susannah farrugia


  1. il-ġebla 
  2. somewhere in the mediterranean
  3. backpacking south east asia: coming soon
  4. ongoing travelogue
  5. commissions


  1. the architecture of inhabitation
  2. a living city: co-creating our human habitat
  3. the magic of temporality & fleetingness
  4. the network of resources
  5. the garden as therapy
  6. rituals in rock & clay
  7. the school beneath the hills
  8. contemporary boathouse 
  9. valletta power station
  10. lab / prototype
  11. matter make
  12. playscape


  1. eros in transgression @ re:easa
  2. cairn @ easa tourist
  3. day night day night day
  4. skalda


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susannah is a maltese architectural designer who graduated from the university of malta with a special interest in social architecture, spatial agency & inhabitation.

in her photography, she shoots a mix of 35mm film & digital.

susannah enjoys travelling but is just as happy exploring her homeland. a collector of rocks, books, vinyl & dried flowers, her other interests include hiking & cooking (but more so eating).

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© 2020-2024 susannah farrugia


6. rituals in rock & clay


2019 y3 s1

           an underground ritualistic escape in the heart of valletta. the concept for this basement spa revolved around the grounding feeling of descending into the solid rock and the tantalising interaction between existing limestone and inserted concrete. 

the spa ritual was envisioned in the following steps: 
initiaion by undressing while slowly descending the spiral staircase 
purifying by showering under stalactite like rocks with cleansing properties
grounding by experiencing a clay rub from an overflowing altar
a second purifying shower to remove clay
and finally soaking in a mineral water bath 

sketches for spiral staircase & stone slab shower

sketches for overflowing clay altar

sketches for mineral water bath