Foreword

Bee Breeders presents its inaugural MICROHOME architectural design competition. This competition is the first chapter of our Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement, which will highlight small projects from around the world that offer big ideas.

What is a MICROHOME?

As the affordable housing crisis expands to a larger number of cities around the globe, and as natural resources dwindle, we are looking for easy-to-replicate ideas for living small. Participants were asked to submit designs for an off-grid, modular structure that could accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple.

The only requirement of the brief was to design a living structure with a total floor area of maximum 25sqm. Unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials were encouraged. With this competition and others, Bee Breeders looks to build a library of small-scale design ideas that have the potential to change the world.

Can the MICROHOME become entirely new form of architecture?

Jury members found the range of submissions for the 2019 MICROHOME competition promising. Modular homes, floating homes, homes within existing structures, prefabricated homes, shared homes, flying homes, homes that produced their own energy...all of these ideas and more were presented. Entries focused on solutions targeted to cities in Vietnam, Indonesia, Canada, the UK, the USA, Mexico, Japan, and many more. The winning submissions were all innately hopeful in nature, offering sustainable, small housing solutions with many possibilities for use and implementation.

Bee Breeders thanks all of the designers who submitted ideas to this competition, which was truly global. In partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, we look forward to presenting some of these ideas and more in the upcoming print book, What is Small Scale Architecture? planned for publication in the spring of 2020.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
MICROHOME
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MICROHOME

Design a new concept of small-scale home and share a prize fund of 150,000€

Kingspan Edition - Small living, huge impact! ideas COMPETITION

1st Prize Winner

Project name

Shifting Nests

Participating in architecture competitions is a way for us to take a step back from our day-to-day work and experiment with different ideas on design challenges that we may not otherwise come across. The process of working on a competition is rigorous and demanding, and helps us to keep an open mind, aiding our design and critical-thinking skills as they apply to real world projects.

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Country Canada

2nd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

MIKADO/ MICRO HOME19

We believe that participation in architecture vision competitions can create many great opportunities, especially for students. The basic and fair answer stands behind our personalities and is linked with our passion about architecture and the chance to challenge yourself. Architectural competitions are a great chance to improve many of your skills, to widen your knowledge and express your creativity. You can also learn how to work as part of a team and how to use your unique qualities to complete one project.

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Authors Bilyana Apostolova, Slavena Todorova
Country Bulgaria
+144 points Buildner University Rankings

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

COMPACT HOUSE

I participate in architecture vision competitions mainly to challenge myself. I see it as a tool for learning and an opportunity to be creative and experiment with new ideas. Architecture vision competitions offer a freedom of expression that is otherwise restricted when you work for an office or a client.

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Author Raina Kanari
Country Sweden

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

Tiny Home - Big Impact

I participate in competitions because they offer the possibility to design with new and innovative forms of architecture. They also push you to think outside of the box and do research into how you can make your vision possible. Competitions also give you the opportunity to design spaces that can be different from what you usually design.

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University University of illinois urbana-champaign
Author Eric Weber
Country United States
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Mekong Delta "Thuyen Nha" Microhousing

Authors John Perez, Bradley Kreuger
Country United States
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Pioneer Living

University Lund university
Authors Brendan Cooney, Parto Jahangiri, Minh Quang Do, Arvin Nadimi
Country Sweden
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Suber House

Authors Jolanda Devalle, Alison Zuccaro
Country United States
Project name

Niu Haus

Authors Michael Salka, Julianna Carmona, Elisabet Fabrega, Kevin Matar
Country Spain
Project name

