About eight years ago, I spent hours measuring the distance between chairs. I was involved in a psychological experiment that aimed to measure perceptual differentials in social status manifested as differences in the physical distance between subjects, between chairs. My introduction to architecture was measured in centimeters.
My resultant design work pays attention to the experience of both physical and perceived space, activating materials and surfaces into meaningful stimuli. As the body navigates space sensuously, I compose relationships between material and space that liberates my work from the singularity of form. Architecture, to me, is a means to activate the entirety of the senses as well as the associations, expectations and memories they evoke. Understanding the impact of context on how people interact shapes my design, giving equal weight to the negative spaces of interactions as the overall object that houses it.