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Call for Submissions: Amber Road Trekking Cabins

09:30 - 17 May, 2017
Call for Submissions: Amber Road Trekking Cabins , Enter the Amber Road Trekking Cabins ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Enter the Amber Road Trekking Cabins ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

The AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS architecture competition, in partnership with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency, is calling for designs for a series of trekking cabins to be situated along the immense and beautiful Amber Road trekking path. The path will span the full length of Latvia, running along the Baltic Sea beaches which are an undiscovered gem of Northern Europe's pristine natural beauty.

Call for Submissions: Adelaide Creative Community Hub

09:30 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Submissions: Adelaide Creative Community Hub, Enter the Adelaide Creative Community Hub ‪architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: AUGUST 24, 2017
Enter the Adelaide Creative Community Hub ‪architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: AUGUST 24, 2017

What makes a ‘creative city’? And what capacity does architecture have to foster, inspire, or use to celebrate creativity within an urban environment? These questions are part of a growing discussion in Adelaide, Australia, surrounding what the city could be, and how to make Adelaide a more creative, vibrant, and innovative place to live.

Pape Bird Observation Tower

16:39 - 9 May, 2017
Pape Bird Observation Tower, Enter the Pape Bird Observation Tower ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Enter the Pape Bird Observation Tower ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

The Pape Nature Park is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. There are a great number of protected plant, animal and bird species concentrated within the relatively small park area, which is located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia.

The Pape Nature Park is most known for being the first place in Latvia to reintroduce wild horses, auroxen, and bison back into the wild, however it also plays a vital role in the nesting habits of many species of birds. The Lake Pape area is an internationally-recognised breeding, migrating and wintering site for

Call for Submissions: Modern Collective Living Challenge

14:00 - 26 April, 2017
Call for Submissions: Modern Collective Living Challenge , Enter the Modern Collective Living Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Enter the Modern Collective Living Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The Modern Collective Living Challenge is part of the Bee Breeders Global Housing Crisis competition series. For this architecture competition, participants are tasked with envisioning new forms of accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China.

Call for Submissions: Construction Container Facelift

04:00 - 18 April, 2017
Call for Submissions: Construction Container Facelift , Enter the Construction Container Facelift ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: OCTOBER 6, 2017
Enter the Construction Container Facelift ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: OCTOBER 6, 2017

As cities expand and construction continues, citizens have grown to accept the eyesore that accompanies it. Construction containers are often sighted blocking city views and crowding construction locations. We don’t think that the inhabitants of cities need to compromise their cityscapes with construction containers just in the name of progress.

Bee Breeders Reveal New York Affordable Housing Challenge Winners

06:00 - 5 April, 2017
Bee Breeders Reveal New York Affordable Housing Challenge Winners, First Prize: The Table Top / Lap Chi Kwong, Alison Von Glinow . Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: The Table Top / Lap Chi Kwong, Alison Von Glinow . Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected the winners of the New York Affordable Housing Challenge, inspired by barriers faced by the global population in our contemporary culture of housing scarcity and economic deprivation. The submissions provide various multifaceted architectural responses to scattered sites of various scales around New York City, “redefining the culture, economy, and experience of urban domesticity by means of space, material, morphology, or structure.”

Below are the winners of the New York Affordable Housing Challenge:

First Prize: The Table Top / Lap Chi Kwong, Alison Von Glinow . Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Second Prize:  Out-Of-Site / Peter Wong, Christopher Jarrett, Nazinin Modaresahmadi, Robert Stubbs. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize:  New York Affordable Housing Challenge / Liyang Chen, Yao Zheng. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders NYB Green Award: Forging the Upward Frontier / Ryan Ball. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +85

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of the Blue Clay Country Spa Competition

12:00 - 26 March, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of the Blue Clay Country Spa Competition, First Prize: Blue Clay Country Spa / João Varela, Ana Isabel Santos, João Tavares, and Paulo Dias. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: Blue Clay Country Spa / João Varela, Ana Isabel Santos, João Tavares, and Paulo Dias. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders has released the results of their Blue Clay Country Spa competition, which asked participants to design a non-urban ecotourism facility in Latvia. The competition invited students and professionals to “interrogate the inherent tensions between subject and object, [and] building and site,” as well as to “engage the agency of typological form—including, for instance, the courtyard, shed, garden, and pavilion.”

