Essay Competition

ESSAY: What is
Small-Scale
Architecture?

Results

Foreword

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ESSAY: What is 
Small-Scale
Architecture?

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ESSAY: What is 
Small-Scale
Architecture? ESSAY: What is 
Small-Scale
Architecture?

Even the smallest projects can contain big ideas.

ARCHHIVE BOOKS announces the winners of its 2019 open call for submissions to be published in the upcoming Issue 02: What is Small Scale Architecture?

Pavilions. Shelters. Backyard studios. Outdoor toilets. Playgrounds and play structures. Treehouses. Phone booths. Chapels. Meditation spaces. Cabins. Bus stops. Mountain huts. Installations. Sleeping pods. Mobile offices. Food trucks. Floating rooms and platforms. Footbridges. Shading canopies. Viewing platforms. Information stations...

Architects, startups, entrepreneurs, and product companies are inventing new means for designing small spaces that enrich lives. We asked individuals from any field or background to submit ideas, in text or imagery, to add to this discussion about the relationship between architecture and the human body.

We received hundreds of submissions from around the world. The works of the selected authors listed below have been chosen for print in ARCHHIVE's upcoming book, alongside award-winning Bee Breeders competition entries, and featured design and product companies including Sleepbox, ROOM, Matter Design, On, the Colorado Building Workshop, and many others.

Thank you to all the participants for your submissions, and stay tuned for ARCHHIVE BOOKS Issue 02: What is Small Scale Architecture? expected in print this spring 2020! 


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1ST PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

From My Balcony

Country

Lebanon

Project authors

Christian Sleiman
Amanda Kassab
2ND PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Small-scale Architecture as Tactical Preservation: Adaptive Reuse Hacked

Country

United States

Project authors

Jacqueline Taylor
Julio Cedano
3RD PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

In the Realm of the Small Humans

University

De la salle-college of saint benilde

Country

Philippines

Project authors

Louie Nathaniel Kiu

Honorable mentions

VIEWclose HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Project Name

What is Small-scale Architecture: The Umbrella Colony

Country

Nigeria

Project authors

Paul Yakubu

Project Name

Playing scales

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Hiba Alobaydi

Project Name

Micro-experiences of architecture

University

Swinburne university of technology

Country

Australia

Project authors

Linus Tan
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+52 POINTS

Project Name

Think small, Design even smaller

Country

Portugal

Project authors

Ana Rita Rodrigues Gomes

Project Name

Small Architecture is Skipping Dessert

Country

Canada

Project authors

Ryan Schwartz

Project Name

FLOATING SAILS ON THE PARIS'S ROOFS PLOTS

Country

France

Project authors

Adrien Mouginot
Tristan Caloni

Project Name

The Origin of Small

University

Lund university

Country

Sweden

Project authors

Felix Dokonal
Amanda Kaplan
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+52 POINTS

Project Name

Architecture for Trasjh

Country

United States

Project authors

Nick Tobier

Project Name

The Potential of Public Art

Country

United States

Project authors

Elizabeth Farrell

Project Name

Fire City

University

Lund university

Country

Sweden

Project authors

Therese Skevik
Viktor Borg
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+52 POINTS

Project Name

Architecture Is in Our Memory

University

Universitas islam indonesia

Country

Indonesia

Project authors

Abraham Risyad Adikuncoro
Ummi Hanik Esaputri
Hanifah Hestyas Khumaira
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+52 POINTS

Project Name

The Kids House

Country

Russian Federation

Project authors

Daniil Iakovlev
Elena Krishtopchik

Project Name

CASE 1.1

Country

United States

Project authors

Kai Huang
Yilin Wang

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