Clement Luk Laurencio
Of Filipino origins, Laurencio was born in France where he is currently based. He received his B.Arch ARB/RIBA Part 1 from the University of Nottingham (UK) and his M.Arch ARB/RIBA Part 2 from the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York and has also worked in Geneva, Switzerland.
Now, Laurencio works as a Visiting Critic (mainly for the University of Nottingham), and has been an Invited Critic for schools such as the Pratt Institute (New York) and Ravensbourne University London. He also furthers his drawing practice, Drawing (Spatial) Fictions, where his works have won numerous international architectural drawing competitions (DOTY ’20 and Architecture Drawing Prize ’20) and have appeared in galleries and printed publications worldwide. He injects his strong belief in the human-centric approach at the heart of the practice’s Scandinavian design principles into each of his projects.
Laurencio is interested in the intangible qualities of space. His spatial fictions explore and reveal the atmosphere, emotion, and poetic nature of place. Each drawing (or series of drawings) is imbued with its own story; a narrative which breathes life into the architecture and arouses the viewer’s imagination.
The drawings and accompanying stories are spatial fictions which do not end at the edge of the paper: the viewer’s interpretation and imagination opens up new internal narratives. His drawings are frozen daydreams, waiting for the viewer to dwell within them.