Design a home with no artificial lighting
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winner of our "Caramel Shore Traveler Rooms" competition – Clara Copiglia from United States!
Clara Copiglia from United States
Clara is an architect and urban thinker whose practice, Terri-Tour, intersects communities, tourism, and architecture at the scale of the territory. She is originally from Switzerland and obtained her M.Sc. in architecture at the ETHZ. Currently, Clara practices in Boston, where she focuses on public infrastructures, urban design, and community involvement.
Clara’s work focuses on transforming tourism and its impact on the territorial scale through tactical renovations involving local crafts and communities in Switzerland. In her practice, she also developed mapping strategies, proposing critical readings of the relationship between tourism and indigenous communities in the Australian territory and designing alternative tourism circuits in parallel to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Beyond territorial and mapping strategies, Clara’s practice leverages participatory workshops to anchor tactical interventions in territories and communities.
A successful architecture project should be the materialization of its surrounding territory, history, and population through carefully chosen materials and community-engagement strategies. Today more than ever, architecture must respond to climate change and the needs of the local communities. The role of an architect is shifting to respond to the current crises, and more and more young architects question 'traditional' architectural practices.
Architecture competitions are a great way to explore personal interests, test strategies, and have more creative freedom.
Participating in an architecture competition can help you frame your interest in the vast field of architecture by selecting some topics you want to explore but don't have the opportunity to in your office or your school. It also gives you a chance to test and develop your design approach.