What is small-scale architecutre?

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.

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What is 
Small-Scale
Architecture?

What is Small-Scale Architecture?

Submit your essay on small-scale architecture and its impact on the industry

Registration deadline: 20 November, 2019
Results annoucement: 06 January, 2020
Total prize fund: US $1,000 + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Archhive Books' Portable Reading Rooms

Archhive Books' Portable Reading Rooms

Create an intimate meditative public space for people to read and exchange books in

Registration deadline: 18 October, 2019
Results annoucement: 06 December, 2019
Total prize fund: US$ 5,000 + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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MICROHOME2019 - Small living, huge impact!

MICROHOME2019 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the first annual Microhomes competition

Registration deadline: 25 October, 2019
Results annoucement: 13 December, 2019
Total prize fund: US $6,000
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Paris Affordable Housing Challenge

Design solutions for Paris’ affordable housing problem

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jun 11
Jul 16
Oct 15
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Archhive Books' Portable Reading Rooms

Create an intimate meditative public space for people to read and exchange books in

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jun 14
Jul 19
Oct 18
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Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center

Design a visitor center for the mysterious black lava fields of Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jun 18
Jul 23
Oct 22
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MICROHOME2019 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the first annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jun 21
Jul 26
Oct 25
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Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House

Design an exclusive addition to an Icelandic organic farm resort

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jun 25
Jul 30
Oct 29
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Iceland Volcano Museum

Design an exhibition hall in the Northern Lights capital of Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jun 28
Aug 02
Nov 01
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Architecture essay competitions

What is Small-Scale Architecture?

Submit your essay on small-scale architecture and its impact on the industry

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Sep 12
Oct 11
Nov 20
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