Enrique Browne is one of the most prolific Chilean architects and co-founder of Browne & Swett Arquitectos, based in Santiago. Over the last 40 years, he has been trying to reconcile natural and artificial worlds through architecture. He considers these two worlds as one indissoluble unity. All his work focuses on sustainability and energy efficiency. Amongst others, his incredibly innovative work combines vegetation and its oxygenation benefits with building to counter pollution. He also explores the impacts of the digital and globalized world on architecture today.
Sameep Padora is an architect based in Mumbai, India. Through his work, he tries to push typological boundaries, especially with regards to affordable housing. He is interested in the subterfuge of capitalism, the idea of the open city and the specificity of what constitutes the Indian context.
The prominent international magazines, the Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal announced Gabriela Carrillo as the winner of their 2017 “Women in Architecture” Award. Carrillo is part of the practice Taller Mauricio Rocha & Carrillo.
Peter Barber heads up an award-winning, design-orientated practice with a portfolio of prestigious projects in Europe and the Middle East. This includes a number of groundbreaking mixed-use and residential schemes and award-winning planning studies across the UK, aswell as individual buildings such as the Villa Anbar shortlisted for the international Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
ANNE GRAUPNER & THORSTEN DECKLER
26’10 south Architects is named after Johannesburg, a harsh and dynamic city formed by a succession of exploitative regimes. Through working critically in this context, 26’10 south Architects has come up with a unique mode of thinking and building that combines architecture, urban design and knowledge management. The resultant built work is both rational and poetic, informed by teaching and research projects that offer new insights into the city to come. 26¹10 was founded in 2004 by Anne Graupner and Thorsten Deckler. Both studied and worked under Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas respectively and have lectured locally and abroad.