Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Genocide Memorial" competition – Nicholas Boyarsky, Chia-Hsuan Lung, Hsin-Wu Chen and Hao-Yang Huang from the United Kingdom!
Team - Boyarsky Murphy Architects
We are a London-based studio led by Nicholas Boyarsky and Nicola Murphy, established in 1995. Both Nicola and Nicholas studied at the AA School in London and they have taught architecture and design across the world. Nicholas is currently a Professor of Architecture at RMIT University and he also teaches at the University of Greenwich.
Our built projects are primarily small–scale, residential and often engaged with historic fabric – such as Christ Church Tower, a former Christopher Wren Tower in London. We also work on larger scale urban design and landscape projects, and we have been researching and speculating on monuments and memorials for projects in London, Pamplona, Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina, South Korea, and elsewhere.
These are big questions that deserve lengthy answers! In short, architecture is a creative and intellectual practice to make the world and society a better place, to provide visions of future possibilities and alternatives to the banalities of the everyday built environment. To be an architect is to be constructively critical of society.
We participate to test and develop our architectural skills and imaginations.
Be aware of the pitfalls and illusions of the process and the uncertainties of success. There is often little or no feedback which is disheartening, considering the input required to complete a submission. However, if a competition interests you and you can see how you could learn from the challenges, do it!
Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices
Use architecture to create different emotional states