Maya Chandler

Tempo Torre | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see 4th Year work Click to see Thesis Venice is a city particularly shaped by time. Its identity is centred on its storied traditions, its history shaped by old systems of counting time, and its impending end date shapes the city in the present. This project examines various scales of time within Venice—primarily relating

Kelly Au

The Echo | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see thesis Click to see 4th year work FASCINATION WITH THE FAUXThe project began as an investigation into the many copies of Venice and the idea of the simulacra. I was fascinated by the way in which Venice has been copied all over the world, from the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas to the Venice in Hangzhou China,

Chengbin Shou

Veniceland | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work Venezianella Castle, Veniceland 2020 A series of problems, such as natural disasters, over-tourism and self-contradictions, have posed massive threats on Venice. Countless politicians, scholars, and civic organisations have tried to save this historical city, but the future looks bleak. After rejecting the conventional solution, I assume that Venice will be owned

Qiyu (Jennifer) Ge

Veniscape | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see thesis Click to see 4th year work Veniscape is a transformative performing landscape situated in Venice which explores the possibility of a feedback system in architecture that can respond to users’ ratings through space transformations. As Venice uses water to define islands, the proposal uses natural and artificial flooding to define circulations. It is a dynamic landscape with

Ziyuan (Oliver) Zhu

Epidemic Modelling | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work The success of human host-pathogen coevolution creates dynamical and stochastic systems of transmission and adaption. In 1432, Venice established what is considered to be the first quarantine hospital during the Black Death, followed by the construction of a second hospital on a different island in the same year. Venice’s response

Rahaf Abdoun-Machaal

Lagoonscapes | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work LagoonscapesVenice National Park and Marine Laboratory The project derived from initial interest and research studies concerning the unique ecosystem and ecology of the Venetian Lagoon. The morphology of the lagoon has been preserved and enhanced historically through human intervention; my project pursues and exaggerates this hybrid legacy of natural and artificial

James Potter

Death in Venice | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Venice, more than any other European city has an endlessly seductive charm, a projection of familiar yet unreal, a possibility of escaping reality through imagination and dreaming. The travels of Marco Polo as depicted in Italo Calvino’s Invisible cities, celebrates the qualities of a city on water, one chapter

Ed Sear

The Steering Committiee’s Capricio | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Design Realisation Capriccio: ‘a dreamlike interpretation of the subject of a work that comes from a free imagination’ – Filippo Baldinucci 01: Project OverviewVenice and its Lagoon were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. A recent UNESCO mission report to the site found that the steering committee, made up of 21 organisational bodies,

James Carden

The Ministry Of Ground | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Design Realisation Project OverviewThe Ministry of Ground is an architecture that speculates on the importance of dredged material and its reappropriation within the Venice lagoon. A constantly evolving floating terrazzo landscape is formed out of dredged masonry debris and silt, dug from the Venetian canals. This landscape is made up of square components formed by

Julian Besems

CreateGalleries.py | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click to zoom in -> Optimisation through Fragmentation in VeniceThis project is centred around the concept of how technologies that determine the way in which the digital environment is navigated could start to inform the built environment. The primary topic that is taken as a vantage point is that of Recommender

Tom Band

Fondazione Gucci | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Design Realisation Venice is – and always has been – read through a series of images, from Canaletto and the vedute paintings synonymous with the Grand Tour, to the hyper-saturated documentation of social media feeds. These images permeate through the collective consciousness, absorbed through postcards, fridge magnets, and even artificial reproductions of the city, in Las Vegas

Alexandra Campbell

Palazzo Di Milioni | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click to open booklet -> BACKGROUND: VENETIAN MASKS The project stems from the Venetian mask culture, and the social and legal power it prevailed. While the mask itself is an iconic part of Venice’s reputation, the strange history is relatively unknown. Masks were normalized in

Minh Ngoc Tran

The Oculus | Athens, Greece | Unit21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work The Oculus is a speculative Stock Exchange design based on the translation of the quantitative phenomenon in Athens, Greece. Additionally, the parameters derive from the unique human digital prints, the sun, and the collective stock movement. They are undergone an negotiation between pure algorithmic design and the realisation of space in

Pink Protpagorn

The Casino Garden | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> Project 1 : Tax Evasion and Bribery in Athens The Greek financial crisis started in 2008. It was triggered by the structural weaknesses in the Greek economy; the main reason behind this was the culture of cheating, bribery and tax evasion. Even anticorruption officials

Nicholas Chrysostomou

Passports for Gold | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The proposal is for a homeless shelter in Athens built using the money from the Greek golden passport system which gives a Greek passport to foreign nationals that invest at least €2 million in property in Greece. This will use superfluous money from people that have enough money to buy a new nationality to

Julian Besems

Books as Bytes | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project is not about the design of a single building, but the development of a software program that generates a building design based on user information. Click image to zoom–> The primary focus of the project is the development of such a program for a university libraries. In this the smallest spatial unit

Bethan Ring

Piraeus Cruise Terminal | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The shipping and cruise port in the Athens, Greece has recently been purchased by Chinese company COSCO as part of their ‘New Silk Road Initiative’ providing the opportunity for the transformation of the area as an important stop along this new trade route. Although the number of cruise passengers has doubled in recent years, the growth

James Potter

A City of Routes | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Heterotopia / he-ta-ra-ta-pia / – Spaces that have more layers of meaning or relationships in other places than immediately meets the eye. Athens is renowned and overwhelmed with ancient architecture, a city or ruins, relying on the fortune of its history, yet it ignores and forgets the present and future remains. What is the identity

Maya Chandler

Kinderkípos | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project, entitled Kinderkípos, proposes a new kindergarten for children and their parents in Athens, which re-imagines one of the ancient schools of philosophy for today. Of the four flagship schools (Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, Epicurus’ Garden, and Zeno at the Stoa Poikile), Epicurus’ Garden is the only one whose location is unknown. Therefore, this project replaces

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

Rahaf Abdoun-Machaal

A Bureau for Customs Fraud | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom –> The project proposes A Bureau for Customs Fraud situated on a rocky islet just off the coast of Piraeus in Greece, conceived as a series of dispersed programme spaces which are shrouded by a unique fragmented shell structure. The programme has developed as a response to the topical issue

Oliver Parkinson

Pnyx public planning portal | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design  Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Learning from Raphael’s School Of AthensThe project’s point of departure began with an investigation into Raphael’s Fresco; The School of Athens. Commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the walls of his private library within the Vatican. Painted between 1509 & 1511 it

Priscilla Wong

The Manual to Un-Archaeology | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design and Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work This project explores an alternative heritage practice in the Ancient Agora of Athens, where the site is reactivated as a public space; restoring its original function but finding form in playful investigations of material and human agency. It seeks to re-assess the ways

Emilio Sullivan

(En) Powering the Polykatoikia | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design and Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work As Greece and Athens seek to pull themselves from one crisis of a financial nature, they have begun to propel themselves into another far more permanant problem. The problem of waste.With greater issues at the forefront, the management and attitudes to waste have been

Christobal Riffo Giampaoli

Inhabiting the Shoreline | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> The Greek government-debt crisis in 2008 forced the government to introduce many austerity measures to reduce the public spending and by doing this helping to cut the deficit. This process has affected fundamental aspects of Greek society such as Housing, Education, Healthcare, Employment, Culture and