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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 2011 D E P A R T M E N T A R C H I T E C T U R E + CIVIL ENGINEERING


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BRIEF : GARDEN CITY Final Individual Project (Year 4) ‘Only that which has been properly separated may be joined’ - Alchemical saying The overall theme which all of these projects investigate within 1) Garden Cities - Alienation, Nature and Re-concilliation 2) Screen Machine - Film, Ontology and Architecture The modern world has become strangely separated from Nature in both its inner and outer manifestations. The etymological root of word nature is natura, meaning intrinsic quality and also natus - born. The concept of nature as a whole implying the physical universe and the natural, wild environment unaltered by human intervention is an evolution of the original concept. Nature here refers to the phenomena of the material world, and also to life in general ranging in scale from the cell to the cosmic. The modern use of the term suggests the idea of Nature as something Other, implying that humankind is in some way a separate entity characterized by its apparently unique and prized gift of consciousness. Our relationship is at times benign; reducing the world to Botanical exhibit or theme park, but more typically is represented by an endeavour to conquer, exploit and

dominate, to which the Ecological Movement is a rightful response. Nature and the universe in this mindset are indifferent to humanity and only the ‘surly bonds of gravity’ bind us together. The Jesuit writer and palaeontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1951) with reference to Vernadsky develops the idea of the no-o-sphere, a virtual atmosphere of thought, being constituted as the interaction of all human minds. Interestingly this anticipated the idea of cyberspace and the virtual world with which we are so conversant now. Others argue for a natural consciousness, by some referred to as Gaia. We might suppose then that the philosophical momentum of both these and other movements present the possibility of inquiry and expression in which architecture might engage and reflect. Perhaps we are in the process of reforming and re evaluating that relationship and architecture has some part to plan in that. The students then, were asked to develop both their own programme and location in which to pursue this question and what lays in front of you are the fruits of an extremely intense and we hope powerful years work.


MARTIN GLEDHILL Teaching Fellow, Undergrad. Director of Studies: BSc in Architecture (RIBA), Year Coordinator and Studio coordinator of Year 4. Q1. How did you arrive at the brief: Garden city? I arrived at this brief whilst travelling to Santiago de Compostela, a Jazz festival in a derelict French chateaux, Finnish crematoria and 500 mile terrifying journey in a Smart Car with the roof off. The ideas fermented in somewhat lonely moments in all of those places. Q2. Did the students respond to the brief as you anticipated? When asked by a visiting examiner how a student could possibly be expected to convert such an agenda into architecture my immediate response after an awkward silence was ‘I do not know - look at the projects’ Each and everyone of these extraordinarily thoughtful and committed students brought both insight and inventiveness to this problem and many truly exceeded my expectations.

Q3. What can people take from the Bath exhibition in London? HOPE : A belief in the next generation of architects. Q4. What do you think is unique about the year? This year group have in many ways considered themselves to be ‘the guinea pig year’ as a result of a changing teaching pattern. That situation has produced a group of wonderfully and deeply supportive students. Q5. What was the most defining moments? Burning Toast; Cheering ; Graffiti ; Kinder Egg Toys and Biscuit Tithe. Thank you, Martin!


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Helen Mcvoy Calorina Saludes Sophie Bellows Rhiannon Buttrey Jennifer Dyne Felicia Vocke Eirini Christofidou Group 28 Group 1 Group 15

Josh Kirk AJ Turner William Young Tim Anderson Simon Rowe Richard Winter Ben Morgan Jones Group 22 Group 29 Group 30

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4.23 To 18th Birthday Party: Enter at your own risk.

Sarah Firth Elena Hristova Jack Minchella Arisa Ishibashi Chris Paxton Jonathan Robert Evans Ben Hutton Alex Haigh Group 8 Group 23 Group 7


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Claudia Caneva Karolos Michailidis Marta Llorens Nataly Raab Luis Blanco Alvarez Matt Nazemi Group 18 Group 12 Group 25

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Lauren Li Steven Man Joanna Hansford Anastasia Lamprou Jenny Jiang Mikhaila Fam Riddhi Parasrampuria Ting Li Group 4 Group 11 Carly Bradshaw Group 21 Natalie Latour Georgia Collard-Watson Emily Posey Claire Hinton Ben Edens Zoe Hobson Naomi Grieve Group 19 Group 26 Group 5

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Ross Cornish Nick Howlett Craig Alexander Verity Lacey Alex Bimpson Sandi Birdi Laura Memory Group 24 Group 27 Simon Murgatroyd Nadine Smith Ana Praulitis Paolo Ferla Rose Cima Kevin Wong Michal Gryko Phai Vittayavarakorn Group 17 Group 14 Group 9

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4.25 Tom Cardrew Darran Levins Matt Barnacle Matt Rosser Coleen O’Boyle Group 31 Group 2 Group 3 Group 16

Chris Falla Tutorial Athanasios Varnavas Sketch Grace Herron Mellisa Kong Collection Helen Whateley Katy Murray Sophie Backhouse Alex Davey Thompson Blazej Czuba Christophoros Kyriakides Group 13

4.3 Ruby Penny Lyn Poon James Williams Chun Yin Jeremy Yu Maria Kaskareli Sarah Keetch Frank Gou Group 20 Group 10 Group 6

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4.23 Sarah Firth Elena Hristova Jack Minchella Arisa Ishibashi Chris Paxton Jonathan Robert Evans Ben Hutton Alex Haigh Group 8 Group 23 Group 7

Arisa Ishibashi E : arisarisa@me.com

The Hub Facebook, amazon, google, wikipedia, you tube... Internet has transformed the way we learn, socialize and live. Communicating virtually through computer screens from multiple online accounts, our physical senses, meaning of society and our own identities have become ambiguous lost between the virtual and physical worlds.

The HUB proposes a space in which users can reconcile with their physical senses, the society in which they live and their own identities. This happens at 3 levels; INPUT, PROCESS and OUTPUT, spaces cleared from the digitization of physical archives creates a new genre of social spaces is created in the HUB.


the relationships between the individual, the communal, and the wider city, that the elderly might remain an active and contributing part of society and their knowledge and wisdom be passed to future generations.

an end. Thankyou studio friends, Lauren Laverne, Sam’s Kitchen, 2B pencils, John + Helen.

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PROJECT Walcot Elderly Home The elderly have become increasingly estranged from our modern society, loosing their traditional support networks of family and community. This project explores the relationships between the individual, the communal, and the wider city, that the elderly might remain an active and contributing part of society and their knowledge and wisdom be passed to future generations. PERSONAL These 4 years have been both terrible and wonderful; the work confusing and enlightening; the city claustrophobic and glorious; I‘m glad its over, but sad that it has come to an end. Thankyou studio friends, Lauren Laverne, Sam’s Kitchen, 2B pencils, John + Helen.

Sarah Firth E : sfirth265@gmail.com

Jack Minchella PROJECT:

E : minchella1289@gmail.com

PERSONAL:

Bath Centre for Alternative Technology [C.A.T.]

Firstly, 4 years is a long time.

Our knowledge is shown in the joining of two objects. The interstitial space between objects offers us the explination of the creation process and ultimatly a view into the depths of our imagination. Invention, discovery and adaptation are embedded in the modern struggle towards a more sustainable built environment. Modern sustainable design is an ongoing manifestation of how we understand and engage with the world.

Bath is a great city. Sleep is underrated. Studio friends are invaluable. Appreciation to wild beasts. All my thanks to Pete & Alison.


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Chris Paxton E : chrispax10@gmail.com I like design that is odd, that you notice. Models are 3D ideas, they make architecture. I enjoy designing as a team, creative discussion and the ‘struggle’. I like sounds and the aural experience - architecture can change noise. My final project articulates three notions of sound; noise, music, negative music – silence,

manifested as incidental soundscape, musical display and lacuna. It was definitely worth it and I think we should go and have a holiday. Thanks to spotify, avocadoes and to everyone. Glory 10. Ask me if I’m a banana.

