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Become a member of the world's biggest jury in architecture history. Help us to support students. There are 492 jurors from 101 countries. The voting will take place over the Internet max to four times a year. You will not travel, you will help.

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Christos Christodoulou

Co-founder and partner at Simpraxis Architects. Focusing on contemporary architecture with projects ranging from private housing to public buildings and Interiors.

Cypriot & British
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ERICO ABORDO

I AM AN ADVOCATE FOR THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. THUS, I ALSO ADVOCATE FOR AN ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERYONE.

FILIPINO
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Rong Zhao

Museum exhibition designer at wHY New York.

Chinese
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Katarina Ambrosova

Architectural presentation, marketing and urban planning 

slovak
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HUBA NGULUMA

Institutional buildings especially Office blocks, Academic buildings ( universities and colleges) and Housing estates.

TANZANIA

Institutional buildings especially Office blocks, Academic buildings ( universities and colleges) and Housing estates.

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Luis Pineda

Reorientar la formación profesional y activa de los que elegimos ser arquitectos, para volvernos a la arquitectura real, esa que no permite la dominación y control de un sistema que destruye, la que deja de ser esclava del poder y economía de unos cuantos que solo quieren llenar sus bolsillos para tener más poder, la que se aleja de los sistemas autocráticos que nos convierten reproductores y repetidores de modelos incoherentes, consumistas y poco éticos.  

Este modelo hegemónico destructor que domina la imaginativa responsable, ética y consciente, anula nuestra responsabilidad como arquitectos; por lo que, es necesario distanciarnos de estos modelos para hacer evidente la responsabilidad que tenemos desde nuestra disciplina.

No se trata de reaccionar impulsivamente en una dirección contraria,  sino de deconstruir y volver a construir en base a estos saberes y conciencia, una nueva visión para construir un futuro diferente, uno que nos permita inteligentemente disminuir, retrasar y si es posible, erradicar, la destrucción que hemos generado, revertir aspectos de deterioro, contemplar a los usuarios, el contexto físico, buscando el confort como un modo de dignidad que arrope a cualquier usuario para que se integre y se incluya en la responsabilidad y cuidado de su entorno. Así como, erradicar la discriminación y marginación que hemos creado en función de prejuicios sociales que tienen que ver con las condiciones económicas, políticas, sociales y culturales. Si podemos revertir la idea de la arquitectura como meramente intelectual e instrumental, lograremos crear estrategias para formarnos profesionalmente con un sentido claro de responsabilidad ética en la que somos encargados de construir un futuro diferente, porque si no hay futuro, no hay arquitectura.

Mexicana

Reorientar la formación profesional y activa de los que elegimos ser arquitectos, para volvernos a la arquitectura real, esa que no permite la dominación y control de un sistema que destruye, la que deja de ser esclava del poder y economía de unos cuantos que solo quieren llenar sus bolsillos para tener más poder, la que se aleja de los sistemas autocráticos que nos convierten reproductores y repetidores de modelos incoherentes, consumistas y poco éticos.  

Este modelo hegemónico destructor que domina la imaginativa responsable, ética y consciente, anula nuestra responsabilidad como arquitectos; por lo que, es necesario distanciarnos de estos modelos para hacer evidente la responsabilidad que tenemos desde nuestra disciplina.

No se trata de reaccionar impulsivamente en una dirección contraria,  sino de deconstruir y volver a construir en base a estos saberes y conciencia, una nueva visión para construir un futuro diferente, uno que nos permita inteligentemente disminuir, retrasar y si es posible, erradicar, la destrucción que hemos generado, revertir aspectos de deterioro, contemplar a los usuarios, el contexto físico, buscando el confort como un modo de dignidad que arrope a cualquier usuario para que se integre y se incluya en la responsabilidad y cuidado de su entorno. Así como, erradicar la discriminación y marginación que hemos creado en función de prejuicios sociales que tienen que ver con las condiciones económicas, políticas, sociales y culturales. Si podemos revertir la idea de la arquitectura como meramente intelectual e instrumental, lograremos crear estrategias para formarnos profesionalmente con un sentido claro de responsabilidad ética en la que somos encargados de construir un futuro diferente, porque si no hay futuro, no hay arquitectura.

