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Micro Housing 2022 – International Architecture Competition

Impact Competitions invites you to envision and design a prototype of a micro-housing unit that reflects the personal needs and culture of the residential community chosen.

The Micro Housing 2022 International Architecture Competition celebrates the concept of a micro apartment and micro-homes.

A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the best three projects – $5,000 are reserved for the First Prize. Honorable Mentions will also be selected and awarded. In addition to the money prizes, winning works will be awarded with certificates and publication.

Designers around the world, belonging to various factions, are invited to create inventive, experimental architectural solutions which would surprise today’s housing market and call for a sense of living based on community spirit. Arranged in self-contained, integrated communities, the residential units would be representative of innovation and creativity in the modularity of spaces.

The Brief is available on the official website.

“HOME” is a space that is intimate to all living beings on the planet. It has a broader, deeper, and personal connection with its user apart from being a physical shelter for humans and their daily lives, a home forms a distinct, intimate connection with its users. The ultimate goal for a home is to ignite “the idea of belonging” within its sphere and amongst all those sharing the space.

Today, across the globe, we are experiencing a rise in densely populated urban areas, along with a lack of land resources to provide sufficient housing for the masses. Migration patterns towards the urban areas for better employment opportunities, a higher standard of living and educational opportunities result in the rise of population in the urban areas.

This phenomenon has given rise to a new movement of Micro-Housing; one that commands the idea of simple but inventive living in today’s urban scenario. The concept of these revolutionary homes encourages making the innovation of maximum functional area in a minimum footprint, thus redefining the perception of sustainability in urban dwellings.


The participants are to design a prototype of a micro-housing unit that reflects the personal needs and culture of the residential community chosen. A suitable aggregation of these micro-housing units should be done in an urban context.

A total of 100 users should be considered for the design. Participants are to choose a site relevant to the topic, in the urban context. The design has to serve as an upgrade to the standard of living of the users. While being very functional, it should also be aesthetically appealing.

The built-up area of each residential unit should not exceed 350 sq. ft. and should house up to 4 individuals. The unit should be a prototype, making the optimum use of space, and it needs to be explained in detail.

The designed units should cater to personal needs (rest, bath, cook, and work) and community requirements (interact). As per their discre- tion, the participants are free to add more spaces required in their designs.

The design of the micro-housing residential complex should also provide solutions for circulation such as staircases, passages, etc.


Micro Housing 2022 International Architecture Competition is open to all. The organizers invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.

Micro Housing 2022 – International Architecture Competition – Fees

  • Early Bird Registrations: $85+ 18% Tax
  • Regular Registrations: $100+ 18% Tax
  • Late Registrations: $125 + 18% Tax