Jonathan Robert Evans E : jonathanrobert.evans@yahoo.co.uk Walcot Ashram The Walcot Ashram is a building of orientation, a place where people can discover realignment with nature and attain greater consciousness at many levels. Essentially a live work environment it provides the framework for a vibrant mix of user groups and activities. The scheme has worked closely with the clients, designing for the desire to create a spiritual community that suits the contemporary situation. The proposal exists on the peripheral of the city of Bath, bringing to life a neglected and forgotten area, and aims to enhance the essential symbiotic relationship between the urban and the wild, man and nature.


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Elena Hristova E : e.t.hristova@gmail.com Children’s Mental Institute Inherently, space has the power to affect human mind. This project was concieved as an investigation of the role and impact architecture has psychologically and how that could be integrated in a healthcare building type to have a beneficial effect on a selected body of patients. The proposal responds to both the external sloping field location, as well as its challenging programme by creating an environment that is inbetween realities: inside and outside, earthly and heavenly; in an attempt to create space that seeks to heal the obscure nature of mind.

Alex Haigh E : alex.haigh@hotmail.co.uk The Avon Brewery and Maltings seeks to provide a venue in the city for informal cultural and intellectual exchange, enabling all residents and visitors to the city to share with and learn from each other. This theme is expressed in the architecture, which is designed to celebrate traditional brewing methods and reveal them

to visitors. This is achieved in the tower, a form borrowed from historic breweries, which contains the brewery and the pub within the same space. The brewing process cascades down the space, the equipment serving a functional purpose as well as a sculptural one.


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Ben Hutton E : huttman@gmail.com Enabled Living As opposed to the previous culture of suppression and exclusion, it is increasingly customary for care for the disabled to be directed by self advocacy and for supported or sheltered living to be fully integrated into society.

This project sets out a proposal for a fully engaging live-work community of people with learning and/ or physical disabilities based on a conviction of the richness that this often neglected part of society can offer to a unified whole.

Group 7 Michal Gryko Jeremy Yu Chris Paxton CAMERA OBSCURA Bristol Film Institue ‘the moment light crosses the projector’s gate, the instant at which the light beam hits the screen. The image does not move, the machine does’ We proposed a darkened realm for the imagination, etoiliated with the flickering of image and light.

machine - conceived as an assembly of parts within a neutral container; skin, components, light shafts. The industrial essence of the site is drawn into the building. light - light is unusual rather than typical. It decorates, illuminates and decrypts. time - An experiential route is arranged through light dark spaces. The slowing down of the flickering of light inside a projector; uncovering the illusion of the moving image.


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Group 8 Alex Haigh Ben Hutton Verena Schmaus This project is based on the intrinsic qualities of cinema and the craft of cinematic production. To this end we have conceived a duality of cinema screen and city scale window that provides a view out through the same surface as a film is shown on. To maximise the potential of this endeavour we have challenged the concept of cinema as a dark box and have instead designed a combined

Group 23 Jack Minchella Arisa Ishibashi Elena Hristova Bristol Film Institute Aiming to express the mechanics that underpin cinema, the project reverses the cinema typology, causing the dominating functions to be expressed on the exterior. The idea of a new perspective is achieved through stacking the cinemas vertically giving a vantage point over the city.

auditorium and restaurant which seats 300 people in considerably more comfort than a conventional cinema. The building is clad in a brass curtain draped over the structure as a reference to the important theatrical role performed by the curtain in cinema. At the front of the building the curtain gathers into a proscenium arch which frames the window and presents the building to the city.


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4.25 Tom Cardew Darran Levins Matt Barnacle Matt Rosser Coleen O’Boyle Group 31 Group 2 Group 3 Group 16

Tom Cardew E : tomcardew_88@hotmail.com The Agora This scheme explores the role of architecture in relation to the local & global community through the evolution of the market place & town hall typology. The market provides a framework for the inhabitants of Bath to build a community within the city. The ground planes,

relating to the general masses, join the separated grounds and places with Bath’s centre. The chamber acts symbolically as a celebratory democratic object & physcially as the portal between the artifical and natural grounds of Bath.


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Group 16 Athanasios Varnavas Christopher Kyriakides Tom Cardew The project explores film and the cinematic experience as a medium for the mind to drift into a liminal state between the physical and the metaphysical. The proposal addresses the city and its inhabitants by creating a connection between the domestic and the urban zones in Bristol. This is achieved through an open plateau of activity,

interaction and movement where this liminal state is accentuated by exploring opposites. Light | Dark, Solid | Void and Opaque | Transparent are used as tools to allow the visitor to enter this liminal state of mind.

Matt Barnacle E : barnacle.matthew@hotmail.co.uk Bath’s Amputee and Spinal Institute Modernity has become obsessed with Beauty and appearance with individuals striving to conform to modern society’s perception of what is beautiful. Unfortunately amputees and spinal patients feel that because they now look different and don’t follow modernity’s image of beauty people alienate them from society. Through the creation of an Institute for these patients where they go through both a physical and psychological healing process I hope that this alienation of the disabled will ultimately result in their full integration within society after their stay at the centre is complete. The programme will aim to create a wholeness between Nature and Man, Given and Made, Disabled and Abled, creating the appearance of the origins of unity - The Garden of Eden.


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Matt Rosser E : mdr22@bath.ac.uk Bath Recreational Park The project was based on both the demise of community within the contextual model of ‘the city,’ whilst also looking at man’s ever changing relationship with his natuaral, living environment. Sport was used as a template to generate a central aspect within

Darran Levins E : dsasl@hotmail.com ‘A current reluctance to act on behalf of our native, natural environment is symptomatic of its removal from our immediate gaze as we build ourselves into an alternative concrete surrounds. Thus the development of a ‘green society’ must take its start from a community still intimately bound up with the natural world. The City of Bath most popular as a fashionable countryside retreat, stretches out into nature, capturing for its own a series of grand gardens that today maintain the relevance of the natural world within our own. Accordingly the City provides an opportunity to catalyze a rekindled concern for the environment beyond. In return Bath reestablishes this intimacy with the natural environment re-focusing the Citys gaze upon a wider context and not its own constructed image of place, providing a new form of sustenance beyond the paralyzing industry of tourism revolutionizing a city frozen in time. The aim is to revitalise the City Centre and return Bath’s status as a progressive member of contemporary society.’

society, that has been developing since the process of modernity and the withdrawal of the importance of the church. This emerged into a redesign of Bath Recreational Ground as a new urban, seasonal park; providing both a new home for Bath Rugby while also providing leisure facilities for the community during the summer months.


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Coleen O’Boyle E : Coleenob@hotmail.com Storytelling Centre Acting primarily as an off-campus faculty for the creative writing and literature degree courses offered by Bath Spa University, this project seeks to fulfill yet reach beyond literary academia. Capturing the very essence of storytelling through an approach to site which evolved from a series of realms, the brief merges three worlds; the academic, the public and the writer. It aims to address each of these individually yet to bring them together through a devised landscape engaging with the fundamentally mutual ground of story; amalgamating the public and the school to educate, inspire and enliven. The scheme is, in essence a journey; from the reality of the city to the fantasy of story.

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Group 31 Katherine Murray Helen Whateley Matthew Rosser Our scheme was based on the principles of providing a building of historical and cultural context, while simultaneously capturing some of the magic and experience of film within the architecture itself. “ A building of place, inspired by film.” As a response to the site and the brief respectively, the exterior is

industrial in feel, whereas the interior reflects the spectacle of film. The building is a composition of four key elements: the walls, the pod, the hangar and the landscape. The walls appear to be bookends slotted into the landscape housing the “twist” suspended within the hangar.

Group 3 Blazej Czuba, Alex Davey Thomson, Maria Munoz Lopez For us the magic of cinema is its capability to remove from the world for the duration of a film, to open a new world within and let the audience inhabit it completely. It was this feeling and the feeling of a return to the world after the screening that our concept evolved around. The diagram

of the building is of three auditoriums raised above the ground, removed from the casual, and of an open plinth that retains strong connection with the city. The circulation between the two worlds happens vertically and defines a transition space that prepares for the change.


