Contents Project Brief
Project Brief – Unit 3 The research undertaken by the unit will aim to continue to stress the critical relationship between architecture and people and the maintaining of a social aspect to the projects. Coupled to a careful exploration of the quality and atmosphere of architectural space as expressed through the consideration of like, materials and making. Through maintaining a connection and having a clear understanding of last year’s work on global tourism, our new unit will shift the emphasis from the visitor to the resident.
Primarily concentrating on Orkney’s future needs and possible future employment, looking at living and working in a place. As the unit’s concerns shifts from the Global and the Local, it is important to recognise Orkney as having a strategically important location. It is proposed that Stage 5 plan to speculate on the potential of a new focus, by looking and considering projects and places that are concerned with a very different industry and employment. This notion could be one that could beneﬁt the existing and draw in new residents to the Island.
The unit proposes to look into the more speciﬁc topic of the residents that occupy the Orkney Islands. The research is designed to explore a number of key themes: •The future needs and possible future employment of the residents. •The potential for a new focus for Orkney. •How new developments will affect and beneﬁt the existing residents and facilities. •The exploration of the real, the everyday, the quotidian with the potential to improve the quality of life. •Looking at Orkney as a Microcosm.