We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the prize winner of our "House of the Future" competition – Boris Olivier Hilderal!

Boris Olivier Hilderal

Please tell us about your company (when it was founded, where it is based, how many employees, etc) Alternatively, if you do not have a company, please give us some insights on your own professional/academia background.

I hold degrees in both engineering and architecture. Since 2014, I've been specializing in architectural design and decorative objects. I graduated from the National School of Architecture in Paris-La-Villette, and I began my career by collaborating with various architectural and scenography firms. As of 2020, I've been working independently. I have a deep appreciation for projects that intersect art, architecture, and design. Whether it's crafting furniture, architectural design, or brand identity, my passion lies in creating spaces and objects that speak for themselves.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been Involved?

I've been involved in a range of projects across different scales and domains, collaborating with various individuals and organizations to create meaningful and impactful designs. So far, I have had the opportunity to work on projects involving shops, hotels, restaurants, apartments and houses, as well as furniture. Each project has been a unique journey, filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. Whether working on small-scale residential designs or contributing to large urban planning initiatives, my focus has always been on creating spaces that are not only visually compelling but also functional, sustainable, and aligned with the needs and aspirations of the people who use them.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Competing in architectural design challenges helps me sharpen my skills and stay updated with the latest challenges in the field. It's an opportunity for continuous learning. Architecture competitions provide a canvas for me to explore my wildest design ideas and experiment with innovative concepts. They encourage me to think outside the box and challenge conventional norms in architecture.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

For individuals wrestling with the decision to participate in architecture competitions, I would offer this advice: Take the leap. Engaging in architecture competitions can be a transformative experience, providing an opportunity to test your creativity, push your boundaries, and gain valuable insights into the field. It's a chance to learn and grow.

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