Design a home with no artificial lighting
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd prize winners of our "The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial" #2 competition – Xavier Loureiro from Spain!
I am a Galician architect. I have worked in several architecture ofﬁces since I ﬁnished my degree at A Coruña University. I have been involved in different scale projects and have participated in international competitions, as well as public-use and residential buildings, retail projects and object design projects.
In the ofﬁce where I work, we focus mainly on interior design and residential buildings, but honestly, I like whatever design challenge independently of the project size. What I like the most is when you can participate in all the project stages, from the very ﬁrst ideas to the construction process.
For me, architecture is a kind of social art. Because the building is not just an object, it is not just the materials that compose it; the authentic architecture has an inmaterial part that are made with the relationships of its visitors and the building. And that is what I love the most about architecture, that it is not just a design that pop-ups from an architect's mind; there are so many people involved in all the stages that it is a kind of social performance that, as a result, creates a building.
It is a kind of challenge that lets me face different programs and architecture scales and allows me to learn and improve my skills as an architect.
It is an excellent way to learn and develop new skills.
Use architecture to create different emotional states