James Potter

Death in Venice | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Design 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

Paul-Andrei Burghelea

Transcending Gondolas into Architecture | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Design Realisation My year’s work has been sited in Venice Italy where I have analysed the traditional Venetian gondola, looking at its specific geometries, traditional and cultural importance to the city. The project harnesses the traditional craftsmanship of the few remaining gondola workshops and combined with computation processes develops a new event space in the

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

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

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

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

Alan Ma Y4

The Image of the City | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> The project takes experimental image analysis techniques to propose new frontier spaces within the large complex city that actively responds to its digital profile by using social media and crowdsourcing to shape how we perceive our built environment. Started with a piece of research from Yahoo that aimed

Minh Ngoc Tran

Tree of Turin / Bull’s Emporium| Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–> The Tree of Turin was constructed through various historical and modern data mining, and so it is broken down again to produce a genetic instruction for form growing. The research project dwells on the attempts to compile composite data in relation to the city of Turin. The city boundary

Charlotte Carless

The Makers Collective | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click image to zoom–> Figures from the World Economic Forum esitmate 7.1 million jobs can be automated by 2050. The Makers Collective exists in a future economy where universal basic income and job automation change ‘capitalised labour’ or ‘work’ as we know it. Complete automation will relieve humanity of all