The renowned architects Tadao Ando, Ludwig Mies Van De Rohe and Zaha Hadid influence my evolving design identity and philosophy.
With a French and Australian cultural heritage, I developed a passion for unique ethnicities and traditions, and creating designs responding to diverse cultures. My personal desire to connect spaces through a human-centred perspective gives my projects an element of spatial wellbeing and harmony and reflects my spiritual values of acceptance, respect, openness and sensitivity.
Through fortunate voyages to Asia, Europe and the United States, these experiences offered a more profound social and historical awareness of ancient civilisations and their creations. These travels presented opportunities to further my interest in photography and architecture.
Marine Parade, Maroubra Beach, Sydney 2035
Redesign and conceptualisation of the pre-existing hospitality space with ocean views.
Client desires a functional open plan and multipurpose space embracing the ocean views. The design vision is to create a calming seaside restaurant influenced by the Balinese aesthetic while preserving the local essence.
The Balinese aesthetic is defined by connecting tradition and history to the excellence of craftmanship observed in the artistic carvings and creations formed by the local people. Typically, Balinese architecture is based on connecting with the outdoors by structurally opening the space and the incorporation of natural materials. These elements found on the island are incorporated in the design with a touch of contemporariness. The conceptualisation of this project is based on creating an authentic and modern Australian style. By focusing on the context and history of the site, the principle concept integrates the significance of the Indigenous background. Enhancing the talent of craftmanship and the coastal fishing traditions, the project is designed to display the Indigenous art and tools, similar to an exhibition galleria. Intertwining the cultural heritage with the contextual features offers richness to the project. By incorporating the surrounding natural elements to the materiality and colour scheme, this creates an aesthetic seamlessly suiting the seaside location.
Softwares - Revit and Photoshop.
Level 22, One Bligh Street, Sydney 2000
Pre-existing residential office space renovation with spatial reconfiguration and conceptual design approach.
Tadao Ando, the minimalist Japanese architect renowned for his signature concrete structural designs and aspiring to Mies Van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier.
Influenced by the client himself and his architectural admirations, the concept embodies Minimalism, Brutalism and the Japanese Zen philosophy. The architectural structure of the building is embraced through the internal spatial and functional design of the studio. By echoing the central atrium and the oval facade, the interior pathways and partitions seamlessly unite while creating a galleria-inspired floor plan.
The Zen garden envelops the entirety of the curved glazed front offering a connection to nature and a calming experience within the workplace. Elements of traditional Japanese gardens are dispersed throughout the space to create harmony and a relation to this design vision. The tonal grey palette incorporates contrast through textural character of the stones to classical Japanese materiality. The organic form of the space diverges to linearism through the furniture selection and bespoke sharp angled pieces.
Softwares - AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop.