We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Home of Shadows" competition – Klara Johnsson, Frida Sandberg and Emil Klaar from Sweden!

Honorable mention from Sweden

We are friends from Lund University’s School of Architecture and we just finished the second year of our bachelor. We’ve been working together on other projects before and are looking forward to collaborate on more in the future!

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?

Coming soon!

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

It is too early to say! Architecture is still fairly new to us and what its meaning has already changed many times. One thing we agree on is that an architect can, and perhaps should, be more things than we first thought.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

As students, architecture competitions provide us with a valuable opportunity to apply what we learn in a real-world context beyond the school environment. They allow us to take risks, engage in discussions, develop our ideas, and explore our own unique understanding of architecture. Competitions also grant us the freedom to design and express our creativity through our own creative process.

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

We think that competitions are a perfect way to practice doing architecture projects. You can approach a competition from so many different angles. Getting to set your own rules in response to the competition is liberating and teaches you a lot. Other than the entry fee you have nothing to lose, so go for it!

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