Because of his daring escapades, Harry Houdini became one of the most well-known escape artists to have ever lived, and his name is still known all over the world today. Harry Houdini was born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary, on 24th March 1874.
He was captivated by the architecture of things. Houdini gained renown by merely learning the craft of locks and developed ways to deceive the public.
With this competition, ARCH8 invites you to reflect on this man through Architecture.
Try to imagine and design a house for him.
How would it be?
Would it be a space full of doors and locks?
Would it be a Pyramid?
Would it be a labyrinth?
Or would it be just a big box kind of structure?
The possibilities are endless.
Imagine Houdini commissioned you to design a house for him after he received his epitome of fame and acknowledgment.
Design a residential structure for the famous magician ‘ Harry Houdini’, at the time when he had attained the height of fame and acclaim. The design should speak for its user ie; Harry Houdini.
There is no area restriction
There is no site restriction.
The Proposal is to be presented on One Landscape Oriented A1 Sheet.
Proposals can be presented using any technique of your choice ( Sketches, 2D Drawings, 3D Visualizations, Models, etc. )
Team code (UIC) to be mentioned on the Top Right-Hand corner of the sheet.
The proposal MUST NOT include any information (name, Organization, School, etc.) that may give away your identity.
All text must be in ENGLISH, with a maximum of 150 words for project explanation.
All dimensions should be imperial or metric units.
1th DEC - 31st DEC’22
1st JAN - 20th JAN’23
21st JAN - 10th FEB’23
A team can have up to 3 members.
The amount is non-refundable.
Late registered participants will receive 1 extra week for submission.
Anyone can participate irrespective of profession or qualification, and present their ideas. Participants can submit multiple entries but that would require multiple registrations.
A team can have up to 3 members.
Registration deadline: 10th FEBRUARY 2023
Submission deadline: 15th FEBRUARY 2023
The submission deadline for all the participants who registered from 21st October to 10th November is 22nd FEBRUARY 2023
Result announcement: 28th FEBRUARY 2023
*All the Deadlines are 23:59 IST (INDIA)
The following dates can be a subject of modification, if necessary.
Submit in .jpeg format of file size not more than 5Mb.
Submit your entry at: email@example.com
The subject of the mail: Your UIC (XXXXX)
Name of the file uploaded: Your UIC (XXXXX)
Total cash prize worth 21,000 INR.
Winner: Cash prize of INR 10000 + Acknowledgement on our website and social media + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on the website + 40% discount on your next architecture competition + certificate of achievement
1st Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 6500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 30% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement
2nd Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 4500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 20% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement
10 Honorable mentions: Acknowledgement on our website + 10% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement
Participation certificate for all the participants.
Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. What is the nature of the competition?
'HOUSE OF HOUDINI’' is an open idea design competition challenge that is open for students, professionals & any individual with a creative mind.
2. Who can participate in the competition?
Architecture students, Architects, Interior designers, Civil engineers & anyone with creativity can participate in the competition.
3. How many members can be a part of a team?
A team can have a maximum of 3 members. You can also participate individually.
4. Will every participant get a certificate of participation?
Yes, each registered participant will receive an e-certificate.
5. What should be done in case a payment mode is not available in a particular country?
In such a case, we request the participants to write about the issue at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get other payment options. We will send all possible payment methods.
6. How will a team get its Unique Identification Code?
The Unique Identification Code ( UIC ) will be mailed to your registered e-mail address within 24 hrs after completing the registration process. There is only one UIC code for all the team members of a team.
7. What is the use of a Unique Identification Code?
All the participants are requested to use their UIC at the top right corner of their submission as it is their identity for the competition-related processes.
8. What to do if a participant does not receive the UIC after making payment?
In such cases, the participants are asked to mail their payment receipts to email@example.com.
9. Does the 150-word limit include legends & one-liners in the sheet?
No, the 150-word limit is for the proposal explanation only and it does not include the legends & one-liners on the sheet.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. It is possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once registered, mail us your query at email@example.com.
3. Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered.
4. Team code (UIC) is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition. Hence, a submission with its UIC will be disqualified from the competition.
5. The official language of the competition is English.
6. The registration fee is non-refundable.