jurors.

Area calculation statement with approximate estimation, specification & design consulatancy fee quote etc. to be submitted on A4 size sheet(s), along with the rest of the submission material. Teamcode must be given on each sheet on top right corner & name of the PDF file must be STATEMENT (TEAMCODE). PDF

Declaration from to be downloaded from the competition page on our website, click on 'Download' tab/button.

Declaration form to be signed and submitted along with other submission material. (Format of the declaration form must not be changed).

Participants need not design the MHADA reserved area.

Parking is free of FSI and need not be counted in Built up.

The sites cannot be connected by any means of basement or bridge from the dividing road of 24m.

There are no contours or any topographic undulations. The site has flat surface.

There are no contours or any topographic undulations. The site has flat surface.

Please submit any further questions you might have regarding the competition to, competition@archdais.com