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padina amininavaei / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ BA Architecture / University of Kent Biomimicry: The Relationship Between Design and Nature A pavilion in the Old Street roundabout inspired by the organic forms of tree branches, where the structure grows out and connects to the pedestrian pathway allowing people to safely access the pavilion. The facade enables you to experience the intricate beauty of nature in a very sterile environment. It gives life to a place where there is very minimal greenery around. The users are people living within 0.2 miles of Old Street station. Wood is the main material component â€“ MDF was used in the model.
blu affleck / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / Central Saint Martins Manipulating the Biological World Pollution in cities and lack of biophilia: I want to tackle this problem by manipulating the biological world. By using the emerging and progressive biological advances I plan to generate through plant growth, structures, walls and floors. Traditionally buildings, structures and organic lifeforms are not compatible, and in-fact fight each other. Why canâ€™t we harness plant growth to form urban structures that not only provide shelter but also clean the air we breathe, encourage biodiversity and bring colour, scent and the seasons to the often grey, hostile environments we inhabit?
najd al bulushi / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / Central Saint Martins A Sacred Space Every person has their own opinion on giving a space its status. My project is about what makes a space sacred. However, I am not focussing on the religious aspect of this â€“ I want to create a different vision of what we usually consider as a sacred space. One of the important elements of this sacred space is that it is hidden in the context of extreme and dense urban landscape. The light in this underground space is restricted to evoke a sacred feeling. This is a space for anyone who finds it and is curious to explore and experience it.
ammara asdar / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ Architectural Association Deconstructive Reconstruction A deconstructive reconstruction process superimposed, leading to a living concept using the symbiosis of a waterscape and a landscape. The idea of creating water as a public space, a united front for two communities to come together and rejoice using the adjacent land and water as the platform for unity. Interlinking the essential elements of the shipbreaking process and its community a shipbreaking network for the workers and their families, offering ease, simplicity, and a sense of communal shared livelihood is constructed. Unifying cannibalisation, recycling, and selling; tying them to living spaces offering a feeling of unity similar to that in a family. A shipâ€™s life may be limited, coming to an end with its cannibalisation process, but its end leads to a new beginning, reconstructing a lifestyle for the community of shipbreakers.
bareera borhan / architecture Progression â€“ BSc Architecture / UCL and spatial Formless Architecture design
Inspired by the flight formations of starlings, I wanted to explore the possibilities of creating a structure where the form is difficult to distinguish or is continuously changing. I began investigating intangibility, by creating a structure out of small unattached components. Using everyday materials in conjunction with advanced machinery in the 3D workshops, I explored effortlessness and fragility without compromising craftsmanship. For my pavilion, I made catenary models by dipping parts of a hair doughnut in plaster and then placing them on top of a spotwelded steel structure. Located at Wanstead Flats in East London, the pavilion aims to increase interest in an otherwise lifeless park.
imi catchpole / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design / Arts University Bournemouth Distorting/Distorted Buildings I started looking at distorted, misshapen buildings to see how I could change Londonâ€™s architecture. I have designed a parasitic structure, inspired by bee colonies, that reflects the need for nature in modern architecture. Located on Regent Street, there is a huge amount of activity providing an audience for this statement. The buildings are in uniform, designed by John Nash, allowing the contrast between our ideals and our needs. The base is made from plaster, underneath a wire, mesh and moss structure. Achieved through casting, bending wire and sewing. To be inhabited and taken over by nature, not for human use, other than the positive effect on the mind.
zoe clare cavendish / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ BA (Hons)Architecture / University of Cambridge Childhood Situated in Hyde Park, I have designed a directional play-space that encourages a child to develop independence. Inspired by the playgrounds of Aldo Van Eyck, and cubist painters it is an experimental space integral to the surroundings, retaining an organic and simple elementary form. Using differential heights and colour coded pathways, the space allows for child and parent to explore separately and reunite - a metaphor for this maturing relationship which will ultimately improve the childâ€™s psychological development. The model displayed shows part of a full design at 1:20 scale and is made from MDF, hardboard and tensile fabric, amongst other basic materials.
