We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "MICROHOME #4" competition – Nikos Sokorelis and Mary Giannaka from Greece!

Mary Giannaka and Nikos Sokorelis from Greece

We completed our studies in 2020 at the Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus. After our studies, we worked in an architecture office in Cyprus and participated in architecture competitions.

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?

We have participated in architecture competitions since the last years of our studies. We deal with larger and smaller scales of buildings, and we are quite concerned about the issue of habitation. Still, we pay particular attention to how the use of a space can evolve and improve. Some of the projects we have worked on include the design of tiny apartments in apartment buildings, social housing, and dorms.

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

The role of the architect is to design 'vessels ' of life for people. We need to create buildings that stir emotions and provide a quality of life.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

To push ourselves to our limits, to experiment as well as to develop our imagination in concepts with different needs, which we may not have a chance to encounter in our professional career.

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

Architecture competitions are an opportunity – an occasion to reflect, to learn, and to propose our own perspective on Architecture.

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