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4.16 Chris Falla Athanasios Varnavas Grace Herron Mellisa Kong Helen Whateley Katy Murray Sophie Backhouse Alex Davey Thompson Blazej Czuba Christophoros Kyriakides Group 13

Chris Falla E : c.w.falla@gmail.com City Portal The industrial societies used machines that were able to make use of energy to do work. The fact that burning coal could replace the need for human labour deeply altered human and environmental history.

This was a time when the separation of man from nature accelerated, thus the train station, the cathedral and symbol of the industrial revolution, and derived house of separation, could be said to be indebted to nature. This project attempts reconciliation as the archetypal house of progress welcomes the house of conservation and nature.

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Athanasios Varnavas E : athanasios.varnavas@gmail.com P[όν]TE A[έ]NI[γ]MA AN INNOCENT PROTAGONIST A child once dreamt of angels coming down from heavens reaching the earth. Every starry night he would revisit the place to watch them. A river would run across the two sides. Eager to meet them, the child started constructing a bridge, leaping off the initial point. The angels seemed ephemeral, a fantasy. To meet the potential friends he would work all night. A few weeks later the work was completed, sadly the angels had disappeared. Disappointed the young boy moved back on the bridge, but it seemed like an endless labyrinth to him. It was beautiful, and was not sure if was a dream or reality. Every time the place would appear different, even if it looked the same externally. He would invent a new route, walking through cities, and places that he had never seen before. A whole universe was shaped in the mind, a world very personal, calm, where all happiness and sadness were secretly sealed. How strange, the mind of an architect, and how beautiful to be innocent like a child, not know and wander.

Grace Herron E : grace_herron@hotmail.com Junctions_Autism Centre An elemental scheme, which looked at how connections to the landscape, nature and the city could play a role in the development of an autism centre. Situated at the end of Walcot Street the building provides an end point in which community connections can be established.

A building in which young adults are prepared for working life whereby the grain of the site and a hierarchy of spaces that immerse back into the park provide an interface between a private and public building.


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Melissa Kong E : melissakong89@hotmail.com ‘Coda’, in musical terms, refers to a passage of music which brings about the conclusion to any given piece. In designing a Music Department building for Monkton Combe Senior School, an architectural ‘Coda’ is written; the completion of the central courtyard encloses nature and redefines the heart of the school. The scheme is designed not only to

facilitate music, but also speak of music within its very being. A composition of teaching, rehearsal and performance spaces, including a 200 seat Recital Hall, makes for a journey filled with rhythm, repetition, tension and compression, an exploration into the use of space, materiality and atmosphere.

Helen Whateley E : helen_whateley@btinternet.com Crescent Montesorri Infant School A Montessori Infant School for up to 120 children aged 0-7. The Montessori method of teaching varies from conventional methods in that the children learn through individual discovery, and are free to pick their method of learning. The design incorporates a community building housing a Surestart Centre which provides parenting classes and support for new families, as well as a Stay and Play crèche for 0-3 year olds. The community space also contains a gym and dance room which is used by the school during the school day.


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Katy Murray E : katy.murray3006@gmail.com My building is a place of comfort and support for rape survivors at any point in their lives. The Yoga Therapy school provides a public function to the street and the survivors’ retreat sits across a private courtyard. The appearance and the location of the building serve as a comment on society’s inability to deal with rape as

an issue and the need for survivors to be within the city and society. Through yoga and the shaded courtyard, residents are free to come to terms with their experiences and move forwards through reintegration with mind, body and nature.

Sophie Backhouse E : sophie.e.backhouse@googlemail.com Market This scheme intends to investigate the potential of the creation of a new food hub and marketplace in Bath city centre as a means of fertilising a new culture for Bath. It is hoped that in creating a stimulating environment where people are able to interact with food and learn about its

history, where it comes from and it’s value from the traders and producers who grow, make and sell it, that a greater cultural understanding of the importance of food as a commodity and furthermore a social construct might be achieved. The scheme’s main driving aims therefore are to educate the community about the value of local food and to create a new public space for meaningful social interaction.


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Alex Davey Thomson E : ardt20@bath.ac.uk Carpark Settlement The intention of my final year project was to address a contradiction facing the architecture industry... that the most sustainable way to build, is not to build at all. Subsequently, I sought out a worst case scenario for adaptive reuse (a multi storey carpark) to become a

Work/Live/Teach development. At an urban level, the project also aims to reinvest the area with higher density levels, whilst reconnecting the center to a riverside promenade. A final cost analysis estimated my project would come out at two thirds the price of the cheapest equivalent building.

Blazej Czuba E : blazej.czuba@gmail.com Kamienica The aim of this project is to propose an urban residential building with integrated hospitality functions in the plinth. The precedent here is an apartment building of a type of Parisian immeuble haussmannien or Central European tenements as well as locally city centre terraces of Bath that adopted

commercial functions in their plinths; The design aims to investigate city centre living and tools that can provide with intimacy and increase sense of homeliness in a busy central area. It takes contextual modernist movement as its main theoretical background and makes an attempt to regenerate space surrounding the new building and create attractive public realm.


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Christophoros Kyriakides E : ck230@bath.ac.uk “DIGITALIA� Institute investigating the relationship between Man-Environment-Technology in the digital era The project aims to explore ideas, theories and processes that emerge through the digital and media influences in our culture and the environment we live in. Programmatically it functions as an educational institute that organises public lectures, events and exhibitions constantly feeding the city with information. Architecturally the project explores ideas such as biomorphic architecture, fluidity of form, movement of the body through space and diagrammatic design processes.

Group 13 Sophie Backhouse Melissa Kong Grace Herron WildScreen Film Institute for Bristol Our intention was to create a landscape within the city that also provides a home for the Wildscreen Festival that occurs every two years, a building that bridges the gap between the city and the residential areas of Wapping Wharf and Southville by creating an urban relief space.


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4.3 Ruby Penny Lyn Poon James Williams Chun Yin Jeremy Yu Maria Kaskareli Sarah Keetch Frank Gou Group 20 Group 10 Group 6

Ruby Penny E : rubyray13@hotmail.com Design Research Institute Do we create minimal designs because as a society we lack traditional craftsmanship, or is minimalism the desired result? Bath City is rightly reluctant to let go of its heritage, but without the vigorous skills of master craftsmen, it is neither creating heritage design, nor modernism. The purpose of this Institution is to revive

practitioners’ lost connection with materials, enabling Bath to adapt its aesthetic palette in a way that is still inherently of the place, while producing contemporary forms. With rejuvenated craft skills the resulting design combines two materials; urban concrete and rural timber, and demonstrates how these two can be beautifully interwoven.

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Lyn Poon E : emailyn@lspn.co.uk Lime Grove Community School - Pupil Referral Unit Our perception of referral pupils is to hide them away because they do not conform to what society sees as ‘fitting in’......they should be acknowledged by society and be given the chance to be seen and not forgotten.... In the UK it is compulsory for pupils to stay in education until the age of 16, however those who get expelled or seen unfit for mainstream schooling are referred to Pupil Referral

Units (PRU). However most referral unit are often lacking in facilities, neglected buildings and often hidden away just like the pupils. The project aims to integrate the community into understanding and accepting referral buildings and the existence of referral pupils. Addressing the issues of confinement, and sense of freedom within the building; and to provide a progressing learning environment for the pupils.

Hanging the Wool to Dry under a Canopy

James Williams E : jrw24@bath.ac.uk A place for the “Production of Yarn”, “Production of Knowledge” and “Production of Art” the Woollen Textile Mill is a contemporary interpretation of Bradford-on-Avon’s once industrial past. The scheme seeks to reconcil man with nature through the act of making and craft.


