FRANSHESKA REVILLA

Studio Shess

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Puerto Rico Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

History, culture, experience and emotions are the main elements that inspires me to think, design and transform a space / product. I am seduced by The Campana Brothers approach. They instill human dignity by encouraging to search your own identity.

Fransheska Revilla

Bio:

Fransheska Revilla is a Designer with deep commitment to research, investigation and concept development. Her emphasis on spatial dynamics and materiality exploration, distinctively generates space dialogue, synergy and functionality. Her goal is to ask the right questions, to listen intently and to act effectively to find the design solutions that achieve a delightful experience, protecting public health, life safety and well-being of the users. MS Interior Design - Pratt Institute, N.Y.

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

As a teenager my family made an expansion to our house without hiring a design professional. It didn’t feel right, to me every decision was so wrong. Adjacencies, blocking natural light-views...I decided to understand the why and solve the problem.

 

What do you do?

I have worked in a variety of design sectors in- cluding hospitality, high-end residential, science and tech, fashion retail, and higher education. Currently, I am developing-designing a sustain- able furniture collection through an upcycling initiative.

What excites you in the work you do?

As a core, when design has profound impact, prioritize human needs and put people first it satisfies my values and consciousness. The trans- formation from nothing to something excites me.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

History, culture, experience and emotions are the main elements that inspires me to think, design and transform a space / product. I am seduced by The Campana Brothers approach. They instill human dignity by encouraging to search your own identity.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The creation of a Design Internship Program for design students at Undergraduate level in San Juan, P.R. in 2010. The opportunity to give back to the new generation, become a vehicle for devel- opment and change was a very rewarding experi- ence for me.

Featured Project Name: 

Music in Three Dimensional Form: A Cultural Hub For The Education And Preservation of Pueto Rico

 

Featured Project Location: 

City Island - Bronx, New York

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

May 2015

Role in Featured Project: 

Research & Investigation, Concept, Programming, Design, Project Coordination, Visualization

Featured Project Description:

This thesis project strived to create a fresh approach to educational experience through the design of a cultural hub for the performing arts. The central idea was to design a space using vernacular elements to link the Nuyorican community to their Puerto Rican heritage. To establish this link, this investigation demonstrated how the atmosphere of an interior space draw from vernacular elements (music as a methodology to create spaces, program and materiality) to express cultural identity.

Photography Credit:

Digital Renderings by Fransheska Revilla

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