MEET THE TEAM: JAMIE ROBINSON21st February 2022
Q1: What made you want to work within architecture?
Studying Interaction Design at the Glasgow School of Art; I am interested in real world application of new media technologies.
The architecture industry is forward thinking in approach and is willing to adopt new technologies to aid the design process.
At the practice, we are embracing some of these new media techniques, to help imagine our designs. Such as life-like renders, animations, real-time walk throughs and eventually maybe even VR.
Q2: What has been your favourite project at TRA and why?
Previously we had used visualisations as a marketing tool to showcase projects before their completion. The Scottish Arts and Crafts Extension was the first project where visualisations were used early on and became an intrinsic part of the design process. I enjoyed working directly with our architects and the client during the design stage.
Q3: What’s your favourite building and why?
Philips Pavilion by Iannis Xenakis of the Le Corbusier office, built for the Expo ’58 in Brussels.
Xenakis is not only one of my favourite architects but also composers and creative thinkers. Just like how his music was very process orientated, this building is a systematic modulation of materials and physics. Bringing his engineering background into this design, utilising novel phenomena like minimum stress behaviour of tensile structure modelling.
Inspired by abstract thinking of contemporary composers such as Varese, he was already questioning the essentialist rectilinear forms of modernism. The work he did in the Le Corbusier office was ahead of its time. If he was practicing today, I believe he would embrace computational and parametric design to evoke serendipity.
Find out more about Jamie here: Jamie Robinson