The Royal Academy of Music | Isle of Portland, UK | Unit 21 | 2022
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 stone facade of the Royal Academy of Music is resampled and remixed to create a colourful new face for the proposal, which sits in a disused former Portland stone quarry.
Project 1: ‘Sampling Soane’
Redrawing the façade of the Bank of England according to sampling data.
Resampling the Façade of the Royal Academy of Music
The façade for the proposal sits in a former Portland stone quarry and is generated by redrawing the Edwardian Portland stone facade of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Plans and Sections
The diverse programme is embedded in a sculpted floor plane. All the studios are connected to the communal space. This is delicately defined by the canopy, which is created by a 10m polycarbonate roof and mesh façade.
Spatial Strategy – Shed, ‘Blobs’ & Floor