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MICROHOME / Edition No 4 Architecture Ideas Competition Launched

United States Architecture News - Jan 14, 2022 - 17:27   2379 views

MICROHOME / Edition No 4 Architecture Ideas Competition Launched

The fourth annual MICROHOME architecture competition is part of the Bee Breeders Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement, which hopes to highlight the fact that bigger isn’t always better. With great design and innovative thinking, small-scale architecture could change how this and the next generation view residential property.

For the MICROHOME / Edition No 4 architecture competition, participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home – an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple (which will be used as an example of family size throughout the competition series). The only requirement is that the structure’s total floor area does not exceed 25 m2; beyond that, participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. 

Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies, and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.

As there is no specified competition site, project designs can be set within any hypothetical site of any size, in either a city or countryside location anywhere in the world. The jury will favour sustainable designs and those projects that look to solve economic, social, and cultural problems through the establishment of new architectural methods.

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English. 

Download the competition brief from here


1st prize: 3,000 € / Publications / Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize: 1,500 € / Publications / Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize: 500 € / Publications / Certificate of Achievement


+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card + 50 Points BEE BREEDERS Architecture University Rankings


Certificate of Achievement



Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 Honourable Mentions 

Jury panel

Bee Breeders is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here

Key dates

Closing date for registration: 19 APRIL, 2022

Closing date for project submission: 24 MAY, 2022 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners: 05 JULY, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 26 April, 2022

Registration fees

ADVANCE REGISTRATION - 07 December - 25 January



+21% VAT

LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION - 26 January - 19 April



+21% VAT

Student Registration Requirements

Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us ([email protected]) request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

Read more about the competition and download the full competition materials on the official website

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