Date: September 1 · 2018
September 1 · 2018
With 205 participants, the first Brazilian edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge was held in Sao Paulo on September 29th, thus consolidating the international expansion of the contest and its presence in South America. The proposed challenge called for redesigning one or more shower elements that would improve technology and user experience. To do this, contestants had to take into account essential values such as adaptability and water saving.
The winners of the first prize were Gustavo Teixeira and Lucas Lemos with their project "Risco", a minimalist shower that applied technology to offer an optimal solution in saving water. Its design was elegant and gave the shower the necessary prominence in the bathroom space.
"Shifter" was the second prize: a sustainable and versatile project for the bathroom space designed by Arthur Braga, Mariana Kawaguti and Vítor Furtado. In third place, Andre Youn, Priscila Yoshihara, and Raquel García. Their project "Swaner" stood out for its efficiency to adapt to the small spaces that currently characterize the bathrooms of many homes. The We Are Water award was received by Bruno Chiovatto, Mikaelle Rocha and Pedro Guedes for their "Iroc" project, with a very interesting aesthetic proposal.
After graduating from the prestigious Sao Paulo School of Architecture and Town Planning, FAU USP, Fernanda Marques' career has followed the same conceptual line that characterised her years of training: the integrated exercise of various subjects. Architecture, interiors, product design, visual communication and landscaping are the areas where her office, located in Sao Paulo's Vila Olimpia, works. She keeps one single style in all of them: clean and contemporary, in step with the best of international art and design. This can be seen in homes from Malibu and Barbizon, in Sao Paulo and New York, along with many on-going projects in Miami, London and Lisbon. From idyllic homes by the sea to huge real-estate developments. From showrooms for well-known brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, John John and L'Occitane to successful participation in Brazilian interior design exhibitions.
It is this multi-disciplinary attitude along with a renewed appetite for what is new that makes her one of the main names on the national, and more recently the international, stages. This has been proven by the important international prizes she has recently won. These include four Italian AD prizes, two of which for design projects - the wooden Infinite Stool and the stainless steel Geomorph series - along with three architecture projects in the Property Awards 2013-2014.
A success heralded by critics and the public, her participation in design exhibitions such as CasaCor and MostraBlack illustrate this successful trajectory that the specialised media in various countries have recognised. She is an avid collector and patron of Contemporary Art and she was recently chosen as a permanent member of the Acquisitions' Committee at London's Tate Gallery for Latin America.
José Ricardo Basiches
Sao Paulo architect José Ricardo Basiches graduated in 1997 from the Sao Paulo School of Fine Arts. He is a member of a select group of professionals who are committed to developing the new architecture for a new society. Basiches heads commercial, residential and institutional projects such as condominiums, lofts, stores, offices, nightclubs and schools that are searching for a contemporary language that is out of the ordinary.
Basiches Arquitetos Associados was founded in 1999 and operates in all areas of architecture including the interior design from the creation, design and up to the finalisation.
Auresnede Pires Stephan
Auresnede Pires Stephan (Prof. Eddy) is one of the most respected educators of Design, Architecture and Communication at the most prestigious universities in Brazil. He has a degree in Industrial Design from the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (1970) and a Master's Degree in Education, Art and History of Culture from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2007).
He is currently a professor at the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, a professor at Santa Marcelina College, a professor at the School of Advertising and Marketing, member of the board of the Uniemp Institute, advisor educational center of the Centro Universitario Belas Artes de São Paulo and member of the committee of the Association of Product Designers. He has experience in the area of Design in the academic segment, acting as Consultant in Projects and as Curator and Coordinator of Awards and Design Shows.
Lauro Andrade is a company director with an MBA. He has worked as an executive at companies such as Brahma, Sebrae, Pizza Hut and Canguru Embalagens (1993 to 2003). He managed Latin America's largest coatings, architecture and decoration B2B fair, Expo Revestir and the International Architecture and Construction Forum for 14 years (2003 to 2017). He has organised more than 30 events in 12 countries on four continents (2006 to 2017). He founded the Summit Promo (2003), where he designed and created the DW! Sao Paulo Design Weekend (2012) and the High Design Home and Office Expo (2016), an events company he still runs today.