I graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Bachelor of Arts Honours in Interior Design which has played a vital role in my approach towards design as well as my way of thinking. Each project has allowed me to explore new ideas, respond to new challenges and build design skills and knowledge. I believe design is powerful and can create experiences that excel the productivity, livability and likability of space and enrich our everyday lives.
As an Interior Design Masters graduate from The Glasgow School of Art,I consider myself interested in designing innovative, functional spaces focussed on sustainability and creative aesthetic design. I am self-motivated, organised and detail-oriented and take great pride in my work. I have been doing freelancing work offering 3D rendering services and animation.
Lodging around Glasgow
The research undertaken for this project, of both conservative and radical approaches serves as guidance for future design. For example, the importance of adaptability and flexibility was highlighted, prioritising the interests and habits of the hotel guests. This finding is justifiable due to the nature of hotel rooms being inhabited by various people from different backgrounds with different needs, and there is no one size fits all solution. Besides private hotel rooms, shared meeting rooms/ function spaces will also require adaptability by means of open plans and mobile furniture to accommodate different groups of users.
The adopted design strategies presented in the design chapter are mainly speculative to address a potential issue in the future, technology permitting. This approach should encourage future designers to be imaginative. In the 60s, Archigram was bold and creative in proposing “A Walking City”. Even though that project was just a concept and never materialised, it is still an inspiration for many designers. I believe that somehow, the walking city idea will be materialised in the near future through technological advancement. Influence on Building Owner/ Management – Guidance on future project brief
Building owners are inspired by “Lodging Around Glasgow” and will be encouraged to push their designers for creative designs in the future. Creativity and quality of design should always prevail over cost competition in selecting a designer, and this project will have the influence. Influence on Public – Awareness on Sustainability
By travelling in electric-powered mobile rooms, the carbon footprint can be reduced in comparison to travelling in petrol vehicles. Besides raising the awareness of travelling sustainably, this project will also highlight the importance of designing to re-use spaces, especially in Glasgow city centre which has high density.
Radiation – 19
In 2119, A new illness caused by exposure to electromagnetic Radiation due to daily usage of electronic gadgets (phones, tablets) is discovered.
The Host is converting an ordinary wind turbine farm into a Radiation-19 Treatment Centre. Electronics screen use (such as watching television and using computers, video games and portable devices) has grown with time. People will be more likely to have some adverse physical health outcomes, and behaviours Radiation or electromagnetic wave from cell phone usage has always been dangerous.
(arguably, might or might not have scientific evidence, I don’t know. But I wouldn’t put the cell phone on my bedside when I sleep). The target users are PATIENTS OF RADIATION-19.
To be more specific, like hospitals, I separated them into inpatients (sleep in the sleeping pods and de-charge) and outpatients (jogging, socialising, listening to the sound of wind turbine blades spinning)
The primary purpose is to utilise the energy generated from the wind turbine to “de-charge” the inhabitants from the Radiation caused by gadgets. The blades can generate waves to treat the excess Radiation in the human brain. So people go to this radiator 19 treatment centre and stay overnight to have the Radiation removed.
From an ordinary wind turbine farm, Radiation-19 Treatment Centre has been built to cater for patients of the new pandemic in 2119. Going forward, the connection between pods will be more refined and shown clearly in visualisations. Access to private pods will be via retractable cables whereas access to public/ shared pods will be via stairs. All design elements inclusive of the pods and stairs will be cohesive.
Meditation Pod (Outpatient)
It has been concluded that the proposal of mycelium as living architecture will benefit the environment, as suggested by the designers of the case studies stated in this statement. However, we are still at the beginning stage of this construction material evolution. Further interdisciplinary collaboration and thought-provoking conversation will be required to exploit mycelium’s full potential as a proven alternative construction material.This project successfully interrogates the typical issues documented on a Georgian building block in Glasgow, with an alternative construction material suggested as a solution.
Due to the development of this project, the design has changed from being a structural to decorative element as there is still uncertainty about the feasibility of mycelium as a structural material. Also, it is a more sympathetic design when relationship to Art Nouveau is considered. The initial concept of “simultaneous movement system” is achieved by the proposal of a consistent decorative element. On a personal level, I find myself interested in sustainable design by utilizing innovative and decorative materials.