Essay Competition

ESSAY: What is
Small-Scale
Architecture?

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

ESSAY: What is 
Small-Scale
Architecture?

Official Partners

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

Authors

Christian Sleiman
Amanda Kassab

Lebanon

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Small-scale Architecture as Tactical Preservation: Adaptive Reuse Hacked

Authors

Jacqueline Taylor
Julio Cedano

United States

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

In the Realm of the Small Humans

Authors

Louie Nathaniel Kiu

University

De la salle-college of saint benilde

Philippines

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
+52 points!

Country

Australia

Project authors

Linus Tan

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
+52 points!

Country

Sweden

Project authors

Felix Dokonal
Amanda Kaplan

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
+52 points!

Country

Sweden

Project authors

Therese Skevik
Viktor Borg

Project Name

Architecture Is in Our Memory

University

Universitas islam indonesia
+52 points!

Country

Indonesia

Project authors

Abraham Risyad Adikuncoro
Ummi Hanik Esaputri
Hanifah Hestyas Khumaira

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

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

Remind me
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

Remind me
Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Aug 02
Oct 05
Dec 01
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
Register now
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

Remind me
Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
Register now
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

Remind me
Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
Register now

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

Remind me
Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
Register now
T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #17

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 31
Register now

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Competition results

MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4
Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
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