Foreword

The Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts competition is part of Bee Breeders’ small-scale competition series, run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ What is Small Scale Architecture? publication and in collaboration with The Vine Retreat – a rural health and wellness retreat located on the south coast of Cambodia. Participants were asked to design a prototype ‘hideout hut’ to be adapted to multiple locations throughout The Vine Retreat’s lush, mountainside site. Winning submissions will be considered for construction.

As part of Bee Breeders’ drive to generate innovative, sustainable solutions for small-scale projects, its partnership with The Vine Retreat – a well-known Cambodian ecotourism destination – sought proposals focused on eco-friendly, cost-effective construction techniques, with the potential to become landmarks of green building practice.

The competition brief asked that hut designs accommodate two people for a short stay. The huts are to offer guests both a means for individual privacy, as well as community-based living. The jury panel focused on selecting proposals with strong, clear concepts that made use of natural materials and could be adapted to a variety of locations on site.

Bee Breeders collaborated with an excellent team of jury members from Cambodia and abroad, with a wide range of experience in sustainable projects, building with local materials, or portfolios of successfully completed small-scale projects of a similar nature. The full jury panel included: David Cole, leader of collaborative design practice Atelier COLE, located in Phnom Penh; Vichera Heang, head of the Department of Architecture at Paragon International University in Phnom Penh; Rok Oman, co-founder of OFIS architects, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Paris, France; Chris Precht of Studio Precht based in Salzburg, Austria, who has worked on projects that range from ecological high-rises, to bamboo buildings; Sean Shen, Xuanru Chen, and Yu-Ying Tsai, all lead architects at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier; and Magic Kwan and Kenrick Wong of Orient Occident Atelier, a Cambodian architectural studio.

Bee Breeders, The Vine Retreat, and the competition jury panel would like to thank each of the participants for their outstanding proposals.


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1st Prize Winner

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Outside In

We take conversational ideas seriously. With our diverse backgrounds and inquisitive mind to design, we tend to generate many ideas, and some are just purely on a conversational level. It is precisely this spontaneity and novelty that is worth exploring further in a rigorous competition setting.

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Authors Douglas Lee, Yee foo (Vincent) Lai, Xiaokang Feng
Country United States

2nd Prize Winner

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of Mind and Space

We are both working and attending school which can get overwhelming and limiting at times. Choosing our competitions allows us to escape our pragmatic daily routine, is a way to exercise our minds, and acts as a platform to test our ideas. Competitions are also challenges that give us the opportunity to work on different scales and discover diverse locations.

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Country Morocco

3rd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

RATTAN HOUSE

This competition led our team through an exciting and rigorous design exercise. Architecture competitions are conducive to remote learning and helped us remain engaged during the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, we explored design problems outside of the traditional architectural setting and within a unique cultural context.

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University Washington university in st. louis
Country United States
+124 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

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The Outlook

Competitions are a great opportunity to exercise creative freedom and regain a sense of autonomy and ownership over our work. As working professionals, diverse competition projects are a great luxury. They allows us to try our hands in projects with unique challenges and social missions that we don’t normally get to experience. Lastly, if we win, it is a great way to get our name “out there” and potentially have our project built.

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Authors Lea Stagno, Toru Okada
Country United States

Client Favorite

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Tbanh Huts

This is the first time we participate in an international architecture competition. We got really attracted to this particular project, because we saw it as an opportunity to work in a project that required the kind of knowledge we’ve acquired during our career as architects, which we usually don’t get a chance to use working as freelancers. Also, we saw it as a way to show our work to a bigger audience and make our little contribution to the world.

