17 Dec Wannabe Architect to Hit Hong Kong
I go by the name Emma and have just had my 22nd birthday. I come from the land really far down under aka NZ and I am an Architecture student (minoring in Law) heading in to my third year of study at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Australia. In my free time you will find me somewhere outdoors and preferably by the water, anything from training for Rowing, going for walks along the beach, sunbathing by the pool, and hanging out with friends.
Having now lived in 5 Cities and 3 countries and been fortunate enough to travel to numerous cities and countries around the world, it is no surprise that I have developed a love and appreciation for the world of Architecture. The share scale, design and construction of buildings and homes seen near and far always probed for more questions of whom, how, why and when. This exploration naturally led to the desire of contributing and expressing my own ideas and views architecturally.
I have always found excitement in travelling to new cities and seeing how the city itself worked, the common building structures, building designs, materials used, the history of the city and the cultural atmosphere. This excitement is no different to the one I am currently feeling around the move to Hong Kong for a one month Internship.
With the challenging conditions the world now faces around the desire to create livable cities focused around easy access to the city centres, Architects have been forced to start thinking further outside of the box to come up with ideas that challenge the concept of space whilst still achieving a desirable living situation that is aesthetically pleasing. Hong Kong is a city, which challenges these ideas everyday and as a result being one of the worlds finest examples contemporary architecture. So to be able to be at the forefront of it all whilst interning in Hong Kong is going to be an out of the world experience.
Applying the finishing touches to a house is an exciting stage within the construction process and one, which directly relates to my real life situation of this Internship. I plan to use my internship experience in Hong Kong as another stepping-stone in to my understanding of Architecture and application towards becoming a registered architect. Allowing this experience in Hong Kong to really push me outside of my comfort zone and prepare me for my final year of Undergrad Architectural School, whilst being in an environment where I get to meet amazing new people from all over the globe. I CANNOT WAIT!