Sensory Museum Design Winners - Andrei Dragos Ormangi, Alexandra Elena Burtea & Dana Beatrice Ponyiczky

Romania

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Dana Beatrice Ponyiczky

My name is Dana Ponyiczky and I am an architecture student at Ion Mincu University in Bucharest. I`ve chosen to pursue architecture to fuel my curiosity and my creative nature. Since starting university I have also taken on hobbies such as painting and sculpture, both of which have been helpful in my journey as an architect. I was born in a small city in Romania, quiet and close to nature. Moving to the capital and seeing the stark contrast between my hometown and the busy city of Bucharest has made me very interested in experiencing and understanding the way people live.

1. Please introduce yourself in a personal and professional way.
My name is Ponyiczky Dana, I am currently in 4th year, studying architecture at Ion Mincu University in Bucharest. I was born in a small city in Romania and I've moved to Bucharest to pursue architecture as a career. The stark difference between my hometown and the capital has made me very curious to learn about how people live and how architecture comes into play.

2. What is your design philosophy?
I try to always stay curious and learn from the places and people around me. For me, something very important in the design process is being playful and having fun and through the resulting project inviting people to have fun with you.

3. Can you briefly explain your understanding of the topic and the source of ideas?
With ``The colours of the inverted city`` we really wanted to create something for the city ,something that will make people think about senses as experiences rather than in a rational, scientific way. In a way the city we live in is our playground, we have a special connection with it. I think Bucharest is a very bold city, very heavy on the senses and very easily misunderstood so we wanted to shift this perspective by adding a playful light in both the figurative and literal sense.

4. When and how you were first introduced to architecture?
We are all continuously surrounded by architecture, so in a way, we are introduced to it the moment we are born but most of the times we decide to ignore it. The day I really started to notice architecture was in my first year of university when i started to see past the surface and see how much creativity, culture and stories it can incorporate.

5. What does architecture mean to you?
Architecture is my creative outlet and also my way of contributing to society. As architects a big responsibility we have is creating something for others to live in, through our professional lens. I try to think of architecture as an art you cannot hide: once it is out in the world it can have a very big impact so I try sticking to my philosophy as much as possible: ``make architecture that brings joy and comfort``.

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COLOURS OF THE MIRRORED CITY ©Andrei Dragos Ormangi, Alexandra Elena Burtea & Dana Beatrice Ponyiczky

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COLOURS OF THE MIRRORED CITY ©Andrei Dragos Ormangi, Alexandra Elena Burtea & Dana Beatrice Ponyiczky

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COLOURS OF THE MIRRORED CITY ©Andrei Dragos Ormangi, Alexandra Elena Burtea & Dana Beatrice Ponyiczky

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COLOURS OF THE MIRRORED CITY ©Andrei Dragos Ormangi, Alexandra Elena Burtea & Dana Beatrice Ponyiczky

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