Architects of Albania Junilda Karanxha
Junilda Karanxha is co-founder of Archistudio studio with ark. Matilda Pando. She has extensive experience in architecture with all its fields.
Why did you choose Architecture? What was the spark that led you to this profession?
When I was a kid I used to adore my dad working with a drafting table at home, he’s a constructor. I was fascinated by the “Faber castell” rapidographs, large formats, chalk letters, propelling pencil. Then my father’s accuracy in drawing … inaccessible!
While with the word ARCHITECTURE, its sound , the way it was articulated as a word, I fell in love immediately! THE FIRST WAS THE WORD- literally.
How do you think about architecture and what is your project that best represents you?
Of course my thinking about architecture has evolved over the years and will continue to do so for as long as it has materialized in my time … I don’t know if being a perfectionist and particular is positive or not, but I have always keep in mind the thought “next time definitely”.
I respect all forms of architecture access … I feel privileged to be a part of this dynamic ensemble as well!
Mentioning that, I can’t specify a favorite project from the others, there are some works that I like most , but as I mentioned above, I am the type of person always searching for the best!
What advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your career, also valid to young architects or girls / women who want to become architects?
Now remembering the architect I was 10 years ago, I’m almost envied… Energetic, un-moving, not afraid of new challenges, they even produced the adrenaline needed to create… head-to-head lovers of the profession ! BE THAT!