Part 2 | MARCH | In Limbo | Research

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bus brakes and engine lowing down

MARCH In Limbo: Research and Project Development

bus engine waiting

bus engine waiting

group of young Japanese talking before entering the restaurant

hydraulic group of young Japanese brake talking before entering and the restaurant acceleration

car engines approaching the traffic light and taking off

power generator and wind interference

man clicking the lighter 3 times in an attempt to light up his cigarette

[ Venice St. ]

car engines starting

traffic noise fading away

hydraulic brake

car engines accelerate

car brakes

car engine approaching

traffic noise fading away

wheels of handluggage case rolling by

pedestrains talking

car car engines brakes accelerating

bike brakes

traffic flow

pedestrians talking

car engines in idle gear

car engines accelerating

[ Whitworth St. ]

bus engine in idle gear and distant traffic noise

traffic flow

pedestrians conversating footsteps background traffic noises

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loud electronic music

heels on the

wind background traffic noise

footsteps



On the Move: An Architectural Model Exploring Transportable and Improved Living Networks for Nomadic Communities

[RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship Project Summary]

The main objectives of the study are:

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Foreword

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Stage 1

Manchester, UK September 2013 - May 2014

Stage 2

Bucharest, Romania June 2014 - August 2014


Declaration

No portion of the work referred to in the dissertation has been submitted in support of an application

Copyright Statement

Notes on copyright and the ownership of intellectual property rights:

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Acknowledgements

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STUDIO 5.1


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‘[...]some things have to let themselves go to ruin


The Presence of Absence

presence to the architectural form and creates a new type of spatial and aesthetic freedom 1

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Paralyzed Aspirations: A Global Overview

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PARIS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

reproduction of the Arc de

France

17.

Biosphere 2 Arizona, US

16.

2.

1. Salton Sea

10. The New South China Mall

unoccupied.

3. 6.

Cafe

Information Point

News Stand

7.

Public WC

5. Isla de la Juventud

4.

B&B

Gift Shop


16. Albania’s Concrete Mushrooms VENICE

Aspiration:

Gondola rides on a

12.

Present Condition:

13.

15.

16.

14.

Airports of the USS

Reason for Interruption:

Frame Modularity: a template of rapid implementation and space

6. 11.

9.

10.

a space untainted by material

7. 8. Australia

Sinai Hotels Jordan

crete

boundaries or


When Hyperreal Meets Stalled

1

Which are the truly dystopian spaces?

that can be designed to cleanse the Junkspaces 2

According to Baudrillard

3

when the culture employs a modernist gesture and somehow a consumerist tendency produces the disease of Junkspace?

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1

2 3

FAKENESS BEAUTY

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REALITY

SOCIAL ORDER

TIME

REPRESENTATION

SIMULATION

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Manchester: Brand City

has entered a perpetual state of restructuring

1

be - unmindful of the chaos the future might actually bring - rather than the present

Post-industrial Manchester has shifted its attention towards more ephemeral sectors

2

3

1

2 3

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Workshop 1

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? Exploration

?

possible stalled sites based on the

that were discussed and debated

? With the Origin site as the reference the Northern section of the strip sites

only

that

had

reached

physical

and most eloquent stalled

our understanding in terms of the traces of which are still notable across

3.

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Incomplete Infrastructures: Manchester

-

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1

ORIGIN, Princess St.

2

URBAN SPLASH, New Islington

MAPPING SUSPENDED SPACES Suspended

spaces

are

an

12

4

Manchester city centre is scattered with a network of them – stalled 5

buildings and empty plots – and many can be found within walking

11

along central water infrastructural

Stalled transitions between the past demonstrate what can happen

10

9 15

stalled sites after the 8

undeveloped sites

1.

stalled sites prior to the

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GRAND CENTRAL

14

POLYGON 26 & 27

2.

13

FOUNDRY LANE


3

SARAH POINT, Ancoats St.

53 NOMA, Todd St.

4

5

Pic-Vic Tunnel

6

CHINA LANE

7

PICCADILLY TOWER

8

RIVER STREET

resumed

4

13 5 3

14 2 6

7

1

9

AXIS TOWER, Albion St.

N

3.

