Jemima Ashton-Harris: “I enjoy how multi-disciplinary architecture can be. It gives you the opportunity to communicate with a range of disciplines in order to bring the strands of a project together.”
Jemima Ashton-Harris is Studio Anyo’s interior designer. She lived in Berlin and moved to the UK to pursue her studies at the University of Nottingham and later at Central Saint Martins. She’s passionate about her every endeavour and strives to excel in her profession. She enjoys running and cycling to keep herself physically fit and loves to draw during her spare time.
What are you working on now?
iQ Student Accommodation, Nottingham – Interior Design – I have been working with Giulia to design the interiors for the communal spaces. And I enjoy every bit of it.
What do you love about architecture?
I enjoy how multi-disciplinary architecture can be. It gives you the opportunity to communicate with a range of disciplines in order to bring the strands of a project together. Additionally, it has given me the chance to bring a variety of skillsets into my work, such as mapping, social engagement, and animation.
What’s your favourite building?
Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin is my favourite space. It is an ex-airfield. When Tempelhof airport closed, Berliners voted to decide the fate of the field, choosing to keep it as an open, green space for public use. Designed for use by aeroplanes, it is now solely occupied by people, which is what makes it such an incredible landscape to spend time in. It is enjoyed by runners, cyclists, rollerbladers, etc. as well as space for BBQs and allotments. The field and the adjacent airport terminal building carry a very rich & interesting history.
I lived next to Tempelhofer Feld for a year and now back in London, I’ve realised how unique it is to have such a vast public park in the centre of the city. It really reflects the spirit of Berlin.
What’s the best project you have worked on?
Echo Hotel – When I first joined Anyo in 2016, we worked on this competition bid. The whole Anyo team joint forces and we had a lot of fun with the designs. I worked on the model, but what I really enjoyed about this project was the collaboration.
Where are you from?
What are you reading?
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
What are you watching?
The Queen’s Gambit
Running, cycling, life drawing, portrait drawing
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