BA (Hons) Interior Design and Architecture graduates have been talking to AUB after their London Summer Shows. Here Beth Blomfield discusses her work
Can you tell me about your work?
My project is about urban residential communities for families. It’s about rethinking how families could live in the city, so instead of high rises and buildings that don’t encourage social interaction between families, it’s about designing a complex where families can interact. It’s about people who are in a similar stage of their lives interacting and coming together. I’m very inspired by projects that make a difference to people and that inspire to make change. This is almost a model that could be used in other buildings.
Can you tell me a little about your time at AUB?
At the start I was more into fine art, painting, drawing – I didn’t know any computer programmes at all. Over the course I’ve really picked up using CAD and other programmes and have really been experimenting. I’ve just practised and practised. The help from my fellow pupils and colleagues has really made me get better and better. The reason I chose AUB was for the creative community, everyone’s very like-minded and that inspires you. Everyone I live with is on a different course, illustration, textiles – you can really bounce ideas off each other and it really helps you.
What do you plan to do now you’ve finished?
I’m going to take a bit of time and then start applying for jobs. I’m leaving tomorrow to help with an orangutan conservation project for two weeks.
Find out more about BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at AUB.