The winners of the Blue Clay Country Spa competition are:

First Prize: Blue Clay Country Spa / João Varela, Ana Isabel Santos, João Tavares, and Paulo Dias. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize: Reflection in the Garden / Miroslava Brooks and Amy DeDonato. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders BB Green Award: Blue Clay Country Spa – Garden Spa / Ashley Clayton and Mangyuan Wang . Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders BB Student Award: Boxes! / Federico Rodriguez and Alejandro Lobo, of Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo – UdelaR. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +77

Bee Breeders Announces Winners for Kip Island Auditorium Competition

08:00 - 18 March, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners for Kip Island Auditorium Competition , First Prize: The Urban Lighthouse / Michele Busiri-Vici, Clementina Ruggieri, Matteo Biasiolo, Pino Pavese; Space4Architecture. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: The Urban Lighthouse / Michele Busiri-Vici, Clementina Ruggieri, Matteo Biasiolo, Pino Pavese; Space4Architecture. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

The winning entries to the Kip Island Auditorium competition have been announced by Bee Breeders, which invited proposals for the addition of a new iconic auditorium addition to the Riga International Convention Centre, in Latvia’s capital. The competition asked for alternative approaches to the design of public and civic facilities, while “reinvesting an estranged program in the urban landscape." 

Here are the three winners of the Kip Island Auditorium competition:

First Prize: The Urban Lighthouse / Michele Busiri-Vici, Clementina Ruggieri, Matteo Biasiolo, Pino Pavese; Space4Architecture. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize: The Urban Lighthouse / Michele Busiri-Vici, Clementina Ruggieri, Matteo Biasiolo, Pino Pavese; Space4Architecture. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize: Agir / Moisés Royo, Carlos Orbea, Gonzalo García-Robledo, Cristina Martín Consuegra. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Second Prize: Kip Island Auditorium / Deyan Saev, Panayiotis Hadjisergis; Technical University Delft. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +47

Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality Competition Winners Announced

14:00 - 26 February, 2017
Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality Competition Winners Announced, First Prize: Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality / Boris Hilderal; France. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality / Boris Hilderal; France. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders has announced the winners of its Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality competition, which asked participants to design a virtual exhibition gallery to showcase future Bee Breeders competition winners. In this virtual gallery, visitors would be able to “walk” around and explore the work of selected winners and guest contributors.

The three winners of Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality are:

First Prize: Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality / Boris Hilderal; France. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Second Prize: On the Bottom of the Top / Alžbeta Krbylová and Juraj Horňák; Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize: The Infinite Gallery / Paolo Antonio Zurk Castillo; Universidad de los Andes. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Second Prize: On the Bottom of the Top / Alžbeta Krbylová and Juraj Horňák; Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +44

Call for Ideas: Hong Kong Pixel Homes

08:00 - 24 February, 2017
Call for Ideas: Hong Kong Pixel Homes, Enter the Hong Kong Pixel Homes ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now!  US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 26, 2017
Enter the Hong Kong Pixel Homes ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 26, 2017

Hong Kong is one of the most expensive and densely populated cities on Earth. With over 7 million people living on an island just 1,102 square km in size, where the population is constantly struggling for space. Like other major cities around the world, Hong Kong is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The strict limitations on space mean that there is a capped supply of housing on the island. A limited supply, paired with an ever-growing demand, has caused Hong Kong housing prices to skyrocket.

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

09:00 - 31 January, 2017
Stone Barn Meditation Camp, Enter the Stone Barn Meditation Camp ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 12, 2017
Enter the Stone Barn Meditation Camp ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 12, 2017

The Stone Barn Meditation Camp architecture competition is a partnership with SRED property developers to create a multipurpose recreational space. Participants are tasked with presenting ideas for a venue, which focuses on wellness tourism and offers holistic outlets such as meditation and yoga.

New York Affordable Housing Challenge

15:00 - 19 January, 2017
New York Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the New York Affordable Housing Challenge  ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Enter the New York Affordable Housing Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2017

In the words of Bill de Blasio, New Yorkers have a “crisis of affordability” on their hands. This is a crisis built upon the success that the city has had in recent decades. These years have made the city safer, and more appealing, for people from all over the world to come and start businesses, studies, and their lives. This has put a huge strain on housing stock, and has led to New Yorkers having to spend increasing amounts to cover their housing expenses and have made entire neighbourhoods unaffordable.

