Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Iceland Volcano Lookout Point" competition – Réka Szvath, Barnabás Rácz-Szabó and Nikolett Szemelveisz from Hungary!
Barnabás Rácz-Szabó, Nikolett Szemelveisz and Réka Szvath from Hungary
Our group of three formed from a university design collaboration. We were on the same design subject, in which we planned our designs in a way that our houses resonated with each other, and soon found out we have a good dynamic between us. More than just planning together at the university, we decided to try out the world of architectural competitions.
We mainly did university projects and are still figuring out which scale stands the closest to us. However, we feel like each and every project got its own essence, starting from small and simple installations, to large and complex architectural tasks.
As they are forming the environment around us, shaping the small elements which together create complete cities, architects have great responsibilities. Understanding the real needs of people and providing fitting solutions to them is the greatest challenge, but that is also the beauty of it.
Competing in architecture competitions grants freedom which would not be possible in other ways. It urges you to really try to find the strongest ideas that are stimulated by the site and the environment. There are many other competitors, and it is necessary to find something unique, which is worthy to base the design upon. For us, the thrill of this procedure is what made us compete in our first nationwide architecture competition.
Nothing is easy at first, but we think that, if you feel moved by a site or architectural program and have the required time for it, it's worth a shot to try out yourself. As our first competition, it was hard to fit it to our timeframe, but overall, we are really happy that we took part.