Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st and ARCHHIVE Student prize winners of our "MICROHOME/ Edition 3 (2021)" competition – Michalina Linkowska, Wiktoria Ciszak and Karolina Kozłowska from Poland!
1st and ARCHHIVE Student prize winners from Poland
We are architecture students at the Poznań University of Technology. This is the last semester of studies we have ahead of us.
We work together as a team very often. While studying, we can choose the projects we want to design. We are really interested in different cultures and use any opportunity to take up a project and learn about foreign cultures. Drawing inspiration from it, we are up to realize it at any scale. We always try to introduce into the building as many elements that make it self- sufficient and innovative as possible. We took up the Microhome competition to analyse basic human needs and explore the problem of inhabiting and living together.
Space is the crucial value that affects everyone's life and well-being. Architecture for us is the art of taking care of it in a responsible and meaningful way. Often it is also about reviving it by giving it new functions. An architect should put people first, be innovative, curious, and aware of details.
Architecture competitions give us a lot of adrenaline. We can face our weaknesses and love sharing our time together, taking up ambitious activities. After the deadline we always have a feeling that we could explore the issue more, which leaves us even more motivated and curious.
Do not think too much and try to put yourself in at least one competition. We had to try a few times before getting recognition. In the end, we came to the conclusion that no matter if we won something or not, we had a great, fun time together, designing and learning from each other a lot.
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