Talk Architecture in Indian Language Competition

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A language is a powerful tool of communication and expression, which can also shape the perceptions of society. Language in addition to connecting the world also reflects the culture and thought. There are more than 20 official languages in India, but Architecture is mostly talked about and taught in English only, and that too in a language that is far too complex even for architects to comprehend, leave alone the common man. This problem has created more disconnect between the people and the profession and has made the profession look elitist. Isn’t Architecture supposed to be more for people than architects?

The objective of the competition is to encourage the use of local language to explain the architectural character of buildings. In a way, making architectural information more accessible to people.

Competition brief

Explain the architectural character of a residence in an official Indian language other than English through a video and a write up.

Participants can choose any number of residential projects from the list below to explain its architectural character in any one of the official Indian languages (other than English) listed on Wikipedia. LINK HERE.

List of projects
List of residential projects:

Outre House at Delhi – Anagram Architects
Dhi – Shah residence at Ahmadabad – Prashant Pradhan Architects
O’Nella Residence at Pune by Tao Architecture
Collage House at Mumbai by S+PS Architects
Fort House at Jubilee Hills, by Sameep Padora Associates
S8, A Residence at Tamilnadu, by Mancini Enterprises
B1, A residence at Bengaluru by cadence Architects
Cube Square at Bengaluru by Collage Architecture Studio
Saboo Residence at Hyderabad, by Samarendra Ramchandra
Gandhi Farmhouse at Nagpur, by Shirish Beri
Uma Gopinath Residence, Chennai – Murali Murugan Architects
House of Five Elements – Manasaram Architects
The Veiled House at Bhavnagar, by Rajnikant Machhar + Nishant Machhar
The Wall and the Whites, at Kolhapur, by Sunil Patil and Associates
Ann and Rebecca House at Bengaluru, by Biome Environmental Solutions
Minaret House at NOIDA by Chaukor Studio
The Net House at Ahmedabad by Gurjit Singh Matharoo
The Volume Villa at Lucknow, by Archohm Studio
The Corten Cube House, by Studio 105 Degree
Padival House at Belgaum by Anahata Architects, Mithila Manolkar, Puneeth Hegde
Kukreti house by Layers Studio for Design and Architecture
A Farm House at Delhi by Aum Architects
B23, Delhi, by Architecture Discipline

Each video or write up should explain one project in any one language. The write-up or video narration shouldn’t be a direct translation of the English text already published on the Portal.

Submission Deadline

All entries should reach us by March 10, 2019.

Entries shall be emailed to

Video Format:

The length of the video should be between 60 seconds to 180 seconds, at a minimum resolution of 1080p = 1920 x 1080 pixels

Material: Participants can use the pictures, text (as a reference only), drawings and videos hosted on ArchitectureLive! or any other platform for an explanation.

All the supporting material or elements used by participants in the video and write up should carry the credits to the original author at the suitable place.

At the beginning of the video participants should share the

  • Name of the project
  • Name of the architect/s
  • Location of the project
  • Name of the participant

File Name Format:


E.g – maithili-pillai-house-at-mumbai-malayalam.mp4

Write up

.Doc/x Format

The write up should be between 600 – 1200 words supported with images, drawings and/or video.

The write up should be in the same language as video.

The write up should be original and unaided.

File Name Format:


E.g – maithili-pillai-house-at-mumbai-malayalam.docx


Participants should send each entry in a separate ZIP file (video file + writeup) via Google Drive or Dropbox. The link to download should be shared with

Who can participate?

Any Indian citizen above 18+ years can participate in this competition.
Employees and the team members of ArchitectureLive! and ArchiSHOTS are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Participation Fee

Students: INR 500.00* per video+Write up
Others: INR 1000.00* per video + write up.

50% fee will be waived off during Pre-registration period, i.e, Jan 25, 2019, Jan 22, 2019.
The participation fee will be refunded in full, in case the competition is cancelled.

*Payment Gateway charges and taxes if any would be extra.

Prize Money:

First prize: INR 5000.00 for each language + Certificate
Second prize: INR 2000.00 for each language + Certificate
Participation certificate to all participants.


A team of jury members will select the top two entries for each language. The decision of the jury will be final and no communication shall be entertained in that regard. The list of jury members will be announced soon.


ArchiSHOTS / ArchitectureLive! reserves all the rights in regards to the competition and to use the entries for publication and/or promotional purposes.

The architects whose projects have been shortlisted will have rights to publish the content related to their project on their website or any other platform of their choice.

Have queries?

If you have any queries in regards to the competition, please feel free to write to: