In both architecture and design I am interested in functionalism vs time; problem solving in micro and macro scales in order to create something with astute arrangement that continues to improve, whilst lending to the needs of its users.
The M.Arch degree at Edinburgh University encouraged me to develop a rigorous and acute intelligence allowing quick comprehension and evaluation of a design approach. Working on a wide variety of scales, using hand-drawing and Computer Aided Design software has also honed my practical skills, enabling design ideas to be clearly rendered and articulated. I am now looking to use and further refine the skills I have acquired to contribute to a working practice.
Within building design, I am fascinated by the interaction of people; daily routines, rituals, requirements and desires. In particular, I draw inspiration and encouragement from the work and architect and theorist Jan Gehl, Le Corbusier, Charles Rennie Macintosh, Alexander Thomson and interior flair from William Morris. Questions revolving around the future of cities, and the role of architecture in the city are encapsulated in what I choose to read and investigate. I look to be involved in teams that develop thoughtful conclusions from research, evaluation and testing in each individual project.
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van Dongen-Koschuch | Architects and Planners, Amsterdam, NL, Architectural Assistant
XML Architecture Research and Urbanism, Amsterdam, NL, Architectural Assistant Placement
Frame Publishers, Amsterdam, NL, Architecture/Interiors Editorial Intern
Murphy Philipps Architects, London, GB, Part 1 Architectural Assistant
David Wood Architects, London, GB, Part 1 Architectural Assistant
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, MArch, Architecture
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, BArch, Architecture
Paris Half Marathon, Other