Pocket Home | A tiny abode amidst the dense concrete jungle

SAVE Pocket Home | A tiny abode amidst the dense concrete jungle

Last Submission Date: December 14, 2021

Last Registration Date: December 13, 2021

Language: English

Country: New York , United States

Prizes: 24,000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

The brief for the competition “Pocket Home” is to design 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 durations. 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 homes 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.


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.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: December 13, 2021
Submission Deadline: December 14, 2021
Winner Announcement: February 10, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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