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

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

Anqi Yu

Dissolving Stuga/ 24 Slusen | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation     “24 SLUSSEN” is a re-masterplan of a disconnected and pedestrian-unfriendly waterfront area in Slussen, which is a traffic interchange, built in the 1930s that connects Gamla Stan and Sodermalm. We visited Stockholm last November, and at that time, I was intrigued by the overall complexity of Slussen; however, it has been

Joe Travers-Jones

WISH YOU WERE HERE/ RETURN TO SENDER | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation   WISH YOU WERE HERE – The Postcard Stuga The project acts as a personal reflection of travel experiences that took place over a six week period during the summer. During travels data was collected subconsciously using the pre-set geographic system services on an iphone, recording the latitude, longitude and

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

Katie Cunningham

SIAROFORTET SUBMARINE ATTRACTIONS/ GOTLAND’S SUBMARINE DISMANTLING RESORT | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation   The theme of the projects is Sweden’s worsening relationship with Russia and its vulnerable geographical and political position between Russia and Nato. With a weak military unable to put a stop to current Russian acts of aggression, public awareness is the strongest available deterrent. Siarofortet Submarine Attractions are proposed

Feng Yang

TEETH + TEA/ BATSU | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation   This project explores the spatial composition of rituals through model making. Shapes and forms generated from activity graphs are superimposed into one another and modified to create a new sequence of spaces through the language of folding and curling. Intersections between the ritualised and the more fluid could come together in this

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

Steven Graves

THE MARITIME GRAVEYARD | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation The maritime graveyard is based in Stockholm’s fragmented archipelago, a landscape built up of islands and rock outcrops. The building acts as a museum displaying otherwise lost maritime artefacts that are submerged beneath the Baltic Sea. The project aims to salvage these treasures that hold an important position in the countries maritime history. These

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

Yasaman Mohsanizadeh

THE UNICORN INCUBATOR | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation The playful approach of Minecraft, a game which encompasses the act of building your own vision and dream has been encorporated into the process of architectural construction today. As governments, schools and world leaders recognise the capabilities of Minecraft in facilitating learning within construction and education, the project investigates how can we start to

Jack Clay

FRANK’S HOUSE | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation     I am interested in the dialogue that exists between the crafts of freehand drawing and digital fabrication. Freehand drawing and digital fabrication inform one another and as skills are acquired in digital manufacturing, instinct is altered in freehand drawing. The symbiosis of these processes results in a physical form that is true to

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