Open Call: House Challenge 2019 – Desert House

Pre-Registration: Jun 1 – Jun 30
Early-bird Registration: Jul 1 – Jul 31
Standard Registration: Aug 1 – Aug 31
Last-minute Registration: Sep 1 – Sep 30
Submission Deadline: Oct 1

Theme: “House challenge: 2019 dessert house”

Brief: The competition seeks the creation of a temporary dwelling for a group of 4-6 people to live comfortably with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning. Your designed desert house has to feature the most basic components for people to live around 90 days. Provided the site is located in a desert and belongs to a community with similar houses, possible solutions about plumbing and electricity should be figured out.


First Prize:  $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication

Second Prize: $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication

Third Prize: $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication

10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website


Competition is open to all architects, designers or thinkers who want to show their solution to the issues we propose. No professional qualification is required.

Team composition:

Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (5 team members maximum). One person could enter as an individual entry or a part of team entry. It is also possible for one team to enter multiple entries. But be aware of that, one registration/payment is only for one submitted entry.For more information:

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