I am a recent MArch graduate from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Moving here from Italy where during high school I had the opportunity to get experience with technical drawings and a keen interest in designing. What has always been interesting to me is the importance of our role as designers to cerate the best possible solutions for the users of the spaces we create. In recent years I have been drawn to the importance of lighting and well-being and how we can improve on the built environment and the direct effect this has on our well-being. My interest is on the various factors that have a direct effect on us as users, from colour to lighting conditions and air quality which can be improved with the adoption within the construction industry of more sustainable and locally sourced materials. 

 

What inspired you to create your proposal?

What inspired me to create my project was the need of the town for a place where the locals could come together and enjoy a wide variety of activities both indoor and outdoor. In particular the boat-house, considering the close relationship of the town with the sea over the centuries. *What is your best memory of the M.Arch course? My best memory of the March course is the opportunity to work closely with my course mates and the constant feedback and suggestions we were able to give one another 

 

What is your architectural philosophy? 

In my opinion, architecture reflects the society we live in. In a world were the well-being of everyone has gained more importance on a number of levels, architecture should reflect the same principle and the built environment should be designed to improve the well-being of the users of the particular space. This principle can be reflected by the use of sustainable materials to help heal our environment as well as our cities.

 

 Why did you choose to study architecture?

I chose to study architecture because I have always had a keen interest for historic and modern buildings and coming from Italy I grew up with some incredible examples from Vicenza, Verona and Venice. From here my interest grew into the importance of architecture for the present and future of our society.

 

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

In five years’ time I hope to have had gained enough experience and completed my Part 3 while working within a firm that shares my same interest for sustainable and considerate architecture. 

 

Who inspired you to become an architect?

The main reason that lead me to become and architect in related to the wide variety of books I have always had in my home related to architecture and particularly looking at Renzo Piano’s work. 

 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The most challenging part of my project was trying to create a space which that does exist at the moment in the area and is of a much larger scale in relation to the rest of the town, while also retaining the heritage and relationship with the rest of Stromness.

Daniel Mattioli

Unit Two

2020

I am a recent MArch graduate from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Moving here from Italy where during high school I had the opportunity to get experience with technical drawings and a keen interest in designing. What has always been interesting to me is the importance of our role as designers to cerate the best possible solutions for the users of the spaces we create. In recent years I have been drawn to the importance of lighting and well-being and how we can improve on the built environment and the direct effect this has on our well-being. My interest is on the various factors that have a direct effect on us as users, from colour to lighting conditions and air quality which can be improved with the adoption within the construction industry of more sustainable and locally sourced materials. 

 

What inspired you to create your proposal?

What inspired me to create my project was the need of the town for a place where the locals could come together and enjoy a wide variety of activities both indoor and outdoor. In particular the boat-house, considering the close relationship of the town with the sea over the centuries. *What is your best memory of the M.Arch course? My best memory of the March course is the opportunity to work closely with my course mates and the constant feedback and suggestions we were able to give one another 

 

What is your architectural philosophy? 

In my opinion, architecture reflects the society we live in. In a world were the well-being of everyone has gained more importance on a number of levels, architecture should reflect the same principle and the built environment should be designed to improve the well-being of the users of the particular space. This principle can be reflected by the use of sustainable materials to help heal our environment as well as our cities.

 

 Why did you choose to study architecture?

I chose to study architecture because I have always had a keen interest for historic and modern buildings and coming from Italy I grew up with some incredible examples from Vicenza, Verona and Venice. From here my interest grew into the importance of architecture for the present and future of our society.

 

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

In five years’ time I hope to have had gained enough experience and completed my Part 3 while working within a firm that shares my same interest for sustainable and considerate architecture. 

 

Who inspired you to become an architect?

The main reason that lead me to become and architect in related to the wide variety of books I have always had in my home related to architecture and particularly looking at Renzo Piano’s work. 

 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The most challenging part of my project was trying to create a space which that does exist at the moment in the area and is of a much larger scale in relation to the rest of the town, while also retaining the heritage and relationship with the rest of Stromness.

Daniel Mattioli

Unit Two

2020