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Honorable Mentions

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LOTUS HUT

University Ensa nantes
Authors Matteo Dalat, Léa Simonet, Hugo Marie
Country France
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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The Hut of Tangible Emptiness

Authors Polina Morova, Angelina Yashkevich, , Dmitriy Popov
Country Russian Federation
+78 points Buildner University Rankings
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Personal Temple

Authors Kaizer Hud, Zoe zhi wee Tam
Country Malaysia
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Vein within Vine: A Temporary Stop for Zhou Daguan

University University of indonesia
Authors Salmahira Lazuardi, Abdul Aziz, Alief Brahmarizky Roseno
Country Indonesia
+76 points Buildner University Rankings
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Sngat

Author Johann Evin
Country France
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Panoramic Pavilion

Authors Brendan James Cooney, Luna Perschl, Svanta Karlsson
Country Sweden

Shortlisted projects

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RATTAN HOUSE

Josephine Simon

Anne Whitsel

Washington university in st. louis

+124 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Sngat

Johann Evin

France

abhut

Andrea Bassetti

Italy

of Mind and Space

Bachir Benkirane

Megi Davitidze

Morocco

The Doung Cambodian Hideout Hut

Daniella Leal

Brazil

LOTUS HUT

Matteo Dalat

Léa Simonet

Hugo Marie

France

COALESCENCE

Aditya Jagdale

Yu qing Ma

Southern california institute of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The Lotus Hut

Franciszek Przepiórka

Edyta Kaszuba

Maria Mitrzak

Zuzanna Bednarska

Warsaw university of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Bamboo Retreat

Sonja Losonci johnson

Karolina Adamiec

United Kingdom

Vein within Vine: A Temporary Stop for Zhou Daguan

Salmahira Lazuardi

Abdul Aziz

Alief Brahmarizky Roseno

Indonesia

The omniscient platform

Sara lilla Pinter

Lehel Heim

Szilard Suba-faluvegi

Moholy-nagy university of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

The Chimney of Many Ways to Shambhala

Markus Maasing

Siim tanel Tonisson

Moholy-nagy university of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

CABINFAMILY

Albert Manhertz

Norbert Takacs

Beata Bocska

Moholy-nagy university of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

HUT

Eszter Kaderjak

Csenge jolan Kiraly

Moholy-nagy university of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

Levels of Needs

Kazmer Domokos

Dorottya Kery

Aron Kovács

Moholy-nagy university of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

VETO

Abel Laki

Julia Gunther

Eszter Reti

Moholy-nagy university of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

EKKO

Marwan Hamama

France

The Hut of Tangible Emptiness

Polina Morova

Angelina Yashkevich

Dmitriy Popov

University college london

+78 points Buildner University Rankings!
Russian Federation

LUSH

Laura Lepesteur

Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de versailles

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

Hideaway Hut

Spencer Wilson

United States

Passive Comfort

Paul Johnson

United States

box in the BOX

Wonsun Choi

United States

Entwine

Jonathan Campo

Nicole rose Tacneng

Philippines

Vine Retreat Wats

Darran Brennan

Ireland

Outside In

Douglas Lee

Yee foo (Vincent) Lai

Xiaokang Feng

United States

SOUL'S DOME

Alessandro michele Altamura

Carolina claudia Lugni

Italy

TENT +

Franz Oberschmid

Christopher Günther

Frederik Fandel

Germany

TULA HUT

Emre Cetinel

Turkey

Flying HUT

Caroline Jousset

Marie Le roy

Jan Feichtinger

France

Treehouse Retreat

Moritz Maier

Ruonan Wang

Singapore

Nesting Huts

Samuel Bell-hart

Rachel Reinhard

United States

Personal Temple

Kaizer Hud

Zoe zhi wee Tam

Bartlett school of architecture, ucl

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Malaysia

The Outlook

Lea Stagno

Toru Okada

United States

ShadowIN

Kenan Vatrenjak

Bosnia

Eaves

Jing wen So

Xin ting Lee

Singapore

Phteah Neeran

Leakhena Setha

Vengseng Chiv

Sreynet Tep

Niron studio

Cambodia

VERTICAL THRUST

Marco Caprani

Mario Daudo

Italy

Tbanh Huts

Kevin Sánchez

Andrea Márquez

Jesús Curiel

Mairim Aguilar

129st.co

Venezuela

forest

Ana rita Rodrigues gomes

Portugal

Panoramic Pavilion

Brendan James Cooney

Luna Perschl

Svanta Karlsson

Sweden