George Neyroud

A Chimeric Nursery | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 Awarded the Year 3 Portfolio Prize In a disagreement over the preservation of Christ church Spitalfields a newly designed and built nursery is now the subject of demolition. My project explores new grounds for collaborative design by using machine learning to generate bespoke plans within a new site, St George in the east, with the hope of appeasing

Marilena Petalidou

Unwrapping Heritage | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 Unwrapping heritage proposes a thematic garden of unwrapped artefacts where one can experience their aura through architecture. The design is based on 3D scans of artefacts taken from the British Museum during the last months. The scanned models are cut, unwrapped and rewrapped to create new spatial forms that generate a landscape that reflects not only the qualities of

Jacqueline Yu

The Playscape Garden | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded First Class Honours The Playscape Garden is a versatile community centre where architectural elements can be altered by the community within the building or from afar. The community’s presence is felt in the garden, whether through digital or physical means. With the mouse-tracking and manipulation techniques developed in the previous project, one of the ‘tending’ actions–sifting–is translated into

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

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

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

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

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

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

Francesca Pringle

THE EXTENDED TERRITORY OF SCENE AND HEARD | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation     Extending Territory The building houses Scene and Heard, a theater and charity that take underprivileged children from the local area of Somers town and teach them to write plays. These plays are then performed to by professional actors to a public audience. This project explores how the territory of Scene and Heard’s work expands into the homes


Jens Kongstad

SCENE AND HEARD: COMMUNITY THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 MIDDELGRUNDSFORTET | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation      Scene and Heard Community Theatre Situated in Somers Town behind Euston Station is the Scene and Heard Community Theatre. The theatre is currently housed in the former church house of St. Pancras Old Church, one of the only historic buildings on the street. Somers Town has seen

Jamie Lilley

Jamie Lilley

SCENE AND HEARD THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 DANISH MUSEUM OF RESISTANCE | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation     Scene and Heard Theatre Scene and Heard is a charity working with inner city children from Sommers Town. The charity uses theatre as a way to improve the lives of the Children. The proposal aims to reconnect the site to the community which it

Charlotte Reynolds

Charlotte Reynolds

SOMER’S TOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 THE POCKET PARK URBAN PROTOTYPE | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Click to see Design Realisation   Somer’s Town Community Theatre Crowndale Road Community Theatre is a live project to redevelop an existing site in the deprived Somer’s Town, London. The project responds to the existing site construct both physically and digitally through a series of in depth concrete casting techniques

Katie Walmsley

SHUNT  THEATRE | London | Unit 21 | 2009 Awarded Distinction for Design & the Fitzroy Robinson Prize for Drawing   “In another moment Alice was through the looking glass, and had Jumped lightly down into the looking glass room.” Lewis Carrol A new home for Shunt, a London based modern theatre company, who blur the lines between art and performance. The scheme is has a dual program, it consists

Paul Legon

ANAMORPHIC CITY HALL | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011 Awarded Distinction in Design                                                                                                                  

Gabriel Lee

MUSEUM OF OPTICS | London | Unit 21 | 2011   ‘On the last night of the nine-day boat journey, he makes a thorough mystical preparation when he hears thecaptain announce, “Gentlemen! Tomorrow at dawn, we will see the first minarets of Istanbul.” Passenger De Amicissleeps little, goes to the deck as soon as he sees the faint light heralding dawn and curses in disillusionment,for there is fog. But the

Dionysia Kypraiou

Digital Reconsecration | London | MArch GAD | 2011 Awarded Distinction in Design   Digital Reconsecration of the Levelled Churchyard Driven by the desire to comment on the ubiquitous use of  new technologies and research on a number  of notions and ideas such as the human body in motion and its relation to technology, the short life expectancy of the new technologies that creates a dialogue with the organic mortality

Joe Paxton

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013 PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 LANDSCAPES OF LIMINALITY | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 The Ambiguous City 45 Degree aerial imagery is captured from low-flying aircraft, providing us with a detailed and spatial panorama of the City of London. These photos are processed by machine, and stitched together for complete panoramic view. Errors in

Emma Carter

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