Designers- the inventors of objects and makers of spaces- have offices which are especially known for their informal and collaborative nature. Here, ideas can come from the most unusual inspirations and interactions. For these creative thinkers, the office can be a place to spend entire days, and often nights, brainstorming an idea, stimulating thought, and making abstract concepts come to life.
It is then no longer just a work space, but a sanctum; a temple for the mind.
This competition invites participants to design a *designers’ work studio which can break the conventional model for small office spaces, and create a space that fosters innovation, collaboration and productivity.
(*Designers is used as a broad term and refers to professionals like architects & interior designers)
The competition also proposes the studio to be envisioned in a distinctive material character and texture. The brief emphasizes, and is conscious of the need to adapt and reuse building material wherever possible. Hence, rather than constructing something anew, the entire project is proposed to be built from used shipping containers as the key building material.
Participants are welcome to modify the containers as per their creative freedom in terms of sizes
This competition is open for all the Students, Architects, Interior Designers, Teachers & Firms from all over the world.
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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.
INR 50000 + Publication
INR 30000 + Publication
INR 20000 + Publication
Winners and honourable mentions will be published on archdais website and social media handles.
In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ subject until firstname.lastname@example.org 25th March 2021.
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