MOVING BOXES

Country Hungary
Project name

Omah Guyub

Authors Garry Novianto, Rudy Hermanto
Country Indonesia

Shortlisted projects

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Suber House

Jolanda Devalle

Alison Zuccaro

United States

Niu Haus

Michael Salka

Julianna Carmona

Elisabet Fabrega

Kevin Matar

Spain

COMPACT HOUSE

Raina Kanari

Sweden

Lifted Living

Jeffrey Lam

Douglas Leung

Hong Kong

PROMETHEUS - PRO MEET HOUSE

Braunundbraun Braun

Pattanun Thongsuk

Giorgi Chinchaladze

Germany

From Road to Community

Nick Husband

Matt Jones

United Kingdom

B32

Jose manuel Castillo garcía

Maria de fatima Mérida loy

Carlos estuardo Velasquez zacarias

Universidad rafael landívar

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Guatemala

STACKABLE HOME

Juan Garcia

Valentina Herrera

Colombia

Habitat 2

Natasa Andrei

Carmen Ivan

Raluca Popp

Alexandru Ivanciu

Moka studio design

Romania

HAVEN

Linnéa Olsson

Martin Blivik

Jihyun Lee

Zhihao Han

Sweden

Pioneer Living

Brendan Cooney

Parto Jahangiri

Minh Quang Do

Arvin Nadimi

Sweden

SpaceShare

Nicholas Hartman

Felix Dokonal

Victoria Restrepo Giraldo

Nina Allberg

Sweden

Legal Squatting - temporary living

Anna Ridder

Valentina Rapuano

Óli geir Kristjánsson

Tyra Blichfeldt

Sweden

Waste Invaders

Therese Skevik

Katarzyna Starczewska

Hana Shibu

Erik Odqvist

Sweden

Mekong Delta "Thuyen Nha" Microhousing

John Perez

Bradley Kreuger

University of southern california

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

CASA HASI

Paulina Gonzalez

Humaa studio

Mexico

Round and Round

Amyra Marlia

Safira Salsabila

Dinullah Ibrahim

Indonesia

BACKSTAGE

Simone Zanini

Roberto Faccin

Luca Soldati

Carlo andrea Vescovi

Italy

The Metabolist

Jing xi Foo

Bryan jia en Lee

Abbrielle Loh

Ernest Tock

Singapore

R.O.C. VILLE

Seunghyeon Lee

Tan Wang

South Korea

CHCR Microhome

Lj Porter

Brandon Sanchez

Sakia Harrison

Alex Sanchez

Porterfanna architecture

United States

MICABIN - HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS

Shefali Balwani

Stuti Murarka

Anton Henrard

Robert Verrijt

Architecture brio

India

RUMAH BARU

Kaiwen Zhao

Malcolm Galang

Yangwei Gao

Xuefeng Du

Yale school of architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The Vertex

Connor Pilling

Valerio Stuart

Jack Hutton

Daniel Warren

United Kingdom

MicroDuplex

Iván martín Flores urista

Instituto tecnológico y de estudios superiores de monterrey

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Tiny Home - Big Impact

Eric Weber

University of illinois urbana-champaign

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Gamer Life

Jennifer Emmert

University of illinois urbana-champaign

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Kinetic Bud

Somesh Tripathi

University of illinois at urbana-champaign

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Inflatable House

Evan z.d. Liu

Canada

Wilson Gonzalez

Sebastián Figueroa

Nicolás Jara

Universidad tecnológica metropolitana

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile

MICROHOME CITY

Leoni Uskuri

Ryan Theobald

Oguz Uskuri

United Kingdom

Small Scale Connection

Jacques Steyn

South Africa

MIKADO/ MICRO HOME19

Bilyana Apostolova

Slavena Todorova

University of architecture, civil engineering and geodesy

+144 points Buildner University Rankings!
Bulgaria

Petalink Microhome

Kai yi Wong

Li mei Tan

Vicky wei kee Lee

Yi Shu

The university of sheffield

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Malaysia

Portahome

Bassel Omara

Egypt

Firehouse

Claire Vervaart

David Male

Stephen Geason

Makano pty ltd

Australia

Coastal Micro

Michael Holmquist

Kurt Stavdal

Zach Martins

Natalie Clark

United States

NOT IN MY BACKYARD

Kim Aleksandrowicz

Dion Srkulj

Holly Zhang

Sophie Sisko

Wmk architecture

Australia

Floating Micropolis

Maria Konstantopoulou

Mabel Parsons

The bartlett school of architecture, ucl

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Plane B

Ezio Damonte

Giovanni Gradi

Gemma Santoro

Marco Di Mauro

Italy

fulufjället hut

Ed Green

United Kingdom

LUME

Nacho Mauricio

Diana Yambao

Charles Dela cruz

Arkiasia

Philippines

Shifting Nests

Jerry Liu

Jesse Basran

Canada

S/ash Living

Kwan yiu Tam

The hong kong polytechnic university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hong Kong

Contextual Appropriation

Alex Tahinos

United States

AFRICAN SAHARA MICRO HOME

Samer El sayary

Ahmad Halabi

Maha Ftouni

Egypt

OUMUAMUA MICROHOME

Hector Bellorin

Ivano Aspesi

Venezuela

DROBEE

Christopher Lenehan

United Kingdom

PROGRESSIVE MODULATION MICROHOUSING SYSTEM

Javier ariel Barba romero

Helmut oliverio Martes carrillo

Chile

Sunseeker

Ridvan Kahraman

James Hayward

Sacha Cutajar

Germany

Billboard house

Davit Botchorishvili

Tbilisi state academy of arts

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Georgia

The O-Home

Alexey Umarov

Russian Federation

Omah Guyub

Garry Novianto

Rudy Hermanto

Indonesia

A-HAUS: Post disaster self-sufficient living system

Cassandra sari Damayanti

Rendy aditya Wachid

Dani Hermawan

Rawhaus

Indonesia

MicroCapsule

Vivian Wong

Hong Kong

MOVING BOXES

Davor Robitschko

Hungary

Amphibious Home

Melissa Banda

Zerik Kendrick

United States

LOCO

Agathe Licciardi

Louise Valladier

Emilie Mouchel

France

Noah grunberg Grunberg

Noble home, llc

United States

The Kit

Graham Oakley

United States

Flexible Duo

Ahmed maher Rashid

Mohammed abbood Gatea

Iraq

Hideaway

Nicola Luppino

Matteo Brero

Narcis constantin Oprea

Daniel stiven Pepe galindo

Italy

Microhome : A Peaceful Sustainable Shelter to Get Away

Sepideh Bazrafshan

Masoud Mirzahoseini

Iran

brevis

Thomas Gössler

Austria

Alt-Shift

Gary Lee

Helen Ko

Adam Schiffmacher

United States

'time to go home' // the diaspora to nature

Francisca Mejia

Sofia Gomez

Hsuan-jen Hou

Philippines