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 the 2nd prize winner of our "The Marker Design Challenge" competition – Tayla Clarke from New Zealand!
Tayla Clarke from New Zealand
Since completing my architectural studies at the end of 2020, I have been working as an architectural araduate for over a year in an architecture firm.
Within my role, I’ve been involved in a variety of typologies but mostly residential. Lately I’ve been working on a couple of new residential proposals and fit outs for commercial and educational spaces.
To me, architecture is an expression of history, memories, and experience reflected upon its users and local context. It can be reflective of a site or client’s story, bringing a real sense of belonging into a design. I believe that the role of an architect is to bridge a personal connection between people and places.
As a recent graduate working in the industry, I participate in competitions to further develop my creative and design skill set. Competitions have also provided unique briefs and typologies that are intriguing as they aren’t as common in everyday practice. This has given me the freedom to explore new ideas, think outside the box, and not be afraid to be innovative. It is a way of fulfilling my creative passion for architecture as a young designer.
Go for it! Entering and participating in a competition is a win-win regardless of the outcome; it's a learning opportunity, especially for students and young designers. This shows that you’re passionate for the profession and it can be something to add to your portfolio.
The competition field is completely diverse in age, experience, and nationality, which results in a unique variety of design proposals. Through this, we get to view different perspectives on design and concept development. Additionally, competitions display a high level of visual and design quality that is both inspiring to obtain and compete with. This is a great way to improve, gain insight and confidence of your overall skill set.
Use architecture to create different emotional states
Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs