Sándor Horváth

Student of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), 6th year degree, Architect

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1. Why did you join the project?

The Solar Decathlon competition is a great way to expand my knowledge and contacts. We meet and apply those technologies that mean the top-end of architecture today. Development is essential part of our life and in the architecture as well.

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

As the member of the architecture team I deal with the design of the house, with the creation of the architectural lighting. An excellent lighting concept is essential part for not only a good appearance in the competition but also for the functionality in everyday life. I think with lighting we are able to highlight the beauties of the building but if we are not careful enough we can easily ruin it. In addition, I deal with information gathering and I search for products that are necessary for the preparation of construction plan.

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

Among my short-term plans there is a good participation in the Madrid final, which can also determine my future, and a study-abroad scholarship. Currently, besides school I?m working for a construction company, where my goal is to expand practical experience, which I hope can be useful in the competition and later during design tasks.

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

I?m positive about the participation in the competition, because it?s a really good team that is able to fight for victory and who are supported by recognized teachers from the back. I think the hardest part is the communication within the team, work seamlessly on our own and the exchange of information and sharing.

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

So far I participated in several design contests, among the most significant was the contest for the expansion of the Hungarian National Museum (International design competition), where we won third place with the NARMER Architect Studio in the spring of 2010. I was a demonstrator at the Department of Industry, where I was a consultant of the Basics of Architecture course. In addition, the aforementioned study abroad scholarship, for which I will travel in the spring semester of 2012.

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