We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial" #2 competition – Kenta Ikejiri from Japan!

Kenta Ikejiri from Japan

I am a self-employed person in the fields of 3D modeling and seismic simulation. I have received a Master of Science degree from National Taiwan University in 2020.

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?

In my graduation project, I focused on a declining village in a small mountainous area. I am interested in the revitalization of small local communities.

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

For me, architecture is the environment itself that humankind can reshape with surrounding materials. We can create anything we can imagine, and the environment created stimulates our imagination. In my society, architects are required not only to design buildings and cities, but also to present a better way of life for local people, as a new environment can change the way people live.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

I participate in architectural competitions for the experience of giving form to my ideas.

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

They shall know if their participation in a competition was beneficial only after they participated. Therefore, I would advise them to participate immediately once they find a competition that interests them.

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