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MICROHOME 2021 architecture ideas competition launched

United States Architecture News - Aug 20, 2021 - 13:26   1552 views

MICROHOME 2021 architecture ideas competition launched

The third 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 2021 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 m; 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.

Download full competition brief for more information from the competition's website

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. 

Prizes

1st Prize: 3,000 € + Publications, Certificate of Achievement

2nd Prize: 1,500 € + Publications, Certificate of Achievement

3rd Prize: 500 € + Publications, Certificate of Achievement

ARCHHIVE Student Award (MORE DETAILS): 500 € + 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card, Publications, Certificate of Achievement

BB Green Award (MORE DETAILS): 500 € + Publications, Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Jury panel

Patrik Schumacher, DIRECTOR AND SENIOR DESIGNER AT ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS, UK

Anne Cecilie Haug: DIRECTOR OF STAFFING, SENIOR ARCHITECT, AND MEMBER OF THE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION TEAM AT THE OSLO OFFICE OF SNØHETTA, NORWAY

Carlo Ratti, DIRECTOR OF THE RESEARCH INITIATIVE AT MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB AND FOUNDED CRA-CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI, USA

Jemuel Joseph, CO-FOUNDED COVER TECHNOLOGIES, USA

Brian Gaudio, CEO OF THE MODULE HOUSING, USA

Francesca Perani, ARCHITECT AND FOUNDER OF FRANCESCA PERANI ENTERPRISE, ITALY

Sheri Koones, AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST, USA

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected].

Schedule

Closing date for registration: 02 November, 2021

Closing date for project submission: 07 November, 2021 (11:59pmGMT+0)

Announcement of the winners: 15 February, 2022

Registration fees

Advance Registration: 12 May - 07 September

- Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: 90 € +21% VAT

- Student: 80 € +21% VAT


Last Minute Registration: 08 September - 02 November

- Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: 110 € +21% VAT

- Student: 90 € +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 all details about the competition on the competition's website

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