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[PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE] May winning project focused on New Urbanism and Social Housing

The winner for the month of MAY is in…. the project focused on New Urbanism and how to improve social housing… Find out who it is!!!

May was a month for projects focused on natural landscapes and paths, new ways of sustainable living, and more. In May the incredible work of 8 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 Arunachalam Lakshmanan‘s The Veil with over 212 Likes on Instagram.

The winner of the $30 Amazon Gift Card for this month was able to get over 144 likes on their project via Instagram. The fifth Portfolio Challenge winner of 2021 for the month of May is…. Fernanda Azevedo’s The Boom!!!

Within The Boom she practices New Urbanism, an architectural movement to build new neighborhoods by maximizing opportunities for social exchange at all scales. Fernanda emphasizes that the relationship between the metropolitan region and the single building, the macro and the local scale should be more intertwined. Part of her design takes hints from a Boomerang which is emphasized through the Horizontal linearity.

Images by Fernanda Azevedo

If you want to see more by Fernanda scroll down to the bottom to find the rest of their project, The Boom.

We want to highlight the beautiful work of the other 7 incredible artists that were showcased in MAY!!

In second place was Eleonora Colacurcio’s Pietro Santini Primary School, which garnered 138 likes on Instagram. She has been part of a Fellowship at the University of Naples ” Federico II”, and she has won honors in many facets of her academic life. In this project, she focused on one of the case studies shown in the framework of a European Pilot Project related to “the Integrated techniques for the seismic strengthening and energy efficiency of existing buildings.

In third place was Gabriela Poblete‘s Hybrid Building was able to win over 135 likes on Instagram. She provides us with an idea of what a hybrid building could look like when incorporating green space within the structure, as well as sections dedicated to socializing. She has been working at Trazzo Illuminación in Peru for many years now.

In fourth place was David Garaizar’s The Path which was able to win 117 likes on Instagram. He recently joined the Architect-USJob+J1 Visa Program and would love to help create spaces that connect with nature and provide utility for those that use the architectural space. For his project, The Path, he aimed to design a space that centers around a path that connects the exterior with the center of design, while creating a tunnel of nature around the path.

In fifth place was Nieves Andrea Calvo’s Panorama “A” cero which was able to garner 95 likes on Instagram. She worked along with Adderly Bustamante, Alana Macias and Giancarlo Patierno to create this beautiful design. The project is a review of the south of Madrid urbanism of the last decades, understanding the new urban developments trying to propose something coherent with its fabric such as green paths, new ways of living, cooperatives, into a natural and healthy environment.

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In sixth place was Tiago Ferreira’s House in a House which got one vote under fifth place with 94 likes on Instagram. Last time he submitted the project called Falling Light, which aimed to provide different sectioned off areas of a building that each provide space for a different activity. His new project aims to envelope a house within a house, to be more specific a green house, that is able to use solar energy through the Solar Shovels included.

In seventh place was Luis Garcia Grech‘s Intervention & Restoration of the Ponce Inter·Continental Hotel which was able to get over 85 likes on Instagram.In this project he seeks to provide us with a look inside the beautiful restoration of an old and historic hotel. He provides us with his strategy to make the intervention in order to add more support to the different beams and structures that needed to be fixed and reinforced.

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

Images by Fernanda Azevedo

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