12

GREENGATE 1-7

4.

11

CHAPEL WHARF

10

POTATO WHARF


1

92

Potato Wharf Site

AXIS Tower, Albion

90

87

ORIGIN, Princess St.

River Street Tower

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Piccadilly Tower

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China Lane Site

nal

ale Ca

Rochd

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Conservation Area Inner City Ring Road Approximate Walking Distance

Origin

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Manchester: Brand City

1

1

2

3

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the area has other needs:

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On - site actors BLDA Consultancy (sunlight & daylight analysis)

Key Actors Autorities & State Bodies Human Actors Consulting/ Auxilliary Actors

Drivers Jonas (planning advisers)

Fabe (traffic, eco

Greater Manchester Police (crime impact statement)

Local Planning Authority Ken Dobson (city centre councillor)

Sir Howard Bernstein (council chief executive)

Morgan Stanley (current owner)

Local Community

English Herita

City Council

Ian Simpson (architecture practice)

NAMA (National Asset Management Agency)

Companies House Register

MIMAS Properties Ltd. (client) ‘W’ Hotel West Properties (developer)

Stage 1: Consulting & Approval Stage 2: Design Developments & Analysis

Starwood Group (hotel & resorts developer)

Francis Hilto (managing dire

Donal Mulryan (sole shareholder)

Stage 3: On - site evolution Stage 4: Post-recession Impact, new actors & role reversals

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Lambert Smith Hampton (office agents)

Consultancy daylight analysis)

Chris Burnett Associates (visual impact assesment)

TRI Colliers Robert Barry (hotel advisors)

Mark Vaughan Gillingham (retail agents)

Heritage Architecture (heritagel analysis)

Faber Mansell/AECOM (traffic, ecology & environmental assesment) Chris Burnett Associates (visual impact assesment)

DACL (concrete, rebar, formwork and falsework, craneage & pumps supplier) Ellis Design (foundation & excavation)

English Heritage

ein ive)

Byland Engineers Ltd (geotechnical design engineers)

Dunne (structural engineers)

son practice)

nies House Register

WSP Environmental Ltd (environmental, fire, structural & geotechnical analysis)

CABE (Comission for Architecture & Built Environment)

Francis Hilton (managing director)

ARUP (radio & television interference) Chris Speck (’Save Our Village’ campaign)

Donal Mulryan (sole shareholder)

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In

F

February

b

pump is installed.

Th Chris Speck launches the ‘Save our Village’ campaign agains the disruptive construction process, criticizing the impact the

14th November The Planning Application is lodged.

In la

a

on Canal Street’s culture.

b p

2006

2007

C

27th March The project is receives planning approval.

D A B

Concept

E

2009

J

Developers fail to submit accounts information and to respond to notices in the month of January.

Technical Design

Design Deveopment

Appraisal

F

Production Information

Design Brief

G

Tender Documentation

H

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Tender Action

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Mobilisation

Construction to Practical Completion

The companies House Register suspends the project .

Project is ‘back on track’ aiming for a 2011 opening.

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Initial scheduled opening year. Following the bank funding squeeze, several board members resign. The cranage equipment is still in place Morgan Stanley purchases a portfolio of loans, including Origin.

In September, a petition is launched by Ken Dobson (city centre councillor) against the unattractive stalled site. Hoardings are moved back for better access to pavements and parking.

2010

2009

rs fail to submit information and nd to notices in nth of January.

mpanies House r suspends the project .

s ‘back on track’ g for a 2011 opening.

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2011

2013

West Properties (Donal Mulryan and Francis Hilton) meet council chief executive (Sir Howard Bernstein).

The entire scheme is re-evaluated with the residential component reconsidered.

Post Practical Completion

L

Placed on the market.

