It is a design which revolves around the Playfair Hall. An interior rhapsody with past and present through their architectural language. The aim was to explore how the new fits into the old using elements of neoclassical architecture and parametricism. Here the “new” represents technology and the “old” depicts history.
I usually start ideating the theme or concept using free hand sketches, it develops from an abstract image to a clear representation. Once I get this I will start playing with the volumes and then with the details.
I used to wonder when I saw the sketches of early visions of Broadacre City by Frank Lloyd Wright. The way he saw the future reflects his ability to visualise the possibilities of the future. This has inspired me a lot, especially in using today’s opportunities. I consider this as a path to adapt to the present and the future.
I consider walking through the city of Edinburgh as a walk through the past that always gives me inspirations from the Neoclassical period.
I wouldn’t say it has adversely affected my working style but some of my routines had to change, like site visits. I started to learn to experience and observe a space virtually. I am sure all my classmates would agree with this because we were being trained to work according to the present situation. I consider that as an achievement.
Yes, very much. I am looking forward to working in the UK. Being a young architect from India this is a great opportunity for me to explore the design world here.
Despite having so many online classes I really had a very memorable experience this year, from individual work to group work. Now this work which we, the students of Interior, Architectural and Spatial Design, are doing together for the Graduate Show is something really great and I will always remember it.