simal elif cecen / â€“ architecture Progression BA (Hons) Architecture / and spatial Central Saint Martins design Empathetic Spaces I created an empathic architectural space for people to understand the space without any obstacles or distractions, by just walking through the three sectionsunderstand, decide and result of the installation. These sections are named after the key points of the empathy which I have been observing throughout my project. This installation is located in the St. Jamesâ€™s Park, where people come together to spend their time relaxing and having fun. The colours that appear on the copper material symbolise the people and their emotions; each colour is unique like people, and have their own meanings. The wholeness of colours, material and place creates a warm place to experience different things.
charlie cockrell / architecture and spatial Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / design Central Saint Martins Spatial Behaviour The theme of Spatial Behaviour explores the human perception of space and form through presenting a change within the environment, encouraging the user to engage. This design presents the user with a perfect reflective cube, seeking to first capture the userâ€™s attention, before challenging their imagination to discover a secondary form. The individual segments of the cube are pulled outwards, revealing subtle entrances and exits. The wooden structures remain ambiguous in their subsequent from, only suggesting places to rest or move, leaving the experience relative to each individual user. The structure was designed for the Nomadic Community Gardens in Shoreditch.
amrita deora / architecture and spatial design Progression – tbc Floating CoWorks Floating CoWorks takes the modern concept of shared, community office spaces and puts them on water. Building on water could be a revolutionary technique of architecture to sustain the growing population. Skyscrapers were created to grow a city vertically. Floating spaces will be a way to grow horizontally. The final model was built in acrylic using laser cutting. The primary user for this space would be small companies – namely a start-up or freelancers, or someone who’s looking for a modern office. The location of this space is Westminster at Thames.
ilya dor / Progression â€“ FdA Interior Design / architecture Chelsea College of Arts and spatial Anthill City design This is an embodiment
of a possible future. An attempt to show through forms and shapes how architecture would reflect the dystopian world of upcoming days. It is an exhortation to stop war, terror and global surveillance. Otherwise who wants to live in this imagined, but possible reality?
humaydah a fabiha / architecture and spatial Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / design University of Westminster Sustainability in Architecture My proposal is an interactive architectural piece, located in Beckton District Park. The purpose of the structure is to be a unique meeting point with seating available to the public. I have also created a bridge for the installation to extend onto from the park into a small island of trees which is currently only being used by the ducks on the pond. The main inspiration for this design evolved from the organic shapes Iâ€™ve seen and developed throughout my research and idea development stages. The prototype is made from translucent smoked plastic and orange acrylic, formed with the heat gun.
matthew foulerton / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ tbc Display Commuting is highly stressful and tends to have negative effects on oneâ€™s life satisfaction, happiness and anxiousness. Commuters between Brighton and London are currently subject to mute colour palettes, repetitive architecture and tightly packed spaces. My design, based at Preston Park Station, aims to help create a more peaceful and enjoyable experience. It immerses waiting passengers inside a giant curved screen with displays that can dictate mood and evoke positive emotions. The rest of the station is focused on reducing stress for waiting passengers and ensuring their efficient movement through the station, the opposite of what the site currently offers.
â€“ anika Progression BA (Hons) Architecture guha Central Saint Martins / Transformable Living Spaces concept was to design architecture My sustainable, affordable housing respect to kinetic architecture, and spatial with which allows the user (in this case professionals) to interact with design young the structure/building, expanding
or contracting elements of the house to suit their changing needs. This project aims to solve the current problems of overpopulation faced in many cities around the world. I selected Shoreditch as my site because it has a lot of startup companies, and itâ€™s a very densely populated place. The use of sustainable materials such as concrete, wood, glass and steel will be economically favourable, as the cost to construct it wouldnâ€™t be too high, making it affordable to buy for all individuals. Incorporating urban farming, increases the sustainability aspect and also provides space for individuals to relax in a stress free environment.
