Julian Besems

CreateGalleries.py | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click to zoom in -> Optimisation through Fragmentation in VeniceThis project is centred around the concept of how technologies that determine the way in which the digital environment is navigated could start to inform the built environment. The primary topic that is taken as a vantage point is that of Recommender

Yuchen Pan

The ‘Futurist’ Experience Centre/A ‘Slow Movement’ Institution | Turin,Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   “SLOW DOESN’T MEAN DOING EVERYTHING AT A SNAIL’S PACE, IT MEANS DOING EVERYTHING AT THE RIGHT SPEED. THAT IMPLIES QUALITY OVER QUANTITY; REAL AND MEANINGFUL HUMAN CONNECTIONS; BEING PRESENT AND IN THE MOMENT.” Turin is known as the foundation of slow food movement, a movement founded

Feng Yang

Gestural Landscapes | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> Crossing the Alps is described as the “supreme experience” where the seasons, the weather, the terrain and the body are intensely experienced. This design project seeks to reinforce the existing pilgrimage route along the Aosta Valley in

Paddi Alice Benson

MARSEILLE: ECLAT[S] DU MYTHE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016   Click to see Design Realisation   The compound identity of Marseille is an inextricable interweaving of myth, reality, seen and unseen – a modernist construct: the industrial revolution, the continuous flux of migration, its colonial past, and the turbulence caused by inequality have all contributed to the creation of a unique image of the ‘phocaean city’. Each of these temporal imprints inherits a modernism that was never

Camilla Wright

LIMESTONE MUSEUM | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Click to see Design Realisation   The Museum is a testament to Marseille’s relationship with its adjacent Limestone outcrop. Layers within the stone are chronological and run parallel to the past narrative of Limestone within Marseille; the early construction of the city and the formation of the impressive coastal creeks (Le Calanques). The geological value of the stone led to an archaeological approach to

Samson Simberg

LONDON UNDER LONDON | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 MUSEUM OF LONDON – ANNEX | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015   Click to see Design Realisation     London Under London   There is more to the city of London than meets the eye… Beneath its streets is another world. Interested in the London under London, I began to investigate and map this hidden world, discovering a

James Simcock

ANAMORPHIC THREE SMITHS STATUE | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 INVENTING MEMORY | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Awarded Distinction for Thesis & Merit for Design Click to see Thesis    Anamorphic Three Smiths Statue: Deconstruction of a War Memorial   The twentieth century has shown an unprecedented confidence in the building of war memorials to resist the decay of memory, and yet their record of

Fernanda Mugnaini

THE IMPOSSIBLE GALLERY | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation The concept was conceived by using lines from the existing site light studies to generate enclosures and boundaries for the impossible Gallery proposal. The gallery is only made by slits, there are no windows on this narrow and long building. This simple method distinguishes the outline of the entire figure and abstracts the stance

Layal Merhi Y4

Layal Merhi

OVERHEAD MUSEUM | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation     Overhead Museum   The project is a photography museum and balloon-scape in the Barbican Area at the heart of London. The project will act as both a community project as well as a modern age leisure garden thanks to the contemporary use of Hot Air Balloons. The intention behind the project is to

Jamie Lilley

Jamie Lilley

SCENE AND HEARD THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 DANISH MUSEUM OF RESISTANCE | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation     Scene and Heard Theatre Scene and Heard is a charity working with inner city children from Sommers Town. The charity uses theatre as a way to improve the lives of the Children. The proposal aims to reconnect the site to the community which it

Hong Hew

NAVIGATING COPENHAGEN | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 URBAN RE-CONSTRUCT | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Thesis     Social Exclusion and Interaction Between People and the City Pedestrian navigation allows people to travel from one place to another accurately by using paper-maps or more commonly with Global Positioning System (GPS) on mobile devices. The act of navigation, which includes determining of location and direction findings by cross referring the

Costa Elia Y5

    THE ISTIKLAL CADDESI MONUMENT AND THE BUYUKADA MUSEUM | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 Awarded Distinction for Design & Merit for Thesis RIBA Silver Medal Nomination in Thesis                                                                              

Paul Legon

ANAMORPHIC CITY HALL | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 Awarded Distinction in Design                                                                                                                  

Gabriel Lee

MUSEUM OF OPTICS | London | Unit 21 | 2011   ‘On the last night of the nine-day boat journey, he makes a thorough mystical preparation when he hears thecaptain announce, “Gentlemen! Tomorrow at dawn, we will see the first minarets of Istanbul.” Passenger De Amicissleeps little, goes to the deck as soon as he sees the faint light heralding dawn and curses in disillusionment,for there is fog. But the

Yi Su Y4

MUSEUM OF MELANCHOLY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 The whole story comes from Orhan Pamuk’s book ‘Istanbul: Memories of a City’, in which ‘hüzün’, a Turkish expression of ‘melancholy’, is defined as a form of collective emotion shared by millions of people in Istanbul. In this book, people’s life and the landscape in Istanbul, become the best illustration of ‘Melancholy’. Based on Pamuk’s book, this Museum of Melancholy

Mina Gospavic

MUSEUM OF PANORAMIC CARTOGRAPHY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 The Istanbul Museum of Panoramic Cartography investigates how individual and public ways of viewing Istanbul can be catalogued and exhibited to allow the user to visually comprehend the city’s development and contemporary urban fabric. The museum is perceived externally as a mark in current views across the Golden Horn Peninsula and by ‘zoomscape’ views from the local infrastructural network.

Naomi Bryden

MUSEUM OF DEMOCRACY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 ‘The Museum of Democracy’ is a proposal to remember and embody the defining acts of Turkish Democracy. The museum’s architecture is concerned with the acts of seeing and symbolising the narratives which have defined the process of Democracy in Turkey. The museum is sited upon a political artefact Yassiada Island, located 8km off the eastern shore of Istanbul. The islands history

Sarah Alfraih

MUSEUM OF IDENTITY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011                                                                                                    Click to see Thesis   Situated in Istanbul, Museum of Identity,

Simona Schroeder

PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 SEEING THE UNSEEN | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 Pavilion Seeing the Unseen // Tangier’s Horizontal Medina “We are not tourists. We are travelers” – “Oh. What is the difference?” – “A tourist is someone who thinks about going home the moment they arrive … Whereas a traveler might not come back at all” (Paul Bowles – The

Hong Hew

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013 PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 FOLKLORE MUSEUM | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 The Pavilion of Manufactured Experience and The Museum of Folklore This year’s project begins with an exploration to study the relationship between motion and perception experience using a panorama. Our movement in space defines the views we see, and our means