Project leaders'


Submission deadline:
22nd April 2018

We are inviting you to join our builder society
to build yet another cabin as a therapy.

We are looking for proposals that aim to uncover the hidden root causes of the cabin fever phenomenon. Using the typology of cabins as the platform for expression, and collaborative building as a self-analysing group therapy.














Read the open call where you can learn about the topic, the design brief, your role as a project leader, the application process and the competition steps

Fill out the registration form to stay updated with the news and details of the design competition.

Address the approaches explored in the topic inspiration. through your proposal for a creative project you would like to realise with a team at the summer school.

Fill out the submission form to enter the competition and to get your work assessed by the internationally acclaimed jury members.

The designers of the winning proposals (Project Leaders), together with experts from Hello Wood, will then develop their concepts into construction documents, ready to be fabricated at the summer school. 


During the summer school the Project Leaders not only lead the construction process but also become teachers and mentors for their team of students.


We are looking for spectacular designs of your interpretations of the topic, using cabins as the method for expression.

successful proposals will be:

- inhabitable all year round

- addressing the topic

- sustainable (mainly timber construction)

- incorporating the available materials

- possible to build during summer school

- transportable

- with max estimated cost: 12,000 EUR

For the complete list of criteria, please refer to the Open Call document


- accommodation and food

- travel from Budapest

- work equipment

- professional consultation

- prefabrication

- 2m³ planed wood

- team of selected architecture students

- carpenters

- international publications

- high quality documentation


  • Kengo Kuma & Associates is one of the world’s leading architectural practices in innovative use of wood. Awards such as Spirit of Nature wood Award (2002) and the International Wood Architecture Award (2008) are just a few of the office’s acknowledgment for ways their design pushes the boundaries of timber architecture and at the same time respecting and applying the traditional japanese timber craft. One of their latest design deals with similar issues: the  EPFL Under One Roof Project focuses on innovation in building and designing with wood.

    Javier Villar and Mate Meszaros

  • Raumlabor is a Berlin based experimental architectural practice. Their work method, referred to as “research-based design” aims to deal with places 1:1, advocate for the importance of making to learn more through active design and find new methods that are open to appropriation and for upgrading the existing. Instead of solving problems, they rather initiate processes that give actors the opportunity to know, understand and use the city and its dynamics, as well as its possibilities. Their projects have received awards such as the Curry Stone Design Prize for social design achievements, and the Berlin Award.

    Raumlabor, Berlin

    Markus Bader

  • After his education at University of Westminster, the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, he co-founded PUP Architects in 2015. With diverse interests in design, art and architecture, the firm is currently working on a wide range of public and cultural commissions in the UK.  In July 2017 PUP won the inaugural Antepavilion commission with their project, HVAC which received global acclaim in the architectural press and media. Theo has a particular interest in design build projects and the designer as maker which, alongside his practice, he advocates through his educational work. He has taught previously at the Architectural Association in the UK and the Umea School in Sweden and currently leads an undergraduate unit at Oxford Brookes University.

    PUP Architects, London

    Theodore Molloy

  • Salvatore Peluso is an architect based in Milano. He is a web editor at Domus and member of the IRA-C, a research laboratory, founded in 2009. Salvatore's research focuses on urban pedagogies, alternative institutions and archives as places for a collective dialogue. With IRA-C, he participated at numerous art and architecture festivals such as Milano Arch Week, La Triennale di Milano (2017); Aformal Academy, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen (2016); Adhocracy Athens and Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens (2015).

    IRA-C, Milano

    Salvatore Peluso



application to architectural competition opens

March 2018

competition deadline for submitting proposals

22nd April 2018

announcement of winning proposals

29th April 2018

developing projects concepts to final plans

April - 30th May 2018

deadline for submitting final plans

8th June 2018

CABIN FEVER Hello Wood Summer School 2018

7th - 16th July 2018

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