Jonathan Davies

THE MEDI-TERRAIN: A NEW THALASSOCRACY | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Saint-Gobain Innovation Award for Design Realisation   Click to see Design Realisation The project aims to re-imagine the organizational strategy of the Mediterranean region – an alliance of port cities independent of national identity holding semi-autonomy, as is generated from a networked system. The ports themselves become nodes, marked by non-monumental networked infrastructure and named the ‘Medi-Terrain’ or ‘Middle Ground’. This

Sally Taylor

  MARSEILLE: METAPHYSICAL DATA SYSTEMS | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016  Click to see Design Realisation   Marseille has two ports located within close proximity of the city centre. The original Vieux Port is situated near the old town of Le Panier, but maritime traffic becomes too intense and the port was extended north of the city. Port Marseille Fos was built and it now serves as the

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

Katherine Scott

METROPOLE AIX-MARSEILLE-PROVENCE: A NEW POLITICAL CENTRE FOR A NEW TERRITORY | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016  Click to see Design Realisation On the 1st January 2016, a new territory was formed: Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropole. Over the next few years, the Metropole will be increasingly acquiring power, through a devolvement from the Paris French Government. This premise formed the basis for my dataset when investigating Marseille: What is the political climate of

Marianna Filippou

MARSEILLE MUSIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work     Marseille is characterised by its transiency and cultural diversity seen in its importing and exporting activities that take place in the coast and expand in the mainland. The concept behind the proposed scheme for Marseille has been developed through the experience of the city as a

Tomohiro Sugeta

TRANSLATING COLLECTIVE PORTRAITS OF CITY TO URBAN INTERVENTIONS – IMAGINARY MARSEILLE ON INSTAGRAM | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis The focus of the project is to explore the possibilities in designing urban interventions by translating data obtained from Instagram in Marseille. This bottom-up approach informed geometrical principles and a site strategy, while the project attempts to reinvent civil space through a

Samson Simberg

LONDON UNDER LONDON | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 MUSEUM OF LONDON – ANNEX | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015   Click to see Design Realisation     London Under London   There is more to the city of London than meets the eye… Beneath its streets is another world. Interested in the London under London, I began to investigate and map this hidden world, discovering a

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,

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

Jamie Lilley Y5

Jamie Lilley

LOCATING HELSINKI | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 A MASTERPLAN FOR THE HELSINKI METROPOLITAN AREA ASSEMBLY | 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   Locating Helsinki: Using Cartographic Methods to Depict the Shifting Physical and Digital Loci of the Capital Cartography provides identity, clarity and a grounding to the understanding

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

Marianna Filippou

CONSTRUCTED MICROCLIMATES | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015   Click to see Design Realisation     Constructed Microclimates   The brief of the project suggests to develop a building proposition using the air rights space above Barbican Underground Station as a site and Transport for London Head of Urban Design acting as a client for the project. The site is an active underground station exposed to all weather

Francesca Pringle Y5

Francesca Pringle

REINVENTING WINTER IN HELSINKI | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Awarded Merit for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year Work   Reinventing Winter in Helsinki   Helsinki has positioned at 60olatitude making it the third most northern capital in the world. Due to this the summer days are long with up to 19 and a half hours of daylight and temperatures up to 35oC. Outside

Fernanda Mugnaini

THE IMPOSSIBLE GALLERY | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation The concept was conceived by using lines from the existing site light studies to generate enclosures and boundaries for the impossible Gallery proposal. The gallery is only made by slits, there are no windows on this narrow and long building. This simple method distinguishes the outline of the entire figure and abstracts the stance

Layal Merhi Y4

Layal Merhi

OVERHEAD MUSEUM | London, England | Unit 21 | 2015 Click to see Design Realisation     Overhead Museum   The project is a photography museum and balloon-scape in the Barbican Area at the heart of London. The project will act as both a community project as well as a modern age leisure garden thanks to the contemporary use of Hot Air Balloons. The intention behind the project is to

Hong Hew

NAVIGATING COPENHAGEN | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 URBAN RE-CONSTRUCT | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Thesis     Social Exclusion and Interaction Between People and the City Pedestrian navigation allows people to travel from one place to another accurately by using paper-maps or more commonly with Global Positioning System (GPS) on mobile devices. The act of navigation, which includes determining of location and direction findings by cross referring the

Naomi Gibson

THE PERFORMING GROUND OF FRAGMENTED IDENTITY | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis     Fragmented Perception of Cityscapes The year began with an interest in how city streetscapes are perceived in a fragmented fashion and provide the viewing pedestrian with a shifting sense of place. The first drawing studies analyse how we ‘see’ a streetscape, our eyes darting between points of focus, drawn to

Tess Martin

EDITING COPENHAGEN | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 CRUISE COPENHAGEN | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis      Editing Copenhagen: Mapping Geographical Dislocation Modern communication technology allows us to ‘experience’ almost any place in the world, through images, video and information, from our homes. Geographical dislocation occurs, as the boundaries of place, distance, and time become blurred and the relationship between the space

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