Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its Painter’s Lake House International Competition!

For this competition, Buildner sought designs for a painters' residence to be located on the beautiful shore of Cernostes Lake, in one of Europe’s greenest countries, Latvia.

The site includes an existing home once inhabited by two brothers with their families. The site owners are now looking to transform it into a temporary home and workshop for painters. It will need to replace the current building and accommodate two painters with their own families for residencies that turn over every three months. The project is intended to be a prime example of sustainability and one which respects its natural environment.

Buildner worked with an international jury whose own portfolios include projects of similar scale, typology and ambition: Sam Brown is Co-founder of Glasgow-based O’DonnellBrown, a studio with a strong social conscience and a mission to bring about positive change: Marta Frazão, Filipe Rodrigues, and Inês Vicente are Partners at Atelier Data, a Lisbon-based office; Benedikt Hartl leads the activist architecture studio Opposite Office, which draws, writes, imagines and builds architectural stories: Marco Lavit runs Paris-based Atelier LAVIT which has completed such projects as a series of floating cabins for a hotel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; Marta Maccaglia is Founder of Peru-based Asociación Semillas and a Professor at the architecture department of Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina (Ucal); Francesca Perani runs Francesca Perani Enterprise based in Bergamo, Italy, and is co-founder and curator of activist project RebelArchitette advocating for equality in architecture; and Tom Schroeder is a senior architect with Patkau Architects and a guest critic and faculty member at the University of British Columbia.

Buildner and its jury panel would like to thank each of the participants and teams from around the globe who submitted proposals for this event.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Painters'
Lake House

1st Prize Winner

Project name

Trio for Duo

After years of architectural study and subsequent work, the understanding and views of architectural design have gradually accumulated or changed. As a profession between rationality and art, there are many aspects in the design process that can restrict architects from expressing their ideas and showing their unique style. Through architectural competitions, we can better, and to some extent more freely, show our creativity. Even many buildings that are difficult to realize in real life can be boldly attempted in architectural competitions, which also promotes the development of the architectural industry to a certain extent and provides more possibilities for architectural design.

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Authors Shilan Yu, Moye Guo, Guisong Zhang
Country Germany
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • 10/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Picturesque

Participating in competitions allows me to focus on conceptual thinking. I always try to pick something new, a subject or a programme I haven’t had the chance to approach before, so I learn a lot in doing research this way. It is an excellent way to better your concept approach, learning about new technologies, adding a great project to your portfolio, etc.

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  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 9/10 Annotation
  • 9/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

MUZA HOUSE

Collaboration elevates design quality by fostering a broad range of perspectives and creative problem-solving by integrating the design approach of various architects. Competitions produce demanding programmes that call for these original and comprehensive concepts. By participating in architecture competitions, we hope to promote improved design quality through collaborative design.

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Authors Kaan Oncuoglu, Ekin Guzer, Sevin Erkenek, Orcun Cinar
Country Turkey
  • 6/10 Linework
  • 7/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 6/10 Layout
  • 5/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 7/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 7/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Student Award +
Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

The Ripple

I wasn't entirely satisfied with my academic projects, and so external competitions were both a way of improving my skills in designing, and also served as an act of redemption to prove myself.

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  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 10/10 Annotation
  • 10/10 Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Client Favorite

Project name

Studio by Still Waters

It is an opportunity to challenge ourselves and think in unconventional ways, working with other themes, settings, and frames than what our common projects provide. It is not every day we are asked to design dwellings for bats for example. Competitions also give us the opportunity to work in landscapes and environments which are different from ours. In addition, it allows us to immerse ourselves in new knowledge, find new inspiration and develop new ways of communicating our projects.

