Márk Szőke

Student of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), 5th year degree, Architect

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1. Why did you join the project?

Instead of learning in classrooms I have always been more interested in learning from real-life situations. I heard it from one of my friend that a Hungarian team was founded, which application was accepted to the SD Europe competition 2012. At that time I knew nothing about the competition, but I looked after it and I really liked, because as a university student, it?s a dream for many of us that our planned house can come into reality.

2. What are you doing in the project right now?

My main profile is visualization, which basically covers two things. On one hand, I prepare the imagery for the external communication materials; on the other hand I actively participate in the work of the designers. The benefit of this active participation that the designers can get feedback about their ideas much sooner and as a designer I can also took a little part in the work. Besides, as a member of the communication team I supervise the preparation of visual materials.

3. What do you expect from the future? What are you doing besides the project?

During the collaboration with the architects, we would like to figure it out, what is the best method for integrating computer-aided design into the traditional design methods. I would like if the 3D model won?t be just a last minute must-to-prepare-task, but also help in design, develop together with the house and at the end help the presentation/sale of the house. Since in every project a lot of time passes away between the end of planning and the completion of a house, but for many important participants the final vision of a house is necessary (just think about the prospective owner).

Beyond the project I work as a freelance designer, besides with one of my old high school classmate we are working on an online marketing company. In addition, I try to spend as much time as possible with my girlfriend and my friends that is not always an easy task.

4. In your opinion, how will we participate in the competition? What do you think, what is the most difficult part of the project?

We are going to win, right? I think the most difficult part is the complexity. Perharps, during our studies we have to plan bigger buildings than that, but here there are new materials, extra problems (like the question of transportation) and high-tech engineering systems that we need to think through. Besides, the cooperation of 50 students from different disciplines isn?t an easy task. And these things need to create a whole not only for the Madrid final, but before we need to convince the sponsors that we are great.

5. What results and merits have you achieved during your studies, tell me about it.

Before the university I was rather technical-minded, so I went to math competitions, but I have always been interested in the artistic line that?s why I?m here at the Faculty of Architecture. Especially the design line is attractive to me, so I have already took part in many competitions. My recent success is a jointly ?with my girlfriend ? planned ?The smallest flat? essay for the Scientific Student Conference, which was awarded by a first place at the BME; on the national level we got a shared second price in the Architecture section. In addition, I?m dealing with visual design for many years, I worked for more architectural firms, but recently I?m working for order under my name. I think this is one of the biggest challenges, because one?s work classifies its own name.

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