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feat. Mr Winston Smith

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this is where i live

this is where mr winston lives. that is indeed my alter ego

this is mr winstons alter ego Im the voice of reason He lives on Corstorphine High street

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these are the places he visits on a weekly basis. his weekly activities include going to the park, visiting his friend, going grocery shopping, the usual, mundane boring activities of an old person.

Mouse movement over screen attempted online shopping at asda.com 7


Previously a gardner, His 65th birthday and aching joints stripped him of that pleasure. He gardens, but no more does he earn material comfort from his hobby. Does that really matter? it matters to mr Winston.

i dont like to think...

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thats my brain

a random dot pixel pattern of static displayed when no transmission signal is obtained by the antenna receiver of television sets and other display devices. The random pattern superimposed on the picture, visible as a random flicker of “dots” or “snow”, is the result of electronic noise and radiated electromagnetic noise accidentally picked up by the antenna. Winston = White noise Being Winstoned is being white noised Absolutely Winston = Absolutely White noised

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A flyers been slipped under his door, addressed to him. A talk and discussion with students from the University of edinburgh. Cake, coffee and conversation.

sigh........

cake?! i can go to great extents for cake.

Well, he volunteers. He watches TV. He visits his brother, he warms his own meals. He particularly enjoys watching animations. A bugs life! He imagines the days he worked Up! Now widowed, he finds an escape in the floating escape of the old man.

The four lettered word, c a k e, makes the decision for him. 13


i’d love to go on a holiday

i dont dream any more

Young adults and the elderly, in equal proportion. In a room. a sight rarely seen. Conversations about technology, the mystery surrounding it, family, and dreams take place.

As they test out the Diorama, which is a carefully crafted board game allowing the elderly to carry out their chores in the real or virtual world. A thoughtful conversation flows, and a particular line sticks with Asad 15


The Diorama My legs are giving up on me......... Your dog needs to go for a walk Do you?

Take your dog for a walk

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Your grass out back needs cutting,

Find a friendly dog walker, online

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You fancy placing a bet on an upcoming football game?

Do you?

Do it Yourself

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Hire someone online

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1.5

Place a bet online

Go to the Bookies

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Time for dinner

Time for a spring clean

Oh no! Youve run out of milk.

You want to read a book

Do you?

Do you?

Do you?

Do you?

Walk to the store to buy something

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Do you?

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Go online and purchase

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2

Do it yourself?

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Hire someone, online

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Walk to the store to buy some

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Go online and purchase

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Read a book at home

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3.5

Read an e book online

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Do i really not dream any more?

that night as he lulls into a slumber, he misses his wife. He thinks of the great times they had together the past. 19


DREAMing

he dreams that night, and he dreams a dream, which is vivid, complex and oh so satisfying 21


the dream

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off to lucy’s cafe, gotta cover for joanna! she’s unwell, i hope this is the last time!

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whaere did that come from

Right next to Lucy’s He sees this Odd building. A new apartment block in the neighbourhood. 27


matrix of apartments

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cabinet of curiosity

circulation core

fixed apartment module

not just the apartment block but there is a lurking shadow of a zeppelin. that really freaks mr winston out

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Plans

1m

9m

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Section

the building unfolded as he imagined. He dreamt of flying, his wish was soon to be the building’s command. 35


he approaches the mystical building facade, hosting all these strange objects in the cabinets of curiosity it draws him in.........

what is that...

building footprint. Modular apartments divided into a 3.6m x3.6m grid 37


1m

11m

Front fascade

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he walks up to the giant steal structures which host stairs and an elevator. A green jungle heavily planted. other people his age sit on the steps, reading, laughing.

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this must be heaven for the rational man.

As he stands in the Jungle Circulation Tower, He spots the same Invitation letter from the Interaction with the University students. He picks up and reads it. it says.... 43


8m 1m

enter the apartment you are invited on a journey

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1m

There is a strange Cabinet at the End of this Long Narrow apartment. He enters it.

9m

he walks into the cabiniet. The floor trembles. There is movement. He feels uncomfortable. he’s taking off 47


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The shadow he saw earlier lurks above him now. There is a Zepplin that has dropped down pulleys and Attached the Cabinet on to it. He’s up in the AIr!!!!!!!

Hes in Iceland! A place He had always wanted to visit! He collects a post card and an item to keep in his cabinet! 49


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Hes in Spain next, then in Croatia. hes amazed! He collects souvenirs from each place. The cabinet from edinburgh plugs into a branch of the apartment building in each of these places. a new place but he’s got a part of home with him.

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Switzerland for the last leg of the trip. skiing has got him tired 53


He wishes to return home. 55


He’s back in corstorphine. But in a much nicer environment. young people picnicing in the new terrace gardens and Theres people coming from all over Edinburgh to check his souvenir collection in what he calls HIS very own of curiosity 57


His apartment block is the centre of attraction. glimmering with lights, looking beautiful as ever 59


Hes woken up now. The dream was all too real. He’s glad he dreamt a dream so vast. But then he spots a post card from switzerland on his bedside table. Was it a dream? 61

Holiday Machine  

An Architectural portfolio visualised as a comic book. Year 3, MA Hons Architecture, University of Edinburgh

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