pocket home

Pocket Home

Submission: December 14, 2021
Registration: December 13, 2021
Language: English
Location: New York
Prizes: $24000
Type: Open Competition


The challenge is to design a modular pocket housing on an urban residual plot of land in a dense urban city. The solution proposed must be modular and temporary since the land may be vacant for a limited time period. It must be built to provide living space to people on a rental basis, for short duration. The assembly and disassembly of the housing units must be efficient.

The concept for this space can be unconventional with innovation in form, layout, or interior elements. The design of the housing must be compact with maximum space utilization. The furniture must be modular with an ambiance of comfort and convenience of use.

The aim is to use the unusually oriented, leftover plots to create a cohesive design that can cater to the need of home in the city. Daylight and ventilation must be well-designed to make the spaces feel bigger and more open. It must be less resource-intensive and economical for easy maintenance.

Design Objectives

The design should aim at creating a new way of living. The design can completely disregard/challenge the way houses are made currently.

Modular: Temporary housing solution to bring vacant land into use.

Optimization: Optimum use of available carpet area.

Basics: Natural Light and Natural Ventilation

Contextuality: Anchorage to the chosen site in terms of climate etc. and culture.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.



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