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Site Approach: Visible vs. Invisible

question:

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Location Plan 1:2000 @ A1

Location Plan 1:1000 @ A1

B

A

A

N

B

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Historical Context

1

1807 [Roper]

1824 [Swire]

1848 [Slater]

1870 [Bartholomew]

1900 [Bartholomew]

1913 [Kelly]

1959 [Ordinance Survey]

2006 [Ordinance Survey]

N

1

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A Forgotten Encounter

An interesting feature of the site that can later inform further spatial and conceptual interpretations 1

1

N

1807 [Roper]

1848 [Slater]

2006 [Ordinance Survey]

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Past Tactics

It is important to note the permeable footprint the site displayed prior to demolition as well as the

2 3

C

1 B

4

D A

5

N

1

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A

1

B

2

C

3

D

4

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Urban Palimpsest: Destruction and Renewal

1

or piece of writing material on which later writing has

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Workshop 2

current condition. investigating aspects such as:

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Mapping the Visible

elements and situations that inform its direct connection to the immediate and

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Deansgate Station

Station

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/ LIV

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Station

][

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SA

ALTRINCHAM

LD

FIE

W LO

L FO STRETFORD

M60 / WYTHRENSHAW


Absorbent Boundaries

GREEN QUARTER

RETAIL CORE

NORTHERN QUARTER

PICCADILLY GATEWAY

SPINNINGFIELDS CENTRAL BUSINESS CORE

CHINATOWN LEFT BANK THE VILLAGE

EASTERN GATEWAY

PETER’S FIELD CASTLEFIELD UNIVERSITIES

SOUTHERN GATEWAY

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A Programmatic Vacuum

civic institution

abandoned

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Issues of Permeability

Building

House

EDGE

PATH

NODE

LANDMARK

1

as elements

A special focus will be attributed to the notion of paths as they regulate and distribute urban

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handrail

pole

tree lining

strong edge

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advertising poles

hoarding

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Boundary vs. Border

I M I N A

I N E

and border as physical or conceptual conditions that create potentials for interaction or 2

3

1

2 3

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The Descent

light cones become our guide through the pitch-black spaces while echoes of the outside world are

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Mapping the Invisible

Mapping the Spatial Value

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1.6 m (King St.)

+

1.3 m (Portland St. & Oxford St.)

+

+

56 k (Chinatown)

+ +

110 k (Origin)

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Crime Data

+ 245

Burglary: 42

+175

Other theft: 290

+143

+ 127

Vehicle crime: 42 +82

Other crime: 9 +48

+18

+54

+14

+29

+98 +34

+14

period:

Violent crime: 1

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A Sonic Exploration

human sound sources

points of on-site recording temporary sound source

differentiate from one another

permanent sound source

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Soundscapes

sound across four different locations along the site boundaries:

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power generator

power generator

power car brakes generator

car engine starting

woman’s heels

power generator

woman shouting a friend’s name

power generator

[ Venice St. ]

car engine

car in idle gear

car car in car car in brakes idle brakes idle

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engine accelerating

car engine starting

restaurant employee sweeping the street

car brakes

group of men chatting

car engine

restaurant employee sweeping along Brazil St.

woman’s heels

coworkers chatting

woman’s heels

passer-by footsteps

car engine and brakes

car engine starting passer-by voices

multiple car engines driving by (straight ahead)

car engine accelerating (taking a right turn)

multiple car engines driving by

bike wheels

multiple car engines driving by

car engine accelerating

traffic noise fading away

car engine approaching

loud music from car halted at traffic light

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car engine accelerating

wheel hand lug case goi

EAST SIDE [ Venice St. with Whitwort

[ Venice St. with Sackville St. Intersection ]

pedestrians talking

man far-away giving traffic directions noise

pedestrians talking

traffic noise fading away

car engine approaching

pedestrians talking

traffic noise chatting in the distance

traffic noise fading away

car engines accelerating

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SOUTH SIDE [Princess St.]

cars car brakes driving by

car engines accelerating


estrins king

luaggage wheels

bike wheels

car engine starting passer-by voices

multiple car engines driving by (straight ahead)

car engine accelerating (taking a right turn)

multiple car engines driving by

bike wheels

multiple car engines driving by

man far-away giving traffic directions noise

wheels of hand luggage case going by

wheels of hand luggage case

bus brakes and engine slowing down

bus engine waiting

bus engine waiting

group of young Japanese talking before entering the restaurant

hydraulic group of young Japanese brake talking before entering and the restaurant acceleration

car engines approaching the traffic light and taking off

EAST SIDE [ Venice St. with Whitworth St. Intersection ]

