essay competition

Essay Competition “What is Small-Scale Architecture?”

Submission: December 01, 2019
Registration: November 20, 2019
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Pavilions. Shelters. Backyard studios. Outdoor toilets. Playgrounds and play structures. Treehouses. Phone booths. Chapels. Meditation spaces. Cabins. Bus stops. Mountain huts. Installations. Pods for private sleeping in public spaces. Mobile offices in trailers. Food trucks. Enclosures for reading in libraries. Floating rooms set adrift in lakes. Stage sets. Pedestrian footbridges. Shading canopies. Viewing platforms. Information stations…

Even the smallest projects can contain big ideas. Sometimes these ideas, such as new explorations in materials and form, can have significant influences on the practice of architecture. Architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and companies are inventing new means for designing small spaces that enrich lives. All of these ideas fall within the wide-ranging topic of small-scale architecture.

Do you have an idea or something to say about small-scale architecture?

Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, is calling for essay submissions for their second print publication “What is Small-Scale Architecture?” which is planned for release in Spring 2020. Submissions from participants related to any field or discipline are welcome.

3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $1,000  in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – US $600
2nd Prize – US $300
3rd Prize – US $100
+ 6 honourable mentions

Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be included in the ARCHHIVE BOOKS “What is Small-Scale Architecture?” print publication.

Early Bird Registration: AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 12
Advance Registration: SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 11
Last Minute Registration: OCTOBER 12 – NOVEMBER 20

Closing date for registration: NOVEMBER 20, 2019
Closing date for submission: DECEMBER 1, 2019 (11:59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: JANUARY 6, 2020

 Go to the competition’s website