Emily Lim

Architecture, 2022

As a child, first learning all there is to know about the world, my parents told me I liked to solve problems. At that age, I had loved that feeling of accomplishment until I received my first creative art task.

Before discovering the field of architecture, I had explored almost every other field of art and design: landscape, abstract, portrait, still art in different mediums. Textiles, woodworks, metal works, graphic design, photography, event styling, floristry, cake d├ęcor, but I could never hold on to one for long. Then came interior design, environmental and landscape design, and architecture. Architecture challenged me the most. However, it was not until one of the last assignments I received in college that I grew to love Architecture.

From the beginning, I had always designed for me however, the assignment altered my perspective. We were required to research and construct two model houses; one that would bring positive emotions and one that would have a negative effect. I had not realized how buildings could affect the way we live, our mood and our behavior until that assignment. We spend most of our lives in buildings and through architecture, you can influence the way people live their lives for the better. That was my new reason for wanting to become an architect. To have the chance to make people feel and bring just that little bit of happiness to people in their busy lives.

I am currently studying a double degree in the Bachelor of Built Environment (Architecture) and the Bachelor of Built Environment (Interior Architecture). I find myself drawn to architectural works that follow a theme of any kind, and how spaces connect to the public realm with fluid flowing circulation.

If I am not in the architecture studio, you will probably find me at a dance studio, either dancing or teaching the younger ages. I am the girl who dances to the music in her head and fights to place her creative imprint in the world in hopes of making it a happier place!

I'm looking for a job.

Emily Lim

Selected Portfolio

Program Pods - Graduation Studio

Program Pods - Graduation Studio

A Catalyst Space of Futuristic Program Pods Carved from the Site to encompass a sunken performance court.

Alignment - Site Plan

Alignment - Site Plan

Circular Alignment from Bailey's Corner and The Magistrates Court. Diamond Alignment from Petrie Plaza, East Row, and the Sydney Building

Elements - Exploded Axonometric

Elements - Exploded Axonometric

The Pods are open aired spaces that divide the program of the site within them. They provide a protective enclosure around the main circulation space and invite the public realm into the catalyst space.

Perspective - Section

Perspective - Section