Take a seat and make a statement!
- ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS
- 250,000 € prize - House of the Future
- Housing crisis
- Small scale architecture
- The Contemporary Home
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Iceland Lake Myvatn Community House" competition – Thomas Fell and Victor Alegria from Netherlands!
Thomas Fell and Victor Alegria from Netherlands
Both were trained as architects in Chile. Thomas holds a Msc in Architecture from TUDelft and is currently working in the Netherlands. He has strong experience in housing design projects, ranging at various scales.
Victor has a Master of Urban Design from the University of Melbourne and he is currently involved in many research projects, mainly related with urban morphology, informal settlements and green infrastructure.
We work at various scales, developing strategies to mediate different levels that rates from the general landscape to the building detail. We are interested in developing innovative ideas for collective spaces, community engagement, housing, and public space. We seek to understand new ways of living and create innovative assemblages of program, context, and form. There is a search for solving complex problems with simple and clear geometries. This is always linked with a material and spatial exploration.
Architecture is a way to connect to the current complexities of the built and unbuilt environment. We use it as a lens to look at issues such as public space, rapid urbanization, and collective housing. We strongly believe that the architect’s role is a continuous search for spatial quality through simplicity, efficiency, and unique user experiences.
We have been participating in architecture competitions since we were studying at the architecture school. Architecture competitions are a unique opportunity to test and explore unconventional ideas. We like to develop new methodologies while addressing complex issues related with housing, collective spaces, and urban design. They are also an excuse to have fun making team with old and new friends within the architecture journey.
Architecture competitions are a great way to test your ideas and develop new skills. Although, there is important to be strategic in choosing the right competition. You need to consider the interest and expertise of the team, and the time and resources available. The most important thing is to find a competition that raises a topic or issue that really motivates you.
Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs
Use architecture to create different emotional states