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Country Norway

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Under a Common Sky

Author Flynn Lewer
Country Finland
Project name

COEXISTANCE

Author Mohamed Isak
Country Denmark
Project name

Borderline

Authors Linnea Holmberg, Kalle Zetterholm, Tobias Puhlmann, Charlie Tomlinson
Country Sweden
Project name

Painters' Lake House

Project name

Levitated House

Authors Daeho Lee, Beomki Lee, Jaeyual Lee
Country United States
Project name

Āderu Namas - Ader House

Authors Jakub Wichtowski, Tomasz Bekas
Country Poland

Shortlisted projects

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Painters' Lake House

Łukasz Rossa

Adam Górka

Warsaw university of technology , politechnika warszawska

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Picturesque

Cristina Popescu

Ion mincu university of architecture and urbanism - uauim

+92 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

A House for Painters

Nichola Barrington-leach

United Kingdom

STUDIO:RECREATE

Tor Möller

Sweden

Four Seasons House

Claudio Carrieri

Vittorio Gemignani

Francesco emanuele Capaldi

Italy

Safe Haven Barn

Alexandru v. Chirita

Romania

X HOUSE

Junfu Cui

Baiyang Kong

Jingyi Xu

Zhaoxuan Yang

United States

Modular Art House

Mat Winter

Canada

Canvas Painters' House

Skarlet Escobar

The university of la serena - university of la serena

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile

Turnaround

Ioana otilia Popescu

Madalina Facaeru

Alexandra Moise

Carolina Zecheru

Ion mincu university of architecture and urbanism - uauim

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Villa Atelier

Devin Dobrowolski

United States

Cut through the woods

Anastasiia Vinidiktova

Olena Dobrovolska

Nikolay K

Marian Beresh

Balbek bureau

Ukraine

THE IN-BETWEEN. A concept for a lake house

Marcos Panayides

Dionysios Kakoulis

Cyprus

Levitated House

Daeho Lee

Beomki Lee

Jaeyual Lee

United States

Split house

Julien De muynck

Julien de Muynck

Marine Burtonboy

Belgium

Painters' Hiding

Sándor Cseke

Norbert Virág

Ybl miklós faculty of building science (óbudai egyetem ybl miklós építéstudományi kar)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

Borderline

Linnea Holmberg

Kalle Zetterholm

Tobias Puhlmann

Charlie Tomlinson

Sweden

Studio by Still Waters

Mats Kemppe

Kristina Masyte

Norway

Āderu Namas - Ader House

Jakub Wichtowski

Tomasz Bekas

Poland

COEXISTANCE

Mohamed Isak

Denmark

Of A Thousand Frames

Lorin Wiedemeier

Switzerland

THE NEST OF CREATION

Gabriel-andrei Alexoiu

Bianca-maria Paun

Cristiana-alexandra Comanici

Conic design studio srl

Romania

Easel House

Shizuka Watanabe

Belgium

Painters' Lake House

Cristina Chen

Leticia naomi Umehara

Maria fernanda del giovannino de Oliveira

Larah agostinho Barbosa

Usp – universidade de são paulo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

The Painter's Lakehouse

Sara Venusti

United States

PAINTERS`LAKE HOUSE

Dean Li

XU LI

WEI LI

China

Lake View House

Miruna-liana Alexandru

Diana Oancea

Ion mincu university of architecture and urbanism - uauim

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Trio for Duo

Shilan Yu

Moye Guo

Guisong Zhang

Germany

Canvas

Wenqi Huang

United States

The shelter

Pierre Fortunel

Ensam - la réunion, école nationale supérieure d'architecture de montpellier (ensam école nationale supérieure d'architecture de montpellier)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

Under a Common Sky

Flynn Lewer

Finland

Painter's Cove

Mihai Moga-paler

Sergiu andrei Zamfir

Sorin Lepădatu

Romania

"praise of the shadow"

Felix Beyer

Vanessa Ebert

Dresden university of technology (technische universität dresden), tu dresden

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Sojourn to the Shore

Peter Byrne

United Kingdom

Painter´s Lake Home

Ivana Milosevic

Austria

Viensētas

Nikita Lina

Vicky jia bao Wang

Canada

The Ripple

Hao Wen

Australia

Two studios. Two Living units. Under a single roof

Matan Gal

Dana Lieber gal

United States

MUZA HOUSE

Kaan Oncuoglu

Ekin Guzer

Sevin Erkenek

Orcun Cinar

Turkey

The Artist Village

Brandon Haarer

Austin Pelfrey

United States