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XIAOYING LIU

Plus Architecture, Melbourne

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

Who or what inspires you professionally?

How humans interact with architecture. We need to understand how human beings and their cultures shape the built environment, and vice versa. The relationships with buildings, spaces and people are always inspiring.

XIAOYING LIU

Bio:

With 7 years of experience in the architectural profession accumulated from projects across both Australia and China, Xiao has been instrumental in the delivery of design concepts for different types of projects at Plus. With the passion to design, Xiao aims to design spaces that enhance the user experience and reflect their core values and ideals. She believes that great design should focus on the lifestyle of the end user and how people experience place and how place affects them.

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

I’ve always been interested in different forms of art, and certainly architecture is one of them. Studying architecture really opened my eyes and mind, so I decided to pursue architecture after completed the Master of Architecture.

What do you do?

From sketches, drawings, and models to the delivery of the real buildings, I’m learning different aspects of architecture every day. I collaborate with my colleagues as well as people from other professions to achieve a collective goal.

What excites you in the work you do?

We are looking at problems from many perspectives, the journey of the design process teaches us to think outside of the box, to be creative, to solve a problem in different ways, which can be applied to finding a solution to anything.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

How humans interact with architecture. We need to understand how human beings and their cultures shape the built environment, and vice versa. The relationships with buildings, spaces and people are always inspiring.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Seeing the building I’ve worked on being built is definitely an accomplishment for me. It’s a feeling of satisfaction when you’re involved in a project from the start to the end.

Featured Project Name: 

Elements, Brunswick – Carbon Neutral Living

Featured Project Location: 

278 -282 Barkly St, Brunswick

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2024 TBC

Role in Featured Project: 

2ic - Working on TP RFIs from council and preparing the marketing package

Featured Project Description:

The overall design references the surrounding rhythm and scale of typical Brunswick architecture, creating a sense of familiarity whilst the street wall and canopy reminiscent of an industrial tilt up garage door acts as a connection between its industrial past and present. A highly considered design that benefit those who live there and the surrounding community, Elements is Plus Architecture’s first carbon neutral residential project with sustainability at the forefront of its design ethos.

Photography Credit:

Render by Urban Angles/ Images by Erica Chen