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[PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE] October winning project focused on creating Rural Schools in Haiti

October has been a month full of surprises and even more 馃敐 notch projects from our amazing participants!! Our Global Community grows stronger and the showcasing of your work is gaining even more traction!! We have the October Winner for you!!! It was a close race and this time we had six cases with more than 200 likes!! 馃憖

October聽was spooky and full of surprises! We had a聽馃敐 notch show full聽of talent from all over the world this month!! 馃檶

We had projects based in Haiti聽and projects based in York! We had a project that took on the challenge of imagining a new relationship between Earth and聽us. We had a project designed around Equestrian and taking care of horses.

In聽October聽the wonderful聽work聽of聽9architects were showcased, and now we have the final winner with the most likes on Instagram!! This time聽we had聽six projects that were able to cross the 200 likes mark, which is a 50% improvement from last month!! WOW!!! Great work!!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 262 likes garnered by Javier Martin de la Fuente‘s Epicentro Natural.聽So聽with no further delay… the winner for the Portfolio Challenge in October is…

Maria da Silva Menezes Reis‘聽Rural School in Haiti, which was able to attain 293 likes on Instagram!!

Maria聽created this project聽to create a new school design that benefits the youth of Haiti in a way that takes into account their culture and specific needs according to age.聽Mariaemphasized that the project intends to reflect on the relation that architecture establishes with its past, and its utility for those that use it.聽Maria聽graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Lisboain 2016 and has since worked at聽Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos.

Images by Maria da Silva Menezes Reis

If you want to see more by聽Maria,聽scroll down to the bottom to find the rest of聽their project,聽Rural School in Haiti.

We want to shout out the other eight amazing artists that were showcased in October!! 鉂わ笍 We had a great turnout and this time a record breaking 6 projects with over 200 likes!

In聽second place was聽Toby Eccleston‘s The Ziggurat, whichwas able to attain聽283聽likes on Instagram.聽

The main focus of this project was to create a space for public use and private use, while also connecting with the river side in a way that is seamless.聽Toby has been able to work at HOK as a Designer and now he is working at OBR Architecture in San Diego. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018, and since then has聽been working abroad.

In聽third place聽was聽Syed Azaz Mustafa‘s聽Martesana Social Housing,聽which聽received聽261 likes on聽Instagram.

The Martesana Project is designed according to the needs of neighbourhood and to integrate better with the community. Syed聽was a聽top student聽at the聽Politecnico Di Milano in Italy, and part of completing his academic experience included creating this wonderful project. Syed聽was able to get the chance to work as an entry-level architect at聽Gianluca Milese Architecture Studio in Milan.

In聽fourth place聽was聽Alejandro Caicoya‘s聽Intramuroswith聽226 likes on Instagram.聽

Alejandro聽more recently, was able to work聽at GF55 in New York City. The project聽Intramuros was created for an academic project聽at ETSAM聽– The Polytechnic聽School of Madrid.聽The goal of the project was to create a public and private space for the community to connect.

In聽fifth place聽was聽Henry Richards‘聽York Civic Centerwith聽222 likes on聽Instagram.

Henry聽saw it necessary to provide his interpretation of the York Civic Center, and how to improve it. It was during his time studying at University of Nottingham for his Bachelors in Architecture聽that he created this project.聽Henry views his role as an Architect, as very important and noble, especially when designing incredible spaces for the battle of ideas and proper representation of the will of the people.

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

In聽sixth place聽was聽Marta Calvinho‘s Paris with聽202 likes on聽Instagram.

Marta has taken her experience of traveling around the world, and applied it to this project, as well as her current work at聽Andre Kikoski Architects.聽During her time in Europe she was inspired by the newer building styles she was seeing, yet she wanted to expand on these designs. You can see her rendering of the sloped and weirdly shaped balconies to add some fresh aspects to the residential building in Paris.

In聽seventh place聽was聽Marta Espinosa‘s聽Territorial Planning and Equestrian Facilitieswith聽202 likes on聽Instagram.

Marta got inspired聽for this project by her love for Equestrian. Marta has been a horseback riding instructor for over 3 years, and now she is in Los Angeles taking on her Career goals.聽Since聽working at Torrence Architects聽in Los Angeles she has been able to gain more experience.

In聽eighth place聽was聽Alvaro Guillen‘s Cultuhipismowith聽185 likes聽on聽Instagram.

The聽aim of the project was to foster a space for discussion and the battle of ideas.聽Alvaro created this project during his studies at聽Universidad Francisco Vitoria (UFV) in聽Spain. The space he creates consists of a Gym, Space for Debate, Communal Gym, Algae Farm and Park, and even an Electro-Ceremony. Now聽Alvaro Guillenis living in San Francisco while working atAMLGM.

In ninth place聽was聽Yi Jun Aston‘s聽Gaia Redemptionwith聽93 likes on聽Instagram.

Aston submitted this project to the聽National Architecture Competition – National Architecture Jamboree Event.聽More聽recently he graduated from University of Hartford for his Masters in Architecture, and has been working at Marin Architects in New York City聽since 2018.

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

Images by Maria da Silva Menezes Reis

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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