minni haasanen / architecture and spatial Progression – Gap Year design
Politics Behind Architecture For my final project, I decided to look at the politics behind architecture. For my site, I chose Trafalgar Square as I felt it is a very political area with it being the home of Nelson’s Column as well as the National Gallery. I have designed a way of inconveniencing the public by taking away the ease of access to the fountains and Nelson’s Column. In using wood as the main material for my design I wanted to take away the grandeur of the area and make it look very messy, as if it had been barricaded for protection.
aisha hassan / architecture and spatial design Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / University of Westminster Fostering Community in Public Space Through this project, I explored the concept of how we can help to foster inclusive and compassionate communities through architectural interventions. This is achieved when the members of a community experience an inclusive and inviting space that is adaptable to their needs. Hence, my design is a public, multifunctional event space for a local community. I designed the platform as three movable and interchangeable sections so they can serve different purposes. This makes the space adaptable to the usersâ€™ needs, giving them a sense of ownership over the space. I designed my intervention out of orange acrylic because I felt that it played with the light and shadows, adding a sense of liveliness to the space.
wilber ilett / architecture – and spatial Progression BA (Hons) Architecture / design Central Saint Martins Ephemera With the ever-changing urban environment that we inhabit, a structure’s ability to adapt and facilitate new purposes should be thought of first and foremost during its design. Much of the neoclassical architecture we see today in London is romanticised despite it’s unwillingness to support future ideals. The progression of sustainability lies in ephemeral architecture that will secure an efficient and functional future. This building is an insight into the form and aesthetic that I envision this future will look like and explores expandable and compactable spaces that tailor to the users’ requirements. Obsolescence should be celebrated not postponed.
â€“ BA (Hons) daniah Progression Interior & Spatial Design / isa Chelsea College of Arts / Change Over Time this project, my aim was architecture Through to explore change over time, and architecture evolved through and spatial how the centuries. My goal was to lean the destructive side of it. design towards This led me to find the perfect site,
which is St. Dunstan in the East. This site was severely damaged during WW2, however remains turned into a public garden. My aim was to further enrich the garden by building a library rooftop to educate existing, as well as new users on the history of this site. The rooftop is made out of acrylic, wood, and metal, which enhances the contemporary style that is a contrast to show the changes that occurred.
izzy jaggs / Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / architecture Central Saint Martins and spatial Urban Arcadia design Can man-made and
natural extremes be combined for a more beneficial social environment? The highly unsympathetic and â€“ as some have said â€“ dehumanising, concrete icon, Trellick Tower, used to be a catalyst of social problems. Adding a mass of plants and removing specific walls (a literal representation of breaking down social barriers) intends to promote a positive community life within a more extreme view of sustainable urban living. I have created a variety of fauxconcrete structures in plaster as well as a skeletal metal model incorporating real plants. For my final model I opted for wood to retain the clean, distinctive silhouette that original attracted me to Trellick Tower.
rafi khan / architecture and spatial Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / design University for the Creative Arts Immersive/Social Architecture The concept behind the auditorium pavilion is to provide an open space which would draw people from all walks of life into one place. Working alongside the themes of immersive design and social architecture, I have created a structure that resonates in North Greenwich, complimenting the existing buildings. The structure interacts with the existing space i.e. the screen, the space would alternate with its use from promoting independent movies, short films created by students from the local university and also providing space for up-and-coming bands to perform. The space is taking a creative twist on the coliseum philosophy, as it allows people a shot, maybe not for freedom but for a more fulfilling future.
