Chengbin Shou

Veniceland | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work Venezianella Castle, Veniceland 2020 A series of problems, such as natural disasters, over-tourism and self-contradictions, have posed massive threats on Venice. Countless politicians, scholars, and civic organisations have tried to save this historical city, but the future looks bleak. After rejecting the conventional solution, I assume that Venice will be owned

Ziyuan (Oliver) Zhu

Epidemic Modelling | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work The success of human host-pathogen coevolution creates dynamical and stochastic systems of transmission and adaption. In 1432, Venice established what is considered to be the first quarantine hospital during the Black Death, followed by the construction of a second hospital on a different island in the same year. Venice’s response

Bethan Ring

Algorithmic Compositions In Venice | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work This project is an investigation into using Image-to-Image translation algorithms to create architectural design. This process uses hundreds of paired digital images as training for an algorithm to learn information about the chosen input. My project is based in Venice and focuses on the

Rahaf Abdoun-Machaal

Lagoonscapes | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work LagoonscapesVenice National Park and Marine Laboratory The project derived from initial interest and research studies concerning the unique ecosystem and ecology of the Venetian Lagoon. The morphology of the lagoon has been preserved and enhanced historically through human intervention; my project pursues and exaggerates this hybrid legacy of natural and artificial

James Potter

Death in Venice | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Venice, more than any other European city has an endlessly seductive charm, a projection of familiar yet unreal, a possibility of escaping reality through imagination and dreaming. The travels of Marco Polo as depicted in Italo Calvino’s Invisible cities, celebrates the qualities of a city on water, one chapter

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

Alexandra Campbell

Palazzo Di Milioni | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click to open booklet -> BACKGROUND: VENETIAN MASKS The project stems from the Venetian mask culture, and the social and legal power it prevailed. While the mask itself is an iconic part of Venice’s reputation, the strange history is relatively unknown. Masks were normalized in

Misbah Mahmood Y5

The Athens of Euripides | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> EURIPIDEAN LITERARY DEVICESEuripides, a playwright, was a major figure in Greek history and a part of an era when Athens was rich in culture and social identity. His contributions to theatre were pivotal and his works remain influential across

Minh Ngoc Tran

The Oculus | Athens, Greece | Unit21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work The Oculus is a speculative Stock Exchange design based on the translation of the quantitative phenomenon in Athens, Greece. Additionally, the parameters derive from the unique human digital prints, the sun, and the collective stock movement. They are undergone an negotiation between pure algorithmic design and the realisation of space in

Pink Protpagorn

The Casino Garden | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> Project 1 : Tax Evasion and Bribery in Athens The Greek financial crisis started in 2008. It was triggered by the structural weaknesses in the Greek economy; the main reason behind this was the culture of cheating, bribery and tax evasion. Even anticorruption officials

Oliver Parkinson

Pnyx public planning portal | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design  Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Learning from Raphael’s School Of AthensThe project’s point of departure began with an investigation into Raphael’s Fresco; The School of Athens. Commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the walls of his private library within the Vatican. Painted between 1509 & 1511 it

Priscilla Wong

The Manual to Un-Archaeology | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design and Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work This project explores an alternative heritage practice in the Ancient Agora of Athens, where the site is reactivated as a public space; restoring its original function but finding form in playful investigations of material and human agency. It seeks to re-assess the ways

Emilio Sullivan

(En) Powering the Polykatoikia | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design and Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work As Greece and Athens seek to pull themselves from one crisis of a financial nature, they have begun to propel themselves into another far more permanant problem. The problem of waste.With greater issues at the forefront, the management and attitudes to waste have been

Christobal Riffo Giampaoli

Inhabiting the Shoreline | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> The Greek government-debt crisis in 2008 forced the government to introduce many austerity measures to reduce the public spending and by doing this helping to cut the deficit. This process has affected fundamental aspects of Greek society such as Housing, Education, Healthcare, Employment, Culture and

Yuchen Pan

Learning through ‘Play’| Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Education has always played an important role since ancient Greece. Plato strongly emphasised an intimate relationship between learning and playing, and the importance of education by metaphorising ‘light’ as knowledge in the ‘Allegory of the Cave’.  The current Greek education system has been evolved into a competitive and standardised scheme

Jin Kuo

Re-Discover Athens | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> As cultural trade become more economically available to everyone, cheap holiday deals and budget airlines keep popular holiday destinations filled with tourists. The ancient citadel, Acropolis, situated within the heart of Athens made its way to the top ten most visited cities in Europe. However, since

Ahmed El Gamal Y5

A Personal Athenian Restaurant | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> Athens has an epidemic of abandoned buildings post the 2008 recession. The decreased economic activity stagnated these assets. In addition, the viability of reinvestment in such properties was  hindered by their occupancy of squatters in need. As a result, the government’s solution was to tear down fully abandoned

Lester Cheung

Piraeus Archipelago | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work ‘Piraeus Archipelago’ is a redevelopment masterplan for the cruise port of Piraeus, it proposes a strategy to improve the cruise-city relationship whilst creating a rewarding experience for cruise tourists. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s strategy to boost trade and economic exchange across the globe, which promotes investments in

Ernest Wang

The Athenian Shadow Monument | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work My project The Athenian Shadow Monument proposes a non-conventional method of monument creation where the public participates in the creation of the monument, working collaboratively to produce and manipulate shadows that comprise the monument. It uses the relationship between Greek

Alan Ma Y5

Digital Ruination | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019\ Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> <My project focuses on the question of what is a future ruin by proposing a process that explores a series of digital monuments above the city of Athens aimed at celebrating Athenian heritage> The city of Athens itself after the economic downturn was left in a

George Courtauld

A Political [mis]Direction: Regional Council Chambers + Public Forum | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click image to zoom–> Turin is often considered a city of contrasts, the Baroque vs the Industrial, the scientific vs the magical, however a better description would be as the Romans described it, a city of Confluence, the coming together of

Yasaman Mohsanizadeh

How can Language Change the Way We Design Architecture? | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation migrants lack representation in the policies and urban planning agendas of the Five Star Movement, Turins incumbent political party. As a result, there are residing social, cultural and political

Charlotte Carless

The Makers Collective | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click image to zoom–> Figures from the World Economic Forum esitmate 7.1 million jobs can be automated by 2050. The Makers Collective exists in a future economy where universal basic income and job automation change ‘capitalised labour’ or ‘work’ as we know it. Complete automation will relieve humanity of

Jack Clay

Bounding Bodies | 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–> ‘Bounding Bodies’. Corpo Caroli is an a-symmetrical building drawn and designed at 1:1 within a limited sphere of vision in VR exploring exteroceptive, interoceptive and proprioceptive senses. The building is the product of a design method that

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