Every designer takes their own time to find their style or inspiration. This lot has found itself a little sooner than the others. These ten architects have opened their creative doors and started to impact architecture and lives at a young age. These architects set an example for others and found themselves a place in this field. While their designs awe the crowd, they remain inspirations to budding architects and designers. They motivate and encourage everyone to get inspired and give inspiration to a lot more.
1. Chris Precht
Chris Precht is an Austrian architect taking pride in being a new generation architect. He believes that older generations have lived their designs, and now is the time for fresh voices to emerge. He works on the concepts of green architecture, diverse architecture, and adaptable architecture. With a vision of an ecological future, this young architect tries to discover, experiment, and inspire.
The farmhouse is one of his projects connecting people to the process of cultivation. In keeping with the concept of sustainable living, each unit has its garden where it grows its food.
The Hongkong museum of fine arts is another design of Chris Pretch impressing people. The project incorporates the idea of caves as museums. A monolithic façade leads people to a white, clean interior with gentle curves inviting the user inside.
2. Pascal Sablan
Pascal Sablan is a New York-based designer. This 2018 AIA Young Architects award winner is the 315th black female architect to receive a license in the US. She also has been the president of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Instead of designing a building, Pascal Sablan focuses on social sustainability. She follows the notions of urbanism, technology, and sustainability. Project Pipeline, run by her, sends architects to schools to spread awareness.
Bronx Point Project is affordable housing with 540 residential units, a community facility, and a 10-theatre cinema. The project activates underutilized spaces, provides retail amenities, creates new public spaces, and opens more waterfront.
The Museum of Built Environment in Riyadh occupies 55 million square feet. It has dynamic curves and has a play of worked stone and natural rock. It puts traditional Saudi Arabian culture on display.
3. Nguyen Hai Long
Nguyen Hai Long is a part of a firm, Tropical Space, run by him and his wife. He concentrates on reflecting on people and their needs in the design rather than imposing his superiority. He addresses climate change and mitigates it. This young architect is known for his sculptural forms and simple shapes. He uses local and sustainable materials creating cost and energy-efficient designs.
In one of his projects, Happy Box, he captures a child’s fantasy about a house in a 68 sqm apartment. He connects workspace, study space, bunkbed, and shelving in a box, horizontally and vertically.
A simple, clean design in the Chinese-Vietnam community is the Wasp House. It is designed for two siblings having bedrooms on two different floors. A unique staircase connects the two. It has a corner for planting flowers, relaxing, and reading books.
4. Chinmay Laiwala
The architect Chinmay Laiwala is part of the N 261 team. He advocates for enhancing the quality of life through architecture and tries to create spaces that reflect the authenticity of their surroundings. He is a young architect who is also into master planning and interior designing. He uses current technology and contemporary style to create modern designs. Chinmay has accomplished many projects of varying scale and nature along with strengthening his experience and expertise.
MES Auditorium is a project designed that responds to the context and site. It is a simple form with three parts- auditorium block, circular wall, and rectangular admin. The structure and the use of yellow and red colors connect and interact with the surroundings.
Sarpanch house is designed keeping in mind the profession of a dweller. It is an iconic and introverted design, combining modern needs with the rural context. The design stands out from the surroundings with the massing of three dead cubes and powder-coated wood finish and aluminum pipes in the façade.
5. Alok Shetty
Alok Shetty is one of the youngest architects in India, who completed a multi-specialty hospital while pursuing his graduation in masters at the age of 19. He believes in designing something that lasts rather than something that trends. He comes up with simple and innovative solutions to complex problems. He strives to construct homes for the underprivileged and designed shelter for slum dwellers whose makeshift houses flooded. He supports local artisans by giving them a global platform. He follows a problem-solving approach and believes aesthetics follow back.
Bamboo school is a design inspired by one of his experiments where he converted a shipping container into an auditorium for 250 people. The bamboo school is an organic design with a bamboo façade.
