We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Virtual Home" competition – Stiven Rojas Sierra and Ana María Gaitán Ávilafrom Colombia!

Stiven Rojas Sierra and Ana María Gaitán Ávilafrom Colombia

We are architecture students, and we focus our workshops on housing, in addition, one of us studied mechatronic engineering, this gave us the tools to understand the technological world and take it to architecture, thus, in the degree work, develop home in the metaverse.

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 our career emphasis, we decided to focus on technology, this led us to develop ideas related to biomimicry and finally we ended up presenting ourselves in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and Great Green Wall.

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

For us architecture is a space, a space to live, a space to wander and a space to contemplate, therefore, architecture must be comfortable, ergonomic, and beautiful, and all these variables added to nature, allows us to understand that the architect has the ability to unite the subjective with the objective having in the middle the human being who must be one with nature.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Because competitions not necessarily for architecture confront you with new things, you get out of your comfort zone and increase your abilities to solve current problems, that is, with each competition you raise your level of competitiveness.

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

The goal is not to win the first or second contest you enter, the goal is for your abilities to express an idea to increase, and contests are a great tool.

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