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Angelos Tzigkounakis

Angelos Tzigkounakis was born in 1983. He studied BSc in Finance, holds an MSc in International Finance from the Westminster University of London, a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Athens University of Economics and Business and has successfully completed with partial scholarship the YALE School of Management publishing course Leadership Strategies in Print and Digital Media. In 2008 he completed his studies with an MA in Publishing (learning specialism magazine multi-platform publishing) and returned to Greece to join the leading Greek architectural publishing house "ek Architectural Publications Ltd".
Named the publishing house Editor-in-Chief in 2010, fired up his ambitions to present something fresh and new to the market, The result were shown via radical changes in the magazine’s overall design and style by heading up a complete rebranding and re-launching plan. This included working towards a more contemporary overall image and boosting the titles in an effort to reach a dominant position within the Greek market. At the same time, particular focus was given to looking outward (especially for the annual titles), expanding and growing in international markets and eventually managing to stream advertising revenue from foreign countries and multinational brands not affected by the Greek crisis. 
The rebranding plan included redesigning the logo and even re-naming the main monthly issue from while the redesign and re-launching of four annual editions involved an updated, bilingual format. 
In 2011 aiming to expand and evolve the annual editions Villas, Apartments, Maison de Campagne and the special editions MykonosVillas, ParosVillas and SantoriniVillas undertakes the further promotion of the magazines abroad with positive results. Currently these editions, bilingual and with international contents are being circulated apart from Greece in USA, Canada, UK, Cyprus, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, India, China and Taiwan.
Today, he holds the position of Editor in Chief for all the publications of ek Architectural Publications Ltd (monthly and annual), while he is in charge of the online portal www.ek-mag.com.

Greek

Angelos Tzigkounakis was born in 1983. He studied BSc in Finance, holds an MSc in International Finance from the Westminster University of London, a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Athens University of Economics and Business and has successfully completed with partial scholarship the YALE School of Management publishing course Leadership Strategies in Print and Digital Media. In 2008 he completed his studies with an MA in Publishing (learning specialism magazine multi-platform publishing) and returned to Greece to join the leading Greek architectural publishing house "ek Architectural Publications Ltd".
Named the publishing house Editor-in-Chief in 2010, fired up his ambitions to present something fresh and new to the market, The result were shown via radical changes in the magazine’s overall design and style by heading up a complete rebranding and re-launching plan. This included working towards a more contemporary overall image and boosting the titles in an effort to reach a dominant position within the Greek market. At the same time, particular focus was given to looking outward (especially for the annual titles), expanding and growing in international markets and eventually managing to stream advertising revenue from foreign countries and multinational brands not affected by the Greek crisis. 
The rebranding plan included redesigning the logo and even re-naming the main monthly issue from while the redesign and re-launching of four annual editions involved an updated, bilingual format. 
In 2011 aiming to expand and evolve the annual editions Villas, Apartments, Maison de Campagne and the special editions MykonosVillas, ParosVillas and SantoriniVillas undertakes the further promotion of the magazines abroad with positive results. Currently these editions, bilingual and with international contents are being circulated apart from Greece in USA, Canada, UK, Cyprus, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, India, China and Taiwan.
Today, he holds the position of Editor in Chief for all the publications of ek Architectural Publications Ltd (monthly and annual), while he is in charge of the online portal www.ek-mag.com.

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Rikesh Shrestha

I belived in the principle that interior is for the users and exterior is for the public. Architecture is the reflection of ones culture and history. Architecture is developed and evolved out of the local culture, climate, materials, and  context. So, architects need to design respecting the local context, local culture and local history.

