The Chronos Lettering Challenge 2.0: Winner ProfilesDeborah Adefolalu
The first-ever lettering challenge ran between the 18th and 20th of November, 2017. Every member of our team made a hand-written note of their favourite quotes about architecture (or by famous architects), and we shared them on our Instagram page (@chronosstudeos), asking others to join in. We encouraged our followers to post their entries, tag us and use the hashtag #ChronosLetteringChallenge.
See the winning entries here: Architecture Quotes: The Chronos Lettering Challenge
November last year, we brought back the challenge for a bit longer than the first edition and promised to feature the top ten entries here on our website and on our social media pages. The top five entries would in addition to this, send in a brief profile and pictures of some of their favourite work.
Here are the winning entries:
1. Elufioye Oluwabukola (@stephenbukky)
“I’m Elufioye Oluwabukola based in Lagos, Nigeria. I studied architecture at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), presently working in an architectural firm as an architect. I founded THE B’LITE ARCHITECTS the motto is ‘simplicity and creativity’ while the goal is to impact lives.
I love the contemporary architecture of straight vertical and horizontal lines in buildings; I mean the straight beams, columns, edges and cantilevers. Above all, I try to be creative with what I do, because the most valuable resource you bring to work is your creativity. Hobbies: music and photography”
The office space was designed for a Tech Firm in Enugu. The goal is to have a unique office design that worth celebrating from every side, the 3m cantilever on the foyer is an interesting element of the project. The constructions will commerce soonest.
2. Ajewole Oluwaseun (@thats_seun)
” My name is Ajewole Oluwaseun Ayobami. I am a final year student of the Federal University of Technology Akure. I have always been attracted to the beauty and details of buildings and it is so evident that everyone around me can attest to my keeness to creativity and design. I can say that I am responsible, hardworking and can respond to deadlines in timely fashion. Moreover, being a sociable person, I have many friends since I like to communicate with people and meet new interesting individuals to receive and deal with challenging tasks.
During my leisure time, I love to listen to music as it’s a great source of my inspirations. I love surfing the internet and reading books on design and art.”
3. Yusuf Aminu (@yusuf_aminu_doma)
“My name is Yusuf Aminu. I am from Niger State, Nigeria. I am a BSc graduate of Architecture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. After graduating from architecture school in 2018, I worked as an intern at a state ministry in Gusau, Nigeria.
Meditating is my favorite hobby and I love to meditate on nature. I believe that nature is the ultimate source of inspiration. I am really interested in African cultures and identity. I believe that culture is what defines a people and the environment in which they live is the space where they form tradition and practice culture. Hence, my final year project named; Meaning and Relevance in Nigerian Vernacular Architecture. I designed what I perceived to be an African scene inspired by Hausa cultural arts and symbols such as the famous Arewa symbol as a defining factor for the buildings.
I also share some of my thoughts on architecture on my Instagram account @yusuf_aminu_doma”
4. Badmus Ridwan (@badmusridwan95)
“Badmus Ridwan is a graduate of the Department of Architecture, the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He is proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Revit architecture, 3DMax, Twin motion, Corel draw, Microsoft Word, Excel & Power Point.
He enjoys relating and associating with like-minded people to achieve great feats, helping people solve their problems in his own little way, and sharing meaningful ideas with people.
His hobbies include: reading, playing football, surfing the net, meeting people with whom to share great ideas and teaching others whatever knowledge he has acquired.”
5. Omokha Isaac Allison (@omokhaisaac)
“Enthusiastic graduate architect (BSc. Arch. 2014-2018 University of Ilorin, Ilorin) skilled in CAD design. Creative thinker and problem solver with a special eye for detail.
Currently working as a freelancer specialized in architectural designs and high end architectural visualizations.An avid lover of all things art with special interests in painting, fine art and cooking and literature.
Projects are published on personal Instagram account @omokhaisaac”
6. Emmanuel London (@skygeek101)
7. Idowu Emmanuel Oluwadamilare (@official_hydee)
8. Aniekan Mark (@mark_aniekan)
9. Sanusi Toyeeb Abiodun (@optimist25)
10. Obe Anchor Tayo (@anchortecture)
Will there be another Lettering Challenge sometime soon? Keep your eyes on social media feed! You never know.