A Garden for Music Therapy | Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 The layout of a garden influences our intercalations. The garden designer proposes areas of high importance and low importance via the placement of prompts. During an hour long visit to The Tibetan Peace Garden, I scanned a finite number of spaces within the garden that presented themselves to be of greatest importance. With this data I reconstructed
Carving Portland in 4 Cuts | Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 A proposal of a non-linear monolithic design and construction process interrogates the constantly altering quarry landscapes of the Isle of Portland, and injects into a brownfield site a regeneration model to safeguard local developments and revive the bygone identity of Portland Stone Architecture.
Boundaries | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 email@example.com ‘Boundaries’ addresses the definition of architecture across administrative boundaries – how does this impact the building’s form and development ? With two sites spanning across the Isle of Portland and Weymouth, this project focuses on the dichotomic relationship of the edge – allowing the boundary to become a defining element in the building design and construction. Materiality is
A Chimeric Nursery | London, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 Awarded the Year 3 Portfolio Prize firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Resting in Myths | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 email@example.com 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
A Preserved Current | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Dancing with Landscape | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 email@example.com The human body inspired the programme of a dance studio located between Bowers Quarry and Tout Sculpture Park. The main inspiration for the project are the cliffs and boulders of the area, and how the landscape influences our moves, for example in how we support ourselves with a rock and the ways we experience stone by
The Sanatorium of Algorithm Design Case | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Time/Erosion | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 Awarded the Year 2 Portfolio Prize email@example.com 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
The Royal Academy of Music | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 firstname.lastname@example.org The project proposes a satellite facility for the Royal Academy of Music, based in London, on the Isle of Portland. The programme consists of a music studio complex and access to music equipment for use by both invited guests from the Royal Academy of Music, as well as for the local population. The Portland
Skate on Kintsugi | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 email@example.com 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
A Butterfly’s Metamorphosis | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022 firstname.lastname@example.org Set on the lands of an existing deteriorated quarry ground lies a butterfly sanctuary. For over 500 years, Portland has been devouring its landscape for stone quarrying, leaving only traces of biodiversity left. Thus, the aim is to restore lost ecology, retain existing landscape, and improve biodiversity through butterflies – an indicator species for widespread biodiversity.