â€“ abdo Progression BA (Hons) Architecture / khanachat Central Saint Martins / Sensory Spaces spaces interact with architecture Sensory people and trigger their senses emotions. Humans are visually and spatial and dominant creatures, but it is that designers address design important not only the visual sense, but other
senses too. People experiencing a space with different sensory strengths, gives them a whole other experience and perspective of that space. I have designed a sensory space that consists of four socially interactive rooms that provoke four different emotions â€“ fear, freedom, distress and empowerment â€“ to be used by the office workers and employees of the London Southbank area during the year and then to be enjoyed by the tourists during the summer months.
nesrin kianni / architecture and spatial Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / design University of Westminster Movement This project addresses and transforms the mundane activity of queuing, and engages the orientation, flow, structure and experience of being in a queue. The social gathering space would be part of a residential development called Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick. Seating, arranged around a bandstand, has the dual function of directing and separating people as they queue for access to the bandstand, as well as providing seating. Using clay, wood, copper and aluminium, my final design outcome emphasises the relationship between the movement of people and their surroundings, adding a playful diversionary quality to movement through a public space.
lunar edmund king / architecture and spatial design
Progression – BSc Architecture / The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) Colonising the Moon Humanity will never satiate its endless endeavour to explore further and farther. The next logical step in exploration is to colonise the moon. A pioneering space tourism base fit for five people, with geothermal energy supply via eight pipes from the moon’s interior crust, manifests a plausible selfsufficient lunar module. Through the creation of the lunar base, humankind will push through to become an interplanetary type 1 civilisation on The Kardashev scale. As The Earth’s population continues to outstrip its resources, space tourism may become space living, thus an earth exodus will ensue; the lunar base is only the beginning of a new frontier.
ping yen lee / architecture Progression â€“ BA (Hons) and spatial Interior & Spatial Design / Chelsea College of Arts design Men and Machines
My project theme is to manifest the notion that the city is a living being â€“ the form of the city shows that it is alive. My final outcome is a design for a cover for a building. It allows urban housing to be up to date with our current understanding of sustainability. My model is wood and plastic, with spray paint and gloss paint as the coating. This design can be implemented across the city. It offers the look of contemporary building design without needing to start from the ground up. It makes use of the outside space of buildings, that we usually leave untouched.
si hyun lee Progression â€“ / BA (Hons) Jewellery Design / Central Saint Martins architecture Space Between and spatial This project transforms a dark, design narrow street connecting riverside
to marketplace in Kingston into a public library. This public library will keep the silence in the street but also bring more warmth and vitality to be more welcoming. The books are placed along the narrow street while two domes on each end will provide a space for people to read and study. Also, the outer dome in the marketplace will be used as an eating area where people enjoy food from the market. Throughout the model making, I have used vacuum forming to create plastic domes, the band-saw to cut wooden pieces, and casting to make the plaster base.
chloé marbehant / architecture and spatial design Progression – BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation / Central Saint Martins Social Interaction In the midst of today’s ever-changing social and political climate, we must ask ourselves: how can social interaction be understood better through a defined space, to then develop a better response to contemporary socio-political issues? The installation is formed of wooden pillars and a set of flexible screens that can be changed at the users’ will. Located in front of the Tate, it will attract a diverse group of people, ensuring a consistently different experience, depending on the synergy between the piece and the user. Through the movement of the screens, the users are able to create new spaces within the structure relying on the decision on whether of not to interact.
mabel mc cabe / architecture and spatial Progression – BSc Architecture / The Bartlett design School of Architecture (UCL) Circulation I chose ‘circulation’ with the intention of letting the movement of people influence the design of a space rather than the other way around. I wanted to echo some aspect of societal circulation, and this year, in which a man who shouts “grab ‘em by the pussy” is President of the USA, the circulation of men versus women seemed appropriate. I designed a gallery in which the walls move according to the ratio of men to women in the space. I needed a site that allows for various ways of circulation; Wandsworth Bridge provides traffic from both sides of the river, but unlike the proposed London Garden Bridge, my gallery bridge will be open all the time.
