1. Describe your professional style and how it has progressed over the last decade of working as an architect in Sydney. My process usually begins by tapping into the energy of the project, the brief, site, and the client. Influences of music, art, and sub-cultures such as skate, shape the way I approach design. My progression as a designer has been more about feeling confident in my decisions and processes.
2. What influences did you draw upon for your latest project in Tamarama? The client is a NZ native, so a strong connection to the surrounding nature was an important design consideration. Material selections were also informed by the client’s heritage particularly the kitchen marble bench top which resembles the aerial views of NZ’s rivers. Our overall design intention was to capture the nuances of our client through textures, time, and history. As a renovation, rather than a new build, we began the design process by defining the elements we wished to retain and developed a strategy around modernising the home without it feeling forced or faux.
7. What do you look for when considering lighting for a residential project vs. a commercial project? Also what look were you after for this most recent Tama project? We don’t really distinguish – it’s really about creating a lighting outcome that is right for the project and the tone we want to set.