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LAURA EDWARDS UNIT 15

IPLOMA PORTFOLIO Y2

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MADNESS


S E C T I O N 5 : A N I M AT I O

ANARY WHAR

WESTFERRY

k HADWEL IMEHOUS

ECTION 1: STAR GUITAR CHRONOGRA SECTION 2: DLR MAPPIN DLR PRELIMINARY STUDY FIL SECTION 3: URBAN STUDY SECTION 4: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT


SECTION 1: STAR GUITAR CHRONOGRA


Star guitar: the chemical brothers introduction The music video Star Guitar, produced by Michel Gondry, is created in a virtual environment in such a way as to mimic the realism of a train journey. However, the scene is manipulated in order to synchronise the visuals with the beat and rhythm of the music.


SECTION 2: DLR MAPPIN


Introduction site: docklands light railway the docklands light railway (dlr) is part of the vast london public transport network, located in east london, and originating in the docKlanDs area. This drawing maps the movement of the body on a journey from bank to cutty sark on 8th october 2012 at 17:54.


DLR Study Film carrage modelling


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S ITE P HOTO S : BAN K The first site is located at a major road junction in the City of London, the historic and financial centre of London, at which nine streets converge. Bank is also the location of one of London’s busiest tube stations, Bank – named after the Bank of England. Built in 1900, the busy interchange station is served by the Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, as well as the Docklands Light Railway. The station is interconnected with Monument station, served by the Circle and District lines – together the two stations form one of the world’s most complex underground train stations.


S ITE P HOTO S : S HAD W ELL Shadwell is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and located on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff. The area is dominated by the enclosed former dock, Shadwell Basin, whose construction destroyed much of the earlier settlement – by this time degenerated into slums. The basin once formed the eastern entrance to the then London Docks, with a channel leading west to St Katharine Docks.


S ITE P HOTO S : LIMEHOU S E Limehouse Basin opened in 1820 as the Regent’s Canal Dock. This was an important connection between the Thames and the canal system, where cargoes could be transferred from larger ships to the shallow-draught canal boats. This mix of vessels can still be seen in the Basin: canal narrowboats rubbing shoulders with seagoing yachts. The use of Limehouse Basin as a major distribution hub declined with the growth of the railways, although the revival of canal traffic during World War I and World War II gave it a brief revival.


S ITE P HOTO S : W E S T F ERRY Westferry DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), in the Limehouse district of east London. The station is located in Travelcard Zone 2. To the west is Limehouse station, whilst to the east the DLR splits, with one branch going to Poplar station and the other to West India Quay station. The DLR station was built midway between the site of the old Limehouse and West India Docks stations on the disused London and Blackwall Railway. Limehouse Police Station is nearby, as is St Anne’s Church, built by Nicholas Hawksmoor and boasting London’s tallest church clock tower.


SITE PHOTOS: CANARY WHARF Canary Wharf is a major business district located in Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom. It is one of London’s two main financial centres – along with the traditional City of London – and contains many of the UK’s tallest buildings. Canary Wharf contains around 1,300,000 m2 of office and retail space, of which around 730,000 m2 is owned by Canary Wharf Group. Around 90,000 people work in Canary Wharf and it is home to the world or European headquarters of numerous major banks, professional services firms and media organisations. Once forming part of the busiest port in the world, the former docks were closed in 1980. Michael von Clemm, former chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), came up with the idea to convert Canary Wharf into a back office, which turned the area into a banking centre. Construction began in 1988 and hasn’t stopped since.


THE BLITZ BOMBING MAP/ DLR HISTORIC TIMELINE The Blitz - Destruction of architecture through chance (though not pure) via rational planning. Project - Creating architecture through a rationalised process of chance.


SECTION 4: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT


P RECEDENCE 1 : P ARC DE LA V ILLETTE BERNARD T S CHUMI Tschumi’s follies at Parc de la Villette in Paris act as architectural representations of deconstruction. Thirty-five follies are placed on a grid and offer a distinct organization to the park. Architecturally, the follies are meant to act as points of reference that help visitors gain a sense of direction and navigate throughout the space. While the follies are meant to exist in a deconstructive vacuum without historical relation, many have found connections between the steel structures and the previous buildings that were part of the old industrial fabric of the area. I have chosen Parc de la Villette as a precedence due to its architectural folly type, however, in contrast to Tschumi’s designs, my approach will be much more focused on the design process in relation to the irrational and subconscious human intuition - translating or distorting site data through a series of methods that are focused on providing opportunities for the subconscious to prevail.


P RECEDENCE 2 : COO P HIMME ( L ) BLAU P S YCHOGRAM Coop Himmelb(l)au developed the idea of the “psychogram” as a method to capture the pure, subconscious desire of the architect in an attempt to “shorten the actual process of design, to condense it. […] We try to define the feeling, the emotion that the space is later to radiate. And the suddenly we have a drawing, sometimes on a sheet of paper, sometimes on the table.” Coop Himmelblau believe that the quicker a psychogram sketch or model is created the better, likening it to “coming close to the centre of an explosion.” This implies a great significance and importance on a moment of creativity and suggests that pure creativity occurs as an event, a moment in time when the mind and hand join with the spirit.


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Camera blinding wind pan


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SHADWELL


Wales hair hills glacier web knots


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IMEHOUS


Thames public chicken swim of the pratt-end glass world


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WESTFERR


Work classes TV show coffee lane road teeth wall support railway bridge


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ANARY WHAR


Joy dance concert song


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SECTION 5: ANIMATIO


FIVE FOLLIES CHRONOGRAM THIS DRAWING ILLUSTRATES THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND COLOURSCAPE FOR THE CREATION OF THE PROJECT ANIMATION NB SEE SEPERATE FULL SIZE IMAGE


A NI M AT I O N P RO D U C T I O BANK SCENE


LIMEHOUSE SCENE


BANK MODEL ANIMATION STILLS


SHADWELL COMPOSITION STILLS


ANIMATION STILLS


LAURA EDWARDS

UNIT 15

NIC CLEAR/MIKE ALING/SIMON WITHERS


Portfolio Draft Architecture Diploma Y2