Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd, BB Green and BB Student prize winners of our "Columbarium – The Chamber of Memories" competition – Matej Gurka, Karol Gregor and Andrea Bočková from Slovakia!
Matej Gurka from Slovakia
After several years of working in architectural studios in Slovakia and Czechia I decided to finish my architectural degree in Košice TUKE University Slovakia. I have been working since my studies in Prague. I was working on small scale projects like apartments and family houses as well as bigger like industrial and office buildings in cooperation with Ing. arch. Michal Jura in Prešov, Slovakia. My university consultants for this project were Ing. akad. arch Karol Gregor, chief interior designer of Jonas Zaborsky theater in Presov, author of Slovak National Bank in Košice or University Library in Košice and Ing. arch. Andrea Bočková, ArtD. who has also multiple realisations in Slovakia.
As I mentioned in previous questions I worked on multiple project of different scales. We used to work on various types. Interior design of private appartments, family houses, builings for heatlhcare, office buildings and mostly industrial buldings with cooperation with local architects. In my further career I would like to work abroad for a time and then focus on sustainable architecture in field of residental buildings.
Architecture in my opinion is about transforming a strong idea into the form or structure. Architecture is simpy everywhere, from opening our eyes. We grow, live and die in it. It is our ecosystem, something like air. If the air is healthy, we prosper. From that derives a role of an architect as a co-author of this ecosystem we all are part of.
This was my first time I ever evolved into an international architectural competition. I was looking for something new after several years of working on multiple projects, sometimes at the same time.
Simply to try it. It is really refreshing and gives you back to what is architecture about.