Architecture Competition Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House 1st prize winner - Eric Gonzales

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st prize winner of our “Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House” competition - Eric Gonzales from United States!

Eric Gonzales from United States

Eric Gonzales from United States

I work for Cunningham Architects in Dallas, Texas, while pursuing outside creative interests.

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 company/ individuals have been involved?

I'm interested in all creative opportunities, but seek those that offer a chance to explore something different, to test new ideas, to impact a place and people.

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

Architecture is, on one hand, an expression of beauty and on the other a service of the practical. It is the construction of material space to function for function - yet should do so in a way that uplifts and inspires the human spirit. Architects are tasked with finding and pursuing this balance.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Competitions are a great way to explore and test in an uninhibited context that allows for new creative freedoms and playfulness.

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

If you're thinking about it, you want to do it. Explore.

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