Interview with Félix Roudier – The Winner of 72H Axo Battle and Waterless World
1) Could you briefly introduce yourself and tell us a bit more about your education, practice and competition experiences?
Félix Roudier, I am almost 30 years old and I live in Lyon.
Graduated in architecture 5 years ago at “l’École d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand” in France, then I worked for several years at Boris Bouchet Architectes et Urbanistes, where I was able to develop a thought-out architectural reflection directly linked to its rural or urban territory.
During these years at the agency I did a lot of competitions and I did a lot of hand drawings.
So I decided to create felix-illustra 2 years ago: a studio which questions illustration and fiction as tools of representation for architectural and urban project.
Now I spend time thinking about several projects with felix-illustra and I teach representation techniques at ” l’École d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand”.
2) How do you feel about being the winner of two NonA competitions in a row? Would you expect it?
It’s absolutely crazy! When you enter a contest, you always hope to win, but entering the both contests I never thaught I could be the winner of each.
3) Why did you decide to register for 2 competitions at the same time?
I entered the two contests with the pack mainly because they represent themes that interest me.
– “72h axo battle” was an opportunity for me to explore axonometry, a communication tool that I particularly use to describe a project.
– “Waterless World” offers a sensitive approach linked to climate issues. It is always interesting to work on illustration in response to these topics.
4) Are you planning to participate in other Non Architecture Competitions in the future?
Of course ! As we say in France: “jamais deux sans trois … » 😉
Unlike other competition platforms, Non-Architecture offers competitions with simplified renderings: just one or two images to explain the whole of a project.
It’s interesting for the drawing and communication work of the project.
5) What would you suggest to future Non Architecture participants?
Go! This is an opportunity to explore different communication tools and to propose utopian projects that bring real reflection on current topics.