We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "MICROHOME #6" competition – Carolina Palombo, María Belén Orona and Shahira Ale from Uruguay!

Honorable mention winners from Uruguay

Our Company was based in 2012, in Montevideo, Uruguay. In a very peaceful and centric neighborhood. So far, we are a team of three woman. Carolina is an architect and industrial designer, Belén and Shahira are advanced architecture studients. Carolina Palombo Company has won the A’Design Award, Italy 2017, also it has participated in the exhibitioin Design Junction 2017 and 2018. London, UK. On 2018 the Company has atended the London Design Fair and exhibited a collection at Aram Gallery. London, UK. Some of the furniture pieces designed by the Company are now commercialized in Uruguay, UK and Brazil.

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?

Industrial Design and Architecture are our skills. We have passion for small scale, individual houses, small apartment buildings, interior spaces, furniture and daily used objects. Craftmanship, returning to the basics, and looking for what is genuine, are what we aim for. We believe in the importance of giving design and functionality to spaces and objects, committed to our work, going back to be part of the processes, exploring new forms made with traditional materials. Our search is toward those details that make the difference, toward an excellent result, paying special atention to the environment and having an influence in architecture and design accordingly. Recently we’ve been involved in the restoration of a patrimonial apartment, in a very important building of our city. We are very careful with the details and the cultural side of our patrimonial legacy.

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

Architecture is a mean to impact positively in our cities and societies. Architects have in their hands the responsability to create comfortable living spaces and to make people’s life simpler.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We participate in architecture competition to challenge ourselves to design innovative programs

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

That is a very useful tool to see architecture in another perspective and to share different ideas with colleagues around the world

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