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UArchitects

Urban design and Architecture studio, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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EXPERIENCE AND MEANING OF ARCHITECTURE
Written by Misak Terzibasiyan (2021)

This book is written by Architect Misak Terzibasiyan for those who are interested in the experience and the meaning of architecture in general. The speed and directness with which we share new images online causes the image to flatten out because the content becomes less relevant. We are consuming each other’s ideas instead of researching and deepening the meaning of our own ideas.

ISBN EN: 978-84-9936-701-9

 

EXPERIENCE OF ARCHITECTURE AND ART
Written by Misak Terzibasiyan (2022)

To my mind, experiencing architecture and art in person remains essential if we are to truly understand architecture and art in context. As such, the experiencing of art represents an intrinsic part of architecture, and without the deeper-lying experience of art, architecture is nothing more than building design without meaning. Art and architecture are the bridge to a sublime, transcendental insight: beauty.
Experiencing art and architecture from a distance or on social media forgoes its phenomenological meaning. The proximity and sense of physically built architecture is a personal experience that can indeed enhance the meaning of architecture and art.
My advice? Go and travel in person, explore and endeavour to study architecture and art in context. Context encompasses more than location alone; it includes other parameters such as culture, history, residents, users and atmosphere.

ISBN EN: 978-84-9936-673-9

 

Misak Terzibasiyan

The founder and principal Architect of UArchitects  (Urban design and Architects), Misak Terzibasiyan, is personally and professionally focused on an international context as well as on the influence of cultural themes. This is mainly based on his ethnical background, as Misak Terzibasiyan was born in Helsinki (Finland).

He studied at the University of Technology in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and worked with a number of international architectural offices before founding UArchitects in Eindhoven. UArchitects is an international studio that welcomes different nationalities.

Our investigative attitude is expressed in the intensive dialogue we undertake with our clients. The scope for reflection is not confined to the projects themselves; we also look into the wider cultural context of architecture and urban development. We are making a social contribution, investigating the position and responsibilities of the architect and urban design.

Reflection is beneficial when interacting with other cultures and it helps us understand our position concerning general themes that are an intrinsic part of society. Understanding the identity of society is fundamental for us when we are designing projects in other cultures and places. This does not refer to a typical critical regionalism, but rather an open approach based on the context and our profession.

Projects

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Awards

2023 Awards

2023

First Prize Buildner (Bee Breeders) with Micro Colony
Nomination for the WAF 2023 Singapore with the project, Micro Colony, Eco Modular Home and Affordable Biobased Houses
Micro Colony has WON the WAFX award in the Water category.
Affordable Biobased Houses has WON the WAFX award in the Building Technology  category.

Micro Colony has WON the GROHE Water Prize 2023




2022 Awards

2022

Publication of the book: Experience of Architecture and Art
First Prize European Tender Multifunctional Accommodation Almkerk
Second Prize invited competition Switzerland
WINNER Living in Nature , World Design Awards
WINNER Eco Modular Home, World Design Awards
WINNER Micro Home, International Residential Architecture Awards
WINNER The Circle of Life, International Residential Architecture Awards
WINNER School de Brug, Architect of the Year Awards

2021 Awards

2021

Publication of the book: Experience and Meaning of Architecture
Shortlisted with a living concept in China Title: Living with Nature
WINNER of the DIY competition: first prize for the Affordable Home
Finalist Mention ( YAC) Arctic Hotel
Honourable Mention: The Circle of Life(Bee Breeders)
WINNER in the category Sport Design Built with Sporthal de Vang,
World Design Awards 2021
WINNER in the category Residential Concept (Multi-Unit) with Collective Tower Hong Kong,
World Design Awards 2021
Second Award in the category Residential Architecture High Rise Concept with Collective Tower Hong Kong, Global Future Design Awards 2021
WINNER in the with Collective Tower Hong Kong, International Residential Architecture Awards 2021
WINNER in the with Living in Nature, International Residential Architecture Awards 2021

2020 Awards

2020

Honorable mention Architecture MasterPrize with Living among the trees
Second Award in the category Educational Built with IKC de Geluksvogel,
Global Future Design Award 2020
Second Award in the category Housing Concept with Living among the tree,
Global Future Design Award 2020
Honorable mention in the category Educational Built with School ‘t Hofke,
Global Future Design Award 2020
BEST Public Service Architecture Netherlands with IKC de Geluksvogel,
European Property Awards Architecture (London)
WINNER of the Sustainable Skyscaper Design Challenge with Collective Tower Hong Kong
Runner-up in the category Residential Concept with Collective Tower Hong Kong, Architect of the year Awards 2020
Runner-up in the category Housing Built with Split View,
Architect of the year Awards 2020
WINNER in the category Institutional Building Built with IKC de  Geluksvogel, Architect of the year Awards 2020

2019 Awards

2019

Second prize for World Architecture & Design Awards 2019 with IKC de Geluksvogel
Gold Winner of Muse Design Award 2019 with IKC de Geluksvogel
Honorable mention Architecture MasterPrize with Sport centre Zaanstad Zuid
Shortlist mention of UK Brick award 2019  with IKC de Geluksvogel
WINNER  in the category Housing up to 5 floors concept with “living among the trees”,
International Residential Architecture Awards 2019
Second Award in the category housing single family 2019 with “Split View”,
International Residential Architecture Awards 2019
Rose Gold Winner of Muse Design Award 2019 with School ‘t Hofke

2018 Awards

2018

Member of the judging panel at the World Architecture Festival 2018 in Amsterdam
Nomination for Plan IT  2018 with IKC de Geluksvogel

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