So, my focus is on searching for the locally focussed architecture in this global architecture. 

Nepali
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Lucía Martín López

Coordinator of "Habitat: Housing and City (HaVyC)" research line at Anahuac Mexico University. I am Proffessor and Researcher and study both theory of incremental housing and its real application as a tool for production of denser and more sustainable cities.

Spanish
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Edgar Gonzalez

Based in Madrid, Edgar Gonzalez leads the Bachelor in Design program at IE School of Architecture and Design. He founded EGD Edgar Gonzalez Design, a Strategic Design Agency, where he serves clients as a strategic consultant specialised in applying design processes to complex problems and narratives. As, Editor-in-chief of edgargonzalez.com since 2002, one of the main reference websites about architecture and design in the Spanish speaking world, he is tuned in to news and trends in architecture and design throughout the world.
 
Especially interested in themes at the threshold of the architectural practice, he researches the relationships between new technologies and media for creative processes and contemporary cities.  He has served as guest professor and speaker in several universities and has been the curator and designer of several exhibitions and cultural projects. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as an architect at Zaha Hadid Architects in London and at Arquitectura Torres Nadal from 2002 to 2005. He also served as an editorial designer for the  Architectural Association London, The Economist and The Guardian.
 
Holds a Bachelor in Architecture ( ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1996) and a M.A. in Complex Architecture  (Alicante University, Alicante, Spain, 2007).
 

 

Mexican

Based in Madrid, Edgar Gonzalez leads the Bachelor in Design program at IE School of Architecture and Design. He founded EGD Edgar Gonzalez Design, a Strategic Design Agency, where he serves clients as a strategic consultant specialised in applying design processes to complex problems and narratives. As, Editor-in-chief of edgargonzalez.com since 2002, one of the main reference websites about architecture and design in the Spanish speaking world, he is tuned in to news and trends in architecture and design throughout the world.
 
Especially interested in themes at the threshold of the architectural practice, he researches the relationships between new technologies and media for creative processes and contemporary cities.  He has served as guest professor and speaker in several universities and has been the curator and designer of several exhibitions and cultural projects. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as an architect at Zaha Hadid Architects in London and at Arquitectura Torres Nadal from 2002 to 2005. He also served as an editorial designer for the  Architectural Association London, The Economist and The Guardian.
 
Holds a Bachelor in Architecture ( ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1996) and a M.A. in Complex Architecture  (Alicante University, Alicante, Spain, 2007).
 

 

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Vincent Ahtime

I completed my Parts 1 & 2 at the CVUT-FA  in  Prague in 1990 and my Part 3 at De Montfort University in Leicester in 2004.

I worked 10 years in the Seychelles post university graduation on a variety of project sectors. I then moved to the UK for 12 years, where my main focus was in the residential and industrial sectors.

I then returned to the Seychelles 7 years ago, where my focus expanded from residential and industrial to include tourism  office buildings, banks and edcuation sectors. However, the mainstay of the Practice remains in Tourism and residential sectors. 

Seychellois
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Olena Oliynyk

Cultural heritage development, revalorization of historical cities centers, pedestrian urban spaces, interior design, history of architecture of 20 century, styles and stylization in architecture and interiors.

Ukraine
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m.manar idelbi

focus on beauty in every detail

syrian
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Shahzore Afridi

I am focused on functional design in architecture. However, my design processes involve a vast variety of basic design principle, yet I aim at the final outcome to be calm, attractive and pyschologically peaceful for users.

Pakistani
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Roberto Simon

Vice-president UIA - Região III
MY ARCHITECTURAL FOCUS 

Contemporary architecture experiments with plenty of different styles, so you can even come across interesting blend of traditional and futuristic elements all contained in one building. We are living the 4th Industrial Revolution and the things are in movement this is a kind of challenge we need pay attention.

 

Brazilian

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