Forage : a realisation of the lands offerings Post Office Square revitalisation design proposal
Winner of the 2016 HASSELL 2016 Emerging Design Award
“Food is more than nourishment. It distinguishes and defines us to ourselves and to our fellows. It can be a primary cultural marker of our clan, tribe, region, province, personal sensibilities and country." - John Newton
The contemporary Australian culinary identity and experience is one that cannot be easily defined. Australia is not just multicultural, it’s multi-culinary. However, Australia actually has one of the oldest food cultures on earth. For over 50 000 years the Indigenous owners of this land were nourished by a thriving food culture harvested and collected from our native resources. Over the last 200 years, since colonization and the subsequent successive waves of immigrant arrivals, Australian food has been adopted and adapted as part of a multi-cultural society.
Forage is an urban marketplace that draws from the lands offerings to provide cultural enrichment and nourishment through the celebration of native food.
Forage is a design proposal for the revitalisation of Post Office Square, centrally located in Brisbane's CBD. The existing site is apart of a heritage colonial corridor and functions as a major pedestrian thoroughfare and green refuge for city dwellers.
2016 SketchUp, AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop
ADELAIDE STREET ACCESS
QUEEN STREET ACCESS
CLIFF CLIMB STAIR ACCESS
PLAN - PLAZA LEVEL
PLAN - GROUND LEVEL
PLAN - BASEMENT LEVEL 1
Reformation designed & crafted using reclaimed materials
In contemporary society, mass-production has influenced individual’s relationship with furniture. The push for cost effective, readily available pieces has altered the perceived value of furniture with the end users often seeking a trend based, short-term turnaround. Through its sculptural and interactive design, Reformation seeks to re-establish the quality and craftsmanship required for highly understood and sustainable product design.
The use of furniture in public spaces is not dictated by the design but by the end user. Whilst the nature of furniture has limitations, the rhythmic variations within the design, allows the end user to manipulate the furniture to suit their needs. As Reformation is not space specific, it does not dictate the behaviour of the end user. The six piece set can be utilised together to encourage collaborative use, but can also be viewed as separate entities and used as individually.
Collaborators: Sophie Armstrong, Mariah Chapman, Jennifer Greatrex,
George Street display
Soho Interiors is a Brisbane based design, decorating and consultancy studio providing expert advice and inspiration to their clients. Soho Interiors offers clients a complete range of interior design services from initial concept through to completion. Servicing residential, commercial and retail clients, Soho Interiors adopts a fresh and tailored approach to enhance the individual character of each project.
Wired : Urban Research Workplaces as human communities
Wired responds to the ever-evolving function & role of the workplace environment as demands, needs, technology & societal attitudes change over time. Situated in an existing office building tenancy located in Brisbane’s CBD, Wired provides a futuristic workplace prototype that addresses the emergent need for connectivity and collaboration in the workplace.
Wired was selected to be presented at Woods Bagot, a global design and consulting firm alongside representatives from Schiavello Furniture, Colliers International & QUT.
2015 Revit, Photoshop
Asia Pacific Design Library
The Queensland State Library and QUT design students collaborated to revitalise the existing Asia Pacific Design Library. The design proposes to transform the under utilised space through sculptural design that layers raw plywood in mass quantities to create a dynamic and topographic interior environment. The refined palette allows for a detailed exploration of form to redefine the spaces function and identity. The design intends to expand the visitor demographic through the provision of engaging facilities that celebrate the Asia Pacific filmic arts and culture.
The conceptual design was selected to be exhibited and presented at Queensland State Library to industry professionals, students and public.
Collaborator: Isabel McDonough
Meat : Waste not, want not Retail Activism
Food waste is a significant environmental, economic and social issue Australia wide. Meat aims to raise awareness of this issue in a creative and social environment. The venue has adopted a ‘tongue to tail’ and ’stem to root’ ethos to promote and encourage a more sustainable approach to fresh produce.
The existing site is located within Brisbane's CBD and operates as an arts & craft store on the ground level and adult entertainment venue on the basement level. The interior design of Meat captures the ethic or repurposing materials, giving new life to disregarded objects. The upstairs tapas bar & lounge offers visitors a more casual hospitality experience, allowing them to sample various ingredients on offer. The adjacent open workshop aims to educate visitors about recycling products and integrating animal and plant produce into arts and design. The workshop classes would offer a rotation of various offerings such as taxidermy, bone carving and leather crafts. Reinvigorated animal products are displayed throughout the establishment to breakdown the farm to shelf mentality. The large void and exposed industrial lift connects the two spaces whilst still creating spatial intrigue and experiences.
The basement restaurant specialises in gourmet food that utilises offal in an innovative and sustainable way. The location of the restaurant in the guts of the site takes advantage of spaces darkness, merging it within the design. The restaurant would also offer a rotation of meat themed menus that utilise the whole animal to encourage and educate visitors about sustainable meat consumption. Meat challenges visitors to consume more consciously and embrace farm produce in more holistically.
2014 AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop
Workplace design proposal for a contemporary law firm.
2015 AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop
"There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – he took the wind for a map, he took the sky for a clock, and he set off with no destination. He was never lost."
- Castles in the sky
2010 OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM Gap Student : Summerfields School
2012 ALABAMA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Student Exchange : University of Alabama
And various local & distant adventures to and far between.