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Welcome to the highly anticipated announcement of the results for the Archiol Competitions Bohemian Design Competition 2023. Over the past months, we have witnessed an incredible influx of talent and ingenuity as participants from around the globe embarked on a journey to capture the essence of the Bohemian lifestyle through their architectural visions.
The Bohemian Hostel Architecture Design Competition set out to challenge individuals to push the boundaries of conventional design, encouraging them to embrace the free-spirited, artistic, and unconventional ethos that defines the Bohemian way of life. This competition was not merely about creating structures; it was an exploration of the intersection between creativity, functionality, sustainability, and cultural harmony.
Our esteemed participants were tasked with a multifaceted set of objectives, each aimed at crafting a space that not only resonates with the Bohemian spirit but also fosters a sense of community, encourages social interaction, and upholds principles of sustainability. From the outset, the goal was to design a Bohemian-themed hostel that transcends traditional accommodations, offering an inclusive and inviting environment for diverse travellers.
As we unveil the results today, we celebrate the innovative and creative solutions that have emerged. Each submission not only reflects a deep understanding of the Bohemian lifestyle but also considers the historical and cultural context of its location, harmonizing with the surrounding environment. The competition sought to redefine the concept of hostel living, pushing participants to think beyond the ordinary and embrace uniqueness in their designs.
Get ready to be inspired and captivated as we reveal the outstanding designs that have captured the essence of Bohemian living in a hostel setting. The Bohemian Hostel Architecture Design Competition 2023 has been a celebration of individuality, artistic expression, and the pursuit of a shared vision for a harmonious and innovative living space.

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Jing Wen Chong & See Qi Tong



Prisha Agarwal, Vaishnavi E, Lokakshi Katara & Vasundhra Pisal



Oliwia Strzębska & Natalia Szydłowska




BohoBund Getaway

Jing Wen Chong & See Qi Tong



The design demonstrates a high level of creativity and innovation by drawing inspiration from Shanghai's Lilong buildings and seamlessly blending traditional Chinese and Western architectural elements. The choice of materials and the incorporation of a central courtyard showcase innovative thinking.

The bohemian aesthetic is effectively captured through the use of grey brick, concrete, wood, and greenery, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere. The emphasis on a central oasis and branching roads adds to the bohemian charm, fostering a sense of community and individuality.

While the design is aesthetically pleasing, there could be a need for more specific details regarding the functionality of spaces and practical considerations. However, the emphasis on a vibrant hub and thoughtful layout suggests a consideration for functionality.

The focus on a central courtyard and an expansive public area suggests a positive user experience, encouraging interaction and a sense of unity. The incorporation of traditional community layout enhances comfort by fostering connectivity and shared experiences among occupants.

The description effectively communicates the inspiration behind the design, the choice of materials, and the intended atmosphere. It provides a clear vision of the bohemian hostel's concept, emphasizing its connection to Shanghai's rich heritage and international spirit.



Boho Bliss : A Maslowian Ascent

Prisha Agarwal, Vaishnavi E, Lokakshi Katara & Vasundhra Pisal