Saturday, 23 June 2012

The RIBA Stirling Prize longlist announced

The longlist for one of the most prestigeous awards in British architecture has been anounced, The RIBA Stirling prize. This is the architecture version of the Booker and Turner prize. The winner for the last two years was Zaha Hadid for her MAXXI National museum of arts Rome and the Evelyn Grace School London.

The 50 buildings that have made the longlist are:

SCOTLANDNational Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - Gareth Hoskins Architects
Bogbain Mill, Maryburgh - Rural Design
Dundee Council Civic Office, Dundee - Reiach and Hall Architects
Maggie’s Gartnavel , Glasgow – OMA
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh - Page/Park Architects
Glenariffe House, Glens of Antrim - McGarry-Moon Architects
Lyric Theatre, Belfast - O’Donnell + Tuomey
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast - Todd Architects
Rear Extension to 109 Osborne Park, Belfast - Ard (Ciaran Mackel) Architects
Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough - Medical Architecture
Toffee Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne - xsite architecture
Brockholes Visitor Centre, Lancashire - Adam Khan Architects
Festival House, Blackpool - dRMM Architects
North House, Bowden - Roger Stephenson Architects
Kirk Balk Community College, Barnsley - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Saxton, Leeds - Union North
The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield - David Chipperfield Architects
Maggie’s South West Wales with Garber & James, Swansea - Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff - BFLS
BFI Master Film Store, Warwickshire - Edward Cullinan Architects
Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre, Lincolnshire - Jonathan Hendry Architects
Easton Neston Estate, Northamptonshire - Ptolemy Dean Architects
Loughborough Design School, Loughborough - Burwell Deakins Architects
Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre & Assembly Hall, Essex - Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture
Royal Veterinary College Student Village, Hatfield - Hawkins\Brown
The Dune House, Suffolk - Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects & Mole Architects
The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge - Stanton Williams
Private House, Gloucestershire - Found Associates
The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care, Bath - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
The Holburne Museum, Bath - Eric Parry Architects
The Triangle, Swindon - Glenn Howells Architects
Garsington Opera Pavilion, High Wycombe - Snell Associates
The Shulman Auditorium, Oxford - Berman Guedes Stretton
Student Accommodation, Somerville College, Oxford - Niall McLaughlin Architects
McLaren Production Centre, Surrey - Foster + Partners
Turner Contemporary, Kent - David Chipperfield Architects
14 St George Street and 50 New Bond Street, London W1S - Eric Parry Architects
Exhibition Road, London SW7 - Dixon Jones
Dalling Road, Carmichael, London - Hayhurst and Co. in collaboration with Lucy
Peabody Avenue, Pimlico, London SW1V - Haworth Tompkins
The St. Paul’s Centre at St. Paul’s Church, London W6 - Richard Griffiths Architects
The Hurlingham Club Outdoor Pool, London SW6 - David Morley Architects
Kings Grove, London SE15 - Duggan Morris Architects
White Cube, Bermondsey, London SE1 - Casper Mueller Kneer Architects
Hackney Marshes Centre, London E9 - Stanton Williams
London Olympic Stadium, London E20 – POPULOUS
New Court, London EC4N - OMA with Allies and Morrison
St. Pancras Chambers, London NW1 - RHWL Architects with Richard Griffiths Architects
Henrietta Barnett School, London NW11 - Hopkins Architects
University of the Arts London Campus, Central Saint Martins, London N1C - Stanton Williams

The 9 of the buildings in the EU that are also on the longlist are:

PJ Carroll’s Factory, Dundalk, Ireland - Scott Tallon Walker architects
Wexford County Council Headquarters, Wexford, Ireland - Robin Lee Architecture
Solid 11, Amsterdam - Tony Fretton Architects
Las Arenas, Barcelona, Spain - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain - Idom UK
H27D, Constance, Germany - Kraus Schoenberg Architects
maison L, Yvelines, France – architecturespossibles
Centre Pompidou- Metz, Metz, France - Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastine Architectes with Gumuchdjian Architects
FCN 2009, Portelle, Italy - M Guiseppina Grasso Cannizzo

The Winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize Award will be anounced on the 13th October. Good luck to all participants.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Titivation of sketchbook work

Today and the rest of the time we have left I am spending on my sketchbooks. I shall neaten and improve titles pieces of text adding more detail into sketches and working diagrams. Hopefully this will help higher my grades.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Lighting my piece

Now i am nearing the finish i have looked at lighting my piece for the final show. As my piece is essentially an illusion the lighting is very important. To bring these different frames to look like the are on the same plane i need to have equal lighting over the structure.

uneven lighting = differing depth of fields

even lighting = same depth of field

The lighting I use also has to fit in with the lighting needs of the other students exhibiting in the same room as me.

Sioux has stated that she would like hers quite dark in keeping with her theme of liar/ csverns.

Ambers is lighted internally and the whit front and backing reflects the light around and dosnt conflict with my work.

Abby annd Nancy have ther work the oppisite side of the room as well as them not using harsh lighting it does not effect my work. 

In conclussion I have decided that the natural and normal lighting surfice as adding other lights in will cause unwanted shadows.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Visit to Lincoln

Today Me and Jill travelled to Lincoln to see the end of year show for the end of year show at Lincoln. Chris Evans a friend and former kegs art foundation student was chosen to exhibit his work for the first year of the architecture degree. I was particularly impressed by minimax cinema work especially the scale model. During our visit we went to see the work done by the graphic design students (Jill's future course) the exhibition was 53 degrees, which was nice to see other arts on display for the final year. We also had to go to the Cathedral as I have not been, it was spectacular intricacy of the stone carving was phenomenal. Great day overall.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Tweaking the new panel

Today has mostly been spent retouching up the smaller two new panels. I had to soften the lines up and add more depth and layers of cardboard, to fit in more with the rest of the piece. I have also redid parts of the clock tower as well as making it blend into the trees so it isn't floating. I have also managed to write my statement to go with my final piece for the final show.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

The homeward straight

After the half term break I'm raring to go as the finishing line is in sight. I only have a few more things to do before completing art foundation all just finishing touches,dotting the i's and crossing the t's. This includes finishing the actual piece which I expect will happen within the week. Making sure all of my sketchbook and blog work is all up to date and complete, also including experimental work on lighting my piece which will be completed by the start of the next week. I have already completed my description of the piece that will be placed next to my work during the exhibition.