Bruna Cardoso Silva wins Designer's Choice Award in the Architecture Illustration Competition.
My name is Bruna and I was born in São Paulo, Brazil. There I graduated as an architect and urban planner, at the Escola da Cidade, where my taste for drawing grew more and more. Today I live in Barcelona, a city that I fell in love with when I had the opportunity to do an internship and that further sharpened my pleasure in illustrating the city by opening my eyes to a new way of looking at my hometown.
As a designer I want to dedicate myself more and more to tell the stories of cities, and also to be able to intervene in them, joining design and architecture. I am passionate about the landscape, and how the human being occupies it, and I believe that in our daily routine we do not stick to the small details and simplicity of each place and that is what I want to demonstrate with my art.
The competition's proposal was what motivated me the most, because it was completely linked to what I look for in my drawings: to show the architecture that moves, what the eyes don't normally see, the subtleties, the details, the simplest occupations, because this is the side of the city that moves me.
Illustrating the city may have to do with my studies on architecture, but it is also closely related to the possibilities of, through drawing, discovering and exploring more places and their details. The fact that I love to illustrate what is simpler, more related to identity, has to do with my life experience in São Paulo. My city is big and completely connected by the car, and for many years of my life I always saw it mostly from the car window, at a different pace, then I thought that there was much more to see if I walked more slowly, if I noticed more the city and this is what I like to take to the design of spaces. As interesting as all the iconic buildings are, I prefer to tell the story of a place from a window, or from a small typical store, to show the ordinary.