Material & Skill Adaptation*

Local material, indigenous, traditional arts and crafts, objects, natural setting and contextual work

This category focuses on the best use of locally available resources. It celebrates indigenous building materials that require minimal transportation and blend beautifully with natural surroundings.

Criteria and Guidelines

Special criteria

  • Professionals should submit their finished projects that make the best use of locally sourced or made available materials, traditional arts and crafts in the most innovative, thoughtful ways with minimum wastage.
  • Professionals should submit a detailed concept note in 300 words or less that explains the making of the property, right from their first meeting with the client to the initial brief given to them, the construction process, materials used (and why that very material was selected), the location, and furniture and accessories sourced, etc.

Entry Rules & Regulations:

  • Participants must upload their entries on the microsite in PDF, JPEG or PNG format only. It is an online submission.
  • Entries can also be submitted by email at Entries submitted over email must include the following details: designer name, firm name, contact details, company website, category and sub-category, project description (in 300 words or less) and project location.
  • Submissions must include sketches, plans, elevations, any other before and after images of the space with professionally shot pictures (interiors and exteriors).
  • The number of pages in the PDF/Images should not exceed 10. The total file size should not be greater than 50 MB.
  • The project should be described as per the guideline questions in a document in 300 words or less. All information on the project must be addressed through ONE sheet of the PDF only.
  • The project must be absolutely complete and based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
  • The project should not be more than 5 years old (not older than 2017).
  • Projects that have won or been nominated in previous KBDAs are not eligible to re enter.