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Chun Yin Jeremy Yu E : cyjy20@yahoo.com.hk URANOS The Herschel Planetarium and Astronomy Centre is intended to mediate between the two extremes, alienation and reconciliation, by taking the visitor through an experiential journey that is charged with emotion and choreography. Part of the buildings encrypts the visitor

into the ground, reminiscent of the experience when the caveman first looked out from the tunnel and encountered the sky. At the end of the tunnel, it compels the soul upward from the ground, immerses the visitor into the tower of stardust - the most basic ingredient of mankind and the stars. The dapples of light, (stardust) cast by the aluminum shading louvers.

Maria Kaskareli E : mkaskareli@gmail.com Eden Academy of Ballet The Eden Academy of Ballet is conceived as a symbiosis of urbanity and nature. It aims to achieve a synthesis of art and nature, made possible by a lucid architecture, where each of the three protagonists of the project - building, nature and ballet – supports the other two in their role. The school, offering professional studies and public classes, is intended for approximately 100 young students. It also includes a theatre where dance performances are housed. The integration of the existing 1880’s tower and the clear response to the surroundings were of crucial importance during the course of this project.


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Group 20 Sandy Birdi Maria Kaskareli Lyn Poon Our aim was to create a unique, unconventional Film Institute, a meeting place where people would be given the opportunity to meet through film. A social act: bringing the social aspect back to the cinema. We wanted the feeling of stepping into a different

world as you entered the building, and the sense of exploration as you filter and weave through. From the start there was a strong consideration of a structural and environmental strategy to be merged in with the design of the building and not act as separate entities.

Group 10 Jonathan Robert Evans Ting Li Marta Llorens Echegaray ‘the Mediator between the HEAD and the HANDS must be the HEART.’ Metropolis, Fritz Lang 1927 The building offers a journey of discovery through the world of film in a series of hierarchies of spatial qualities, structural expression and phenomenological experience; acts as a mediator between the outer and inner world of the

cinema; and appeals to the senses through the tangibility of materials and their environmental performance. The proposal enlivens the connection between the urban centre (head) and suburban sprawl (hands) through a meaningful intervention (heart). The philosophical grounding of the Head, Heart and Hands permeates through the entire scheme in an architectural unification.


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Group 6 Will Young Coleen O’Boyle KINO A physical connection between two parts of Bristol; this project not only explores the pragmatic elements of route, topography and access but expounds upon the notion of transition. The displacement of self as we experience film, the tangible gradient of light, our relationship with the screen as

well as that with the medium of film itself are explored. The slicing inhabited mediatheque wall cuts the site, framing both the ramped journey to the river and the external courtyard whilst the cinema spaces are embedded to the south, allowing connection to film on polarised scales, from the open collective of the courtyard projection to the personal enclave of the mediatheque pods.

Sarah Keetch E : sarah.keetch@hotmail.co.uk A museum of Bath exploring the city’s changing relationship to water. From the cures of the Benedictine Monks to the building of the canals to transport Bath stone to London and beyond. By exposing the original datum of the

city, inhabiting lost spaces and telling the tales of its forgotten history, visitors are encouraged to travel further afield to explore the array of well established museums Bath has to offer.


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4.17 Simon Murgatroyd Nadine Smith Ana Praulitis Paolo Ferla Rose Cima Kevin Wong Michal Gryko Phai Vittayavarakorn Group 17 Group 14 Group 9

Simon Murgatroyd E : simon@phorus.co.uk VIA ANIMA | An Archive of Souls The scheme seeks to confront modern culture’s attitude towards death, ancestry and memory. A reinvention of crematory architecture reintroduces ritual and spirituality into what has become a mechanical process devoid of meaning. An Ossuary forms the landscape of the sanctuary; provision for

the bone and ash remains of Fallen, as well as a place for returning Mourners to seek solace. The programme is laid out in memorialisation of a lost street of artisan’s dwellings, Lampard’s Buildings, which once stood on the site. Throughout, the scheme takes inspiration from ancestry; ley lines (spiritual paths of the soul) and Roman Roads.


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Kevin Wong E : kev888tornado@msn.com PARADISE GARDEN ‘Paradise’, a word derived from the Median language, or Old Persian as “a walled-in garden”, from pairi (around) and diz (wall). Paradise Garden offers an enclosure and protection where people are introduced, engaged and reconnected

to the fundamentals of cultivation. It aspires to promote and support this sensitive form of leisure in the era of sustainability, which will play a major role in the development of civilised cities. The building will consolidate Bath as a city of Health, wisdom and confidence and a vehicle to revitalise the western area of the city.

Ana Praulitis E : anna.praulitis@gmail.com Change in Time This project is inspired by the author’s examination of the predominantly negative attitudes towards age that we hold in the Western world today. Its primary aim is to re-integrate the elderly into wider society, thus reestablishing the archetypal social form of sheltering the most vulnerable members of society at the heart of the community.

Programmatically, this project consists of sheltered accommodation for the elderly combined with a community centre. This centre will be used by the local residents of the historic village of Combe Down, now a part of Bath. The building form provides the integration between these dual purposes.


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Paolo Ferla E : ferlapaolo@gmail.com JOINING SQUARE - Cancer Caring Retreat The proposed centre pared with the work done by the charity Odyssey aims to ignite the flame of life in people that are feeling the weight from their daily battle against cancer. The centre offers a place for people to connect with each other, reflect and to be inspired. The design

adopts a brave new approach to construction: it uses straw bale panels as a building block. By adopting clever environmental design approaches, the building results in a carbon negative construction with an eco-friendly life cycle that is able to offer bright, warm and rich environments for its inhabitants.

Rose Cima E : sf265@bath.ac.uk E-co-Housing The project is based on a Danish model for Community housing known as Co-Housing. The scheme involves 17 families living together with shared land, facilities and resources. Although each family has their own private house, they also have access to common buildings and facilities

including: a communal kitchen and dining room, a multipurpose hall, laundry services, guest rooms, children’s playroom, outdoor play area and natural swimming pool. The project has an emphasis on simple sustainability, using environmentally friendly technologies and design to reduce the impact of the project on the environment.


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Michal Gryko E : michalgryko1@gmail.com MAMMISI | Bath Birthing Home ‘Birth is a tidal wave of sensation, surpassing anything we can imagine.’ Frederick Leboyer This project forms a sanctuary and home for birth, focussing on female autonomy and natural sensation. The women who come to the centre reject the sensory

oblivion produced by anaesthetics. Instead there is an assertion of life experience and autonomy. The need to find security and things of lasting value in a world of change, creates an overbearing paradox. The fragile, innocent nature of babies, intensifies the need for support in these early stages. The building explores this notion through the augmentation and framing of the transience of the wild natural site.


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Phai Vittayavarakorn E : phai@me.com Third Age Institute Third Age Institute building designed for The University of Third Age of Bath and the Third Age Trust. It is a place of meeting, sharing of experience and growing of knowledges between the senior population as well as showing the local community that these elders can still do something substantial in their life and hence connecting them back to the modern society. The grand gesture visible from outside give the scheme identity and present in the city of Bath while behind the facade, in contrast, the building has a humble feel to it. The integration of the scheme into the city fabric is an important factor that guide the design since the start and this results in a rather organic arrangement of the building’s layout.

Group 17 Paolo Ferla Rose Cima Prince’s Wharf is an area undergoing redevelopment and the project aims to rejuvenate the area by linking the busy city centre with the residential area to the south and connecting to the adjacent museum and other developments. The project expresses the industrial nature of the site by adopting an exposed concrete frame structure and

naturally weathered copper screen facade. This merges with a green roof and vegetation at roof level, creating a roof garden and external performance space. The three screening rooms are celebrated, each within a separate volume. They pierce through this roof landscape to be expressed at all levels.

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Group 14 Anna Praulitis Nadine Smith Simon Murgatroyd An Ascent To Darkness The project confronts modern society’s preoccupation with light and transparency. It challenges the negative connotations of darkness; fear, isolation, loneliness and instead introduces positive powerful experiences. Opposing the typical ascent into light; the project presents an ascent into

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darkness. The simplicity of the form allows a striking literal interpretation of the ascent intertwined with the medium of cinema. The visitor enters into the permeable, naturally lit ground plane before rising upwards into the mysterious darkness above; they travel through exhibition spaces which lead to the cinema volumes above.


