Foreword

The San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge is part of Bee Breeders’ Affordable Housing competition series. Run in partnership with ARCHHIVE Books, this competition tasked participants with submitting innovative design proposals for mitigating San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis. 

This design series above all poses that there is no one solution to making housing affordable. Today, a host of new ideas and platforms – especially those from companies emerging in and around the Bay Area – are enabling people to own or purchase homes. These creative methods include community co-living facilities, 3D-printed homes, crowd-funded home rehabilitation investment platforms, group home-ownership contracts, stackablemodular homes, planning amendments for municipally owned sites, and more. 

There were no specific design or site requirements for this competition. Project designs were requested to be flexible, enabling accommodations for a variety of inhabitant types: single professionals, couples, families, or group living.

The jury gave weight to designs that challenged standard housingtypologies, while at the same time incorporated practical design elements or means of implementation that could feasibly enable these projects to offer real solutions to San Francisco.

Selected winning designs will be featured in the ARCHHIVE Books’forthcoming publication, What is Affordable Housing?Bee Breeders thanks all individuals and teams that submitted proposals.

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Affordable Housing Series 17th Edition ideas COMPETITION

1st Prize Winner

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RETHINKING ROW-HOUSES / APARTMENTS BLOCKS

Architectural competitions are a representation of freedom where you get to explore your creative ability. An ability which should be exercised on a regular basis and used in practice. Designers face unique challenges in architectural competitions that might be uncommon in the area they practice, which helps an individual to learn the skill of adapting to change.

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Authors Martin Pretorius, Raphael Trischler
Country South Africa

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Living Room, The Policy of Living Space in San Francisco

We are restless architecture students who are on a quest to learn and we welcome the opportunity to use a platform that supports innovative ideas which influence the future. Competitions are carte blanche for dreams.

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Authors Arseny Pekurovsky, Chon Fai Kuok, Megan Gahlman
Country United States
+146 points Buildner University Rankings

3rd Prize Winner

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Home sweet Home

We both enjoy participating in architecture vision competitions and have be doing it together for the last couple of years. We believe these competitions are the perfect platform to be critical of normative frameworks, to dream about unforeseen possibilities, and to explore radical visions that can inform our profession.

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Authors Monica Lamela Blazquez, Sofia Betancur Velasquez
Country Spain

BB GREEN AWARD

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Timber Town

We learn so much from participating in competitions. This vision competition allowed us to collaborate in an interdisciplinary way. It also gave us the opportunity to address the affordability crisis right outside our doors and on our sidewalks in San Francisco.

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Country United States

Honorable Mentions

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Hidden Village

Author Thomas Melville
Country United States
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Garage Machine Accessory Dwelling Unit

Authors John Shapiro, Jason Vigneri-Beane, Marcel Negret
Country United States
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LIMBY : Live In My Back Yard

Authors Hyeonseok Kim, Heegon Kim, Donghwa Kim
Country South Korea
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Interlaced Village

Author Andy Chen
Country United States
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The Permanent and the Transient

Author Jee Hyung Park
Country United States
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Revolving Home

Authors Taiming Chen, Zhendong Long
Country United States

Shortlisted projects

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Home sweet Home

Monica Lamela Blazquez

Sofia Betancur Velasquez

Spain

Bubble Bay

Aniko Nebozuk

Canada

Blended Living

Shengchieh Lin

California college of the arts

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Kitchen Living

Gareth Marriott

United Kingdom

Haight's Living Society

Michael Min

California college of the arts

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Timber Town

Bob Baum

April Philips

Jeff Brink

Peter Rumsey

United States

IMBY

Chad Wright

United States

Evolving Pods

Sidhant Seth

United States

Interlaced Village

Andy Chen

United States

seed

László Belkovits

Attila Batári

Bernadett Krizsó

Gergő Bauer

Hungary

Revolving Home

Taiming Chen

Zhendong Long

United States

Living Room, The Policy of Living Space in San Francisco

Arseny Pekurovsky

Chon Fai Kuok

Megan Gahlman

United States

SF FLOATING EXTENSION

Luis alejandro Morales mendoza

Patricio andrés Zamora montes

Leandro leonel Quilodrán mendoza

Chile

Spot Transformation

Timothy Owen

United States

LIMBY : Live In My Back Yard

Hyeonseok Kim

Heegon Kim

Donghwa Kim

South Korea

RETHINKING ROW-HOUSES / APARTMENTS BLOCKS

Martin Pretorius

Raphael Trischler

South Africa

OutFill City

Z. Sunderland

John Durkee

United States

Accessory Dwellings

Spencer Mcneil

United States

San Francisco Vertical Village

Daniele marco Marchesin

Italy

Crisis Housing Single Room Ownership

Jeff Gard

United States

Hidden Village

Thomas Melville

United States

California Roll

Olle Johnsson

Sweden

Garage Machine Accessory Dwelling Unit

John Shapiro

Jason Vigneri-Beane

Marcel Negret

United States

Superfaçade

Eugene Ong

Singapore

San Francisco Built Trusts

Bryan Alcorn

Chelsea Raflo

United States

Coming home

Kerstin Wanke

Sophie Michel

Germany

Triptych Housing - Affordable Housing for Multi-Generational Families

Jamilla Afandi

Ashish Bhandari

United States

San Joser !

Jue Wang

Qiaoqi Yin

Zizhen Zhou

China

M.U.D.

Milica Roycroft

United States

IGLU-Innovative Global Living Unit

Kimberly Butt

Chris Birkenmaier

United States

URBAN PLUG-IN MODULE

Verl arvin Dela cruz

Philippines

The Permanent and the Transient

Jee Hyung Park

United States

Balboa Valley Housing

Robert Cody

Angela Amoia

United States

THE ABACUS

Furkan Avcı

Özüm ezgi Satılmış

Turkey

+ - Housing

Şeyma Çimen

Turkey

The Merge

Sheldon Eaton

United States

S+2 HOUSE

Vladislav Kusenkov

Аnna Zhurko

Belarusian national technical university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Belarus

The Ship Yard

Evangeline Logan

United States

Stadium Housing

Alexander Weiss

Austria