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[PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE] September winning project focused on amplifying Nature around

September brought us even more 馃敐 notch projects from some of the most incredible talent!! Without borders we are uniting the community!! We have the September Winner for you!!! It was a close race!!

September was no different to the last couple of months! We had an incredible showcasing of talent from across the globe!! 馃檶

We had projects based in Asia and projects based in Puerto Rico! We had a project that took on the challenge of creating the training grounds for extreme sports and training that included “crossing the River Styx“.

In September we were able to highlight the 馃敐notch work of 8architects, we have the final winner with the most likes on Instagram!!聽In the end we had three projects that were able to cross the 200 likes mark!! 馃憤

Do you want to participate in our monthly Portfolio Challenge? Submit your work here.

The winner of the $30 Amazon Gift Card for this month was able to聽聽surpass the previous high of 252 likes garnered by Yi Jun Aston‘s聽The Hive @ Sydney, Australia.聽So without further ado… the Winner is……

Javier Martin de la Fuente‘s Epicentro Natural, which was able to attain 262 likes on Instagram!!

Javier created this project while working towards his Bachelor’s in Architecture at聽IE School of Architecture.聽He聽used聽Illustrator, Photoshop, Autocad, and Rhinoceros.

The main focus was to highlight the nature around the building. It is for this reason that he called it Natural Epicenter. Within the renderings you can better understand how聽Javier was able to emphasize the beautiful landscape.

Now Martin de la Fuente is working in New York City at SHoP Architects. He began as an Entry Level聽Designer and was able to work his way up to a聽Designer position in聽a year.

Images by聽Javier Martin de la Fuente

If you want to see more by Javier,聽scroll down to the bottom to find the rest of聽their project,聽Epicentro Natural.

We want to shout out the other seven amazing artists that were showcased in September!! 鉂わ笍 We had a great turnout and three projects with over 200 likes!

In聽second place was Bianca Dobru‘s Yichun Zen Resortwhere she聽used Japanese Cedar Laminated Lumber for the design. Bianca聽worked at UN Studio Architecture and has also worked on Karle town center in Bangalore.

Yichun Zen Resort was able to attain聽250 likes on Instagram.

In聽third place was聽Carlos Alcal谩 Santaella Mac铆as‘s Ponce Intercontinentalwith 240 likes on聽Instagram.聽Carlos聽wanted to聽redesign the Intercontinental hotel, which also has been rumored of being haunted by the local population. Carlos is working as a BIM Architect聽atFL-ARE聽in Madrid, Spain. Previously he worked at聽Adam Bresnik Architectsas a聽Junior Architect.

In聽fourth place was聽Carlos de la Fuente‘s Project Styx, which is an聽academic project he created during his time atCEU San Pablo聽in Spain.聽Carlos wanted to create a space for聽high performance training in聽Extreme Sports. One of his biggest inspirations and goals was to face the reality of such a hard training through the Hell (Inferno). This is where the name gets its origin. Project Styx was able to win over聽201聽likes on Instagram.

In聽fifth place was聽Guillermo del Rio‘s Between Sea and Cliffs,聽which he finished at the聽Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM). Guillermo was able to gain聽154 likes on Instagram.In聽Between Sea and Cliffs, we see how he uses his sketching and great rendering to pair for an incredible experience.聽Since graduating in 2018 he has traveled from Madrid to Iceland to California.聽Now his is working聽McGinnis Chen Associates.

Let us share also your great work with our Community and聽participate in the Portfolio Challenge聽today.

In聽sixth place was聽Ellina Poltavtseva‘s聽XI鈥橝N TRAIN STATION (Not all landscapes should be green!),聽made in collaboration with Anna Spaggiari, was able to get聽117 likes on Instagram. Ellina聽also worked in 聽Beijing at MAD Architects.聽Ellina states “This is perspective of a city of the future, where Xi鈥橝n is not just known worldwide for its culture and history but also as a symbol of technological progress.”

In聽seventh place was聽Justine Velasquez‘s聽The Park for the Bachelor Thesiswon聽98聽likes on聽Instagram. 聽Justine聽provided us with her Thesis for her studies聽at Universidad del Valle.聽Velasquez sought to create a park that also includes an area for artistic experimentation and community connection.

In聽eighth place was聽Alvaro Follana’s El Taller de los Sue帽oswas created atUniversidad Francisco de Vitoria, Follana聽had the opportunity to do an academic internship at Carpinter铆a La Navarra. Follana was able to garner聽79 likes on Instagram.

Which projects for September were your top 3?聽Leave us your thoughts/insights in the comments section below!! 馃憞馃憞馃憞

 

 

Images by聽Javier Martin de la Fuente

Make sure you keep up to date with us at聽Architect-US,聽and take advantage of the information and insight we have for you for free. As well as the helpful services we provide ranging from聽Portfolio Plans to Career Advice. 馃檹 Our Selection Committee of architects and designers with 10+ years of experience聽are also a highly-qualified resource for you to take advantage while planning your next steps.

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