FROM BUILDINGS MADE OF FOAM TO BRIDGES COATED IN LED LIGHTS, WE MEET FIVE DESIGNERS WHO ARE DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
Raised in Stockholm, 32-year-old architect Pernilla Ohrstedt first moved to London to take a foundation course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Despite being raised in an “architecture-saturated environment” — both her parents work in the trade — Ohrstedt had yet to decide on her future vocation when she arrived but soon knew that her interests lay in the built environment. “But I wanted to do it in a different way, and I realized schools here let you do that,” she explains. “Possibly you can see that in the way I work; I’m a sort of reluctant architect.”