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Portfolio  |  Selection

︎Urban Stem
︎Bobulate
︎Synergy Salt Lamps
︎Dichoric Tiles

Bürohaus 3



Conference 12
︎Universal Theory
︎General Research






Designer

LIGHTING  |  MATERIAL  Innovation





Public Space, Lighting

Urban Stem




Graduation Project  01
Design Academy Eindhoven

Finished  |  28/08/20

Materials: PLA, PVA, Sand
Lighting; LED, Opal Orange Diffuser 
Dimensions  |  30x30x120 cm


Moving towards greener cities that support natural systems is fundamental to society. Mitigating the depletion of biodiversity often focuses on preserving large natural habitats, but the preservation of ecosystems should also be a goal in the
urban environment. ‘Urban Stem’ shows how light fixtures in public spaces can not only provide illumination but also act as a refuge and nest for flora and fauna. Drawing inspiration from the way erosion sculpts Tafoni sandstone, I have developed a working method that merges the freedom of digital craft with
sophisticated adaptive simulations.

“In spaces designed for and by humans, is there room for interspecies cohabitation?”






We rarely make products just for wildlife without an urgent cause and effect - but by combining a utilitarian product that has functional use for society as well as natural systems, is a way to ensure that humans are invested into the process. The goal is to continue the conversation on how to invite nature back into cities, to imagine how we can redesign urban infrastructure, to suit both us and our life support machine.










I wanted to create structures that looked as if they’d almost grown straight out of the ground, mimicking the wild and untamed character of organic fertilisation.



Image Library

Process  |  Digital & Physical


Prototypes 01-03
Shown with & without lighting core




Lighting At Night  |  Reseach Document
Solution based analysis of outdoor lighting






Illumination
Night-time context photograph 




Interior
Domestic photography 








Interior, Optical Doors

Bobulate




Graduation Project  02
Design Academy Eindhoven

Finished  |  28/08/20

Materials: Epoxy, PMMA, Aluminium  
Dimensions  |  220x91x4.4 cm 
Weight  |  55kg


Optical doors are a playful way to separate spaces. The lens creates fluidity between two different areas; blending light, colour, texture and form over its volumetric surface.

The lens inside the door magnifies and minimises the observed space by blending a convex and concave form. The position of the observer in relation to their line of sight, changes the perceived view and creates a constantly shifting portrait of the concealed space.







The doorway is an important transition point from one domain to the next, but are often only used in the practical sense of allowing entry and exit. This project aims to expose a different way of experiencing the intermediate; acting as a way to transcend ambience, incite activity and provoke humorous encounters with incoming individuals.  







The digital window is very attractive to us now and has so much stimulus to indulge in, but I do think that in the physical domain, playing with more analogue methods of seeing and interacting can also be very powerful.








Image Library

Process  |  Digital & Physical


Graduation Exhibition
Protoype door in wall section




Optical Doors Catalogue
Digital layout - Formating




Scale-models
Physical exploration of form 








Interior, Lighting

Synergy Salt Lamps




Academy Project
Finished  |  20/06/19

Materials: Salt, Corn-Starch, Glycerol  
Dimensions  |  35x35x72 cm  &  12x12x120 cm
Weight  |  15-20kg

This project is focused on utilising the natural formation and crystallisation of salt as a texture. The unpredictable nature of both materials work harmoniously together to form a hard solution with unique qualities. The bioplastic aids this natural forming of salt at the surface because of its high moisture content, long curing time and irregular mixture, which proliferates its distribution and allows time for the salt to condense. 






Embracing the inherent characteristics of bioplastic and using them to dictate the form and functionality of the outcome is prioritised. The stickiness is emphasised through the organic flow and spikey texture, the cracking used to pronounce depth and reference its ephemeral nature, and the varying translucencies to disguise function.






Image Library

Process  |  Digital & Physical


Initial Prototype
Coating TL 120cm Bulbs




Sample Selection
Substance Ratio  |  Coating Technique 





Sample Joints
Substance Ratio  |  Coating Technique








Bathroom, Tiles

Lattice




100 Ventura Straße
Building 8, Room 12
New Berlin, CA 90026

This project started as an investigation into the highly complex and specialised environmental needs of the Chameleon. I started looking for ways to communicate this by personifying their needs for our interpretation. This led me into the development phase of a material that’s reactive to its environment, containing hidden details in colour and texture that can only be seen through al- tering the lighting or perspective.









This led me into the development phase of a material that’s reactive to its environment, containing hidden details in colour and texture that can only be seen through al- tering the lighting or perspective.









This led me into the development phase of a material that’s reactive to its environment, containing hidden details in colour and texture that can only be seen through al- tering the lighting or perspective.











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