Divertissement gargee naik / architecture and spatial design
Progression – BA (Hons) Architecture / University of Greenwich The Play of Spaces My aspiration for this project was to create an interactive space that is playful in nature. The theme that I developed, was to tell a story by leaving a mark. I created a system that clearly marks the performance area of street performers while controlling the flow of circulation in this area. The seating units being mobile on created paths have the calibre of movement and interaction. I have designed for the iconic location of Covent Garden. The final outcome is a visually and physically playful – a performance space for street performers that doesn’t interfere with the charm of Covent Garden.
crystal Progression â€“ tbc ng Merging Inside/Outside Spaces Inside/Outside Spaces / Merging explores the concept of navigating interior and exterior architecture through spaces as a continuous spatial seamlessly merging the and spatial entity, idea of exposure and enclosure provide a dynamic interplay for design tousers. My design is a semi-outdoor
public cooking and relaxation space surrounded by offices and residential buildings, located in Kings Cross. Users would be able to rotate the poles to either receive or block the sunlight, thus giving the space a sense of movement through the direction of the shadows. The organic structure is designed to depict the simultaneous feeling of openness and enclosure. Moreover, the use of plaster with transparent acrylic plays around with the idea of opacity and transparency to further enhance the idea of open/closed spaces.
steven op / architecture and spatial Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / design Central Saint Martins Suspended Structure This building is strongly inspired by the underlying need to escape brought on by the horrors of war. Through this, the cinema became an important part of society, when people most needed to leave their life at home. Located in an easily accessible space in Finsbury Park it is made of wood and glass frames. It does not only provide a possibility for catering and a peaceful space but will also offer a 4D experience thanks to a smaller theatre that moves due to a suspended glass platform placed on the top of the building. The cinema will encourage and generate large amount of visitors, thus creating new potential for the area.
tae hee park / architecture â€“ BA (Hons) and spatial Progression Interior & Spatial Design / design Chelsea College of Arts Minimalism This model is designed for a cafĂŠ in a small village, thus, it helps people to communicate with others who live near this cafĂŠ. There is limited space for an intervention. Therefore, I designed a line shape of a building to recycle and solve the problem of limited space. I have used a range of materials for this model, such as wood, clear plastics and glue. Wood was used for main surfaces, patterns, stairs, and each floor. Plastics were used for windows and glue for joining together. Lastly, I have used sandpaper to make them smooth. This design will be located at middle of Islington and Holloway Station.
decarla phillip-riley / architecture and spatial Progression â€“ BA (Hons) Architecture / design Central Saint Martins Forgotten Spaces Forgotten Spaces are what shape a city; the last bit of history within a community, a space waiting to be appreciated and cherished. Our rapidly changing skyline inspired me to explore and understand those changes in our environments, addressing the social issues towards gentrification and the current housing crisis. The demolished Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle allowed me to learn about the impact it can have on a community, especially one that has been removed. I have designed a monumental space that mimics the previous architectural pattern of the old estate, embracing the brutalist remains, effecting the way you move.
â€“ jessica Progression BA (Hons) Architecture / rowley University of Brighton / Textured Cities project is primarily focused architecture My on how architecture can integrate experiences into public and spatial sensory spaces. GMT begins at Greenwich (my site) this would ensure design Park that the building is highly sensitive
to alterations in time. My final outcome is a building that has wall plants that change every season. Metal stakes move in and out in response to people leaving and entering the building and tiles flip over when people walk past them (inspired by Daniel Rozinâ€™s PomPom mirror). This space will be a designated public library and learning zone used by the general public and tourists.
angelica scorgie â€“ / Progression BA (Hons) Architecture / architecture University of Kent Open and Closed Spaces and spatial The Brunswick centre is a largely design controlled environment with little
sense of community between the private and public spaces. This piece acts as an intervention, attempting to restore balance between the public and private by providing the occupants with a place to reflect, and the ability to seize back control over their surroundings. The textural aspect encourages people to engage and interact with the space through sensory experience, forming with it, a feeling of familiarity and control. They are then able to explore and use the space as they wish, making it an environment of complete freedom.
