Saturday, 30 April 2016

An Architect's Space

The brief invites us to submit innovative proposals to rethink the workspace of an Architect. To propose projects that address the Architect's Vision of his or her ideal inspiration and working space.
My response to that is more pragmatic. Although it says "ideal inspiration and working space", I believe in most cases that would come later in the lifetime of a practice.
The start up costs and time limitations may put the design of one's own workspace further down on the list of priorities.
I started by looking at the processes within a practice and the necessities in order to design.

After looking at the above practices, I identified equipment and activities that are needed or take place within the practice and then categorised these into whether they are group or solitary acts. 

My next step was to prioritise the  equipment or activities, in terms of whether they were a necessity or a luxury depending on the size of the practice.

Below is a short animation of the spatial studies process.

I used the priorities of space and spatial studies to  create a building envelope that can grow with the business, starting out small, simple and utilitarian progressing to a large, complex and more bespoke building.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Graduated XD

After three years of Architecture degree I have Graduated XD

Third year work- Fruit Market - Theatre

This project outlines the my main project of third year which was to master plan an an area of Hull called The Fruit Market then go into more detail on a specific building in my case this was a theatre. I started with analysing the site and the surrounding context.

The sites main assets are its Arts and cultural buildings and events. With little crime and abandoned buildings this cultural background is a basis for the sites regeneration and master plan that will fit in well with the events of Hull City of culture 2017.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

RIBA Sterling Prize Shortlist 2014

The nominees have been shortlisted down to the final few, competing for the most prestigous prize in Architecture. Many of the nominees are of International fame not only known too those who study, read or take an interest architecture but by the masses. Here are the shortlisted buildings and their designers;

  • Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins,

  •  Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo,

  •  London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects,

  •  London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop,

  •  London School of Economics - Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects

  •  Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.