Carlos M. Guimarães (Portugal)

Carlos is our man from Portugal, based in Porto. He is an architect and urban Strategist (DipArch, Smart Cities MSc), currently interested in connecting the dots between Design and Planning, Technology and Urban Management, and Policy. With ten years of professional experience, Carlos has been traveling the world while working in his field, from Europe to Africa, from South to North America. He has been collaborating with A10 Magazine since 2008.

Silvio Carta (UK/Italy)

Silvio is an architect and academic based in London. His main fields of interest are architectural design and design theory. His academic, editorial, and writing work have focused on the understanding of the contemporary architecture, architectural criticism, research through making, digital design, and the analysis of the design process.

Sylvain Tegroeg (France/The Netherlands)

Sylvain TEGROEG is a french freelance creative based in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2013, following which he started his career as a multi-disciplinary designer. Working under self-initiative as well as commissions, Sylvain Tegroeg is best known for creating high-detailed illustrations and landscapes of miniatures, with broad influences such as product design, architecture and graphic design.

Vjollca Limani-Xhemaj (Kosovo)

Vjollca is our correspondent from Kosovo. She is an architect based in Prishtina. After completing her studies from the University of Prishtina in 2005, she started her professional work experience in local urban planning and architecture office-Urban Plus. In 2008 she co-founded XL Architects, developing urban planning projects with great focus on sustainable community planning and design,  as well as architecture and urban design projects. Currently she is also engaged as municipal advisor for GIZ-Kosovo.

Aneta Vasileva (Bulgaria)

Aneta reports from Bulgaria. She is and architect, critic and publicist, based in Sofia. She is co-founder and blogger at WhAT Association, an independent organization dedicated to architecture criticism, journalism, the organization and evaluation of competitions. Aneta is also co-author and editor of the Architectural section of the Bulgarian Nouvelle Vague book (2012) outlining the best of the Bulgarian contemporary artists. She graduated as master of architecture at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia and is currently a teaching PhD researcher there, working on Bulgarian post WWII architecture and preservation of architectural heritage.

Tarja Nurmi (Finland)

Tarja is a Helsinki based architect, architecture writer and critic. She has worked in several architecture studios, done TV-programs and documentaries and curated architecture exhibitions. She has also been very active in the Finnish Architecture Association (SAFA) and has written about architecture in both Finnish newspapers, culture publications and architecture reviews in and outisde Finland. She has her own blog “Arkkivahti”, something that might translate as “Watchdog over architecture”. Right now she is working on a book about best contemporary Estonian architecture.

Emmett Scanlon (Ireland)

Emmett is an Ireland-based architect focused on the social purpose of architecture. His practice includes the design of buildings, academic research, architectural education, policy development, curation and criticism and he has a particular interest in the house and home in Ireland. His is a Lecturer at UCD Architecture and Architecture Adviser to the Arts Council and is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. In 2016 Emmett is leading a team appointed by Grangegorman Development Agency to deliver Home on The Grange a community based public art project focusing on home making as a creative process in North Dublin city.

Elša Turkušić Jurić (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Elša is an architect, architectural critic and researcher, based in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo and at the Escola Tecnica Superior d`Arquitectura de Barcelona. She holds master of science (2010) and Phd (2014) in architecture and urbanism. Since 2007 she works as a senior teaching assistant at the Department of Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture University of Sarajevo. She worked for the foundation The Aga Khan Trust for Culture on the project Historic Cities Support Program: Conservation and Revitalization of Historic Mostar and for the foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders (Sweden), cooperated on the several projects with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural-Historical and Natural Heritage of Canton Sarajevo, and with the Institute for Architecture and Urbanism (Sarajevo). She is a Bosnia-Herzegovina'svoting member for ICOMOS International Committee on 20th Century Heritage and independent expert of Mies van der Rohe Award EU for Architecture and a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space.

Ieva Zibarte (Latvia)

Ieva is reporting from Riga, Latvia. After completing her studies in architecture, she started her career in writing as a correspondent from London for the Latvian national daily newspaper. Since then she's established a rich portfolio of architectural and design writing for national dailies, current affairs and business magazines. As an editor and writer, Ieva has compiled several books on architecture. She has also curated and directed a few architecture exhibitions, and her work has been recognised by winning the Latvian National Architecture Prize. Ieva is considered an expert in her field, with numerous appearances on national TV and radio in addition to being a frequent guest lecturer at the Art Academy of Latvia. Although her everyday work involves contemporary architecture and design, Ieva's passion lies in revitalising and extending the life of old architecture through interior photography.

Olga Ioannou (Greece)

Olga is based in Athens. Previously she studied Architecture at the University of Sapienza in Rome. She later graduated from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki where she first established her studio in 2002, before moving to Athens in 2010. She has been involved in numerous design and construction projects in Greece.  In 2012 she received her degree from the Postgraduate Programme “Architecture - Space -Design” of the National Technical University of Athens where she now is a PhD student researching architectural education. Her research work has been published in online scientific journals and presented in international conferences. She currently teaches both at NTUA and the University of Portsmouth’s branch in Athens. She is also running a blog entitled “connecting data to information to knowledge” that discusses architectural education in online environments.

Nina Granda (Slovenia)

Nina lives between Ljubljana and Vienna. She studied Dramaturgy at Academy for Theatre, film and Television at University in Ljubljana, and Architecture at University in Ljubljana, where she finished her Master Study in 2009. Since then she works as a freelance architect. She had succesfully participated at many architectural competitions and won some competition awards. She was editor of Hiše (Houses) Magazine 2010 - 2014, and then conceptualised and realised Outsider - an international magazine for spacial culture, which is published four times a year in Slovenian and 2 times per year in German. She is currently finishing her Magister work with the theme "Curating a magazine" at  University of applied arts Vienna.


