Jonathan Zhu

Hidden in Stereopsis | Florence, Italy | Unit 21 | 2023 This project investigates the use of computer vision ML techniques to create a piece of architecture on a site and city obsessed with the human act of looking. It proposes a paediatric ophthalmology specialist research and treatment centre open to the public by the 14th Century Torre de Niccolò, an ancient watchtower of the municipality previously as a part

James Carden

The Ministry Of Ground | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Design Realisation Project OverviewThe Ministry of Ground is an architecture that speculates on the importance of dredged material and its reappropriation within the Venice lagoon. A constantly evolving floating terrazzo landscape is formed out of dredged masonry debris and silt, dug from the Venetian canals. This landscape is made up of square components formed by

Julian Besems

CreateGalleries.py | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Awarded The Bartlett Medal Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click to zoom in -> Optimisation through Fragmentation in VeniceThis project is centred around the concept of how technologies that determine the way in which the digital environment is navigated could start to inform the built environment. The primary topic that is taken

Tom Band

Fondazione Gucci | Venice, Italy | Unit 21 | 2020 Click to see Design Realisation Venice is – and always has been – read through a series of images, from Canaletto and the vedute paintings synonymous with the Grand Tour, to the hyper-saturated documentation of social media feeds. These images permeate through the collective consciousness, absorbed through postcards, fridge magnets, and even artificial reproductions of the city, in Las Vegas

Misbah Mahmood

The Athens of Euripides | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> EURIPIDEAN LITERARY DEVICESEuripides, a playwright, was a major figure in Greek history and a part of an era when Athens was rich in culture and social identity. His contributions to theatre were pivotal and his works remain influential across

Minh Ngoc Tran

The Oculus | Athens, Greece | Unit21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work The Oculus is a speculative Stock Exchange design based on the translation of the quantitative phenomenon in Athens, Greece. Additionally, the parameters derive from the unique human digital prints, the sun, and the collective stock movement. They are undergone an negotiation between pure algorithmic design and the realisation of space in

Julian Besems

Books as Bytes | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project is not about the design of a single building, but the development of a software program that generates a building design based on user information. Click image to zoom–> The primary focus of the project is the development of such a program for a university libraries. In this the smallest spatial unit

Alan Ma

Digital Ruination | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019\ Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> <My project focuses on the question of what is a future ruin by proposing a process that explores a series of digital monuments above the city of Athens aimed at celebrating Athenian heritage> The city of Athens itself after the economic downturn was left in a

Charlotte Carless

The Makers Collective | Turin, Italy | Unit 21 | 2018 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click image to zoom–> Figures from the World Economic Forum esitmate 7.1 million jobs can be automated by 2050. The Makers Collective exists in a future economy where universal basic income and job automation change ‘capitalised labour’ or ‘work’ as we know it. Complete automation will relieve humanity of all

Jonathan Davies

SEA LEVEL: A THOUSAND PLATEAUS | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis    Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work ‘We don’t build cities by accumulating masterpiece buildings, architecture is only responsible for only a trickle of the world’s spaces while a firehose blasts out the rest, architects make stones in the water…but what if the water is

Camilla Wright

A {WIKI} LEAKING BUILDING | Stockholm, Sweden | Unit 21 | 2017 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis   Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Sweden’s so called ‘neutrality’ is under question due to classified data leaks confirming that Sweden was spying on Russia throughout the Cold War and have continued to do so since. More recent leaks expose the Swedish government and intelligence