Yuchen Pan

Learning through ‘Play’| Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Education has always played an important role since ancient Greece. Plato strongly emphasised an intimate relationship between learning and playing, and the importance of education by metaphorising ‘light’ as knowledge in the ‘Allegory of the Cave’.  The current Greek education system has been evolved into a competitive and standardised scheme

Thomas Savage

L’IMAGINAIRE COLLECTIF DE MARSEILLE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016  Using French cinema as a tool for investigation, the proposal explores a new marketplace against the backdrop of a central and unofficial district which typifes the perception of the city it is located in. The project proposes the re-imaging of the Noailles district, Marseille. Nicknamed “The Belly of Marseille” for its embodiment of the cities national perception – a

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

Sophie Richards Y4

Sophie Richards

20 MINUTES AT THE BARBICAN | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 A POLITICAL ENCLAVE | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation     20 Minutes at the Barbican   Sound creates an invisible architecture, which greatly influences our experience of a space, without physically announcing its presence. It is a force which defines both the internal and external, designed and aleatory spaces

Sarish Younis Y4

Sarish Younis

THE BARBICAN PLAYHOUSE | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation Theatrical performances to an extent have became the ideal means to capture and convey the diverse interest of time and place. The Barbican Underground Train Station history has evolved from being a tavern where Shakespeare had once resided and was neighbouring of known Golden Lane Fortune Theatre, to ruins of Aldersgate Street Station where

William Molho Y5

William Molho

CITY OF EDGES: EXCAVATION | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 CITY OF EDGES: THE QUARRIED THEATRE | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year Work     City of Edges: Excavation   Helsinki granite bedrock has been widely relied on for the construction of excavated underground structures over the last century, as techniques evolved. Besides, exposed, raw rock outcrops

William Molho

GROUND FOR PLAY(S) THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation      Somer’s Wall Film: Ground for Play(s) Theatre Somers Walls is a filmed, continuous elevation of Somers Towns, a neighborhood in Camden, London, where the theatre project is located. Shot from a car, the film expresses the nature of Somers Town boundaries: Euston station, St. Pancras station, Euston. The density and rhythm of the

Francesca Pringle

THE EXTENDED TERRITORY OF SCENE AND HEARD | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation     Extending Territory The building houses Scene and Heard, a theater and charity that take underprivileged children from the local area of Somers town and teach them to write plays. These plays are then performed to by professional actors to a public audience. This project explores how the territory of Scene and Heard’s work expands into the homes


Jens Kongstad

SCENE AND HEARD: COMMUNITY THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 MIDDELGRUNDSFORTET | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation      Scene and Heard Community Theatre Situated in Somers Town behind Euston Station is the Scene and Heard Community Theatre. The theatre is currently housed in the former church house of St. Pancras Old Church, one of the only historic buildings on the street. Somers Town has seen

Jamie Lilley

Jamie Lilley

SCENE AND HEARD THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 DANISH MUSEUM OF RESISTANCE | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation     Scene and Heard Theatre Scene and Heard is a charity working with inner city children from Sommers Town. The charity uses theatre as a way to improve the lives of the Children. The proposal aims to reconnect the site to the community which it

Charlotte Reynolds

Charlotte Reynolds

SOMER’S TOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 THE POCKET PARK URBAN PROTOTYPE | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation   Somer’s Town Community Theatre Crowndale Road Community Theatre is a live project to redevelop an existing site in the deprived Somer’s Town, London. The project responds to the existing site construct both physically and digitally through a series of in depth concrete casting techniques

Katie Walmsley

SHUNT  THEATRE | London | Unit 21 | 2009 Awarded Distinction for Design & the Fitzroy Robinson Prize for Drawing   “In another moment Alice was through the looking glass, and had Jumped lightly down into the looking glass room.” Lewis Carrol A new home for Shunt, a London based modern theatre company, who blur the lines between art and performance. The scheme is has a dual program, it consists

Ayaka Suzuki Y4

PICTURE HOUSE FOR THE TURKISH MOTION IMAGE | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 Snow; “it made the city look new, not only covering up the mud, the filth and the neglect, but by producing in every street and every view an element of surprise…” Situated amongst the long-lost memories of the celebrated past of the city, the Picture House reflects how the novelist Orhan Pamuk remembers his black-and-white childhood

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

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

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

Yi Su

PINA BAUSCH’S DANCE SCHOOL | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 Awarded Distinction in Design                                                                                                                  

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

Emma Carter

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013 TROPICAL LANDSCAPE | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 B[R]EACHING | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 The Graphical Memoires of Alexandra Palace The designs explore the possibilities of physical, climatic and social manipulation in situations of varied environments. Project 01, The Graphical Memoires of Alexandra Palace, investigates the relationship of the visually apparent and the hidden views