Alona Martinez Perez - University of Plymouth, United Kingdom;
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut - associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient, Latvia;
Audrey McKee - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France;
Barbora Gezeova, architect, RVA, France;
Carlos M Guimarães – depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal;
Collin Anderson - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France;
Emeka Nwandu - Principal Partner at ENA Architects, Board of Architectural Education of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Nigeria;
Eva Cildermane - Sustainability and business development advisor, MSc. Candidate in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford;
Gemawang Swaribathoro - OMA, Hong Kong;
Gia-Hy Hoang - Agence Christian de Portzamparc, France;
Lise Van Dun, architect, Valode et Pistre, France;
Dr Louis Gyoh - architect and academic, MCIOB, FRSA, United Kingdom;
Marcella Del Signore - Professor of Practice, Tulane University; LEAD practitioner, USA/Italy
Dr Massimo Angrilli - Associate Professor, Pescara University-Landscape expertise, National Prix du Paysage in Paris jury member;
Pangalos Dugasse Feldmann - École Spéciale d’Architecture, France;
Sara Goiria - architect, WeWork, United Kingdom;
Jake Heffington - architect, in situ studio, USA;
Benedikt Hartl - Opposite Office, Germany.
The second 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 2020 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 25m2, 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.