Foreword

The Amber Road Trekking Cabin competition calls into question the periodic, historic challenge of the situated object: contextualizing an architectural artifact in the pastoral landscape. Along vast topographies of the Latvian Baltic coast, the project seeks a low impact, transient and inhabitable infrastructure in support of an anticipated hiking network transecting the various landscapes definitive of the region: pine forests, dunes, and white sand beaches. Successful projects respond to programmatic requirements of the brief with consideration of economic viability, securable enclosure, utilitarian function, constructibility, and climatic sensitivity. Evoking disciplinary antecedents, including lineages of the primitive — architectural speculations of Perrault and Laugier; the ideality of Eden, the pictorial and the picturesque — proposals consider modalities of contingency and circumstance demonstrated through exploration of typology, cultural gestalt, and monumentality. Successful projects evidence an awareness and invention of materiality, siting, programming, and negotiation of public and private relationship. The competition collectively provokes reflection of ecological conservation and its prescience in contemporary cultural and social practice, serving as an economic alternative to the commercialized, industrialized landscape definitive of global capital interests.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Amber Road 
Trekking 
Cabins

1st Prize Winner

Project name

Link - A sustainable connection between the forest and the ocean.

For nearly two decades, White has invested in establishing a unique, research-based organisation of highly qualified experts in the field of sustainable architecture and design. Our founder’s aim was to improve society through architecture, and his legacy lives on in our ambition to contribute towards the building of a sustainable world.

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2nd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Human Atrium

Vision competitions bring us to simple, yet strong ideas. This particular one provoked us to answer questions such as: what is a shelter nowadays? What is the minimal area for living? What does it mean to share a space with others?

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3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Amber Road Trekking Cabin

First and foremost, architectural competitions are fun, and they provide a great opportunity to explore new ideas and perfect presentation ideas.

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Country Australia

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

Amber Trek

We are interested in public opinion - we see it as an exchange, competition and a challenge. We are always open for discussion and are ready to share our vision and experience with others.

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Authors Roman Leonidov, Pavel Sorokovov, Fiantseva Svetlana
Country Russian Federation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

un(a)like

Project name

TEL(N)T

Author Malin Persson
Country Sweden
Project name

Latvian Lookout

Authors Jos Burger, Wouter Keijzer, Bas Schrooten
Country Netherlands
Project name

Hamlet

Country France

Shortlisted projects

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Hearth and Haven

Heather Bizon

Justin Doro

United States

Haystack

Tomaž Krištof

Blaž Kandus

Jaka Korla

Alja Mišigoj

Slovenia

ESSENCE

Francisco Fernández

Agustina Victorica

Jazmín Aguerre

Embers

Jacek Baczkowski

Nadya Angelova

Ivan Ignatov

Michal Kasperski

Cardiff University Welsh School of Architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

A DIALOGUE AMIDST A COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE

Nicholas Mostovac

Kyle Leroux

Canada

Project ID 9790

Erik Järkil

Hugo Henriksson

Erik Järkil Arkitektur AB

Sweden

Project ID 9746

HAWKE GIHM

ANNI LEO

Estonia

Amber Trek

Roman Leonidov

Pavel Sorokovov

Fiantseva Svetlana

Russian Federation

CSÁKÓ

Eszter Kaderják

Célia Erdős

Máté Novák

Ferenc Vértesi

MOME Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

AMBER CABIN

Leila Davis

United Kingdom

DROP DOWN CABIN

Melina Ocampo Bastidas

Universidad Anáhuac México Norte

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

BUNKER

Elías Rizo Oroz

Universidad Anáhuac México Norte

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

PLUG-IN CABINS

Roman Jesus Cordero Tovar

Izbeth Katia Mendoza Fragoso

Mexico

Human Atrium

Lukasz Palczynski

Jan Szeliga

Antoni Prokop

Faculty of Architecture Warsaw University of Technology

+148 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Sakotne

CHRISTOPHER PATANO

United States

Project ID 9637

Pavlina Machackova

Jakub Tylcer

Czech Republic

Primitive Future

Alessandro Pupillo

Florida Atlantic University

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

A prevailing harmony

Ines Degryse

Tampere University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Belgium

Project ID 9430

Tommaso Corà

Paolo Festa

Italy

Link - A sustainable connection between the forest and the ocean.

Scott Grbavac

Andreea Cutieru

Santiago Carlos Peña Fiorda

Denmark

Vidū - in between

Sophie Angrilli

Silvia Angeli

Italy

Project ID 9126

Alexander Brosh

Shannon Fitzgerald

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Amber Road Trekking Cabin

Rob Brown

Carly Martin

Jincheng Jiang

Australia

Saudade

trevor gunderson

kylie kusleika

United States

un(a)like

Reza Aliabadi

Arman Ghafouri-Azar

Canada

Project ID 9020

Marco Duthie

Copeland Associates Architects

New Zealand

Project ID 9014

Glenn Williams

Mara Graham-Dworsky

Daphne San Jose

United States

TEL(N)T

Malin Persson

Sweden

Cuboid

Shahrzad Naziri

Ben Chang

Canada

Project ID 8799

Valentina Bandera

Davide Corti

Luca Benassai

Italy

eMBER CABINS

Alviamo Dodaj

Gjergj Kodhima

United States

Project ID 8480

Martina Melegari

Lukasz Pita

Gabriele gualdi

Italy

Project ID 8479

Scott Raper

Sweden

The Lantern Project ID 8407

Christopher O'Keeffe

Eoin Murphy

Ireland

Project ID 8406

Domas Karazija

Martynas Germanavičius

Elena Paleckytė

Vilnius GEdiminas Technical University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Lithuania

Hamlet

Jean-François Madec

France

ART Cabins

Chris Dawson

Jan Baros

Klara Konecna

Rob Jones

Chris Dawson Architect

United States

Fragments of The Amber Palace

Nicholas Lee

Peter Bullough

Denmark

Latvian Lookout

Jos Burger

Wouter Keijzer

Bas Schrooten

Netherlands

wooden fan

Albert Boehm

Austria

HUSK

Raquel Blasco Fraile

Christina Varvouni-Giatrakou

United Kingdom

Amber Cave Project ID 8298

Jaakko Torvinen

Jori Uusitalo

Finland

CAB3IN1

Davor Robitschko

Kata Horányi

Hungary

Project ID 8051 - Nota Elementis

Aaron Cleveland

Gautam Palav

Spencer Bates

United States