Sound Concepts

parametric modeling application


Natasha Perkins

School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


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A Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Natasha holds a Master of Technology in Product Development and has extensive experience designing in the interior architecture and industrial design sectors. Perkins' Sound Concepts research programme developed and tested 3D acoustic forms for use in various spaces. A key objective for this on-going research is to create environmental solutions through design inquiry that challenge the notions of traditional acoustic treatments within interior spaces. One of these acoustic designs won an international Red Dot Award in 2010. She has also exhibited prototypes at the Milan Furniture Fair and Japan in 2010 and 2014 at Tokyo Designers Week. Natasha is of Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui descent.

Raul John De Guzman

Research Assistant, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

John is a recent graduate of Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Engineering, Honours, majoring in Software Engineering. He worked as a research assistant and software developer for the Sound Concepts Platform project while developing his portfolio submission for a Masters in Design Technology. John specialises as a front-end web developer, lending weighty consideration to the user interface design in the applications he makes. His passions lie within both software development and art where he strives to bridge the two worlds of technicality and creativity throughout his work. Outside of web development, he enjoys painting and exhibits work on occasion.