Buildner is pleased to announce the jury for its MICROHOME - Small Living, Huge Impact Edition #5 Competition!

Sevince Bayrak, SO?
Sarah Broadstock, Studio Bark
Pilar Cano-Lasso, delavegacanolasso and tini project
Thomas Christoffersen, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Anne Cecilie Haug, Snøhetta
Norihisa Kawashima, Nori Architects
Francesca Perani, Francesca Perani Enterprise, RebelArchitette, cutoutmix
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects  
Gavin Hale-Brown, Henley Hale-Brown

Sevince Bayrak is an architect, writer and co-founder of SO?, a studio working on architecture and urbanism, based in Istanbul. SO? was a finalist for The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards 2019. She has a book published about the evolution of squares and urban landscape in Istanbul, titled “Bir meydan öyküsü, Beyazıt”, adapted from her PhD research, in 2019. She was the author of the cover story of National Geographic TR’s December 2019 issue, titled “Istanbul 2100”.

Sarah Broadstock is an architect at London-based Studio Bark. Her passion for hand-drawing is central to her design process, complimenting the team’s creativity methodology. Prior to working at Studio Bark, Sarah worked with local authorities and community groups across Yorkshire. This provided a valuable framework for understanding planning processes, policy and the complexities of delivering high quality spaces. Sarah completed a postgraduate degree in Professional Practice in Architecture in 2019, and is now a studio tutor at the University of East London.

Pilar Cano-Lasso leads, with Ignacio de la Vega, Madrid-based delavegacanolasso. The studio focused on tailor-made projects, with sustainable and welcoming designs, highlighting the integration of light and the nature of the environment. Specialized in prefabricated architecture, delavegacanolasso has developed the tini project, modular homes made 100% in Spain transported directly by truck. They believe that the conjunction of the in-situ work and its noble aging combined with parts totally prefabricated in the workshop, results in a rich and agile architecture, which adapts perfectly to its surroundings and improves over time. They’ve won several international architecture awards including the “Young European Architects” in 2021.  Their work has been exhibited in la biennale di Venezia and the “Bienal española de Arquitectura” among others.

Thomas Christoffersen is a partner at BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. He began his collaboration with Bjarke Ingels in 2001. Thomas has worked on every notable project from VM Houses in Copenhagen to VIA 57 West in Manhattan, the landmark towers Grove at Grand Bay in Miami and Isenberg School of Management in Massachusetts. He is currently overseeing the design of Google’s California headquarters and the sports neighborhood East Austin District, as well as the construction of The Honeycomb residences in the Bahamas, Vancouver House in Canada and a higher education facility in Virginia. In addition to his long standing participation in all things BIG, Thomas took a sabbatical year to work in New York City with WORK Architects and has also worked with Stan Allen, David Ling in NYC and Henning Larsen Architects.

Anne Cecilie Haug is the director of staffing, senior architect, and member of the research and innovation team at the Oslo office of Snøhetta. Her completed projects with Snøhetta include the Fuglemyrhytta and Tungestølen wooden cabin projects, as well as several hospitality projects with small units and micro-homes.

Norihisa Kawashima is Founder and Principal of Nori Architects in Japan. Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1982, Kawashima graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2005, earned his master’ s degree from the University of Tokyo Graduate School in 2007, after which he was hired by Nikken Sekkei. Kawashima became a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley and worked with Prof. Dana Buntrock and LOISOS + UBBELOHDE in 2012. In 2017, Kawashima established Nori Architects. In 2020, Kawashima became a senior assistant professor at Meiji University. Now Kawashima is a principal of Nori Architects and a principal of Regional Design Laboratory at Meiji University.

Francesca Perani is an architect and designer. Her work ranges from interior architecture to interactive design, from illustration to activism. In 2007 she established Francesca Perani Enterprise, an award winning studio she runs based in Bergamo, Italy. Material and visual experimentation, trial and error, emotional and communicative charge finds its expression in spaces, objects and graphics. The practice is driven by the power of shared creativity as an effective instrument to bring about change. She is also co-founder and curator of activist project RebelArchitette advocating for equality in Architecture through the open dissemination of 1000 female role models. And she is the founder of cutoutmix: an internationally popular free open platform as an answer to the growing need for more equal and diverse cutouts populating design renders.

Patrik Schumacher is company director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects. His completed projects with ZHA include the MAXXI Centre of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome, which won the Stirling Prize in 2010, and one of the practice’s first completed constructions, the Vitra Fire Station.

Gavin Hale-Brown is Principal of London-based Henley Hale-Brown, which recently received the prestigious Neave Brown Award for social housing. Gavin studied at the University of Liverpool. He was drawn to architecture through his interest in the interrelationship between art and science. After qualifying, Gavin worked in Japan for Kinemura Associates, where he had the opportunity to design hand-crafted traditional houses in a remote location in Western Honshu. This was influential on his subsequent work as an architect and, in particular, on his attention to detailing and its relationship with cultural specificity. Gavin joined Henley Hale-Brown in 1995 and became a Principal in 1997. He has taught at Yonago University, Japan and The Bartlett, London. In 2005, Gavin exhibited in the 40Under40 UK Architects exhibition at the V&A, London. He sits on the Tower Hamlets and Havering review panels, CADAP and has extensive knowledge of the peer review process from both sides of the table.


The fifth annual MICROHOME architecture competition is part of Buildner’s’ Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement showcasing small projects that contain big ideas, as well as its Affordable Housing series with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, showcasing projects that invent new means for driving down housing prices.

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