MSA Stage 3 Sustainability Prize, GIA Student Awards 2021 - Commendation
I am a RIBA Part 1 Architectural Assistant looking to widen my knowledge and experience within a vibrant, forward looking, design-led architectural setting.
I am interested in designing spaces that inspire, animate and energise human life. I craft imaginative places from detailed studies of site, context and landscape that creates buildings with a sense of belonging. My design practice carefully considers how a building will be experienced both practically and visually, with a constant focus on the needs of the client and the building’s users.
Balloch Music Retreat
The beauty of music is that it can be played anywhere without the need for a specific environment or space. The proposal looks to offer coherent objects and spaces, both internally and externally, that promote the spontaneous playing of music. The client, Sistema, has a clear philosophy to provide an environment that nurtures young, disadvantaged children through the medium of music, that impacts on their whole being and development.
For the Balloch community, the proposal reinstates a physical and visual link with the pier that has become abandoned over time. Its strategic positioning and elongated fingers stretch into the landscape creating a physical axis that encourages the public to use the pier again. It was important for the scheme to remain sensitive to the surrounding natural world in massing, scale and materiality. Capturing the spirit of Sistema, intriguing ‘tree worlds’ have been created that provide an unconventional living space, both exciting and stimulating for its users.
I was awarded the GSA Stage 3 Sustainability award for my analysis into how the proposal looked to sustainably enhance social, economic and environmental values.
My design journal Includes a series of drwaings, photos and diagrams that illistrates my thought process throughout the year.
On my first visit to Balloch I took my Drone that allowed me to see the site from many different perspectives. The images taken were useful in producing analytical drawings about the site and its wider context.