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Esme Barnes

Master of Architecture (Part II), MArch

About me

During my architectural l journey, I have had the opportunity to develop my creative and critical thinking abilities, in addition to strengthening communication and presentation skills. I can demonstrate I am proficiently able to draft detailed drawings, virtual models and presentation materials.
With 18 months project experience in design teams working as an Architectural Assistant, I have become adept at working under pressure in fast moving environments and effectively multitasking diverse projects. I am capable leading client meetings, developing early design concepts and considering viability of construction, whilst communicating with other consultants. I’m highly capable of being an integral member of a team, with an enthusiasm for new challenges and a willingness to learn.

Nature’s place: Health & Healing Hub, within the city of Rotterdam. Much evidence demonstrates that living alongside nature and its rhythms increases our wellbeing. Wholeness and rootedness of body and mind can be found in our relationship with nature; we find resonance with it when removed from the superficial constructs that bombard our lives.

The Retreat facilitates seclusion, contemplation, meditation & rest. Public ‘interactive’ places for connecting with others are provided within the Community & Education Hubs, aiming to enhance both personal growth and a renewal of community through a restored sense of pride and collective inspiration.

Roofplan - Katendrecht, Rotterdam

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Retreat - Floorplans, Section & Elevation

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Community & Education - Floorplans & Elevations

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Point of Arrival - view of Retreat & Cycle Path from East

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Education Hub - R&D Lab: Essences, Tinctures & Essential Oils + Hydroponics

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Community Hub - Fitness, Sound Therapy & Yoga Studios + Studio Rooftop Garden

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Retreat - Hydrotherapy Suite

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Community Library - Health & Wellness Study Area

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Community Canteen - Cafe seating + Coffee Bar

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Katendrecht Site Model

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Keywords: Architectural Designer, Presentation & Communication Skills, 3D Modelling, Hand sketching, Model Making, Visualisation, Community Design, Biophilic Design, Nature's Place


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