Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Student Award winners of our "The Marker Design Challenge" competition – Cristina Bao Ye and Ignacio Urbistondo Alonso from Spain!
Student Award winners from Spain
We’re master’s students who have freshly graduated from Barcelona Architecture school, preparing to apply for a PhD. Cristina spent an exchange year in Japan, and Ignacio spent the same year in Finland. This helped us gain a wider vision of architecture and international work experience. While Cristina is learning Energy and Technology in order to apply that to the architectural practice, Ignacio is focused on further developing his Architecture History and Theory dissertation.
Architecture is of paramount importance to society. The decisions that are made in the materialization of spaces that we share as a community, be it our flat, our block of flats, the street, the park, or the square that we frequent, must be thought through for all possible users. Our needs as people are diverse and different, and we must all feel included in the built space.
We consider the format of architecture competitions to be a really good creative muscle workout. The time span is short, and the productivity is high, plus we get to work on unusual projects; it’s a win-win.
When working on architecture competitions, one should not focus on the ranking results, but only on the creative process. Competitions can be very fun since they can immerse you in a totally imaginary situation, it’s always a breath of fresh air.
Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices
Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization
Use architecture to create different emotional states