Casting Quantum Shingle | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 The dynamic shingle landscape of Dungeness is new and charged with energy, pushed and pulled by geomorphic processes and experimental technologies that populate the flat terrain. The boundless sky and infinite horizon plane form a datum against which the changing climate and landscape are measured. Two Nuclear Power Stations stand on the edge of the landscape, protected from the
The Blue | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 The Blue is a film park that consists of multiple film galleries and filmmaker residencies that create a place of pilgrimage for Derek Jarman, a filmmaker who lived in Dungeness between 1986-1994. The project spatialises ‘Jarmanesque’ qualities architecturally in a filmic way that captures the relationship between time and landscape. Jarman developed a deep blue field of vision before his
Orchestrating Geochronology | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal, BScAwarded First Class Honours Geochronology is the field of geology concerned with determining the age and history of Earth’s rocks, sediments, and fossils. Time is inherently encoded into the landscape; this project aims to quantify varying scales of time across numerous architectural elements. The scheme proposes a geochronology museum, archive, and research facility.
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
Mise-en-Dungeness | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded First Class Honours The project aims to explore an architectural approach to forming the mise-en-scène, applying this technique to create ‘hyper-authentic’ experiences of Dungeness. Mise-en-scène is a cinematic concept used by filmmakers to create images that express style, narrative, and experience. At the same time, the natural scenery of Dungeness encapsulates characteristic visual qualities that evoke the cinematic perception, attracting
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
Building a Bathhouse within a Room | Bucharest, Romania | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded First Class HonoursAwarded Year 3 Portfolio Prize ‘The creation continues incessantly through the media of man.’ – Antoni Gaudi The project prompted a consideration of the scale at which people think about, design, and interact with architecture. Time spent indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic led to an exploration of ways in which objects can be moved
Scattered Potential | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded First Class Honours Fighting the hungry landscape and its climatic intensity through paper-thin defiance, the project culminates in the design of a seed bank tower in the Dungeness Power Plant complex, to be built in parallel with the decommissioning of the reactor. As well as being actively involved in the repopulation of flora, the building also helps to reduce
Guerrilla Film Festival | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 A proposed film festival is located on the boarder of the Dungeness estate. The project speculates on the complex issues of ownership within Dungeness. A guerrilla film Festival challenges authorship of the filmic medium, relating film to the physicality of space. The typical segmented typology of a film festival is challenged. In a post pandemic future where the consumption
The Observer Effect | Brighton, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 In physics, the observer effect is the disturbance of an observed system by the act of observation. This is often the result of instruments that, by necessity, alter the state of what they measure in some manner. This project attempts to embrace the uncertainties of observation through developing frameworks that transform records of everyday presence into a spatial form.
A Bird Watcher’s Retreat | Dungeness, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Nested in the wetlands of eerie Dungeness, the project proposes a setting for bird watchers that hope to escape into nature. The project reflects on the existing site – a vast, flat, and shingle-filled landscape with a vibrant bird wildlife. It acknowledges the different habitats and the birds that it
The Continuous Sea-Wall | Dymchurch, UK | Unit 21 | 2021 Awarded Distinction for Design The Continuous Sea-Wall is a proposal for an inhabitable section of coastline in Dymchurch, Kent. Occupying the boundary between land and sea, the scheme is comprised of a public esplanade, a fish & chip shop, a slot machine arcade, and a terrace of almshouses. Building upon a fascination with lighthouses, the Esplanade occupies a similar