Bursting with pride today! Not for myself but a friend. A smart, ridiculously talented young architect by the name of Benjamin Garcia Saxe, whose personal project just made him the winner in the house category of the 2010 World Architecture Festival. That’s world, people. Winner of the whole freaking world!
Take a look at the magical creation he crafted for his mother in Costa Rica in his spare time. All photos by Andres Garcia Lachner Fotografia via worldbuildingsdirectory.com…
The jury immediately sensed that this project, designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architect, was a potential winner, and were left in no doubt after the architect’s presentation.
Yay! Ben got his Master of Architecture at RISD in 2007. We know him because we entrusted his beautiful and equally talented wife Erika with our most valuable possession: Bix. She took great care of him from the age of 8 months to 3 years at our home and theirs. After Ben graduated, they moved to London where Erika pursued dance and Ben went to work doing great things for Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, I’m sure.
The last time we saw them, Ben gave us this amazing plywood sculpture for Bix…
We love that piece and will treasure it forever! I’ll be sure to post a photo of it in Bix’s room, where it lives.
Congratulations again, Benji. I hope you and Erika are sipping champagne tonite!