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

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
Buildner's university rankings
+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
Buildner's university rankings
+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
Buildner's university rankings
+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
Buildner's university rankings
+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

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
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
project COMPETITION
Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
project COMPETITION
Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
Memorial for Witches
Edition #1

Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jul 08
Sep 20
Nov 11

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Aug 16
Sep 22
Nov 10
ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
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
Run repeatedly
Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
Register now
Run repeatedly
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
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 #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

Remind me
Aug 31
Sep 30
Oct 31
Register now

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Competition results

MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #2 (2020)
Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
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