3.2. Bangkok Fashion Hub Pablo Bodega, Guillermo Piedrafita,Luis Quintano, Leandro Villalba



The studio Bodega & Piedrafita was founded in the mid-nineties by architects Pablo Bodega (Uruguay, 1968) and Guillermo Piedrafita (Uruguay, 1968). They have developed an extensive practice in the city of Montevideo focusing in individual and collective housing. The firm last venture was the creation of a new unit devoted exclusively to architectural contests. It is materialized as a think-tank established at the basement of the studio. Team members include both directors, a more or less stable mix of invited local architects and occasionally studio draftsmen. This last competition included architect and artist Luis Quintano (Spain, 1982) and architect Leandro Villalba (Uruguay, 1987).


The studio main activity is designing and building dwellings for private clients and housing developments. The competition unit has submitted its proposals to a wide range of competitions from small pavilions to large architectural complexes, including both, local and international contests. In June 2014 it’s been awarded with the first prize in the Rebirth of the bath house international competition.

Architecture could be anything -tangible or thought- related to the built environment. Being an architect is addressing these issues with conviction and passion.

Niches for practising design are rare in Uruguay. A well-based, design oriented faculty leaves young professionals perplexed when facing the practice’s reality. Studios which focus on design are exceptional and struggle to survive against very narrow market margins. Our endeavour is to develop a local platform, which enhances local design bringing it to a worldwide horizon.

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

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Jun 07
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Iceland Cave Tower

Design observation tower overlooking the mysteriously beautiful Grjótagjá caves in northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Dec 15
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Yoga House on a Cliff

Design eco-friendly yoga house in a secluded Portuguese retreat

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Jun 25
Sep 17
Dec 16
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Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Dec 14
Jan 26
Apr 23
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The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

Design a memorial that speaks towards the cause of ending all nuclear weapons

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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
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Jan 28
Apr 22
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SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Jan 29
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Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

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Feb 01
Apr 27
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