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Ross Cornish E : rosscornish@hotmail.co.uk Twerton Community Centre My individual project focuses on the deprived and alienated area of Twerton, in Bath. In order to help reconcile the differences which exist within the community I propose the creation of a ‘social hub’ that improves the ‘health’ of the local area.

In this instance, the term ‘health’, is used to describe a condition, which is much more holistic and not merely ‘the absence of disease’. The aim of a scheme, which incorporates a Doctors Surgery, Sports Facilities and Community Spaces, is to tackle the problems of unhealthy living, poor health literacy and social alienation within Twerton.

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Nick Howlett E : nphowlett@googlemail.com Digital Artists’ Centre Born from my desire to investigate the impact of modern culture, this project proposes a Digital Artists’ Centre for a central Bath location. Combining studios and other facilities with galleries and workshops, the scheme acts as a gathering point for digital

artists, reconciling their ‘unsensed’ digital process or output with real sensory experience and the physical act of making. The overall idea is of two interwoven tectonics: a solid, fixed layout plinth containing workshops and galleries, set against a light, flexible layout tower, which has been carefully designed to easily adapt with the everchanging technologies it houses.

Craig Alexander E : csa23@bath.ac.uk A Bail House for Bath A reconciliatory retreat within the suburbs of Bath, providing accommodation and training for ex offenders recently released from prison. To provide an interface with the local residents, it contains a shared café, library and gymnasium. In the spirit of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the centre reconnects the residents with skills and relevant physical trades for a meaningful role within society. Designed to address the challenges of alienation following prison, it provides skills and training in the form of a mechanical workshop and training centre. An exhibition centre for the Bail House Garage mediates the transition from civic courtyard to residential retreat.


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Verity Lacey E : vejl20@bath.ac.uk Guild of Boat Builders and New Boathouse An Alternative to ‘Work’, a Reconnection with the water, and a new link to the City. Taking a new look at the role of the Guild and the provision of vocational education as an alternative to other forms of higher education. The workshops

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Bath Industrial Gallery The building seeks to celebrate the industrial history of Bath, providing both an industrial museum and a gallery space for industry-inspired art & sculpture. A timeline journey through history is presented, materialising as a walkway progression through the refurbished factory of world famous crane-makers Stothert & Pitt. The existing building is intersected with dramatic new building forms, which seek to emphasise the experiences inside, as well as addressing both the wider city and the site’s connection back to nature.

consciously reveal the actives within thus engage with the public, encouraging more people to challenge their views on the world of ‘work’. The New Boathouse along with the shuttle boat link acts to revitalise the water and bring it back to use by making it accessible for all.


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Sandi Birdi E : callsandy17@hotmail.com Larchwood “As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. We have a hundred alternatives, a thousand paths and infinity of dreams. Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; Hopeless, we are lost forever. ” Hong Kong Proverb The project Larchwood; was the design for a centre for the complimentary treatments of Cancer. It’s basis and inspiration was taken from the designs of Maggie’s Centre’s. The brief was developed and expanded to aid 3 main functions; support, rest and relaxation. The overall theme was to create this beacon of Hope.

Laura Memory E : laura_memory@hotmail.com Bath Observatory This scheme focuses on healing the currently disjointed relationship between the public and our cosmos. Ancient civilizations looked to the stars to add meaning to their lives, often believing it was where their gods resided. As we have understood more about our universe, paradoxically we have become less and

less connected to it on an emotional level. This observatory is intended to reconcile people with the cosmos by being a centre of both research and education, so that people of all ages can understand the universe that we live in.


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Group 24 Craig Alexander, Laura Memory, Ross Cornish This project is an amalgamation of the etymological roots of Cinemaoriginating from the Greek kinema “movement”, and a desire to address the trading history of the site, being located on a Bristol wharf. The principal element of the building is a 700 seat cinema which transforms into an outdoor covered market hall. Forming a sustainable alternative to a

traditional multiplex, the building can operate at a high level of occupancy, as a cinema for the weekend, and a market for weekdays. Market ‘cubes’ deploy from the wings and the end wall doors pivot allowing the market to spill out into Millennium Square exploiting its harbour-side position.

Group 27 Alex Bimpson Nick Howlett Ruby Penny Good film is about disrupting your everyday experience and taking you to somewhere that transcends reality – and so our proposal for a Film Institute does the same. Within the building, a meandering route takes you from normality to film, set inside an abstract urban form which breaks into six sections, each of which corresponds to

a stage of a traditional narrative (as explored by Tzvetan Todorov). The building stages also correspond to a programmatic progression of film production, from inspiration to creation to presentation – translating from exhibition to recording and editing suites, to the cinema screens themselves.

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4.22 Carly Bradshaw Natalie Latour Georgia Collard-Watson Emily Posey Claire Hinton Ben Edens Zoe Hobson Naomi Greeve Group 19 Group 26 Group 5

Resource and Short-Term Respite Care Centre For Families Affected by Learning Disabilities In order to centralise facilities for people with or affected by autism and other learning disabilities, this scheme incorporates three separate functions within one architectural skin: firstly, a Daytime, Weekend and Evening Community Resource

Centre, secondly, three Short-term Respite Care Houses and finally an Independent Living Skills Unit. The flexible and inclusive nature of the overall centre enables a timeless community to develop and evolve, redressing the balance of alienation within society. The distinctive form of the building is responsive to the concept of the scheme; the inner, more vulnerable layers are protected by the outer, more solid elements.

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Natalie Latour E : natalie280@hotmail.com

Centre for Complementary Therapies “In a fast paced, convenience-driven world, the stress of city living is one of the most common grievances affecting our modern society. This stems from the increased social fragmentation of the urban lifestyle, the absence of social networks and lack of community spirit. The prevalent nature of such ailments, alongside progressively open minded attitudes, has ensured that non-traditional healthcare.

Georgia Collard-Watson E : georgia_abs@hotmail.co.uk

THE POINTE Ballet Theatre, Studios and Pointe Shoe Workshop My building is one of layers – serving to bring together and highlight practices associated ballet that are typically ‘behind the scenes’. Setting up the choreography of my building has

allowed me to utilise particular vantage points to offer the multiple building users opportunities to glimpse each other and their craft and thus revealing and honouring the forgotten craft. It plays on the relationship between the public and dancers, each with their own choreographed built elements whereby complementary rhythms are established across the site creating a hidden world.


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Emily Posey E : eposey@o2email.co.uk Equine Therapy Centre This project proposes an Equestrian Therapy Centre in the City of Bath, highlighting the importance of horses and the impact they have had on everyday life throughout the history of Bath. Focusing on what horses have done for us, and what they continue to do,

Portrait Gallery The portrait artist today strives to get under the skin of a sitter, to reveal the hidden depths of the person and to look beyond face value. In contrast, Bath has become a theme park devoted to the preservation of an aesthetic not of its time. It was my aim for this project to reveal the essence of both the city and my site today. Slicing through the layers

the building creates a place of unity between human and horse, shifting to a balance where both can heal or aid the other. The internal programme is encased and covered with one, strong mono pitch roof which grows out of the landscape. The two entrance ramps for horse and human act as counterpoints to the linear healing route of the building.

of the site, the base of the building maps the historic progression of the city, culminating in the renovated Victorian colonnade. Above, two glazed exhibition pieces emerge, forming the face of the gallery. In this way the building creates a complimentary contemporary aesthetic whilst integrating fully with the existing building fabric, a scheme that looks to the future whilst honouring the past.