29 %

power generator and wind interference

man clicking the lighter 3 times in an attempt to light up his cigarette

[ Venice St. ]

41 % human sound source

traffic noise chatting in the distance

traffic noise fading away

car engines accelerating

cars car brakes driving by

car engines accelerating

car brakes

car engines starting

traffic noise fading away

hydraulic brake

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[ Whitworth St. ]

car engines accelerate

car brakes

car engine approaching

traffic noise fading away

wheels of handluggage case rolling by

pedestrains talking

car car engines brakes accelerating

pedestrians talking

car engines in idle gear

car engines accelerating

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Soundscape B: Whitworth Street

power generator

power car brakes generator

car engine starting

woman’s heels

power generator

power generator

woman shouting a friend’s name

[ Venice St. ]

car engine

car in idle gear

car car in car car in brakes idle brakes idle

engine accelerating

car brakes

group of men chatting

car engine

restaurant employee sweeping along Brazil St.

woman’s heels

coworkers chatting

woman’s heels

passer-by footsteps

car engine starting passer-by voices

car engine and brakes

car approaching

multiple car engines driving by (straight ahead)

car engine accelerating (taking a right turn)

multiple car engines driving by

b w

[ Venice St. with Sackville St. Intersection ]

pedestrians talking

car engine accelerating

traffic noise fading away

car engine approaching

loud music from car halted at traffic light

car engine accelerating

pedestrians talking

traffic noise fading away

car engine approaching

pedestrians talking

traffic noise chatting in the distance

traffic noise fading away

car engines accel

SOUTH SIDE [Pri

bus hydraulic brakes

bus in idle gear

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pedestrains talking and traffic background

bus accelerating

car engines

traffic noise fading away

pedestrian conversation

cars driving by

honk car engine accelerating

car breaks

car engine in idle gear

car/bus engine accelerating

traffic intensifying

WEST SIDE [Prince


bike wheels

multiple car engines driving by

celerating

man far-away giving traffic directions noise

wheels of hand luggage case going by

wheels of hand luggage case

EAST SIDE [ Venice St. with Whitworth St. Intersection ]

cars car brakes driving by

car engines accelerating

bus brakes and engine slowing down

bus engine waiting

bus engine waiting

car engines starting

car brakes

car engines starting

group of young Japanese talking before entering the restaurant

hydraulic group of young Japanese brake talking before entering and the restaurant acceleration

car brakes

car engines approaching the traffic light and taking off

power generator and wind interference

car brakes

man clicking the lighter 3 times in an attempt to light up his cigarette

[ Venice St. ]

traffic noise fading away

hydraulic brake

car engines accelerate

car brakes

car engine approaching

traffic noise fading away

wheels of handluggage case rolling by

pedestrains talking

car car engines brakes accelerating

bike brakes

traffic flow

pedestrians talking

car engines in idle gear

car engines accelerating

Princess St.]

g

cess St.]

[ Whitworth St. ]

4%

91 %

human sound source

car engines fading away

footsteps and conversation

bus brakes

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mechanical sound source

traffic flow

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pedestrians conversating footsteps background traffic noises

wind background traffic noise

footsteps

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power generator

power car brakes generator

car engine starting

woman’s heels

power generator

power generator

woman shouting a friend’s name

car brakes

[ Venice St. ]

car engine

car in idle gear

car car in car car in brakes idle brakes idle

engine accelerating

group of men chatting

car engine

restaurant employee sweeping along Brazil St.

woman’s heels

coworkers chatting

woman’s heels

passer-by footsteps

car engine starting passer-by voices

car engine and brakes

multiple car engines driving by (straight ahead)

car engine accelerating (taking a right turn)

multiple car engines driving by

bike wheels

multiple car engin driving by

EAST S

[ Venice St. with Sackville St. Intersection ]

pedestrians talking

car engine accelerating

traffic noise fading away

loud music from car halted at traffic light

car engine approaching

car engine accelerating

pedestrians talking

traffic noise fading away

car engine approaching

pedestrians talking

car brakes

traffic noise chatting in the distance

traffic noise fading away

car engines accelerating

cars driving by

SOUTH SIDE [Princess St.]

bus hydraulic brakes

bus in idle gear

bus engine

pedestrains talking and traffic background

bus accelerating

car engines

pedestrian conversation

traffic noise fading away

cars driving by

honk car engine accelerating

car breaks

car engine in idle gear

car/bus engine accelerating

traffic intensifying

car engi

WEST SIDE [Princess St.]

