4. What would you say most motivates you to do what you do? Who inspires you?
I am motivated by a desire to tackle the major issues confronting our generation. Issues such as climate change and inequality are pressing and immediate concerns. I am motivated to explore how society and its buildings will respond to these factors.
I find the work of the postmodern architects particularly inspiring. I particularly enjoy the works by Robert Venturi and his wife, Denise Scott Brown, as well as books written by Bernard Tschumi. The post-modern era explores some interesting ideas for what architecture can be.
5. Please share with us an interesting and lesser-known fact about yourself.
I enjoy painting; it was one of my first art mediums that I explored with, and it really taught me the importance of patience and perseverance.
6. What are your goals/plans after you graduate? How might you want to give back to the design sector/community?
After I graduate, I hope to work at a transdisciplinary design practice that constantly pushes the boundaries of design.
As a student who has previously studied in London, I feel that there are many good ideas in education that can be shared here in Singapore. Hopefully I can have opportunities to share my experiences and create new initiatives through lessons I have learnt overseas for the design community in Singapore.