We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our  "Yoga House in the Bog" competition – Simonas Pundzius from Lithuania!

Simonas Pundzius from Lithuania

I wanted to become an architect since I was in school. I graduated my masters degree in architecture in Vilnius Academy of Arts last year, and since then I am working in a young and creative studio Heima, based in Vilnius.

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?

During my year at my company I mostly worked on individual homes, appartment building competitions, and public interiors.

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

I believe the role of an architect is to attempt to be a strong bridge between societal and human needs, both daily and long lasting, and the physical world we inhabit, as well as be mindful of the impact we're making to it.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

I think it is a great way to explore new situations, needs, and challenges, and in doing so, grow and become more aware of the broader world we live and create in.

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

It is a great learning experience and a fun way to challenge yourself and grow both professionally and as a person, as you encounter new cultures and needs.

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