We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Legendary Bird Home / Edition 2"competition – Sofia Mendoza Díaz from Mexico!

Sofia Mendoza Díaz from Mexico

I ́m 23 years old industrial designer who recently graduated from CENTRO University in Mexico City. I ́m mainly interested in design and arts, such as photography, dance, crafts, and sculpture. The main themes I explore in my work are: nature, the human body and experimentation with materials.

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?

Projects that you have been involved with. Currently, I'm working as a freelance, mainly as a graphic designer and photographer. My projects go from creating and crafting masks to shoot cover albums for Mexican music bands.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

I think every object and space is an extension of ourselves as humans. It represents our values, needs, feelings and interaction with other beings. A space will give us the opportunity to interact and develop ourselves, as well as adapt it for our needs. The importance of architects is to understand human behaviour and the resources that surround them in order to construct congruent spaces and objects for the current society.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

It is a place not only for people to find out about your work but also to create a community with other architects, designers and independent creatives. These events and platforms are a valuable source of information of what is happening all around the world and the local solutions given to global problems.

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

It is the perfect opportunity to challenge the quality of your designs and present your work to the world. Just do it, you won't regret it.

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