Taking into consideration sustainable design as one of my key features in my work, inclusive of natural materials, my interest also lies in implementing green design as well as re-purposing items and materials that complement the characteristics of an existing site, whilst also adapting an innovative design style and suitable colour palette to enhance the interior scheme. My knowledge of materials and finishes, combined with the understanding of aesthetics, create the atmosphere and mood of an environment to meet the user’s needs.
The design proposal for my final thesis Interior Architecture and Design project is within an existing site, known as Australia Hall, located in the North of the island of Malta. It has a very interesting history and is currently yearning for restoration. It has the potential to generate a functional and creative solution for a new purpose. Its exterior fabric and structure is still intact, except for a ceiling, which experienced a fire in the past, and so this selected site shall only require augmented elements and interventions to allow this site to be the ideal premises for Contemporary Art Space’s Art Gallery venue.
This design proposal is versatile and flexible and aims to ensure a balanced spatial design layout that maximises the given space for the intended gallery. It provides for the dynamism, richness, eclecticism and contemporary nature of the abstract artworks produced and displayed within the site’s interior space, which shall attract distinctive clientele in the art world, as well as the participation of international and local renowned artists.