Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd prize winner of our “The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial” competition – Steven Rubio from Colombia!
Steven Rubio from Colombia
I am an architect, based in Bogotá, Colombia, and have been practicing since 2015. Currently I work as a solo practitioner and also as an online educator in architecture representation.
I have participated in numerous competitions over the past years and worked on mainly medium-scale architecture projects based in Bogota. Also, I am currently more involved in artistic projects, where I explore and question urban and architectural practices by manipulating everyday photographs of the city. It is through art that I have become much more interested in architecture.
Architecture is in charge of creating a stage for human activities of all kinds. The role of the architect is to not only design space, but to also respond to its local context and current time. An architect must understand he/she is part of a network of people that together help shape the world. Architecture needs architects that are resource-conscious and history-conscious.
Competitions fine-tune your design skills and help constantly question current interests. Also, they challenge you to solve problems that on any other occasion would be difficult to solve.
Competitions are the best way to shape your ideal portfolio. You can choose what type of architecture you want to create, create it in the best way through competitions, and make that your main portfolio.
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