Rehabilitative Landscapes: YOI Portland | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022
An exploration into the benefits of integrating digital architectures in physical institutions through the design of a young offender institution that utilises virtual environments to provide personalised, therapeutic, and rehabilitative experiences that moderate the physical.
The architecture utilises parametric design, incorporating user tracking and site data to provide a wide range of democratised spatial qualities that reflect the diverse sensorial needs of the users.
Augmented forms, indicated by their blue colour, become a currency that unlocks autonomy to the young adults. Spatialising their activity and body data, the virtual provides alternative metaphysical perspectives that allow the user to see beyond their immediate surroundings, communicate with others under varying levels of connection, control and alter their environment and educate the self in practical and digital skills.
The virtual provides alternative metaphysical perspectives that allow the user to see beyond their immediate surroundings
The physical architecture provides a range of spatial qualities separated by boundaries that allow some form of visual/audible connection, further enhanced digitally.
Digital architectures were informed by developing virtual reality scenarios which respond to the user and unlock alternative spatial perspectives.
Narrative film that explores the experiences of the young adults and guardians as they interact with the digital architectures.