We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “MICROHOME 2020” competition – Ibrahim Muasher, Gergana Popova and Simon Taylor from United Kingdom!

Architecture Competition MICROHOME 2020 Honorable mention – Tomato

Tomato Team from United Kingdom

Tomato is a studio collective founded in London, UK in 1991. The practice creates cross-platform, multi-media art and design projects, both commercial and research based. Tomato also publishes books and artworks, creates exhibitions and spaces, gives live performances, and hosts workshops and lectures. The scale of the studio collective fluctuates between 6 and 30 people but employs none.

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?

The team brought together for the competition focus on small- to large-scale public installations both locally and internationally, as well as heritage projects on one hand and computational system architecture on the other. Some highlights include the Pixel Wall Installation at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and design work on a pavilion for Plovdiv European Capital of Culture in Bulgaria.

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

Architecture is an environment where the architect creates a possibility for experience.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Competitions provide a framework to explore how we see the world. A brief is the key that opens up and constrains our imagination.

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

Ideas should be developed for their own sake. Competitions offer a conduit for ideas to manifest themselves.

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