Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winners of the Honorable mention of our “Iceland Volcano Museum” competition - Natalia Kędziorek, Bartosz Karasiński and Dawid Krzeszowiec from Poland!
Natalia Kędziorek, Bartosz Karasiński and Dawid Krzeszowiec from Poland
We are a group of three students. We met during studies at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (Poland) , in the department of architecture. We present nearly the same view of today's architecture. But if we all tried to see things from more than our own viewpoint, the world would be a better and more interesting place to live.
Our main goal was to keep the respect for nature and the surroundings, and not to dominate it with huge buildings. I believe we should first deal with the situation in our immediate vicinity, then try to create development in some district. We try to focus on small scale architecture because we believe that small details create the whole structure of a building. This is our first mutual project, but we hope that it is not the last.
In our opinion, the significance of architecture in people’s lives is very important. Architecture is about making the best conditions for users, thinking at the same time about nature, sustainability, cost effectiveness, aesthetics related to the context and many more factors. We feel that nowadays, the role of architecture is going to be less significant. People have no respect for architecture style and spatial order. It is because of the fact that clients have money but do not have the sense of architecture style.
It is a lot of fun solving vision competitions and it is a huge challenge for us. As students we do not have enough time to gain experience during our studies apart from during one semester when we have to do at mandatory 6-month internship. Therefore, we do try to participate in international architecture competitions to gain more practice.
Our philosophy is that each time we try to solve some architectural problem, or a problem related to architecture, it is a unique, priceless experience for us which can be used in the future. It is important to have valuable experience, because it helps students to get a great internship.