Rory Browne

Scoring Florence | Florence, Italy | Unit 21 | 2023 Scoring Florence has derived directly from the rhythms, cycles, and durations of the city. A contemporary arts space on the river Arno, the project is a gallery developed through a reconstructed digital score of the city. In the same way a musical score leaves its interpretation up to the performer, the architectural score provides the designer agency in its application and

Tom Band

Rendering the Dungeness Percept | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis The iconic image of Dungeness – the totemic object sited within a barren landscape – is synonymous with the mechanistic production of the Architectural Photograph. Disseminated by sites such as The Modern House and Dezeen, the imagery shapes our collective understanding of the place, imposing a romanticised fiction upon a

Oscar Maguire

Transposing the Courtyard | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 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

Ina Ioan

Resting in Myths | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 The project aims to bring together mythology and leisure in a storytelling environment buried deep into a hill whilst also being lightly cantilevered off the ground, overlooking the pristine natural surroundings. Its ambition is to create a dialogue on both sides of an existing hikers’ path that leads to the ruins of the Rufus Castle and

Rafiq Sawyerr

A Preserved Current | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 A Preserved Current assesses how buildings that have been ‘frozen’ to preserve, through the listing process, can be adapted to satisfy the needs of the ‘current’ environment it exists in? 200 meters off Portland’s coast sits The Mulberry Harbour Phoenixes. Two grade II listed caissons, built as part of the artificial Mulberry Harbours. Part of the

Nan-hao Chen

Time/Erosion | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 Awarded the Year 2 Portfolio Prize 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

Bethan Ring

Algorithmic Compositions In Venice | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work This project is an investigation into using Image-to-Image translation algorithms to create architectural design. This process uses hundreds of paired digital images as training for an algorithm to learn information about the chosen input. My project is based in Venice

Julian Besems | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Awarded The Bartlett Medal Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click to zoom in -> Optimisation through Fragmentation in VeniceThis project is centred around the concept of how technologies that determine the way in which the digital environment is navigated could start to inform the built environment. The primary topic that is taken

Julian Besems

Books as Bytes | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project is not about the design of a single building, but the development of a software program that generates a building design based on user information. Click image to zoom–> The primary focus of the project is the development of such a program for a university libraries. In this the smallest spatial unit

Yasaman Mohsanizadeh

How can Language Change the Way We Design Architecture? | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work   Click image to zoom–> 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation migrants lack representation in the policies and urban planning agendas of the Five Star Movement, Turins incumbent political party. As a result, there are residing social, cultural and

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

Joe Travers-Jones

WISH YOU WERE HERE/ RETURN TO SENDER | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017   Click to see Design Realisation   WISH YOU WERE HERE – The Postcard Stuga The project acts as a personal reflection of travel experiences that took place over a six week period during the summer. During travels data was collected subconsciously using the pre-set geographic system services on an iphone, recording the latitude, longitude and

Aviva Wang

CALIBREUR DE LA JOLIETTE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016   Click to see Design Realisation   My project, Calibreur de La Joliette, aims to ‘calibrate’ the proportion of spaces of various functions in the La Joliette neighbourhood in Marseille, France. Calibration is ‘the process of finding a relationship between two quantities that are unknown‘. My proposal aims to test out possibilities of city calibration at a local scale, as well

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

Alicia Bourla Y5

FLOATING LIBRARY ISTANBUL | Istanbul | Unit 21 |  2011 Istanbul, an ‘archipelago of neighbourhoods’ is a city within which the East and West straddle amongst each other, ‘like memories plucked from dreams’. I propose a building in the water, where the density of the city disappears, within the marriage of the civilizations inhabiting the two banks of the strait. Concentrating on the Islamic tradi- tion and culture, I designed a

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