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We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "Columbarium – The Chamber of Memories" competition – Josh Ren from United States!
Josh Ren from United States
Josh Ren is a 5th-year architecture student from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked for design firms such as Kengo Kuma, mattersofseeing, and 3SIX0 Architecture during the last few years.
My personal works have been mostly focused on small-to medium-scale projects. My built projects mostly consist of furniture and interiors, such as office and exhibition spaces.
I believe that architects should strive for spaces that are inspiring and create a sense of belonging. Architecture should establish meaningful relationships across various conditions, from narrative, program, context, and materiality to the inhabitants. Only when these conditions are deeply entangled, can a meaningful architecture emerge.
Architecture competitions like this allow me to think about projects that are grounded within tangible limitations and affordances. They are good opportunities to test out ideas and methods I have acquired during my studies.
Architecture competitions allow your work to be judged under new light and can push you to think more critically about your practice.
Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices
Use architecture to create different emotional states
Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization