Architecture is more than just buildings- Published competition entry into Ads for Architecture
Architecture has evolved to more than just the simple construction of buildings, but helps construct the very way in which people move, feel and experience space. It is no longer the architect’s role to simply design buildings of beauty with disregard for neighbouring properties or suburbs, but to in-fact consider the affect of architecture to the greater interconnected whole.
How do buildings affect urban island heat effect in cities, tower wind drafts, vehicular traffic, material weathering, technology, blocked light and the ever growing human population and need for space. The city is a continually evolving organism, which if to be successful needs be maintained and guided in a positive way by those who know how. Architects...
Moloughney Designs seeks to address and answer these questions and create an awareness of the current architects role within society.
This research questions the possible relevance and contemporary adaptation of sacred church geometries into modern life, architectures that can excite and engage the public like great churches of Europe and Islam have done for centuries. Moloughney Designs continues to explore the past in hope of uncovering future designs that once again act as successful civic spaces with an emphasis on public engagement with architecture.
This Hypothetical Research Project explores geometry as a source of knowledge dating back to the pyramids and great churches of Europe. It hosts a multiplicity of meanings and interpretations, capable of communicating with various cultures, religions, mathematicians and scientist’s.
This geometry is not only deeply religious, cultural, mathematical and pure but is oscillating and adaptive; its affects are seen through nature everyday such as nautilus shells, conception, fruits, snowflakes and more. Though it is not only the geometry you can see that conveys meaning; it is the invisible guides and geometry that help shape it. Through medieval times it was believed these geometries to be sacred, healing and deeply religious connecting the heavens with the earth.
Gardens for Change
Garden for Change is a competition entry for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Festival (ranked third place)
The proposal was for an achievable design for the future changing climates of Australia. Utilizing hardy, robust plants which are both drought tolerant, affordable and require little maintenance. They are plants which do not have extensive root systems, suiting the ever decreasing size of the Australian backyard. Often due to increasing urban density in urban areas, creating high costs of land value and slowly removing extensive garden designs from the every day home.
The Garden design itself is low maintenance and references the typical Australian identity of landscape, whilst containing foreign cultural influences such as terracing retaining walls, emulating the terraced rice fields of Asian landscapes. The proposal blurs the lines between landscape and architecture, elevating and connecting the garden to the built environment.