Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Omuli Museum Of The Horse” competition – Wilber Ilett and Tim Hatch from United Kingdom!
Wilber Ilett and Tim Hatch from United Kingdom
We are both graduates (2020) from the Central Saint Martins' BA Architecture program and are currently both employed as Part 1 Architectural Assistants in practices within London.
Both of our degree theses centered around adaptive reuse of existing buildings and design for the circular economy.
Wilber’s thesis ‘Aesthetics of Sustainability’ explored and adapted the postindustrial slate mining landscape of North Wales in response to its newly assigned UNESCO world heritage status.
Tim’s thesis ‘Euston Test Bed’ re-imagined a postal sorting warehouse above Euston station, at the center of London's Knowledge Quarter, as an incubator for the research, design, testing, and public exhibition of sustainable (or ‘green’) technologies.
As approximately 40% of global C02 emissions are a result of the built environment, we see the role of the architect today as a key figure in the collective action to tackle the climate emergency. We strongly believe the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and materials is the most sustainable approach to the future development of the built environment. Our responsibility is to learn to navigate these parameters in an innovative and effective way.
Like many during the pandemic, our graduate prospects were disrupted, and we used competitions to continue our development as designers. As designers early in our architectural careers, competitions allow us the opportunity to not only lead projects but refine our ethos and experiment with its application.
We think the key thing to consider is that you as the participant set the parameters for what you intend to input and gain from your entry. Meaning, you can tailor the scope of your submission to whatever stage you are within your design career, and in doing so will always be rewarded.