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 Italy

Joe Travers-Jones

Tour-in Heritage | 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–>   Torino’s first post Industrial Landscape During the 70’s and 80’s Torino’s thriving industries were hit by a huge oil crisis that halted the city’s once thriving automotive industry. This increased the levels of unemployment and the

Anqi Yu

Towards a Slow Town Hall | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work In 1909, Marinetti the founder of Futuristic Movement wrote in his manifesto that “We stand on the last promontory of the centuries! Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed. “  He expressed

Artūrs Tols

De-Constructing an Urban Experience | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Click to see Thesis Designed through techniques of musical arrangement and an industrial building morphology, the Turin Culture Factory is an urban event space that houses film studios, a cinema and open performance areas. Inspired by Federico Fellini’s ethos of observing Italian life in the street, the project aims to bridge different ways of engaging with public space accommodating

Steven Graves

Casa Del Fiat is an Obsessive Exploration of the Fiat 500 | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> Casa Del Fiat is an obsessive exploration of the Fiat 500. A cult classic that lies close to the centre of Italian identity and culture. Casa Del Fiat is the private residence and Archive of Dante Giacosa,

Thomas Savage

SIMULATING SOCIETY  | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   The city of Stockholm is in the grip of an immense housing crisis, engendered by a pioneering egalitarian housing system that has been diluted by austerity and conservative governments. A new social hierarchy has emerged based not on where one

Jonathan Davies

SEA LEVEL: A THOUSAND PLATEAUS | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis    Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work ‘We don’t build cities by accumulating masterpiece buildings, architecture is only responsible for only a trickle of the world’s spaces while a firehose blasts out the rest, architects make stones in the water…but what if the water is

Eleanor Downs

ALLBORGARRÄTTEN  (A SWEDISH RIGHT TO THE CITY) | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Longlisted for RIBA President’s Awards For Research    Click to see Thesis “The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an

Paddi Alice Benson

LOST [AND FOUND] IN PLAY | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Awarded The Bartlett School of Architecture Medal Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work   The paediatrician/psychoanalyst Winnicott, identified the space between the interior, imagination and the perceived outer world / society as the location of cultural experience; “this intermediate area, is in direct continuity with the

Aviva Wang

BEAUTIFICATION COUNCIL’S BEAUTIFUL BUILDING | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   The Stockholm’s Council of Beautification (Stockholms Skönhetsrådet), established in 1919, is a relatively independent municipal organ which advises Stockholm’s planning authority on building proposals. The council has thirteen members. Twelve of the members must be appointed from The

Camilla Wright

A {WIKI} LEAKING BUILDING | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Sweden’s so called ‘neutrality’ is under question due to classified data leaks confirming that Sweden was spying on Russia throughout the Cold War and have continued to do so since. More recent leaks expose the Swedish government and intelligence

Sally Taylor

SAD IN STOCKHOLM | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Merit for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   The length of day varies more dramatically in the Nordic region than most other places in the world. Additionally, both dusk and dawn last longer in this area. These factors mean that Nordic light is unique, with only a few percent of the world’s

Aleksandra Kravchenko

HUSET på SÖDER | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017  Click to see Thesis Huset på Söder is a town hall that aims to represent, give voice and encourage political participation of the younger population of Stockholm. The project is influenced by the socio-political differences between the more traditional, mature and conservative Kungsholmen and the younger, outgoing and liberal Södermalm (often shortened to “Söder”). The proposal aims to create

Alexia Souvaliotis

STUGA | THE NOBEL WEDDING PARK | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Click to see Thesis   Stuga The Swedish “Stuga” exploits the plentiful land to build simple sparse dwellings where Swedes seek refuge to in the summer months. By looking at different images and how they make us feel depending on their colours/captured atmospheres, an architectural language will be developed by breaking down personal photographs of my

Eleanor Figueiredo

  GLASBRUKSHOLMEN (THE GLASS PARK) | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017  Click to see Thesis Stockholm is comprised of around 28,000 islands: the notion of ‘islandness’ is prevalent in both the nature of inhabitation in the city, and the behaviour and mentality of the people. In Sweden, there exists a clear divide between public and private realms – Swedes are typically incredibly private, tending to avoid verbal and

Katherine Scott

ACHIVING THE ANTHROPOCENE | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work        ‘The Anthropocene’ has been proposed to describe the current geological age we are within. Humankind has mindlessly archived contemporary behaviours, manifesting within the Earth’s geology itself. On the field trip to Stockholm, this relationship between humankind and

Yolanda Leung

PROMO-GRANATE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Distinction for Design  Click to see Thesis     When tracing the origin of Heroin you will almost inevitably find that Afghanistan is the source. Afghanistan’s economy is highly dependent on opium farming, which has funded the insurgents fighting NATO forces and corrupted the government. Foreign countries like the U.S. and UK have promoted pomegranate farming to replace the opium fields. However, a pomegranate factory in Afghanistan could not sustain

Layal Merhi

PRADO TRANQUILLE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work     Investigating questions of culture, identity, and temporality, this project is an insertion on the edge between Marseille and the Mediterranean. The intervention leverages Marseille’s diverse culture and urban history, referencing the Prado as a site belonging to Marseille physically and intellectually, as well as the Bole, a program also

Marianna Filippou

MARSEILLE MUSIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work     Marseille is characterised by its transiency and cultural diversity seen in its importing and exporting activities that take place in the coast and expand in the mainland. The concept behind the proposed scheme for Marseille has been developed through the experience of the city as a

Angeline Wee

UN IMMEUBLE MEUBLE / A MOVABLE IMMOVABLE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Awarded The Bartlett School of Architecture Medal Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work Approaches to conservation: Mutable values, fixed regulations The 1964 Venice Charter extended the previous notion of the “historical monument” to include “not only great works of art but also to more modest works of the

Sophie Richards

THE FRENCH CONNECTION_MARSEILLE AND THE PHYSICAL INTERNET | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work   The project proposes a new legal quarter for the city of Marseille. Alongside the continuing development of the internet, cyber crime is becoming increasingly prevalent. Current legal systems are territorial, and maintain jurisdiction only within physical boundaries.

Samson Simberg

MARSEILLE MUSIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016   Awarded Distinction  for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work ‘The [Un]Seen City’ looks at the mounting surveillance of cities and the affect this is having on its inhabitants and the built urban fabric. Having been designated European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille has seen a wave of surveillance cameras being installed across the city with some 1,800 cameras

Tomohiro Sugeta

TRANSLATING COLLECTIVE PORTRAITS OF CITY TO URBAN INTERVENTIONS – IMAGINARY MARSEILLE ON INSTAGRAM | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis The focus of the project is to explore the possibilities in designing urban interventions by translating data obtained from Instagram in Marseille. This bottom-up approach informed geometrical principles and a site strategy, while the project attempts to reinvent civil space through a

Sarish Younis

RUE DES MOSQUÉE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work Due to the rising population of Muslims living within the city of Marseille, there is urgent need for defined prayer spaces as most of the socalled ‘mosques’ are small converted apartments, cellar spaces or shop floors which are turned into a place of worship. An Imam from Marseille discloses that ‘more