Mario Kuibus – Re-Act-Now

Elisabetta Fragala 07/06/2018 TARGET No Comments on Mario Kuibus – Re-Act-Now

Mario Kuibus returns in 1998 in Romania, where he gathers around him a dynamic and reactive team called re-act now. Besides managing his own architecture office re-act now. Mario Kuibus  had educational activity as invited teacher at “Ion Mincu” Architecture University in Bucharest and is actively involved through manifesto-exhibitions, conferences, interviews, or as a founding member of different associations in architecture and urban design field.

  • Architecture Prize at Architecture Annual, Bucharest – 2015, 2014, 2013, as well as nominees in 2017, 2012 and 2010
  • 1st Prize – “ Design of urban area, Bazar in Iasi” contest, 2017
  • 1st Prize – “Revolutiei Square, Baia Mare” competition, 2012
  • 1st Prize – “Radauti Law Court” competition, 2010
  • 4th Prize for the architecture contest “We build a new school” for German School in Bucharest, 2016
  • Honorable mention, Romanian Building Awards – 2016
-What do you love the most about your job?
I enjoy the fact that every new project is a different job so you never get bored. Inside each of this project the mix of being creative with the one of coordinating many actors and further finishing with an end product which possibly contributes to a social and cultural need makes me loving my job.
-What do you consider your greatest success? To date, what has been your greatest challenges?
My greater success is that I made a great project related team with about other 8 architecture offices which I invited in a complex urban development project competition for the center of Bucharest which we won. My greatest challenges are also around the development of this project where we have to negotiate and mediate through bureaucracies, envies and indifferences.


-What is the best career decision you’ve ever made?

The best career decision was made when I took time to go through a practice experience of around 9 years in Vienna with which I fulfilled a broad range of professional knowledge which made me what I am mostly professionally today.


-Tell me how you prioritise your workload?

The prioritising issue in Romania is a real challenge for the design works. It is a reality which you have to deal with in an environment where nobody plans nor makes decisions in a reasonable time advance. So this is the answer: you can not prioritise properly your work load in Romania.


-What is your next goal?

My next goal is to think seriously which is my next goal.


-Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up on project, how you felt about that, and what you did to turn it around?

I remember a situation for a project where the beneficiary changed his position besides a house concept which I first proposed. He thought in a moment that this one could not have been built as it was proposed and he wanted a new concept much more simple. I managed to publish the project in an architecture magazine and after he saw the project printed and acclaimed as an innovative one, then he reviewed his position and so it was finalised the “Egg”House.


-Would you call yourself a spiritual person? How do you maintain a good work/life balance?
What do you love the most about you?
I would call myself a truly rational person which deals in a chaotic universe. In this constellation, a proper work-life balance is the daily challenge.
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