11 %

84 % mechanical sound source

human sound source

conversation between two men by the canal side water flow in the background other voices coming from the

conversation between two men by the canal side water flow in the background traffic noise

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car brakes

talk, laughter, shout traffic noise

traffinc noise conversations

car engine starting

traffinc noise conversations

car engine starting

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conversations

light- conversations er click

door car conversation betweem two men, creaking brakes music on the background and closing

conversations, laughter, glasses clinking, music on the background

conversations, music on the background

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conversations, music on the background bus brakes

NORTH SIDE [Canal St.]

bus brak es

bu bra conv tions o


car engine starting passer-by voices

ngine brakes

ks

multiple car engines driving by (straight ahead)

car engine accelerating (taking a right turn)

multiple car engines driving by

bike wheels

multiple car engines driving by

man far-away giving traffic directions noise

wheels of hand luggage case going by

wheels of hand luggage case

bus brakes and engine slowing down

bus engine waiting

bus engine waiting

group of young Japanese talking before entering the restaurant

hydraulic group of young Japanese brake talking before entering and the restaurant acceleration

car engines approaching the traffic light and taking off

power generator and wind interference

EAST SIDE [ Venice St. with Whitworth St. Intersection ]

pedestrians talking

traffic noise chatting in the distance

traffic noise fading away

car engines accelerating

car brakes

cars car brakes driving by

car engines accelerating

hydraulic brakes car brakes

[ Venice St. ]

bus in idle gear traffic noise fading away

car engines starting

hydraulic brake

car engines accelerate

car brakes

car engine approaching

traffic noise fading away

wheels of handluggage case rolling by

pedestrains talking

car car engines brakes accelerating

bike brakes

traffic flow

pedestrians talking

SOUTH SIDE [Princess St.]

[ Whitworth St. ]

car engine in idle gear

car/bus engine accelerating

traffic intensifying

car engines fading away

footsteps and conversation

bus brakes

bus engine in idle gear and distant traffic noise

traffic flow

pedestrians conversating footsteps background traffic noises

backgrou

WEST SIDE [Princess St.]

conversations, laughter, glasses clinking, music on the background

conversations, music on the background

conversations, music on the background bus brakes

bus brak es

bus brakes conversations on the

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bus brakes conversations on the background

conversations

conversations water on the backgound

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loud electronic music

loud electronic music

loud electronic music

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music, heels water flow on the music on the background background

heels, conversations

slow music, water flow on the bac


power generator

power car brakes generator

car engine starting

woman’s heels

power generator

power generator

woman shouting a friend’s name

car brakes

[ Venice St. ]

car engine

car in idle gear

car car in car car in brakes idle brakes idle

engine accelerating

group of men chatting

car engine

restaurant employee sweeping along Brazil St.

woman’s heels

coworkers chatting

woman’s heels

passer-by footsteps

car engine starting passer-by voices

car engine and brakes

multiple car engines driving by (straight ahead)

car engine accelerating (taking a right turn)

multiple car engines driving by

bike wheels

multiple car engines driving by

EAST SIDE [ Ve

[ Venice St. with Sackville St. Intersection ]

pedestrians talking

car engine accelerating

traffic noise fading away

loud music from car halted at traffic light

car engine approaching

car engine accelerating

m gi dire

pedestrians talking

traffic noise fading away

car engine approaching

pedestrians talking

traffic noise fading away

traffic noise chatting in the distance

car engines accelerating

cars car brake driving by

SOUTH SIDE [Princess St.]

bus hydraulic brakes

bus in idle gear

bus engine

pedestrains talking and traffic background

bus accelerating

car engines

pedestrian conversation

traffic noise fading away

two men

conversation between two men by the canal side water flow in the background other voices coming from the

conversation between two men by the canal side water flow in the background traffic noise

car brakes

talk, laughter, shout traffic noise

cars driving by

honk car engine accelerating

car breaks

door creaking and closing

traffinc noise conversations

car engine starting

traffinc noise conversations

car engine starting

conversations

light- conversations er click

door car conversation betweem two men, creaking brakes music on the background and closing

car engine in idle gear

car/bus engine accelerating

backgorund

conversations, laughter, glasses clinking, music on the background

traffic intensifying

WEST SIDE [Princess St.]

conversations, music on the background

conversations, music on the background bus brakes

NORTH SIDE [Canal St.]

