[PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE] March winning project focused on sustainability and the use of free space

March was a month for…  In March the incredible work of 9 architects was highlighted and shown on our platforms, and now we have the final winner with the most likes on Instagram!!

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Last month’s winner was Miguel Majano Díaz‘s The Exposed Interior, with over 283 Likes on Instagram.

The winner of the $30 Amazon Gift Card for this month was able to get over 199 likes on their project via Instagram. The third Portfolio Challenge winner of 2021 for the month of March is….Matteo Terazzi with his project called Free Space.

Matteo considers himself an architecture lover interested in sustainability of buildings in relation to the individual, urban and natural landscape. Free Space continues his process of trying to design spaces that are open and make the users feel as if there is more space than there actually is. It was created by Matteo Terazzi during his studies at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He has always been interested in creating spaces that promote collaboration and creates a sense of belonging to something bigger than just yourself.

Image by Matteo Terazzi

If you want to see more by Matteo Terazziscroll down to the bottom to find the rest of their project, Free Space.

We want to highlight the beautiful work of the other eight incredible artists that were showcased in March!!

In second place was Nieves Andrea Calvo who joined our Architect-USJob+J1 Visa Program last year, and she was able to make her way to New York City and join Andrea Steele at Andrea Steele Architects (ASA)Atmospheres of the sin” comes from an intense phenomenological and urban analysis of the context of Bordeaux city, where we add a field of personal experimentation regarding the French culture of seduction and transgression. Her project was able to receive over 183 Likes on Instagram.

In third place was Víctor Gerardo González, who is the Founder of VGM Arquitectos and is a professor at Universidad Panamericana. For the Guadaloupe Multifunctional Building he aimed to promote the housing and services sector through a neighborhood district. The system must contribute to urban development, promoting interaction of the inhabitants of the neighborhood, promoting life outside the house as well as inside. His project was able to win over 176 Likes on Instagram.

In fourth place was Macarena Chaves Martinez’s Ocean Retreat which was created as a leisurely escape for those that need it, and want to be near the ocean, and its relaxing sounds. As you can see below, she works with hexagons to design each space and its utility. The final product is a beautiful tower made of different materials. Her Ocean Retreat got over 170 Likes on Instagram.

In fifth place was Giulia Pierotti and her 4 3 5 6 project which she worked on during her studies at the Architecture of Interiors, Faculty of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. Giulia mentions that 4 3 5 6 is an example of her work towards perfecting her craft and design. As you can see, the project is simple yet it tries to show the basic fundamentals that she worked on to become a better designer. Her 4356 was able to get over 156 Likes on Instagram.

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In sixth place was Miguel de la Ossa’s DISCO + DWELLINGS AT THE MINISTRIES PARKwhich shows his creative process allowed to run, as you can see in the starting sketches, but then you start to see more form created. You see how the abstract becomes detailed and lays out how to start from foundation to final form. His project was able to garner over 131 Likes on Instagram.

In seventh place was Guillermo Traibel Abella’s Arcobaleno which is a Recreation Complex in Punta del Este, Uruguay. He provides different options for preserving the tradition and the design style from the 1960s. His project was able to get 113 Likes on Instagram.

In eighth place was Guillermo del Rio’s Hornsteinar, which he started working on during his time at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM). Hornsteinar focuses on the design of recycling areas for outdoor areas that promote the recycling of a variety of different materials, while making it simple to use. He was able to get over 54 Likes on Instagram.

In ninth place was Juan Camilo Garcia’s Jeddah Corniche Tower was able to win over 50 Likes on Instagram. Juan Camilo comes from Colombia, but much of his career has been focused in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, working as an Interior Designer for firms such as The White Truffle Studio and Hirsch Bedner Associates. Now he wants to take his skills to the Los Angeles scene by joining forces with Indidesign.

Which projects for March were your top 3? Leave us your thoughts/insights in the comments section below!! 👇👇👇



Images by Matteo Terazzi

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