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,

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

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

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

Lester Cheung

Piraeus Archipelago | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work ‘Piraeus Archipelago’ is a redevelopment masterplan for the cruise port of Piraeus, it proposes a strategy to improve the cruise-city relationship whilst creating a rewarding experience for cruise tourists. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s strategy to boost trade and economic exchange across the globe, which promotes investments in

Ernest Wang

The Athenian Shadow Monument | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work My project The Athenian Shadow Monument proposes a non-conventional method of monument creation where the public participates in the creation of the monument, working collaboratively to produce and manipulate shadows that comprise the monument. It uses the relationship between Greek

Anqi Yu

Towards a Slow Town Hall | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work In 1909, Marinetti the founder of Futuristic Movement wrote in his manifesto that “We stand on the last promontory of the centuries! Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed. “  He expressed

Jin Kuo

Collision/National Assembly | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> Turin was once the capital city of Italy and was one of the largest automobile manufacturing cities in the world. Turin was a target of strategic bombing during World War II, being heavily damaged in its industrial areas by the air raids. In the postwar years, Turin was rapidly rebuilt. e

Thomas Savage

SIMULATING SOCIETY  | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   The city of Stockholm is in the grip of an immense housing crisis, engendered by a pioneering egalitarian housing system that has been diluted by austerity and conservative governments. A new social hierarchy has emerged based not on where one

Paddi Alice Benson

LOST [AND FOUND] IN PLAY | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Awarded The Bartlett School of Architecture Medal Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work   The paediatrician/psychoanalyst Winnicott, identified the space between the interior, imagination and the perceived outer world / society as the location of cultural experience; “this intermediate area, is in direct continuity with the

Aviva Wang

BEAUTIFICATION COUNCIL’S BEAUTIFUL BUILDING | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   The Stockholm’s Council of Beautification (Stockholms Skönhetsrådet), established in 1919, is a relatively independent municipal organ which advises Stockholm’s planning authority on building proposals. The council has thirteen members. Twelve of the members must be appointed from 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

James Simcock

ANAMORPHIC THREE SMITHS STATUE | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 INVENTING MEMORY | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Awarded Distinction for Thesis & Merit for Design Click to see Thesis    Anamorphic Three Smiths Statue: Deconstruction of a War Memorial   The twentieth century has shown an unprecedented confidence in the building of war memorials to resist the decay of memory, and yet their record of

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

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