Architecture Competition MICROHOME / Edition #4 Honorable mention – Archimatika

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "MICROHOME #4" competition – Valeriia Sema, Dmytro Yahodin, Olga Kovalchuk and Maryna Machulina from Ukraine!

Honorable mention winners - Archmatika from Ukraine

We are a team of architects working together in the Archimatika company. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Kyiv. This is one of the largest companies on the Ukrainian market. We deal mostly with residential architecture, also multifunctional projects, office projects, renovations, etc.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

We work as architects-creators, we took part in the design of such projects as:

•  Multifunctional hub Bukovel

Multifunctional hub "Bukovel" will become the heart of the main Ukrainian ski resort. The design, which unites interior and exterior, creates a genuine connection with the environment and highlights the unique nature of the Carpathian Mountains.

•  Residential complex Doma Trabotti in Odesa

The   terraced   sections   of   different   heights   form   a   lively   silhouette   and   provide excellent views even from the building's second row. The complex's entrance lobbies are reminiscent of premium hotels in New York, the architecture of which became the main source of inspiration for creating the project.

In addition, we are now taking part in a project that will reconstrue an industrial area into an office hub and are currently working on a residential complex in Kyiv.

Besides that, our company has designed several residential complexes – Faina Town, Comfort Town, Respublika.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture is an art that solves a large number of needs and has a large number of factors: aesthetics, practicality, expediency, and functionality. Architecture is one of the constituent formations of the space in which a person lives, works, walks, or rests. An architect is a person who is aware of social, technical, scientific, and artistic problems. The architect strives to improve the environment in which we live, to idealize it as much as possible and thereby create a modern style. It is the architect who reflects the life of the era.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

During the war in Ukraine, we faced new challenges related to construction requirements. We saw that the current system is imperfect. At that time, we found the microhome competition and decided that it was a great opportunity to try to show what the solution to these problems could be.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions are a great opportunity to try something new, take a break from your usual projects, and offer something completely conceptually new. Participation in such competitions is one of the options for developing oneself as an architect and for the development of world architecture. Do not be afraid to try your hand at competitions. It is quite a good way to express your ideas. With each attempt, you will be able to develop both as a person and as an architectural professional. So, join in!

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
Run repeatedly
Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
Register now
Run repeatedly
Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
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Run repeatedly
Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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Run repeatedly
Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 31
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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4

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