The technology behind virtual reality and augmented reality has progressed rapidly, and with Facebook’s recent announcement of its plans to further develop the “Metaverse”, it’s likely that we’ll be spending more and more time in virtual spaces in the near future. Virtual work and learning environments are becoming increasingly complex and interactive, not to mention augmented reality experiences for exercise, entertainment and gaming.
But what about a virtual home? A huge amount of thought, effort and resources go into making our physical homes comfortable, but what would our homes in the virtual world look and feel like? What would be the function and requirements for a well-designed virtual home?
The Virtual Home competition is the first in the Bee Breeders Virtual Architecture competition series focusing on virtual space creation. Architects and designers are being asked to create the concept of a virtual home. Without any physical limits what other important considerations would need to be made? Are there artificial constraints that are necessary in order for a virtual home to feel familiar and comfortable? In what context would you choose to place your virtual home?
Participants are tasked with designing a virtual home, with the main focus being on the design of the living room and work space but additional functionality can be introduced.
3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 5,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize - 3,000 €
2nd Prize - 1,500 €
3rd Prize - 500 €
+ 6 honourable mentions
Early Bird Registration: NOVEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 14
Advance Registration: DECEMBER 15 – FEBRUARY 3
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 4 – APRIL 28
Final registration deadline: APRIL 28, 2022
Closing date for submission: JUNE 9, 2022 (11:59 p.m. GMT)
Announcement of the winners: JULY 14, 2022