Marney Burns

2036

Currently completing a double degree of Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Bachelor of Built Environment [Architecture] at the University of Canberra.

I have a passion for reimagining or innovatively repurposing spaces, which may have been influenced by some of my childhood homes included a converted Drill Hall and an old church. I’m interested in how the atmosphere, character and feeling of a space influences the way in which we occupy, function, and behave within it.

To give a space a soul, the senses need to be hit up. Design is more than what it looks it, but how it feels to the touch and in the heart; what does the materiality smell like or sound like underfoot; what’s the flavour; the song; the dance. It’s what brings the space alive. I believe functionality needs to fit use, whereby at the centre of design is the individual, ensuring the human experience is prioritised, understood, and implemented.

Marney Burns
Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Beneath the Beauty Garden situates an opulent, monolithic cave where glimpses of Monaro Malls mid-century modern origins are found within furnishings, features and fittings.

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Modular walls are placed throughout the retail space, giving independence to brands and the opportunity to design their own space. The tenancy is periodically changing, giving consumers a new reason to visit.

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

The concept of the space aims to create an experience for the consumer beyond one that is retail focused. Introduces technology in the form of interactive exhibitions, where art and science amalgamate and are presented through the medium of technology.

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Interior Architecture Grad Studio | Monaro Mall Tech Centre

Brass detailing snakes along the ceiling and wraps around walls. Inspired to create a space beyond the earth's surface, where garden roots sprawl and gold is found. Introducing sophisticated tactility by adding a mixture of textures - rough stone surfaces paired with smooth brass partitions.