30864304-97876a50-e52a-4dc4-b60c-0085d161c227-1-00_6544-resnew_RoydClansAutonomousHouse_le

NADINE SAMAHA

Samaha Design and Construction Pty Ltd trading as level architekture>konstruckt

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

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Everything that surrounds me as nature, context, history, culture, art, climate, community, family.. Everything that I aspires to as patterns in nature, travels, conversations and collaborations.

NADINE SAMAHA

Bio:

Practicing architect, Environmental Sustainable Design lecturer, chair of the Sustainable Architecture Forum at the Australian Institute of Architects, and founder member of Rewilding Stonnington. I am passionate about pushing the biophilic design boundaries in architecture, regenerating our environment, and empowering the new generation with tools to mitigate climate change. Based in Melbourne/Wurundjeri Country

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

I wanted to study landscaping and Architecture was the path to it. I fell in love with the ecological, the urban design and the regenerative design aspect that the built environment could contribute to nature and not the other way around.

What do you do?

I am a practicing architect, ESD Lecturer, regenerative and sustainable advocate and just started a PhD on Biophilic Design. I love designing and empowering others with tools to create a regenerative, sustainable and biophilic built environment

What excites you in the work you do?

The gratitude of everyone who felt empowered by my lectures and passion to address climate change whether in the built environment or in rewilding urban areas. Pushing the boundaries in design and construction for a better way of future living.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Everything that surrounds me as nature, context, history, culture, art, climate, community, family.. Everything that I aspires to as patterns in nature, travels, conversations and collaborations.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

When Clients are delighted by my architectural biophilic designs When students are really inspired by my lectures to create more sustainable built environments Becoming a fellow of the AIA Being part of an environmental local group

Featured Project Name: 

Royd Clan's Autonomous House

Featured Project Location: 

Ceres, Geelong

Featured Project Completion Date: 

17/06/2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

Featured Project Description:

The concept was inspired by the aspirations of the clients and the environmental context. The giant pavilions emulate the existing boulders and enjoys 360 degrees views of the Barabool Hills and the 1880's house ruins. They reflect indirectly the Bool giants that according to legend lived in Ceres. This playful cluster design of pavilions maximized the North orientation, disrupted the wind turbulence on the hill, and integrated biophically with the surrounding landscape.

Photography Credit:

John Gollings