We are delighted to have Sara Gioiella as part of our Edinburgh team at Kettle Collective. Sara graduated from the University of Strathclyde in MArch/PGDip in Advanced Architectural Design.
Here she tells us a little bit about herself and shares some of her previous work.
KC: Did you always want to be an Architectural Designer?
SG: I have always been eager to learn about new approaches to art and design. Initially, I was mainly drawn to architecture for its artistic expression, but as my academic career progressed, my perspective on the built environment has broadened and I grew more intrigued by its sociological and sustainable aspects.
KC: Where is your favourite place you have been?
SG: I don't really have a favourite location because I always enjoy discovering and exploring new places, but I do love the sea. I grew up near water (Genoa), and I believe that no matter where I am in the world, the sea always gives me peace and a sense of home.
KC: Which city do you most admire for its architecture?
SG: British Columbia's Vancouver (The city of mirrors). I adore this city because of its beautiful architecture and because it showcases an amazing harmony between the built and natural environments, interacting subtly and sustainably with the stunning features of the natural surroundings.
KC: Are you reading any interesting books at the moment?
SG: A book I have been reading recently is called "The society of performance," and it provides an interesting reflection of the world in which we live in terms of appearances and individual worth, in relation to productivity and setting standards set by modern society.
Pictured is a project of Saras from her time at the University of Strathclyde.
Sara's shows us her SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY OMA GLASGOW. "This brings a new vitality to the community of Anderston, offering safe, green public spaces as well as a variety of specific educational, fun activities"
For a look at more detailed CVs from our team, please visit our team page