Alan Ma Y4

The Image of the City | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> The project takes experimental image analysis techniques to propose new frontier spaces within the large complex city that actively responds to its digital profile by using social media and crowdsourcing to shape how we perceive our built environment. Started with a piece of research from Yahoo that aimed

Minh Ngoc Tran

Tree of Turin / Bull’s Emporium| Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> The Tree of Turin was constructed through various historical and modern data mining, and so it is broken down again to produce a genetic instruction for form growing. The research project dwells on the attempts to compile composite data in relation to the city of Turin. The city boundary

Ahmed El Gamal Y4

The Moving Park | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation     Sited in the heart of Milan business hub and in between three major Design Districts, ‘ The Moving park ‘ proposes the relocation of Milano’s annual Textile exhibition to this focal point. This is a Response to the shift in the Chinese Textile Industry due to rising costs back to Italy, which

Misbah Mahmood

Brave New World /The Ritual Cemetery of Brave New Turin | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   Visiting Turin, the Monumental Cemetery stood out as a place that depicted time and memory through its stylistically differing monuments. Historically, cemeteries have been built around socio-political relationships and so my building project will be a new interpretation and typology of cemeteries

Pink Protpagorn

The Water Line| Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation The project is an ‘Agri-food’ park which includes all the wonders of Italian biodiversity in one place. It includes goods from all over Italy for both wholesalers and visitors. There will be multiple pop-up stores selling Italian produce, wholesale market, supermarket, culinary school, Italian restaurants and vegetable plots. The site emphasises the importance of eating

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

Christobal Riffo Giampaoli

The Passeggiata Project | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> “Urban space is a place where there is always something happening; the space of event and action, tensed by the contradictions between the state’s planning strategies and the ludic appropriation of space-time whereby the inhabitants continually reinvent an ephemeral city”. —-Bernard Tschumi As evening falls and the harsh sun inches

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

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

Oliver Parkinson

Staging a Hyper Real Italian Market | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   Turin is one of the Italian cities that, over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, has seen the most significant demographic, social, and cultural changes linked to the arrival of foreign populations. After World War II, with the development of large factories, Turin witnessed

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

Priscilla Wong

A Vegetarian Restaurant for Turin | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   The current mayor of Turin has plans to make it the world’s first ‘vegetarian’ city: as part of its five-year plan are initiatives such as educational projects and the introduction of a weekly meat-free day. This proposal is an architecture to promote and further this scheme. The

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. “ 

Lester Cheung

Urban Playground and Sports Complex | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   The Slow Movement advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace. It was originated from the Slow Food Movement, which Turin is the home of that. Over time, this developed into a subculture in other areas. Slow Living is also what came out from the movement,

Jin Kuo

Collision/National Assembly | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> Turin was once the capital city of Italy and was one of the largest automobile manufacturing cities in the world. Turin was a target of strategic bombing during World War II, being heavily damaged in its industrial areas by the air raids. In the postwar years, Turin was rapidly rebuilt. e

Ernest Wang

Aerofood/ Four Meals | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   My projects explore how recipes from Marinetti’s futurist cookbook can be adapted for contemporary context and how they might inform the design of space and architecture. The building project focuses on four dining experiences based on four recipes laid out in Marinetti’s book – Springtime Meal of the Word

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,