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


7. the school beneath the hills

view from within solar well

2019 y3 s2

            the idea of creating a new topography, of raising the existing green open landscape to wrap around and over the school, gradually morphed into the vision of creating a safe haven beneath the hills. this was coupled with the need for protection and introversion on the western face (with negative space / void as the tool) versus reaction and extroversion on the eastern face (with positive space as the tool).

the forms which developed from this concept were organic and derived from this imagined topography, while always seeking to create a quasi-biological meshwork of physical and visual links to foster a sense of community within the school.

school masterplan

initial sketches & development

cluster ground floor plan

cluster first floor plan

cluster second floor plan

section & detail

western elevation facing central  playspace

eastern elevation facing central  playspace

 eastern ‘front’ elevation facing street

central outdoor playspace

terrace spaces

classroom interior

classroom detail

physical model

final presentation