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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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’ –
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.
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
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