‘Public Library’ is a project in electronic city, Banglore, which takes the idea of sitting among books and enjoying the experience of reading as its inspiration. It is well ventilated with large windows constituting the façade.
6. Raffaello Rosselli
The two-time NSW awardee, Raffaello Rosselli is a young architect who gives a lot of importance to materials and their wise usage in his projects. He defines and reimagines materials even if those are overlooked. He makes justice to every material, plastic bales, old roof tiles, rusted steel, or stone quarries. They are organic designs that maintain both functionality and aesthetics. He stands out with his experiments with materials in all his buildings.
The Plastic Palace is constructed with plastic crushed into brick-like bales. The residents in the local recycling center sorted the plastic used in it. Through the creation of the palace, the crisis of plastic waste is acknowledged and discussed.
Beehive is a project that adds value to Buckingham Street with a terracotta façade. It is a complex geometry with a bruise Soleil façade, nestled between two masonry warehouses and a row of Victorian treehouses. It is humanitarian and responds to the surrounding neighborhood.
7. Helena Lucas Vieira
Helena Lucas Vieira is the principal architect of the young architects’ studio, Plano Humano Arquitectos. She believes in simplicity and turning down excess formal complexity. It is her skill to discover new materials, use them strategically, and pay attention to small details. The building history often drives her design. She uses ancient materials with current or new methods.
Chapel of Our Lady Fatima is a design that lies in the heart of Portugal. This public building takes inspiration from Scouting, which emphasizes outdoor living, camping, and simplicity. Wood, zinc, and a simple, yet inviting exterior guard the interiors.
Moscavide Patrol Center is designed for multiple functions- catechesis rooms, funeral chapels, and parish residence. A striking skylight illuminates this contemporary building made up of concrete and white siding. It is a relatively simple volume with concrete and white walls.
8. Oswald Ortega
Oswald Ortega is a creative and dedicated designer who has been a role model to upcoming architects. He is committed to inspiring youth and affecting change in their communities. A recipient of the 2019 young architects award, he gets inspiration from the city of Chicago and its long history of design. He believes that designs can create new efficiency, resources, opportunities, and, importantly, joy. He aspires to bring positive social changes in underserved communities.
Oswald Ortega worked as the project architect of Johnson controls Asian regional headquarters. It is an outstanding example of design innovation, sustainability and new technology. The design is aesthetic and functional.
Before this project, Oswald designed a 12000sft garage to promote the entrepreneurial community. It acknowledges a start-up and accelerates innovation in them. The design encloses a sense of dynamism and functional workstations.
9. Reza Najafian
Reza Najafian is a young Iranian Designer and an architect. He is a well-established name who is also into product design, graphic design, and photography. He encompasses broader subjects of art in his designs. He signifies small details and promotes or introduces new technology in his designs. He believes in giving opportunities to innovations and technologies.
The design of his Villa Sbourez is an introverted and cozy space with the concept of simplicity, purity, security, and proximity. A simple cuboidal structure but highly aesthetic takes inspiration from nature and its surroundings. The building respects the site’s neutral context, and the interiors reflect it as well. The interiors have a sense of peace and dynamism.
This young architect is also the designer of the Diyar Magazine Office. The exclusive bookshelf connects the floors to walls. The shelving is in grids, and it has a fluid-like form with a smooth and glossy finish.
10. Koray Duman
Koray Duman is the lead architect of a research driver architecture and design studio based in New York City. The projects are functional and unexpected, engaging and poetic, experimental and affordable. He focuses predominantly on the contemporary architectural style and innovative design solutions. His spaces show cultural diversity and sensitivity. He tries to intervene complexity in urbanism with new technologies.
Helsinki Hamam is a temporary floating pavilion designed by this young architect. A sauna-inspired design explores the concept of socializing underwater and takes inspiration from Finland’s sauna culture. Two interlocking walls create this place where people can reflect on the water, the sky and socialize. It does justice to the ideal site chosen.
Public square offers two functions in a single structure. It follows traditional typologies for collaborating and sharing and gives a stage for performances.