We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Honorable mention winners of our "Workplace Reimagined" competition – Dmitrii Mukhametov, Valeriia Perevozchikova, Daria Gridina and Alexandra Chechetkina from Italy!

Dmitrii Mukhametov, Valeriia Perevozchikova, Daria Gridina and Alexandra Chechetkina

Please tell us about your company (when it was founded, where it is based, how many employees, etc) Alternatively, if you do not have a company, please give us some insights on your own professional/academia background.

Daily Spaces is an international design studio founded in 2023 in London. We are dedicated to the positive transformation of spaces for daily life. Our main areas of work include spatial design, objects’ design, and educational projects for architects, designers and urbanists. We collaborate with specialists from different countries around the world. On this project we had partners who shared their expertise and experience with us from the UK, Armenia, Italy and Austria.

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?

We are relatively new to the industry but currently engaged in several exciting projects. Our team specialises in spatial design, encompassing urban, architectural, and interior projects, as well as object design and creation of experiences.

Our urban design philosophy integrates infrastructure, green spaces, brand urbanism, and architecture to enhance cities, making them both functional and visually appealing. We collaborate with brands and artists to enrich urban environments. In interior design, we transcend mere aesthetics to curate lifestyle experiences for our clients, each with a unique story to tell.

As for object design, we believe that even small details like door handles can significantly improve daily spaces. We design and collaborate with diverse brands and creative individuals to promote design as a daily practice, celebrating it not just as a functional necessity but as a vibrant expression.

Additionally, our Architectural Expeditions offer opportunities to engage with global leaders in architecture and explore best practices worldwide. Having already visited Seoul, Copenhagen, Milan, Dubai, Baku, and Tokyo, we are eager to discover other global locations.

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

Architecture embodies the art of crafting spaces that harmonise with human needs and aspirations. For us, it represents the intersection of creativity, functionality, and societal impact. Architects are the visionaries who translate ideas into tangible structures, shaping the physical fabric of our communities. They serve as catalysts for innovation, pushing boundaries to create environments that inspire, uplift, and serve the greater good.

Architects play a pivotal role in shaping the built environment, influencing culture, and driving progress. They have the unique ability to design spaces that not only meet practical needs but also evoke emotions, provoke thought, and foster connections among people.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Participating in architecture competitions allows us to explore new design challenges, push the limits of creativity within a team, and showcase innovative ideas to a broader audience. These competitions provide valuable opportunities for professional growth, networking with peers and industry leaders, and gaining global recognition.

Contests offer a platform to contribute to the discourse on contemporary architectural issues and address pressing societal needs through design solutions. Engaging in competitions aligns with our commitment to continuous learning, excellence in design, and making meaningful contributions to the built environment.

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

Participating in architecture competitions can be a valuable opportunity for personal and professional growth. It is essential to carefully consider whether it aligns with your goals and aspirations.

Our advice to individuals who are uncertain about participating would be:

  • Evaluate the potential benefits and challenges of entering competitions.
  • Consider whether the competition aligns with your interests, skills, and long-term objectives.
  • Reflect on how participating could contribute to your portfolio, network, and skill development.
  • Weigh the time, effort, and resources required against the potential rewards and recognition.
  • Trust your instincts and make a decision that feels right for your unique circumstances and ambitions

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