Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs
Bee Breeders is pleased to announce the jury for its Modular Home Design Challenge 2021!
Ben van Berkel, UNStudio
Mathew Aitchison, Building 4.0 CRC
Camino Alonso, ÁBATON Arquitectura
Carlos Alonso, ÁBATON Arquitectura
Sarah Broadstock, Studio
Bark Ignacio Lechón, ÁBATON Arquitectura
Enrico De Lotto, Mandalaki
George Kolliopoulos, Mandalaki
Inés Olavarrieta, selgascano
Chris Precht, Studio Precht
Ivan Rupnik, MOD X
Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz, DMDmodular Ltd
Ben van Berkel is Founder and Principle of UNStudio. He holds the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2018 he founded UNSense, an Arch Tech company based in Amsterdam that designs and integrates human-centric tech solutions for the built environment.
Mathew Aitchison is interim CEO of Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), an industry-led research initiative co-funded by the Australian Government. He was previously Professor of Architecture at Monash University, where he led the bid and establishment phases of the CRC and directed the Future Building Initiative. He was also Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney and Director of the Innovation in Applied Design Lab. He is a researcher, teacher and designer with extensive international experience. Mathew has directed a series of large, collaborative research projects exploring industrialized building funded by industry and government.
Camino Alonso, Carlos Alonso and Ignacio Lechón founded ÁBATON Arquitectura in 1998. Their original objective was to develop housing solutions and architectural projects with a certain degree of freedom. The way to control the whole building process was to start up a construction company, therefore they were able to implement and develop new construction systems in a more flexible way. Architect Camino Alonso is the Creative Manager. She has a special ability to create simple yet human spaces with a unique style. Industrial Engineer Carlos Alonso is the General Manager. Architect Ignacio Lechónis is the legal representative and construction coordinator. ÁBATON has completed over 300 hotel, office and restaurant projects and more than 150 refurbishment projects in Spain and abroad.
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.
Enrico De Lotto and George Kolliopoulos are co-founders of Mandalaki, a product and consulting design firm founded in 2012 in Milan, Italy. Mandalaki explores the intersection between design and technology to create unique pieces of high quality and conceptual values as a result in their consistent innovative approach between industrial and artisanal processes. In 2018 Mandalaki designed Monocabin Prefab, a tiny house, to explore the intimate space of the individual.
Inés Olavarrieta is an architect and designer at Madrid-based selgascano. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid in 2014, with honors. Her final thesis project, a finalist of Archiprix 2015, was widely published. In 2013, she worked at the exhibition Spain Mon Amour in the Biennale di Architectura in Venice. Inés has worked in London, Paris, Lisbon and Madrid. She was a collaborator at FRPO’s studio between 2011 and 2014. Since 2014, she has been a team member at selgascano in Madrid where she works on projects ranging in scale from large developments to interiors, including the Serpentine Pavilion (2015), Second Home Offices in Hollywood (2019) and the Design District Market (2020). Her work has focused mainly on reactivating spaces that are considered to be residual or forgotten. She understands architecture and design as a halfway between beauty and functionality, minimalism and chaos.
Chris Precht runs Studio Precht with his wife Fei in Salzburg, Austria. Studio Precht works on projects that range from ecological high-rises, to bamboo buildings, to interior design, product design, and visual identity. The studio currently works on projects in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia.
Ivan Rupnik is an architect, scholar, consultant and Associate Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design. Over the last decade, Prof. Rupnik has collaborated on a series of research and consulting projects related to the global volumetric modular industry, including the “5 in 5 Modular Growth Initiative'' Report for MBI. Last year, Rupnik and Ryan E. Smith launched MOD X, a platform for international exchanges related to the volumetric modular industry, with events in Boston, New York and Tokyo. Rupnik’s doctoral work at Harvard University has focused on the development of design and project management tools as well as regulatory frameworks specifically suited for offsite construction. He is a fellow of the Modular Building Institute.
Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz is the Chief Executive Officer at DMDmodular Ltd based in Poland, a company which offers unique volumetric modular solutions with focus on the housing and hospitality industries to international markets including European countries and the United States. Notable recent accomplishments are a dormitory building in Sion (Switzerland), AC Hotel by Marriott in New York as well as a set of the houses to recreational parks in the Netherlands. Ewelina is honored to be Vice-Chairman of the European Council of Modular Building Institute (MBI). With a PhD in Technical Sciences, she is part of the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology (Poland) while also collaborating at numerous universities in England, Italy, Germany and China. Her main focus is attaining sustainability and efficiency both in the ecological and financial aspects of the built-environment with the key focus on modular construction. In 2019, Dr. Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz received an award - the “Person of the year 2019” in the category “Technology Company” by 4 Buildings Awards
The first annual Modular Home Design Challenge architecture competition is part of Bee Breeders’ Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement showcasing small projects that contain big ideas, as well as its Affordable Housing series with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, for rethinking the way we build our homes and cities.