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Ben Edens E : be207@bath.ac.uk Church On The Avon Reconciling the sacred with the secular was the main conceptual basis upon which this project was based. There is an inherent need to break ecclesiastical cliché in order that the church may become relevant in modern society. The second conceptual basis was providing place for both the physically and metaphysically ‘placeless’; [the homeless, and Christians.] The church seeks to create the framework by which man may revitalise his connection to himself, to community, to nature, and to God. Programmatically the design consists of 4 quads: community church, sports, market and homeless residential. Each possesses its own character and pocket of external space.

Zoe Hobson E : zoehobson@sky.com

A Commercial Dance Venue The East Gate is a scheme of ecstatic experience that successfully recaptures the heritage of Bath as a city of pleasure, bringing it back to the forefront of social pleasures in the UK as it was at the turn of the eighteenth century. Choreographed into a zone of sensory transcendence, it captures all in the journey to enlightenment of the Diony

sian clubbing experience. It beautifully locks into the site creating seductive allure to all onlookers through geometrical formation and tectonic design of mystery and varying transparency. The restaurant, cocktail bar, commercial dance venue and urban plaza infuse together to create a venue of hedonistic decadence, sensory intoxication and the individual ‘en masse’.


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Naomi Grieve E : naomi_100@hotmail.co.uk Art Therapy Centre. Having been inspired by the subject of ‘Healing’ as the archetypal nature of Bath through the legacy of the Roman Baths and their fabled remedial powers, and subsequently by the city’s creative character, I became intrigued and drawn to explore the power of therapy using art. The scheme seeks to bridge the gap between people with mental health issues and society by offering a place in which to nurture their psycho-

logical development and increase their confidence in a nonjudgemental and non-institutionalised setting. The building essentially has two faces: whilst the principal stone facade looks to the man-made city and has a dynamic, yet delicate, relationship with its immediate historic context, the timber art therapy boxes overlooking the garden on the rear façade act as subtle thresholds between the man-made and organic world. These will weather over time, thereby emphasising the power of nature whilst concurrently humanising vulnerability.

Group 19 Claire Hinton, Emily Posey + Rich Seymor CineFIN Derived from the core idea of narrative, seemingly abandoned in the architectural typology of the modern cinema, CineFIN augments the viewer’s narrative experience beyond the film viewing, and into their experience and interaction with the building itself. On crossing the threshold of the building one is detached from the

city, with this sense of detachment reaching a crescendo as the visitor escalates up the winding circulation route to the apotheosis of the film screening. The main cinema kinks out to form a temporary outdoor screen for film screenings across the harbour. The urban strategy incorporates a series of chain-link pedestrian ferries to ease the tension between the harbour and the city centre.


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Inspired by the gradating nature of the site, we set out to create three architectural elements relating to the opposition between the black and white. The notion of these extremes relates to the conditions of the context; from the dark private spaces to the south, to the light public spaces to the north. Whilst both the black and white box scientific theories state that the inner workings of each

cannot be modified, we explored the idea of a third contrasting element, in the form of a ‘process’ box, whose internals can be observed and altered. Taking inspiration from this, we sought to create three individual cinematic experiences achieved through differing architectural treatments.

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4.18 Lauren Li Steven Man Joanna Hansford Anastasia Lamprou Jenny Jiang Mikhaila Fam Riddhi Parasrampuria Ting Li Group 4 Group 11 Group 21

Li Shuang E : lsh402@hotmail.com THE BERTINET KITCHEN A cookery school with hydroponic farms and an open market “Thinking about what we eat, where it comes from, waste less, grow your own and share ideas and recipes!” - The Eden Project A cookery school is a social place as well as an educational place; it brings

people together, build up social connections and helps regenerating the neighbourhood in a positive way. The site is opposite to the Green Park station, the existing building, the kingsmead building which has been abandoned for a long time, is demolished for this new piece of architecture. It’s called the Bertinet Kitchen, which is my clients’ name. The site locates in the fracture zone; it needs something joyful and provocative to be stimulated, and finally turning this area to a sub center.


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INSTITUTE OF THE CONJURING ARTS

This project proposes an entertainment venue within the city of Bath, focusing on the art of magic and conjuring. The world around us is governed by preconceptions, and as such, the reality we see can be defined as a perceived reality. Magic takes people back to a child’s state of mind, allowing the acceptance of endless possibilities. This is the moment of astonishment. This building proposes to return the person back to this state of reconciliation with their inner child.

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Joanna Hansford E : jkh21@bath.ac.uk Keynsham Children’s Centre This project proposes a new children’s centre in the town of Keynsham. The building is protected with a local brick facade and enclosed within are the childrens spaces. The grass roofs and the wild meadow within increase biodiversity and allows interaction for the children with the cycles of nature.


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Anastasia Lamprou E : tassos_16@hotmail.com My starting point? Man’s alienation from nature. How can we break the wall, and finally experience nature instead of observing it from a distance? ‘In Touch’ is therefore a student retreat for the University of Bath’s students, offering short term accommodation, different forms of therapy; drama, art and individual counselling, as well as a series of pools for mental distress. Whilst staying in the retreat, the students also have the opportunity to volunteer in the public therapy rooms in connection with the adjacent nursing home. The scheme consists of a series of horizontal strips stepping down and forming different courtyards. The accommodation is raised up in timber containers at tree level, and sit on a stone plinth which includes all public communal activities.. The containers are placed as such, to follow the contours of the site, as well as to open up to the view. The building is divided in layers; there is the plinth which forms the connection to the ground, the timber boxes which follow a tree-like language and the special timber boxes within them, the individual rooms.

My architectural proposal is for a comprehensive enterprise building for Bath. It is intended to provide modern accommodation for the insufficient facilities currently available in the Bath city centre to rent out or sale to the companies that are looking to settle down in Bath. As the Bath City Council describes the future image of Bath being the ‘City of ideas’ , my proposal also intend to attract and encourage enterprise in the areas of information, communication and environmental technologies and creative professions to remain and develop in this World Heritage City.

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Mikhaila Fam E : Mikhaila.Fam@googlemail.com Missing | Centre for The Lost Within the UK alone, over 200,000 people are reported missing each year. Friends, family, loved ones and nations are left wondering, hoping, locked in a state of limbo, striving for certainty. Although this statistic remains true today, there exists no building that focuses on the rehabilitation, commemoration and celebration of the lives of the missing. This project aims to do just that, to create a typology and spark a change in the world that recognises the gradients of emotional intensity that loved ones experience whilst ‘waiting’ for the missing to ‘return’. The building sits as an international beacon, exploring notions of trace, discovery, hope and release through spatial composition, symbolic representation and sensory experiences.


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BEYOND THE SKIN This project proposes a new film institute within the city of Bristol, and attempts to redefine the experience of the cinematic world. Three separate bodies: human; architectural; film, are defined to create an inter-relationship between the bodies. The user would be gradually acclimatised to the world of film through a series of transitional spaces, removed from reality and enter the cinematic world.

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4.9 Claudia Caneva Karolos Michailidis Marta Llorens Nataly Raab Luis Blanco Alvarez Matt Nazemi Group 18 Group 12 Group 25

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Claudia Caneva E : claudiacaneva@hotmail.com The project is a therapy centre and retreat for young adults suffering from clinical depression. The study focuses on the concept of reconciliation with regards to the self healing process, where the body, the mind and its surroundings must be reconciled in order to create a ‘sense of place’ and for our healing process to begin.

The programme shares this theme by introducing both a public and a private aspect to the scheme, bringing the two together through therapy. The site, situated North of the city centre, relates back to the city as well as Lansdown Road, Lansdown Cresent above and the rich Landscape surrounding it.

