Foreword

Bee Breeders has partnered with ARCHHIVE BOOKS to organize a competition for portable reading rooms that could be easily assembled and disassembled in cities around the world. The intent of the project is to construct a modular book-sharing structure, to promote reading and establish community spaces with free access to printed literature - accessible libraries for adults and children alike. The competition is part of Bee Breeders small-scale architecture appreciation movement.

ARCHHIVE BOOKS is a new print publication series intended to connect architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and both for- and non-profit organizations engaged in various ways of solving topical issues, such as the global affordable housing crisis. With its forthcoming volumes, it hopes to build a new type of community for sharing ideas.

The portable reading room project is one of many projects by Bee Breeders meant to bring together and implement design ideas from around the world. A simple but important space, the portable reading room is also meant to make architecture ideas more accessible. Winners of this design competition were chosen based on their ability to be implemented, and also for their innovative thinking.

Bee Breeders and ARCHHIVE BOOKS would like to thank all participants for their submissions.

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1st Prize Winner

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NAMELESS SKY

We believe that participating in a competition is an extremely stimulating opportunity to express pure ideas and to experiment a multidisciplinary design by researching and involving different perspectives within the creative flow of architecture.

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Authors Lorenzo Sizzi, Müge Yürüten
Country Italy

2nd Prize Winner

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The Reading Corner

I have had different reasons for participating in architecture vision competitions. Exploring other ways of approaching a project with a diversified team, discussing specific themes that are often neglected by my school, investigating other scales. However, there is always a common reason, to think outside the box.

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Author Renata Wuerkert
Country Brazil

3rd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

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Floating Books

It has a novel topic and inspires my thoughts, allowing me to learn how other people think about the same problem, which is a very interesting and meaningful experience.

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Author Wenhao Nie
Country China
+122 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

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ASTRA

Architecture vision competitions give us an opportunity to test our creativity and come up with something that is close to pure fiction. It is an experience we enjoy returning to after a long, dull day of constraints. As a startup, we also find architecture competitions an efficient way to build up our experience while revamping our portfolio.

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Authors Joanna Abi Nader, Ragheed Abi Hassan
Country Lebanon

Honorable Mentions

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The Word Weaver

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Custom your own library!

Country South Korea
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Along the river

Authors Sixtine Bodard, Antoine Bouffard-Hanss
Country France
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BookShell

Authors Davor Robitschko, Réka Komsa
Country Hungary
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Flyleaf

Company SMRT
Authors Ashley Lepre, Philip Chaney, Lodrys Gomez, Scott Pakulski
Country United States
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...NaBaLa...

Authors Nick Safley, Ben Cyvas, Vince Noce
Country United States

Shortlisted projects

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Unveil

Chris yj Chen

Tienchang Kuo

Taiwan

CHAPTER

Ann-kristin Müller

Amely Werner

Hochschule Hannover , University of applied sciences and arts

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Custom your own library!

Youngchan Kang

Dongyeop Kim

Jihan Lee

South Korea

INSTANT MUSEUM

Philip Claghorn

Kuo-jui Lai

United States

GENOMA

Salvatore Ponzo

Alessandro Pennesi

Fabio Romenici

Claudia Oldani

FORO Studio srl

Italy

Omega Reading Sphere

Edda Meinertz

Jakob Albrecht

Technical University of Berlin

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Blueprint

Julia Wilson

Daphne Caron

Sarah Dey

Nicholas Doerschlag

University of California, Berkeley

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Reading Room

Isaiah Scharen

United States

NAMELESS SKY

Lorenzo Sizzi

Müge Yürüten

Italy

Pantelis Kazakos

Maria Mikrou

Antonis Sontras

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Greece

...NaBaLa...

Nick Safley

Ben Cyvas

Vince Noce

United States

The Lightbox

Christianna Bennett

Tricia Huang

Jonah Fields

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Flyleaf

Ashley Lepre

Philip Chaney

Lodrys Gomez

Scott Pakulski

SMRT

United States

Fuush

Layal Merhi

Tala Sharafeddine

Nadine Gherez

Ramzi Naja

Offsh

Lebanon

EPFL PORTABLE READING ROOM

Pedro Aparicio

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Spain

Floating Books

Wenhao Nie

China

BOOK STOP

Ewa Szymańska

Maria Pielach

Jędrzej Jedwabny

Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

READBKS CUBE

Rawan Elnatour

United States

FLIP

Kemal Akman

United States

ARBORES SAPIENTIAE - The Trees of Wisdom

Stefania Rinaldi

Antonio Parrotta

Paul Da silva

United Kingdom

The Reading Vessel

Mariana Magalhães costa

Gustavo Andrade

Brazil

bookXchange

Kieu trinh Phi van

Germany

MONOLITH

Nikolaos Antonoulis

University of Strathclyde, UK

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

The Word Weaver

Sacha Cutajar

Malta

Ziyuan Gao

China

PORTABLE READING ROOMS

Bowen Chen

Jisojiao Li

Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

C'era una volta

Marta Bonci

Università degli Studi di Bologna

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

ASTRA

Joanna Abi Nader

Ragheed Abi Hassan

Lebanon

Origami reading pavillion

Iana Shcherbakova

Technical University of Munich

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Reading Railroad

Roger Salinas

Philip Brown

Anna Asiala

Tony Clement

Eview 360

United States

Red Square

Tatiana An

Xenia Zvereva

Ekaterina Arefieva

Eugeniy Morozov

meta bureau

Russian Federation

Reading Corners

Kenan Vatrenjak

Nedim Mutevelić

Asmir Mutevelić

Ibrica Jašarević

Bosnia

Greennest

Geonhee Park

New Zealand

Sesame

Gülşah Kahraman

Pınar Yazdıç

Gülsüm Katmer

Ayşin Poyraz

Kahraman Mimarlık

Turkey

Along the river

Sixtine Bodard

Antoine Bouffard-Hanss

France

EXPANSIVE VOLUMES

Connor Yocum

United States

Tree of Knowledge

Farshid Amini

Canada

Octobooks

Marwan Omar

United States

OFF THE PAGE - Reading Portal

Claudine Kishek

Ahmad Hafez

Jordan

frameWORDS

Stephanie Topf

Hans peter Bremm

Leo Schleith

Felix Boehnlein

Austria

Sensory Slider

Drew Doyle

South Dakota State University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

O • U • R • S

Taifu Zheng

Man ki Lo

Yangxing Zhang

Yishu Li

Italy

Mobook

Maria florencia Cabrera

Maria micaela Sommariva

Argentina

Noolagam

Udhaya Vauhini

Cibi Veeramani

Krishnaa Samy

Gautham Balajee

India

Tsundoku

Frances grace Lai

Chad Seah

Expression Galleries

Singapore

The Book Stop

Rachel Fay

Liv Green

Australia

Anywhere

Zeynep Akdemir

Pelin Alemdar

Turkey

Chinita

Timmy Huang

Leo Mathys

Louis Strologo

Switzerland

BookShell

Davor Robitschko

Réka Komsa

Hungary

The Reading Corner

Renata Wuerkert

Brazil