Rachael Henson

Architecture, 2022

My Inspiration for studying a Bachelor of Built Environment (Architecture) flourished from a young age, working with my father who is a carpenter I lost count of the amount of building sites I worked on as a child. We built 2 family houses from slab to my family home, my love for architecture grew because of my family. From this stage of my life, I have a goal to design, build and live in my forever home and I’m halfway there!

My Professional ambition is to open a firm that focuses on self-sustaining government buildings and family homes. I believe that everything has a purpose, and we have the ability to create a more sustainable urban living which is the direction we are going.

I love to travel to different countries to experience different food, environments, and architectural building. I also love pushing myself out of my comfort level and doing new things!

Rachael Henson

Selected Portfolio

Studio 4- Cellulate Dome

Studio 4- Cellulate Dome

The exploded axonometric of the site showing the underground carpark, then ground level and how it’s a only pedestrian zone which clams back the space and people can flock to this central space, and then on the top the proposed landscape to show the park area

Digital Environment- Crescent house

Digital Environment- Crescent house

2nd-year Case study, developing our skills in rhino software we pushed ourselves to explore the limits of Rhino to create an introductory page Plan, Axonametric building & Landscape contours. The site chosen was the crescent house by Shigeru Ban Architects located in South Hakone, Shizuoka, Japan. These images are the final submissions.

Built Environment Technology- House 2

Built Environment Technology- House 2

Built Environment Tech is a subject that pushes your drafting skills to the next level, exploring Australian standards, building codes, standard Materials used in the Architectural Industry & Understanding R-values materials.By completing this subject it created a great understanding of drafting and how houses are put together in reality. As my father is also a carpenter I had the opportunity to explore practical sites and physically interact with how roofs, walls & windows all interact with each other. With these skills, I will be able to understand Architectural drawing and the technical terminology within the Job.

Space, Time, Form-Civic Pavilion

Space, Time, Form-Civic Pavilion

The subject space, time, form, made us develop an external Pavilion that will make city walk more inviting for pedestrians to utilise the space and interact with their surroundings. On-site he had to interact with trees, benches, ornamental artworks, and the roundabout.