naishi shah / architecture and spatial design Progression – BA (Hons) Interior Architecture / University Of Westminster A Tale Of Two Cities “Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.” This is a space located at Kings Cross, created for Indian international students, where they can stay to cope with homesickness. Religion and the surrounding Indians create a homely ambience. The public can enter the courtyard to visit the gallery, located at the centre, that holds information about my religion Jainism. The intricate designs from Jain temples are printed on acetate and when in contact with sunlight, shadows create a design onto the courtyard. The base of the wooden structure is inspired from temple layouts and the raised rooms represent a traditional twist.
nature nimra shahid / architecture and spatial design Progression – BA (Hons) Architecture / Central Saint Martins Mimicking Nature to Inform Structural Design With the rapid increase in the world’s population people are moving further away from nature; more housing means more green spaces are destroyed. I wanted to address this issue by using nature’s structures as a tool to inform structural design in order to remind people of nature. I have designed a pavilion that mimics the bone structure of a Brent Goose. It is located on the Millennium Bridge as it’s a highly utilised space and very geometric in terms of location. Therefore, a structure that takes an organic form will not only change the pattern of the place but also will not go unseen. The pavilion will be made using eco-friendly concrete provided by Hanson UK who produces products that generate a much lower level of CO2 emissions than ordinary cement.
â€“ dâ€™relle Progression BA (Hons) Architecture small Central Saint Martins / Exploring Narrative Space storytelling to address the architecture Using importance of narrative within spatial context was the idea I and spatial abecame interested in exploring. can an occupant take away design What from a physical space? Questioning the properties of narrative spaces sparked my interest in this subject area. This lead to me carrying out multiple investigations into how people experience narrative environments. I started by experimenting with ways of installing narrative in context to the built environment. This took me through a range of mediums and disciplines aside from architecture whilst finding the answer to my question.
george smith / architecture and spatial Progression – tbc design Union of Socialist
Britannic Republics My project includes an introduction to explore the fictional state of the Union of Socialist Britannic Republics. The scenario purports the idea that the world’s first socialist revolution occurs in London, in 1917, as opposed to Russia, as London was where Karl Marx’s writings originally predicted that the worldwide seizing of power would occur. I have attempted to set out recreations of our own society, such as visualisations of the Palace of Westminster, Victoria Tower, a cereal box and the state’s flag, all drawing on references to early 20th century Soviet and British Design, emphasising ideas of dystopia and utopia, to produce a political understanding and theorise the impact from fictional scenarios.
jakob steinig / architecture and spatial Progression: tbc project is based on emergency design My situations. People encounter loss of
residence due to natural disasters. It is crucial to have a rapid solution. Therefore my design is adapted for flooding, earthquakes, storms and other natural occurrences that destroy existing shelters. I decided to make a metal construction with connections to the living space on top. I explored different approaches to visualise the idea, the best outcome is made out of ceramics and copper. It is important that people with limited resources remain able to construct my idea in order to have a safe space in an emergency situation.
â€“ emin Progression BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual / London College of zargarian Media Communication / Narrative Spaces architecture This installation piece that is through a sculpture and spatial represented of my own robot design, is a of a scene from the design visualisation science fiction novel I, Robot. The sculpture is made from polymer clay and is covered in imitation gold leaf. The location can vary depending on the impact it could create from the implication of its surrounding environment. The gold colour will instinctively draw people close to the sculpture because every person has a lust for gold. The piece is a poetic play on mankind creating a greater species only built for the purpose of humanityâ€™s use.
â€“ daniel Progression BA (Hons) Architecture / zhuo Central Saint Martins / Reconstruct & Build Up projectâ€™s purpose is to target architecture This an existing building in London with of history and redesign a part and spatial years of it with a modern feel expressed the materials and shapes design through I used. My aim was to show the stark contrast between the age of the original building and my new intervention. My intervention is a skylight that connects the circular section of the quadrant of Regent Street that will comfort users. The main materials I used were aluminium and styrene because of their modern, minimal look, giving a strong contrast with the original buildings on Regents Street.