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Karolos Michailidis E : karolos.michailidis@googlemail.com

Religion, society, nature; these are the three struggles of man. These three conflicts are at the same time, his three needs: It is necessary to believe, hence the temple; it is necessary for him to live, hence the plow and the ship. But these three solutions contain three conflicts. The mysterious difficulty of life stems from all three. Man has to deal with obstacles under the form of superstition, under the form of prejudice, and under the form of the elements. A triple ananke (necessity) weighs upon us: the ananke of dogmas, the ananke of laws, the ananke of things. My observation of today’s’ society lies upon the loss of understanding about the importance of food in our everyday life. My aim is through my design to re-

Marta Llorens Echegaray Project: Oldfield Sandpits Garden of Childhood, Bath By exploring the role of the built environment in the development of young children, the project challenges current education paradigms by creating an architecture which is preoccupied with play as a key aspect, sustaining the notion that it should not be a luxurious indulgence in the life of a child, but rather the main tool for acquiring knowledge of the world around.

m.llorens.echegaray@gmail.com The proposal materialises itself as a network of spaces which not only seek to encourage play by becoming the fixed setting on which childhood dramas unfold, but also respond to the strong elements found on site,namely the sinuous stream, the assortment of trees and varying topography, infusing the architecture with the spirit of the landscape.

invent and re-enforce the idea of FOOD SHOPPING, COOKING and EATING. My school of Culinary arts will not only be about learning to cook but understanding the spirituality of food and making food an integral part of people’s daily routine. As an aspiring architect and an admirer of good food I found this opportunity to combine these two forms of art and present in my own way the relationship between the two. Located centrally in Bath, it will attract the society of Bath but also bring people from all over England to experience food and its origins in the 21st century: growing- picking- storing- selling- cooking- eating.


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Nataly Raab E : nr228@bath.ac.uk P[i]EEL_ Skin Rehabilitation Centre The project is a therapy centre and retreat for young adults suffering from clinical depression. The study focuses on the concept of reconciliation with regards to the self healing process, where the body, the mind and its surroundings must be reconciled in order to create a ‘sense of place’ and for our healing process to begin.

The programme shares this theme by introducing both a public and a private aspect to the scheme, bringing the two together through therapy. The site, situated North of the city centre, relates back to the city as well as Lansdown Road, Lansdown Cresent above and the rich landscape surrounding it.

Luis Blanco Álvarez E : imluisblanco@yahoo.es Bath Festival Centre The project is a therapy centre and retreat for young adults suffering from clinical depression. The study focuses on the concept of reconciliation with regards to the self healing process, where the body, the mind and its surroundings must be reconciled in order to create a ‘sense of place’ and

for our healing process to begin. The programme shares this theme by introducing both a public and a private aspect to the scheme, bringing the two together through therapy. The site, situated North of the city centre, relates back to the city as well as Lansdown Road, Lansdown Cresent above and the rich Landscape surrounding it.


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Matt Nazemi E : sms.naz@gmail.com The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (MF), a registered charity established in 1985, is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. The harsh, surreal and almost unbelievable realities of human suffering with which the Medical Foundation deals create an interesting programmatic paradox, rendering it a place of both healing and publicity.

The Medical Foundation in Bath expresses its noncontextuality and becomes deliberately odd, standing out as a bold statement against the existence of torture. Conversely from within, it retreats into itself; a network of ‘Paridaeza Gardens’ in which individual therapy units are located, united within a landscaped framework.

This project is a study of the nature and use of machines and mechanisms, natural and manmade; in relation to film. The art of film making was identified as an attempt to capture and reproduce specific elements of the mechanisms of life with the use of a man made machine. In the process of creation, the director has the power to isolate and focus specific elements of the each mechanism, fragments of the whole composition. Reproducing these elements in isolation, he creates the illusion of a new, single independent system. Through architectural composition we choose to break off the illusion created by this process, revealing the true nature of the mechanisms.

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capture daily life, we looked to explore the notion of ‘To Watch and Be Watched’. This aided the generation of a scheme that works on two levels: whilst reality and the background processes of the Film Factory operate below, the cinematic experience or ‘product’ takes place above. Appearing like eyes that peruse the city of Bristol from its vantage point on the Floating Harbour, the user is invited into these cinema boxes to begin a journey into their imagination.

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4.34 Helen Mcvoy Calorina Saludes Sophie Bellows Rhiannon Buttrey Jennifer Dyne Felicia Vocke Eirini Christofidou Group 28 Group 1 Group 15

Home Away From Home I wanted to use Studio 4.2 to investigate Respite services, a topical theme relating perfectly to the issues of alienation and re-conciliation highlighted by ‘Garden City’, leading to the design of a sensory-orientated Respite Centre for Autistic teenagers within the idyllic village of Newton St Loe. The scheme is composed of three parts: an information

and administrative area for parents and carers to learn more and access help, a day-centre offering a range of therapies including art, music, hydrotherapy and outside activities such as gardening, and a “home” which offers a safe comfortable environment for the residents to enjoy and inhabit.

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Carolina Saludes E : cs337@bath.ac.uk City of Bath Archive This project is for the new Public Archive of the City of Bath. Located on a central site and connected to the Roman Baths Museum, this building aims to link the public with their history, past and present.Through the exhibition space, the library and the reading room, the visitor is

taken on a journey that transforms their understanding of Bath, the Archive and themselves. The building, organised in three areas [public spaces, repository and staff area] responds to the private and open parts of the site, threading the spaces to the townscape.The repository, however, stands on the other two parts and over the city, making it a landmark of Bath and a beacon of knowledge.

HISTORY Landmark_Brass Cladding

TOWNSCAPE Abbey Green _Masonry Wall Archive_Concrete Kingston Parade _ Glass Wall

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My individual project is based around my interest in conservation and woodland management. The centre facilitates an architectural ‘design & make’ workshop and studio, with student accommodation and an incentive for a community coppicing project. The design is based at Freshford Mill and runs off a modern hydro-turbine as well as a biomass boiler supplied by the waste wood products from the workshop. The structure of the main workshop uses folded plates of crosslaminated timber panels to innovatively span a large distance without obstructing the space. A series of timber walkways provide safe public access to encourage a commercial aspect increasing the longevity of this environmental endeavour.

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Rhiannon Buttrey E : rbuttray@hotmail.co.uk The scheme proposes a new children’s hospice within the proximity of Bath. Initiated through the study of the current sub-standard notion of end of life care, the facility, situated within the hamlet of Avoncliff, provides psychological, physical and spiritual relief for patients, families and friends. Set outside of Bath, the centre aims to utilize the healing qualities of the

Through nature alone, death has been reconnected with society and the city. The living walk amongst the dead in the paradisal landscape of the Burial Field, where a wild meadow grows, bodies are ‘planted’, and the stelae which mark the graves glisten in the sunlight. Inspired by T. S. Eliot’s visionary poem The Waste Land which signifies the perils of immortality through a post-war apocalyptic landscape - death’s prestige, which once lost in the city, is now to be returned. Through a veil of shadows the

hospice surroundings to reconnect and care for ones inner ‘nature’ through respite, outdoor therapies and specialist palliative support. Through the centres playful interaction with the railway, a dynamic environment is established, in which children can feel at ease and engaged in a supportive and comforting setting.

architecture expresses grief, provides solace, and more importantly it restores death to its rightful place - for death does not overlook the city, but it is part of it.

THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD

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Felicia Vocke E : feliciavocke@googlemail.com Sculpture House

‘Sculpture makes you aware of your somatic experiences, your own journey through space.’

The project is based on the potential exchange between architects and sculptors to the creation of an advanced cultural environment. The Sculpture House is situated east and west of Cleveland Place, anchoring to the exisiting atelier of the ceramic sculptor Peter Hayes at Lodge House No 2. The building is bisected by Bathwick Street and rejoined through the extension of three existing vault spaces on the eastern part through to the sculpting garden on the western site underneath street level. The accommodation schedule seeks to challenge and readdress the common art display by reinterpreting the nature of exhibiting art to the public through feeding the process of making into the display of the final object. In co-existance to the existing buildings around and the great presence of

historical context the new building in volumetric aims to reinterprete the architecture of the Georgian Terrace and adopt the filigrane language of Cleveland Bridge. Partly dominant, partly subservient to the site, the energy of the building strives to lie within the spaces and introduces new views towards the constant historic; as it is art that has always been an attempt to make bridge with what lied beyond the horizon of perception

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Eirini Christofidou E : echristofidou@gmail.com

Homeopathy Institute “Only that which has been separated properly separated may be joined.” Alchemic Saying. Inspired by the enclosed garden and its feminine connotations of nurturing, fertility and purity, this Institute is a secret garden in the city of Bath. At the centre of the building lies the patient. Our frag-

mented world and our relationship with nature is reexamined. In order to return to a state of wholeness, health and happiness, man re-educate himself of the order of the world. Most importantly man must accept his true nature. Gardens help man restore his place to a paradise lost.