Gonzalo Herrero Delicado (UK)

Gonzalo reports from the United Kingdom. He is an architect, curator and writer of contemporary architecture and design based in London. He is the Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. Trained in Architecture at University of Alicante and Polytechnic University of Madrid [ETSAM], he worked as an architect for several practices, amongst them Lacaton & Vassal Architectes in Paris. Later, he was curator at The Architecture Foundation, and lead curator and programme manager of ARDE at Somerset House. He curated with Justin McGuirk the headline opening show of the new Design Museum titled Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex WorldHis projects are greatly informed by political affairs in an attempt to situate architecture within a larger social and economic discourse. His work is also focused on the analysis of emerging practices and their connection with the development of cross-disciplinary projects that have an impact in the urban arena. His curatorial portfolio, both independently and working for other institutions, is composed of a wide range of projects including exhibitions, installations and public programmes developed in partnership with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barbican, Tate, Serpentine Galleries and the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), amongst others. Since 2007 he has widely contributed as a writer to some of the most renowned design and architecture magazines including Domus, Abitare, Neo2, Mark, Blueprint and A10. Since 2012 he is also part of the board of experts/nominators for the European Union Prize Mies van der Rohe.


Indira van 't Klooster (founder, The Netherlands)

Indira is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the A10 new European Cooperative. She has headed the A10 editorial team since 2012. Her books include Forty and Famous - 10 interviews with succesful young European architects (2016) and Reactivate! Innovating Dutch architecture (2013). She has been part of the many events and prizes all over Europe, including the Media Architecture Prize (Hungary, 2014/2016), the Young Italian Award (2014/2016), the Architect of the Year Award (Estonia, 2015), the Maaskant Prize (Netherlands, 2014), the Doolan Prize (Scotland, 2013) and many more. She also works for Architectuur Lokaal, a foundation that promotes good clientship in The Netherlands. She has been a guest lecturer at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam since 2003.

Freek Dech (founder, The Netherlands)

Freek is co-founder of the A10 new European architecture Cooperative. After starting his career as a management trainee at Fortis, he has built up a diverse work portfolio in a number of industries. Key words are finance, software and architecture. As a managing partner of Soops Investments he has been responsible for the international roll out of software suites that enable the exchange trade of electricity and gas. He continues to manage Soops Investment's portfolio of VC investments. Apart from that Freek is an equity partner in XO-projects. XO-projects an architectural firm currently based in Melbourne it is the joint venture between Elastik and Elenberg Fraser. Working from a solid background in law and economics, he is able to construct commercial business models that are interesting for both private, and institutional investors.

Ruta Leitaneite (Lithuania)

Ruta is our architecture critic, publicist, writer from Lithuania.  She works at the Architects Association of Lithuania (AAL) as a Creative director. She is an organizer of various architectural events: architecture exhibitions, lectures, workshops, architectural competitions and curator of the official website of AAL. She’s a host of a bi-weekly radio program “An architect is required” (broadcast on Ziniu radijas, Lithuania). She also collaborating in various national and international projects, contributes to architectural magazines and books.  

Anna Yudina (France)

Anna reports from France. She is an author, curator and co-founder of MONITOR magazine. During 2000-2011, Anna has been involved in curating a number of architecture and design exhibitions, including the exhibitions of Zaha Hadid and Jakob+MacFarlane Architects in the Moscow State Architecture Museum (2000); international architecture exhibitions presented by MONITOR during Milan Design Weeks (2003, 2004), and an exhibition of young Norwegian designers in Paris (2011). Specifically interested in cross-disciplinary thinking in architecture, design, and art, she has authored several books exploring these subjects. Published books include: “Lumitecture” and “Furnitecture” (2015 and 2014, Thames & Hudson); “Phase: the Architecture of Jakob+MacFarlane” (2013, AADCU), and “Eske Rex: Silent Action” (2013).

Hubert Trammer (Poland)

Hubert writes about architecture in Poland. He teaches at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Lublin University of Technology. And he is a nominatorg for the European Union Prize for Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. He has been a member ofjuries in various architectural competitions in Poland and abroad – including the European Architectural Competition Europan, and the Competition for the best architectural designs and built objects in Lithuania 2008-2009. He also writes for the Polish architectural monthly Architektura-murator.

Saimir Kristo (Albania)

Saimir is our Albanian expert. He is an architect and urban designer, currently Vice-Dean and lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Design and lecturer of architecture at POLIS University. He is also an active member of civil society in Albania engaging communities and developing a common platform for discussion in the field of architecture and urban planning. SHe srved as co-curator of Tirana Architecture Week 2014 “[En] Visioning Future Cities” and general director of Tirana Design Week 2015 “Design NOW!”

Stefan Ghenciulescu (Romania)

Stefan reports from Romania. He is an architect, editor-in-chief of Zeppelin magazine, and co-founder of Zeppelin Association, Bucharest. He is also a lecturer at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest (UAUIM). He set up his own architectural practice in 2005. In 2006 Stefan was part of the team which represented Romania at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the author of the book Transparent City. Limits and dwelling in Bucharest, as well as co-author of several books and exhibitions. His current research interests are contemporary architecture, modern and post-socialist urban and architectural developments in South-Eastern Europe, the regeneration of socialist housing areas, and alternative projects for public space.