Alexandros Photiou

Corazón De La Comunidad: Sequential Generation | Barcelona, Spain | Unit 21 | Located on the “Aguas Park”, in the sequentially created Eixample district of Barcelona, this project proposes a novel approach to a community centre, in which the programme revolves around the creation of a community centre which supports and facilitates the cohabitation and interaction of children and the elderly. By utilizing a series of modular spaces, the proposal

Alex Perez

La Nova Generalitat Catalana | Barcelona, Spain | Unit 21 | In this project, we embark on a meticulous exploration of architectural design at a historically significant location. Our endeavour unfolds within a setting where preserving the existing façade, seating, and sand is paramount, rooted in a rich tapestry of historical relevance. The aim is to seamlessly integrate artificial intelligence with history and tradition, crafting a narrative that honours

Milda Knabikaite

Pocket Space Community Garden | Barcelona, Spain | Unit 21 | 2024 The project is driven by a design methodology which involved viewing the city through the lens of five scales of unconventional metrics. Barcelona was dissected into the key moments of its ongoing urban development, the analysis of which determined a set of Powers of Barcelona (referencing Powers of Ten™ 1977). These unconventional scales offered different strategies of

Nicole Ho

The Sanatorium of Algorithm Design Case | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 The building project is aiming to help and deal with people who are chronically ill with COVID-19, as well as cure the patient and provide enough data for scientific research. Thus, creating a therapeutic environment that blends perfectly with the surrounding environment. Through exploring how architecture and aesthetics can create an environment conducive

Misbah Mahmood

Brave New World /The Ritual Cemetery of Brave New Turin | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018   Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom–>   Visiting Turin, the Monumental Cemetery stood out as a place that depicted time and memory through its stylistically differing monuments. Historically, cemeteries have been built around socio-political relationships and so my building project will be a new interpretation and typology of cemeteries

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

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

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

Samson Simberg

MARSEILLE MUSIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016   Awarded Distinction  for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year work ‘The [Un]Seen City’ looks at the mounting surveillance of cities and the affect this is having on its inhabitants and the built urban fabric. Having been designated European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille has seen a wave of surveillance cameras being installed across the city with some 1,800 cameras

Tomohiro Sugeta

TRANSLATING COLLECTIVE PORTRAITS OF CITY TO URBAN INTERVENTIONS – IMAGINARY MARSEILLE ON INSTAGRAM | Marseille, France | Unit 21 | 2016 Awarded Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis The focus of the project is to explore the possibilities in designing urban interventions by translating data obtained from Instagram in Marseille. This bottom-up approach informed geometrical principles and a site strategy, while the project attempts to reinvent civil space through a

Francesca Pringle Y5

Francesca Pringle

REINVENTING WINTER IN HELSINKI | Helsinki, Finland | Unit 21 | 2015 Awarded Merit for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th Year Work   Reinventing Winter in Helsinki   Helsinki has positioned at 60olatitude making it the third most northern capital in the world. Due to this the summer days are long with up to 19 and a half hours of daylight and temperatures up to 35oC. Outside

Naomi Gibson

THE PERFORMING GROUND OF FRAGMENTED IDENTITY | Copenhagen, Denmark | Unit 21 | 2014 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis     Fragmented Perception of Cityscapes The year began with an interest in how city streetscapes are perceived in a fragmented fashion and provide the viewing pedestrian with a shifting sense of place. The first drawing studies analyse how we ‘see’ a streetscape, our eyes darting between points of focus, drawn to