Architecture Competition Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant 2nd prize winners – Hudson Parris and Matthew Cox
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winners of our "Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant" competition – Hudson Parris and Matthew Cox from United States!
Matthew Cox and Hudson Parris from United States
We met while studying for our Master of Architecture at Kansas State University and soon found ourselves collaborating on projects outside studio. After graduating, we continued our practice of Architecture to further our work through competitions.
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?
We've always worked on various typologies and scales to continuously broaden our design ability and our sense of architectural understanding. Our projects range across the globe, spanning multiple cultures.
What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?
Architecture is the stage on which the performance of everyday life takes place. Therefore, architecture is successful when it enhances the performance, manifesting fiction into reality.
Why do you participate in architecture competitions?
Competitions allow you to answer a pure architectural question gaining knowledge and insight into many international cultures and contexts. All while allowing one to express their response to the question through architectural design.
What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?
Competitions allow one to go beyond the standard daily work to creative horizons on an international level enabling one to partake in exciting new design problems.