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ALEXIS OMWELA



SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Currently inspired by a book I'm reading called Architecture & Human Rights. It surrounds the idea of becoming a more conscious designer- a humanist vision looking to the future. Something I have always aspired to be with my work.

ALEXIS OMWELA

Bio:

A designer that focuses on architecture. With an aim to develop an enhanced degree of cultural sensitivity, my work is inspired by new approaches that benefit and address the most urgent and globally pervasive problems of our time. A principal theme in my work revolves around creating liveable, sustainable cities/homes of the future. As everyone has a right to a more civil and community sharing urban life; I am looking to create a humanist vision for the future- through architecture.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My exposure to architecture was from a young age. Being surrounded by designers in my family and community drew me into the field. Watching their concepts shape their environment was nothing short of an inspiration for me.

What do you do?

Currently working in a commercial property real estate business. While designing a few projects for my home country Kenya.

What excites you in the work you do?

Every day is an opportunity to learn. In everything I do, I have learnt ways to maximize my knowledge around everything- all while trying to be socially responsible.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Currently inspired by a book I'm reading called Architecture & Human Rights. It surrounds the idea of becoming a more conscious designer- a humanist vision looking to the future. Something I have always aspired to be with my work.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Honestly, I have not reached this point just yet professionally. I continue to aspire to accomplish designing a housing system or way of living that contributes to the environment positively. A new approach to urbanization on a global scale

Featured Project Name: 

Taking Refuge

Featured Project Location: 

Warrnambol, Victoria, Australia

Featured Project Completion Date: 

11/2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

Featured Project Description:

Designing a housing system that integrates and helps the resettlement of immigrants into Australia. This housing project anticipates and responds to changing circumstances by making homes adaptable. 3 types of housing models that expand to allow the user to increase the footprint of their house. The houses are ways that maximize the density of a typical suburb. A soft blend of plot sizes allow for a reduction in space requirements, while allowing them to socialize and identify with each other.

Photography Credit:

AO