Architecture first pulled me in by pulling me out of my head. It pushes me to be aware of how I experience and relate to the world around me. It poses questions and problems that I feel motivated to explore and answer.
Having grown up in Bali, in a house open to nature, on an island where nature has an inescapable presence, I have a great respect for the natural environment and a feeling of responsibility towards it. Architecture has a powerful impact on the environments in which we exist, from the natural to the psychological. I seek to contribute to spaces for people and communities, for the environment and its processes, and for the passage of time during which buildings are both influencing and influenced. I do what I do both on and off work, to learn thinking, working, making, living and being processes that can help me achieve this goal.
Current sources of excitement: rocks, moving (anything from running to traveling to cycling), the reemergence of mountains on the horizon, viewing the world from different heights and angles and the reminder of how small we are when standing by a large body of water.