2020 taught us two words, if nothing else ‘pandemic’ and ‘quarantine’. It asked us to hide away and coop up from society, threatening our lives, loves ones and livelihoods. While the world hid, some rose to fight back, to stand a chance against the virus. Here I portray a railway station I used to frequent – always overflown with bustling life. This year I visit, to find it emptied all except the sanitation worker, busy in the task. A proud tribute to these brave warriors, for their selfless hardwork through this pandemic.

Beach Pavilion

To kickstart 2021, I reused the pavilion I designed for last year’s tomorrow challenge in a seaside context. I realised afterwards that the pavilion was more adapted to a natural landscape. The tiles are made with recycled plastic so it made sense to choose a beach. I also reused the NY Betterbin i modelled for the challenge.

Model credit : Deep3studio – Renderpeople – 3Dcap – Avatarium


FIPC Fundación Social Alberto Merani is the oldest and most important foundation in Colombia dedicated to improving the quality of education without subsidies or donations. It has a network of 100 private and official schools that have managed to match the academic results of rich and developed countries.

The Foundation developed the giga-schools with the vision of bringing thousands and thousands of children from the base of the educational pyramid, to the level of students in rich and developed countries and thus fulfill the mission of solving poverty without using subsidies, through education.

Thus, the objective of the foundation between 2020 and 2030 is to provide free and high-quality education to 100,000 Colombian students, without using subsidies, making free giga-schools in 5 to 10 macro-projects of social housing.

In conclusion, giga-schools are educational establishments that manage to rapidly improve the academic quality of their students through pedagogies and places that break down the barriers of traditional education. These infrastructures are installed on land authorized by the municipality, which must be provided with public service networks. In this way, the Foundation builds the school with its own resources and operates by managing the joint properties; at least until the last student to enter earns her degree.


The pandemic has hit the world hard. People are losing lives, people are getting isolated from things they love, from people they love. We don’t realize but we become just a statistic when we contract this ill fated disease. This image tries to capture that unfortunate atmosphere, where the mother has contracted the virus and is forced to isolate herself from her family. She has seemingly reached a level of insanity, being by oneself, with nothing productive to do, while her daughter looks on as the mother loses her mind spending time doing things that just don’t seem right from the point of perspective of a normal frame of mind.