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 within an infamous panorama. The intention was to explore a drawing method that could highlight the shift in hierarchy between the stereotypical panorama and one created from site-specific, personal memories. The investigation into this phenomenon resulted in the graphic creation of apparent small ‘worlds’ where the totality of a hidden space could be illustrated.
A [Cornish] Tropical Landscape
Project 02, A [Cornish] Tropical Landscape comments upon the vast variation of flora and fauna that currently exists in The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall. The controlled precision in the landscaping of these species on the site has critically formed small oases of climatic, geographic and visual change. Within the design, the landscape is carved, creating positive and negative singular elements, which provide spaces for linear tropical gardens and intertwined buildings, which house a plant library and a gallery. The placement of the carved valleys creates small microclimates, which provide optimum conditions for tropical plants to thrive all year round while also choreographing the seasonally responsive routes and architectural elements through the sloped site.
B[r]eaching Tangier, Plage Municipale
The third project is sited in Tangier, Morocco – a city seemingly attracted to its past rather than its present or future. B[r]eaching Tangier, Plage Municipale, is a series of respectful interjections into abandoned and disused public spaces along the beach front in Tangier, aiming to rejuvenate an undeveloped and leftover area of a currently evolving, yet stagnant city. The master planning sees the demolition of the seedy beach strip and the creation of a merging between open public space and dense city infrastructure with the development of the beachfront and road system and interjections of: an outdoor cinema, a fish market and cat petting sanctuary, an outdoor pool for women and children, a park, a film school and a café.