Xavier Thanki

Depositing Bodies of Data | Barcelona, Spain | Unit 21 | 2024xavier.thanki.23@ucl.ac.uk ‘Depositing Bodies of Data’ explores how data can be encrypted within a site to respond to climatic instabilities. Addressing the rising risk of flooding in the Ebre Delta, it proposes an inhabitable dunescape that harmonises with nature, to protect the regions culturally and economically vital rice farming industry. The project aims to develop a new architectural language by

Ioana Oprescu

Look Up, Look Down! | Florence, Italy | Unit 21 | 2023 The primary objective of this project is to delve into innovative approaches for designing an architectural structure that emulates the captivating qualities of astrophotography and satellite imagery. This ambitious goal will be accomplished by exploring the potential of lighting technologies to recreate the immersive experience of imagery within a physical space.  Central to the concept is the creation

David Abi Ghanem

 Florence heritage database: Re-imagining histories | Florence, Italy | Unit 21 | 2023 My project investigates the creative capacity of a database, examining its capacity to visually portray the relationships between artifacts and to inform the design of a building. This design tool enables the re-interpretation of cultural historical narratives and opens up discussions on the interconnected character of different cultures and their heritage. Moreover, it empowers the viewer/manipulator of

Mattia Salvadori

The Heroes Within | Florence, Italy | Unit 21 | 2023 On the grounds of Florence’s epicentre of sports of Campo di Marte, traditional, club organized sports have established a permanent mark as the most sought for sports, leaving little to no recognition to self-organized and individualised sports.  The project aims to take over, or better, reshape the existing skatepark, continuing its legacy by offering larger, more versatile spaces for

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

Ahmed El Gamal Y5

A Personal Athenian Restaurant | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> Athens has an epidemic of abandoned buildings post the 2008 recession. The decreased economic activity stagnated these assets. In addition, the viability of reinvestment in such properties was  hindered by their occupancy of squatters in need. As a result, the government’s solution was to tear down fully abandoned

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