Trans-Siberian Pit Stops Competition Showcases Structures that Interact with Frigid Environment

06:00 - 16 November, 2016
Trans-Siberian Pit Stops Competition Showcases Structures that Interact with Frigid Environment, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Competition organizers Bee Breeders have just announced the results of their Trans-Siberian Pit Stops Competition.  At 9,289 kilometers, the Trans-Siberian Railway connects Moscow to Russia's far eastern cities. While it historically attracted many adventurers who would later write about their journeys, the railway is largely used for domestic travel today.  

Courtesy of Bee Breeders Courtesy of Bee Breeders Courtesy of Bee Breeders Courtesy of Bee Breeders +22

Melbourne Tattoo Academy Competition Winners Announced

15:00 - 5 November, 2016
Melbourne Tattoo Academy Competition Winners Announced, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Architectural competition organizer Bee Breeders has announced the winners of the international Melbourne Tattoo Academy competition, which sought to “recollect and [postulate] principles of architectural humanism in contemporary culture,” asking entrants to consider disciplinary introspection into spatial and material issues concerning culture, society, and individuality. 

Successful entries to the competition thus challenged personal and social conceptions of the tattoo as an art form, as well as the cultural and philosophical implications of tattoos in architecture.

Notable among the relationships and juxtapositions established include: critiques on permanence and longevity; the irreversible transformation of flesh and nature; correlation between graphic and retinal expression, graffiti and street art, the scenographic and decorated shed; lastly, body art as boutique parlor fashion, and high couture - noted the compatition organisers. 

The winners of the Melbourne Tattoo Academy competition are:

Call for Submissions: Blue Clay Country Spa

17:15 - 3 November, 2016
Call for Submissions: Blue Clay Country Spa, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is tasking participants with presenting designs for a countryside guest house that would specialise in providing health treatments using this unique and naturally occurring organic product. Blue clay has long been used in restorative treatments, and provides health and beauty benefits in its naturally occurring form. Blue Clay has an exceptionally high mineral content and been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. The research is still being carried out to this day to further understand the clay’s antibacterial properties.

Tokyo Pop Lab Competition Winners Announced

05:00 - 18 October, 2016
By Stella Cinzia, Leonardo Ramondetti, Marco Lagamba & Francesco Montesoro. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
By Stella Cinzia, Leonardo Ramondetti, Marco Lagamba & Francesco Montesoro. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Detailed descriptions of the winning Bee BreedersTokyo Pop Lab proposals have been released. The competition brief called for a new program for studying and producing pop culture media in Tokyo. Drawing from a wide range of international pop culture history, entrants were encouraged to investigate the migration and evolution of pop culture across the world over time, and examine the relationship of culture and architecture. 

In challenging established typologies of pop culture, proposals exhibited a wide range of ideologies. Successful submissions were chosen for their nuanced depictions of pop culture, clear representation, and coherent agendas for the new laboratory's program.

Take a look at the winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition after the break.

By Stella Cinzia, Leonardo Ramondetti, Marco Lagamba & Francesco Montesoro. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders By Stella Cinzia, Leonardo Ramondetti, Marco Lagamba & Francesco Montesoro. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders By Alina Kvirkveliya & Sacha Gengler. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders By Attilio de Palma, Andrea Longo & Enrico Nicli. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +38

Call for Entries: Kip Island Auditorium

08:30 - 12 October, 2016
Call for Entries: Kip Island Auditorium, Enter the Kip Island Auditorium ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $ 20,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: JANUARY 18, 2017
Enter the Kip Island Auditorium ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $ 20,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: JANUARY 18, 2017

The Riga Exhibition Centre is one of the largest in the northern region of Eastern Europe. The Expo Centre is situated in Kipsala, also known as Kip Island, which is located at the heart of the Latvian capital. The Exhibition Centre currently houses two large exhibition halls, conference rooms and smaller meeting rooms, and has recently announced plans to further expand its facilities.

"Archhive" – Architecture in Virtual Reality

01:00 - 10 October, 2016
"Archhive" – Architecture in Virtual Reality, Enter the Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $5,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: JANUARY 11, 2017
Enter the Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $5,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: JANUARY 11, 2017

Architecture digitalization is having a huge impact on the lives and work of architects, allowing them to create and deliver their message to potential clients in an increasingly efficient manner. Working in partnership with the revolutionary virtual reality software company “Vividly”, Bee Breeders are looking to explore the capabilities of this digital tool to create a virtual reality based exhibition gallery to be known as the Archhive.