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Group 1 Sophie Bellows, Rhiannon Buttrey + Helen McEvoy

CINE_tower Group Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offering to the Basil Spence Competition was a building of diffusion: from dark into light; from the overly populated to the barely; from the earth to the sky. We incorporated a strong structural and environmental strategy into the design process from the beginning, shaping and strengthening the architectural concepts, in order to achieve a fully integrated design. Ultimately the building acts as a beacon addressing all sides of the site, inviting a weaving of the populace through the tower and immediate context, and creating a social and educational hub in a key Bristol location.

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Group 15 Tim Anderson, Jennifer Dyne + Simon Rowe Modern cinema strives to suspend disbelief, creating an environment that removes the viewer from their context and immerses them in an entirely different one. The modern strive for perfection and image drives consumerism, celebrity status and as a consequence triggers social detachment. There is a need for technical advancement and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mainstream cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but we felt there was a need to

reengage users within their own communities - to offer #lm in a more social context. So we developed two quite independent buildings with a symbiotic relationship. One cinema becomes an overly sterile, polished and decorated machine for the #lm it shows. The other building becomes a richer and more adaptive environment, embellishing social distraction without rigid programme.


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4.1 Josh Kirk AJ Turner William Young Tim Anderson Simon Rowe Richard Winter Ben Morgan Jones Group 22 Group 29 Group 30

Bath Ales Craft Brewery The basis of this project was to relocate and expand the Bath Ales Brewery to a site within the Bath City Boundary creating a design that was responsive to the modern brewing industry while retaining the craft and humanity inherent to the micro brewery and craft pub culture. Trade and Industry lie at the heart of this schemes development. In the 19th Century Bath was the second biggest producer of Ale in the country. This heritage formed the inspiration and grounding within the city, while the project attempted to heal a broken space within the city bringing Baths forgotten industrial heritage back to the forefront of the populations mind to be celebrated once again.

Josh Kirk E : joshkirk@hotmail.co.uk


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AJ Turner E : ajturner01@me.com

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BATH TO WORKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bath Trade School There are currently 965,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are unemployed and cannot find work in the UK. The national rate has risen to 20.5%, the highest level since records began. 1 in 8 young people in Bath admit to taking drugs or drinking on a regular basis. This, and other social factors, have resulted in areas such as Twerton having youth unemployment rates as high as 32%. The aim of the Bath Trades and Construction School is to take young people off the streets and into practi cal education. Then, offer support and assistance for their new career, from Apprentice to Entrepreneur.

William Young E : w.f.y@btinternet.com CITY ANTIQUE CENTRE Responding to societies increased disconnection with aging and the value associated with the aged objects, the City Antique Centre reconnects Bath with its antique heritage and creates a focus point for the existing antique and flea market activities

within the city. As a hybrid programme which brings the flea market and auction house together the scheme focuses on the discovery of the object, its restoration, valuation and finally its revelation, with a gradual increase in the value associated with the objects as they progress through the building, starting in the flea market and culminating in the auction rooms and gallery.


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Tim Anderson E : tim@opportunity316.com Enantiadromia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enantiadromia - This is defined as the propensity for any superabundance of one state or force to inevitably invert intoits opposite as a system of dynamic or oscillating equilibriumâ&#x20AC;? [Martin Gledhill- referring to the writings of C.G Jung]

Bath began as a site of spiritual pilgrimage however it later oscillated towards the scientific rationale of the Georgian facade. In response, the following scheme makes a prediction as to how a future city of Bath might once again oscillate to a more natural position. Relinquishing manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suffocating control over the formal city and allowing spontaneity to rule the urban environment.

Simon Rowe E : simple_but_simon@hotmail.com The current condition in Bath is one of under used public realm; with dense areas of commercial footfall, neglected moments along the river and richer niche environments which are largely unknown. The scheme became a literal folding of the public realm. On one axis the City Hall folds the points of arrival in to the public gardens through a public programme of information and

exhibition. The second axis, with the known and historic city, folds up through a civic programme in to a City Chamber. While much of the scheme turns to address Parade Gardens and reinstate it as part of the public realm; the chamber turns back to address the city that it governs, with a view from the Roman Baths to Bath Abbey and Guildhall.


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Richard Winter E : mail@richardwinter.co.uk

L’école de construire A self-supporting graduate school of architecture for Part II architecture students, the restrained proposal incorporates high quality study-bedrooms for students and tutors.

landscaped perennial meadow, connecting Walcot Street to a proposed riverside walk. A development of modern Cantabrigian quads, the design is driven by the inherent flood risk, as well as a unique, split-section accommodation arrangement.

Set on a sloped site fronting on to the River Avon, the scheme proposes a reconciliation with the river by means of a public,

CITY OF BATH ARCHIVE With the belief that alienation occurs within a city due to the lack of knowledge and understanding of other individuals within the society, the City of Bath Archive aims to unite a socially fragmented community through the celebration and accessibility of the individuals stored information and possessions. The collective accumulation of information aims to create a social and human core, that symbolizes the heart of the people’s city of Bath. In a city far more meaningful than the present tourist world heritage destination that is so blatantly overpowering the community, the Archive aims to become the source of all information regarding the city’s structure, history and population.

Ben Morgan Jones E : benmorganjones@yahoo.co.uk


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Group 22 Sarah Firth, Ben Jones + Rich Winter

Fold / Strand / Node The proposed film institute for Spike Island aims to maximise its key positioning in a transitory location by making new connections to three distinct user groups. A development of the ‘ordinary industrial’ aesthetic prevalent in the area, the themes of “Fold”, “Strand”, and “Node” are used to drive the building’s architecture: Taking the archetypal figure of the industrial shed, a simple pitched roof form is distorted throughout the building’s length. Rising, falling, dividing and merging, it fuses the multiple programmatic requirements together beneath its continuous canopy.

Group 29 CHEIF AND THE SOLUTIONS : Joshua Kirk, Darren Levins + Alistair Turner

Bristol Film Forum Implementing a vertical hierarchical order to the scheme, reminiscent of ancient religious temples, the cinema cores are elevated above the other institutional accommodation and public spaces below, typifying them as the most important elements in the scheme. The reversal of the black box/ white box principle of cinema transforms the cinematic cores into an ambient glowing

centre, that’s symbolic energy and light permeates out into the surrounding urban context. By directing the flow of this energy into the surrounding urban fabric along specifically designed vistas it plants the seed of intrigue by penetrating the social spaces and surrounding urban context encouraging the deeper exploration and investment of further interest. Diverse social spaces form under the ‘cores’ populating the Agora that draws passers by into the very heart of the complex.

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Group 30 Matthew Barnacle, Chris Falla + Mikhaila Fam NARCISSUS FILM INSTITUTE The proposal for the Narcissus Film Institute explores the possibilities of the combination of film and architecture through a seamless collaboration whereby nations of inhabitation and expansion of the screen are enriched; manifesting theories of Narcissism in film theory through built form.


Editorial & Design Jonathan Robert Evans Sarah Firth Arisa Ishibashi Jack Minchella Chris Paxton Richard Winter www.batharchitecture.com

Dept. Architecture & Civil Engineering University of Bath Combe Down Somerset Bath BA2 7AY t: +44 (0)1225 385394 f: +44 (0)1225 386691 www.bath.ac.uk/ace

Kind thank you to all sponsers:

University of Bath Architecture Degree Show 2011  

final exhibition nespaper, may 2011

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