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car engines fading

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bus brak es

bus brakes conversations on the


multiple car engines driving by

bike wheels

man far-away giving traffic directions noise

multiple car engines driving by

wheels of hand luggage case going by

wheels of hand luggage case

bus brakes and engine slowing down

bus engine waiting

bus engine waiting

group of young Japanese talking before entering the restaurant

hydraulic group of young Japanese brake talking before entering and the restaurant acceleration

car engines approaching the traffic light and taking off

EAST SIDE [ Venice St. with Whitworth St. Intersection ]

car engines accelerating

cars car brakes driving by

car engines accelerating

car brakes

man clicking the lighter 3 times in an attempt to light up his cigarette

power generator and wind interference

[ Venice St. ]

car engines starting

traffic noise fading away

hydraulic brake

car engines accelerate

car brakes

car engine approaching

traffic noise fading away

wheels of handluggage case rolling by

pedestrains talking

car car engines brakes accelerating

bike brakes

traffic flow

pedestrians talking

car engines in idle gear

car engines accelerating

SOUTH SIDE [Princess St.]

[ Whitworth St. ]

traffic intensifying

car engines fading away

footsteps and conversation

bus brakes

bus engine in idle gear and distant traffic noise

WEST SIDE [Princess St.]

ersans, on the ound

conversations, music on the background bus brakes

traffic flow

pedestrians conversating footsteps background traffic noises

bus brakes conversations on the

bus brakes conversations on the background

conversations

conversations water on the backgound

footsteps

heels on the

loud electronic music

bus brak es

wind background traffic noise

loud electronic music

loud electronic music

loud electronic music

music, heels water flow on the music on the background background

heels, conversations

slow music, water flow on the background

water flow

NORTH SIDE [Canal St.]

64 %

5% human sound source

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Intervention: Challenging the Boundary

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36%

references to green areas

8%

sea or beach related programmes

6%

sex and party related programmes

10 %

various programmes

the crescent

a party

10 % 9%

a second hand bookshop

gang bang

strong language

11 %

em

references to drugs

10 %

oth

green area

Park

a predominant need for an open space or green Built!

Park

Not in the universe

Park

?

?

Green Space :)

5th Avenues ruins.

Park

SKATE

PARK

A Crack Pipe !!

something!

Belgium

Madrid

A GAY BAR !

A place for people to relax and chill and sing

the queen soaking fanny!!

A Park !

NBD

George Henry

LANDFILL a disco

PARK

Gardens which is located within the immediate A Park

D

A Park :)

a brothel

a park

Shark Tank !

A Public Space

NBD

usefull

Park

Brothel

full of penis

M+S

better

Housing for the poor

WEED !

ethnic

(urban park)

A Park

+

Pond

FINISHED!

Chocolate Factory

B

A

8%

sea or beach related programmes

6%

sex and party related programmes

9%

references to drugs

Just GRASS :)

car park - ed

Pretty!

a party

A Beach for Village after-partys :)

NOT a HIGH BUILD

a mosque

a park

A big booty hoe!

full of MDMA

?

?

crack

An erection section

MALL

B

AREA

SHOPPING

dogging

x

x x

another gay bar :)

x

x

x

x

A Kids Activity Centre

A strip club.

x

x

GREEN AREA

a park

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Tourist 10 %

11 %

emotional Student Commuter

10 %

indecipherable responses

strongDelivery language Party Goer Man Restaurant Staff

10 %

various resposes

x

responses

Business Man

Park

gang bang

a second hand

green area

Park

Not in the universe

Park

?

?

Park

Green Space :)

5th Avenues ruins.

Park

SKATE

PARK

A Crack Pipe !!

A park full of love, live and laughter:)

LANDFILL

something!

Belgium

Madrid

A GAY BAR !

