Qiyu (Jennifer) Ge

Vertical Greek Salad | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The project aims to liberate and regenerate public spaces for the local people and blur boundaries between public and private spaces to make community activities more affordable. In the era of postwar in Athens, 90% of the apartments were built in the system of Antiparochi (1959 law), in which a landowner could turn over the plot

Chengbin Shou

New Rovertou Galli Park | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The Project is a renovation project of Rovertou Galli Park in Athens which allows visitors to interactively determine the building’s appearance and makes the Acropolis more connected to the city context. The main function of the park has a strong connection to today’s information technology, which encourages visitors to leave their own information and existence

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

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

Charlotte Reynolds

UUSI KALLIO COMMON + URBAN QUARRY | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Awarded The Bartlett Medal   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work     Uusi Kallio Common + Urban Quarry The proposal for Uusi Kallio Common + Urban Granite Quarry, Helsinki was inspired by initial research into the unique geological and cartograpic composition of Finland. Finland,

Angeline Wee Y4

Angeline Wee

NAVIGATING METRO-LAND | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 THE OFFLINE PARK | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation   Navigating Metro-land      Owning surplus land along their railway route, The Metropolitan Railway started to develop housing estates on these sites encouraging suburban living outside of the industrial city centre, in turn boosting season ticket sales along their extension line. Between 1915

Jens Y5

Jens Kongstad Olesen

HERNESAARI SNOW DUMPING PARK | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Awarded Distinction for Design &  Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work   Hernesaari Snow Dumping Park       Helsinki has an average snowfall of two meters every winter, posing a major infrastructural challenge to the city. To keep the city functioning two thousand truckloads of snow are removed from the

Sayan Skandarajah

CURATING AN EGALITARIAN TERRITORY | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Awarded Distinction for Design &  Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis     Curating An Egalitarian Territory ‘Curating an Egalitarian Territory’ is a design project is sited in Copenhagen, Denmark, critiquing its realm of egalitarianism, assessing what ‘territory’ might mean within a context based upon equality. Denmark is considered to be one of the world’s most egalitarian countries – yet

Simona Schroeder

BUILDING FOR THE INVISIBLE | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Thesis     Rethinking the Concept of Danish Asylum Centres The regenerated Folkets Park in Norrebro is an user-driven urban park where asylum seekers, citizens of Copenhagen and everyone else can meet, share experiences and learn from one another. The landscape also performs as a community centre uniting the neighbourhood. Various activities encourage a social and cultural exchange

Sarah Bromley

THEATRICAL PLEASURE GROUND ISTANBUL | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 Located on the old site of the great Byzantium Cemetery in Istanbul. A series of models exploring the physical and non physical create a time-based landscape, that is part natural, part technological. The landscape comprises of theatrical machines that are split into three time-based categories: Automatic, Reactive and Interactive. Each of the categories relates back to one of the

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

Paul Broadbent

SHADOW PARK | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 Fusing a technical construct with a theatrical narrative, introduced through the story of Karagöz and Havicat, two characters in a traditional Turkish Shadow play. The existing garden becomes an active public sculpture park and theatrical landscape of strange objects and peculiar artefacts. At night, the park takes of on a new identity of light, volume and shadow. The two characters meander

Roger Molina Vera

Istanbul University Annex & The Urban Beach | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011     A Fog Harvesting Waterscape is designed to recreate the ambitious civic & public works that early Turkish Republic undertook over century ago. The designs of these parks, beaches, pools – places of enjoyment, recreation, and relaxation – gave Istanbul a new contemporary Western image; an goal still relevant, today, with Turkey’s accession bid to the

Will Aitken

URBAN THEATRE | London | Unit 21 | 2009 A proposal to redevelop a strip of high street in north-west London. A tripartite building programme refers to characteristics developed from three of the main protagonists in the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith which is set in the locality.                                          

Lucy Paton

EL MALECON REANIMACIÓN | Havana | Unit 21 | 2011                                                                                       Click to see Thesis Cuba is in a transitional phase. Assuming that it is transforming into a free

Dionysia Kypraiou

Digital Reconsecration | London | MArch GAD | 2011 Awarded Distinction in Design   Digital Reconsecration of the Levelled Churchyard Driven by the desire to comment on the ubiquitous use of  new technologies and research on a number  of notions and ideas such as the human body in motion and its relation to technology, the short life expectancy of the new technologies that creates a dialogue with the organic mortality

Yeung Piu So

KARL MARX ALLEE MONUMENT | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 Awarded Distinction in Design                                                                                                                 

Gabriel Lee

THE OPTICAL PARK | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 “We have attempted to present interior reality and exterior reality as two elements in process of unification, of finally becoming one” – André Breton The project was initiated by carrying out a series of analogue photographic experiments to explore the idea of superimposition of spaces, time and scale. This lead to the final proposal of an Optical Park at the

Ayaka Suzuki

PLACE-MAKING | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 Digital communication is an absolute necessity for the fast-moving  society of today. It provokes real events that then feed back into the virtual domain; the communicative data of the physical environment is constantly altered and multiplied.  Project I is an investigation into the eviction of the collective housing residents in Berlin. The chain reaction of protests, with live uploads of videos and comments

Mina Gospavic

BERLIN ARTSPARK | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 | Awarded Distinction in Design   ‘Intervention in the existing city, in its residual spaces, in its folded interstices can no longer be comfortable or effacious in the manner postulated by the modern movement’s official model of enlightened tradition…[but rather through attention to continuity] of the flows, the energies, the rhythms established by the passing of time and loss of limits’ –

Tia Randall

THE ENGELBECKENGARTEN | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 Awarded the Ambrose Poynter Prize for Distinguished Work in Diploma Thesis   Die Engelbeckengärten, The Engelbeckengärten, a community agricultural gardens was designed to provide the infrastructure that enables a social framework to be developed by the local residents and users, over time. Within the landscape, we find objects of intrigue and invention, that allow for the manual manipulation of processes within the gardens.

Eleanor Hedley

THE THEATRICAL LANDSCAPE | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 This project has sought to define an architecture of the view. This has been explored via the three characteristic viewing techniques displayed by the protagonists of Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’: empathetic, fragmented and unified viewing. Each of these is brought to the fore in turn during the three acts of the performance and is used to inform

Sara L’Espérance

URBAN PLAYGROUND | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 The Urban Playground was designed to challenge the typical understanding of the playground’s role in an urban context and redefine it as a space where ‘play’ can encompass all urban dwellers, not simply children. Inspired by the children’s book Harold and the Purple crayon, the linear approach of the site layout emerged as a strategy to explore the line as a continuous