Final Project (PCS):

'Public Space for Political Discourse'

Written starting point

Personal Confirmatory Study written proposal (outlining my intentions for the project- a document used to mark my project against)

4th Specialism project:

Structures transitioning public to private presences

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A project exploring the transition between public and private spaces across multiple axioms, such as scale, light and height. Starting off by looking at the natural growth-like arrangement of blocks​, I became interested in vertical arrangements of spaces to achieve the transition across another medium other than scale. This led to the design work on a structure of semi-permeable boxes, making some transparent to introduce light into the experiment. Developing this with mirrors, I was able to control the light dispersal up through the boxes from a source placed at the bottom. The outcome made for some great photography in the dark room.

Art Foundation Essays

Essay 1: Forensic Architecture and Renzo Piano

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Essay 2:  ‘An analysis of the shared communal spaces in Keeling House and Alexandra Road Estate’

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3D still life work

3rd Specialism project:

'Canteen, Stride & Plastic Bottles'

A mini project covering a location (College Canteen- Starbucks), a measurement (stride- human motion in a space), and a material (plastic shampoo bottles). Having become increasingly interested in the flow of people through space through further research into public space design, I analysed the high traffic flow of students in the college canteen.​ I built models to break down the space and paths into a coded network of decision and action points, with the intention of reworking the space to increase flow efficiency. I used the bottles to create a modular representation of this network, through which smoke would pass in the flow direction, and built such that one bottle represented one stride measurement in the space.

2nd Specialism project:

Conceptual and Physical Spatial Relationships 

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Investigation into the abstract notion of confined space following on from analysis of the Pitt Rivers Museum's main display area.

  • Foam Model(s) of exhibition space

  • Considered +ve/-ve space with plaster casts for inside mass of the hall

  • Explored the role of the position of the user of the space (height, opacity of surroundings, light)

  • Inverting the concept: considering the possibility of empowering rather than oppressive physical space

  • Grounding abstract experiments in real world examples

  • Taking inspiration from the Post-Modernists to create simplified adornments which are abstractly representative of (and therefore carry the meaning of) details from culturally oppressive structures in the world already

  • Using Deconstructivist methods to arrange these adornments, abstracting them physically whilst maintaining their cultural connotations

1st Specialism project:

Collab structure and film with a jewellery student