A place for people to relax and chill

Brucie’s nipples

a rape den !!

the queen soaking fanny!!

A Park !

NBD

George Henry

PARK

PARK

A Park

a brothel

A Park :)

Shark Tank !

a park

James Lake

NBD

usefull

open air pool

A Public Space (urban park)

Horse Riding School

skate-park a kiddie shop

Park

Theatre

Brothel

full of penis Housing for the poor

M+S

better

WEED !

ethnic

FINISHED!

more of those.

A THEME PARK! Open as a park!

A Garden to chill

Park

a brothel

Enclosed park

benches and birds

a car

park

NOT HERE/ (please) Park Just GRASS :)

?

Park

Pond

Heated Gay Beach Chocolate Factory

car park - ed

A Beach for Village NOT a HIGH BUILD full of MDMA

K+H

x

fuck

GARDENS !

Pretty!

a party

a mosque

a park

NOT Manchester x

?

?

crack

An erection section

A GARDEN

AREA

SHOPPING

MALL

dogging

x

x

Ruiz Palace mate.

x

another gay bar :)

x

x

x

x

A Kids Activity Centre

A strip club.

x

x

x

GREEN AREA

a park

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

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x my fanneh! cock

SWIMMING beers...under the sun

D

A GARDEN SWIMMING

Ruiz Palace mate.

a party

A big booty hoe!

C

park

Built!

Park

GARDENS !

a brothel

the crescent

a disco

fuck

?

cock

A Garden to chill

beers...under the sun

references to green areas

x

Park

a car

71

K+H

x

Open as a park! // yes please

Enclosed park surroounded by bars and cafes

36%

Park baby smile

my fanneh!

Park

benches and birds

A

N

NOT HERE/ (please)

more of those.

A THEME PARK!

Horse Riding School

Heated Gay Beach Manchester needs a beach!

?

what are the elements that make a public space successful? C

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1

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Archiving the Interrupted

2

1 2

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S Rebar Safety Cap

Electric Cable & Protection

Underground Cable Protection

shaft entrances

M Supporting Grill

construction fragments

Broken Frame

Planks

a frame structure

abandoned marketing elements

door lighting samples

Street Light

Site Spot - Lights

Protective Grill (Type 1) mesh

internal boundaries

waste containers

temporary storage elements

L

Bin (Type 1)

Bin (Type 2)

Skip

Container

Temporary Structure

Temporary Electrics Structure

area of the site that is considered

porary structures

roof

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Handcart

Safety Barrier (Type 1)

Safety Barrier Mesh

Safety Barrier (Type 2)

mm

Supporting Elements

Gate

Concrete Elements

Modular Bars

Tubes

Advertising Panels

Fence

Protective Grill (Type 2)

Hoarding

Banner Poles

area mesh

Container (Type 1)

Container (Type 2)

Fuel Barrels

Box (Type1)

Box (Type 2)

mm

Temporary WC

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Electrical Box

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Vegetation

Rubble

site area

site area

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An Underground X-Ray: Ambition vs. Reality

B.

of the possible encountered challenges in translating

A.

D.

C.

relocated or altered; discrepancies in the framework and building strategy from an

been built as intended

the reading of the superimposed plans can also

dimension;

structural strategies;

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Isolating Uncleanness

1

She continues to propose two ways these situations can be addressed in social practice: on one 2

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A Taxonomy of Litter

the impure and what are the temporal rhythms behind these unregulated practices?

1.

2.

3.

4.

Wear

5.

6.

7.

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Mapping the Impure

litter containers for public use

4.

7. 7.

1.

7.

5. 6.

4. 6. 7.

5.

2. 2.

1.

3. 3.

1. 1. 2.

5.

6. 3.

2. 5.

2.

3.

4. 2.

1.

2.

1.

4.

4.

2.

3.

6. 3.

4.

7. 1.

7.

1.

4.

4.

