Photography. I'm viewing things from a different perspective, physically and metaphorically. I can see things in a whole new light, and a fresh perspective and have a more open attitude to the world.
Firstly, I joined this competition knowing that not everyone will win. However, I enter the competition with the mindset that even if I don't win any awards, I am still able to benefit from the experience in job applications and interviews. The most important thing to me was that this competition journey and the process rather than the endpoint. So whatever the outcome was going to be, I wanted to just focus on what experience I'll gain at the end of the day and keep improving.
The impact on the environment was the inspiration in my design. With the increase in the environment impact in recent years, I hope that through my design in the competition, I am able to inspire more to take on the sustainability in design. As interior designers and architect are the designers of the environment we live in, more designs should be led by sustainable and biophilic principles in order to aid the environment and ourselves.
Most of the time during the competition, I was encountering challenges in the rendering, where the placement of lighting and changes were all quite tedious, but overall with the learning point, I did conquer it with the support of my endurance and dedication to finish the full bathroom that I desired to achieve in the end.
One advice to other student competition joiners is no matter what the outcome will be, always believe in themselves and enjoy the process. They never know what the outcome will be and who knows, they might be able to do well in the competition. Most importantly, give ourselves a chance and don't close the doors on such good opportunities.
I was quite shock when I learned that I am a National Award Finalist. I did not expect myself to be the National Award Finalist. Although I know that there will be more rounds of evaluations, I am very grateful and proud to be given the chance as one of the National Award Finalist.