Oscar Maguire

Transposing the Courtyard | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 oscar.maguire.15@ucl.ac.uk Since the 1850s The Courtyard Societies have been accommodated rent free in Burlington House, a grand neo-classical edifice built from Portland Stone, in the heart of London. Recently however the landlord, the UK Government, decided to start charging rent. The rent increases year on year at an unsustainable rate, setting the clock ticking to stay in

Hugo Loydell

Defining the Architectural Foveal | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 h.loydell.16@ucl.ac.uk Within the scarred landscape of Portland, a proposed climbing research and training centre explores the agency of the eye’s gaze as a design tool. Through experiments in spatialising foveated level of detail (LOD), the fixations and saccades of the eye are utilised to encode and refine spatial narratives. Whilst utilising the same technologies to explore

Nan-hao Chen

Time/Erosion | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 Awarded the Year 2 Portfolio Prize nan-hao.chen.19@ucl.ac.uk The programme would be a series of leisure facilities along the coastal path in Portland for hikers and tourists. Each building occupies a great spot for observing various geological features, leading and attracting people to walk through the path to the lighthouse to enjoy the beautiful views of Portland. Doing so boosts

Archie Koe

Skate on Kintsugi | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 archie.koe.20@ucl.ac.uk A multi-storey skatepark in a quarry on the Isle of Portland. Providing the younger generation of Portland with a skatepark community to support troubled youths by giving them a place to belong, mitigating potential mental health problems. Kintsugi (the art of repair) informed materiality and skate-path informed pseudo-parametric design language. Kensington’s Displaced Portland Stone WW2 Bomb

Bethan Ring

Piraeus Cruise Terminal | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The shipping and cruise port in the Athens, Greece has recently been purchased by Chinese company COSCO as part of their ‘New Silk Road Initiative’ providing the opportunity for the transformation of the area as an important stop along this new trade route. Although the number of cruise passengers has doubled in recent years, the growth

Alexandra Campbell

Scaling Skalisma | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Situated in modern Athens, the building is a cross-programming of a public bathhouse and a community theatre, and I explored the use of natural stone processes of carving (skalisma) and finishes at different scales within the project. Both programs date back to Ancient Greek architecture that had striven to bring society together, while using marble and other

Chengbin Shou

New Rovertou Galli Park | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The Project is a renovation project of Rovertou Galli Park in Athens which allows visitors to interactively determine the building’s appearance and makes the Acropolis more connected to the city context. The main function of the park has a strong connection to today’s information technology, which encourages visitors to leave their own information and existence

Artūrs Tols

De-Constructing an Urban Experience | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Click to see Thesis Designed through techniques of musical arrangement and an industrial building morphology, the Turin Culture Factory is an urban event space that houses film studios, a cinema and open performance areas. Inspired by Federico Fellini’s ethos of observing Italian life in the street, the project aims to bridge different ways of engaging with public space accommodating

Sally Taylor

SAD IN STOCKHOLM | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Merit for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   The length of day varies more dramatically in the Nordic region than most other places in the world. Additionally, both dusk and dawn last longer in this area. These factors mean that Nordic light is unique, with only a few percent of the world’s

Feng Yang

TEETH + TEA/ BATSU | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation   This project explores the spatial composition of rituals through model making. Shapes and forms generated from activity graphs are superimposed into one another and modified to create a new sequence of spaces through the language of folding and curling. Intersections between the ritualised and the more fluid could come together in this

Tonia Tkachenko

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC CARTOGRAPHY OF CYCLING LONDON | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2014 COPENHAGEN ARTS TERRAIN | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis     Mapping Experience of Urban Fabric from Cyclist’s Perspective The project aims to map the unique experience of urban fabric from the cyclist’s perspective. A situationist drift- dérive  journey is taken, where a camera is attached to the helmet to capture and the cyclist’s

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

Sara L’Esperance

PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 MEDINA PARASITE | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 Tremenheere Wonderland In October the unit traveled to Cornwall where we visited the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens; a completely artificial manifestation of a dream landscape with large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting interwoven with contemporary art installations. The fabricated landscape of the garden brought up an interesting question to do with

Wendy Lin

PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 CITY LIBRARY | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 Pavilion The project explores how historic events can be used as an inspiration for architectural design. The new pavilion at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens translates the past qualities of a 15th Century vineyard that previously existed on the site. Rosettes were designed based on vine-leaves that can be grown on site

Simona Schroeder

PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 SEEING THE UNSEEN | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 Pavilion Seeing the Unseen // Tangier’s Horizontal Medina “We are not tourists. We are travelers” – “Oh. What is the difference?” – “A tourist is someone who thinks about going home the moment they arrive … Whereas a traveler might not come back at all” (Paul Bowles – The

Naomi Gibson

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013 PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 STOCK EXCHANGE | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 Panorama = “The Panorama-Map of Pedestrian Navigation” The intention for this project was to produce a drawing that expressed the pedestrian experience and also formed a navigational tool for complex junctions. The characteristics useful to navigation in both panoramas and maps

Risa Nagasaki

Pavilion The new pavilion consisting of a multi-functional space and a gallery, overlooks the majestic Mounts Bay and the iconic St.Michael’s Mount. The architecture explores the idea of shifting focus and views of the local landscape to create different and individual experiences, playing with the idea of blurring the boundaries between architecture and nature. When first approached, the architecture is hidden within the forest of trees and only once walking

Hong Hew

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013 PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 FOLKLORE MUSEUM | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 The Pavilion of Manufactured Experience and The Museum of Folklore This year’s project begins with an exploration to study the relationship between motion and perception experience using a panorama. Our movement in space defines the views we see, and our means

Sayan Skandarajah

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013 PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013 RESTITUTED TERRITORIES | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013 Between a Glimpse and A front “Between a glimpse and a front” examines the potential of subversion within the realm of visual perception. The project exploits the limits of the line of sight, using it as a tool to conceal, highlight and