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Potato Wharf

River Street

and tram networks are also present on the site

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Axis Tower

Piccadilly Tower

human agencies and gradually eroded by its important to note this is the only stalled site that has implemented the tactics of regulated temporary use until the construction process

concrete foundations and the partially casted

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Project Timeline & Involved Actors

AMBITION vs. REALITY

Spatial Social Economical Impact

Visual Permeability

BOUNDARIES

Lack of Accesability

Incomplete Structure

THE STALLED SITE

ARCHIVE

Overground Construction Fragments

Signs of Weathering

MATERIALITY

Reduced Material Complexity/ Anonimity

?

Physical Evidence

HUMAN TRANSGRESSION

Crime Levels/ Spatial Violation

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Strategic Location

Conservation Area

CONTEXT

Social Diversity

Litter and Signs of Appropriation

High levels of privacy/ intimacy

UNDERGROUND

ORIGIN

A self-regulating enclave

Structural Disjunction

ASPIRATION

Public vs. Developer Aspirations

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On some motifs in Baudelaire | 1939

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Site Interpretation

Fig.1: Spatial Exploration

the surrounding noises regulate his internal

all products of circumstance that resuscitate

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levels of isolation proportional to

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Site Interpretation

of a critique towards the architectural

reinforces the idea that Origin was meant to

encounters

group

militated

for

a

opposing any form of disintegration or urban decay that could compromise its brand;

proletarian

increased material wealth of workers was not enough to stop class struggle

Situationist tactics included attempting to

potential

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Isolation

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In order to understand the rhythm of the urban spaces and the effects it bears -

-

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HM

H

H

HM

e

ac

HM

th

ur

Ho

on

M

Site Interpretation

Minu

te

Second

H

Sp

Generation

by a strong daily and partcularly weekly

into and what new rhythms could emerge?

order to intercept the rhythms outside the

set of guidelines in understanding not only the general urban pulse in terms of ecoN

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ignated to the intellectual elite:

-

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Site Interpretation

and its inheret pleasures

Doctrine

of

something

of transgression of the

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Workshop 4 Space Network + Infrastructure Geometry

manipulate a set of possible spatial relationships that could enable the reintegration of the site the right place to insert a new link that could reinforce or challenge the direction of an entire

What are the spatial coordinates that could block or channel the sonic penetration throughout the structure?

site-related responses?

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Cartesian Netweorks

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A.

Z

Shaft Z

X

Y

X

between the canal datum and the underground carpark

X

Y

Y

boundary; Z

X

possible spatial relationships emerging from the inhibition or

B.

Z

Sound Direction

Y

X

X

Y

between the building datums

Z

Y

X

urban grain and the sound direction penetrating the stalled structure through the access shafts;

Z

-

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Cartesian Explorations: Overground

1.

Z

Y

X

intended to connect the

to the orientation of each

pedestrian permeability and

2.

Z

ce our

dS

un So Y

X

site;

contribute to the isolation of leisure - related;

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3.

Z

ss

cce

tA

f Sha Y

X

circulation by challenging the concept of the regulated

intersecting routes accordthe underground structure

4.

Z

Y

X

underground acoustic properties by using the crane shafts as sound channeling

intersecting routes accordthe underground structure

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Workshop 5 1 | 11 | 13

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Politics, Power and Plural Urbanism

DEFINITION

TEMPORARY :

TRANSITIONAL:

TRANSITORY:

PERMANENT:

1.

2.

3.

TEMPORARY

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SPATIAL AGENCY TEMPORARY :

impermanent

TRANSITIONAL:

‘metamorphic’

process

TRANSITORY (TRANSIENT) a spatially dynamic

PERMANENT condition to a long-lasting

5.

6.

7.

PERMANENT

TRANSITORY

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TEMPORARY TACTICS

ARE ALL INTERVENTIONS ENGAGING? * passive vs. active

by solar energy; stalled sites temporary brand and pop-up stores leasing

interested parties

mediums;

until real-estate;

2009;

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TRANSITIONAL TACTICS * programmatic anonymity vs. programmatic drive?

and unplanned use of a larger structure;

political regimes and wars which contaminated its structure;

open both physical and mental boundaries in propositions;

West Berlin;

aesthetics of decay;

witnessed a construction boom; the people who want to maintain the city as it is;

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war schools;

TRANSIENT TACTICS

interested parties

buildings; policy; bath;

what the centre of Berlin now looks like: dreary around a tree or casts the pattern of a fence or the

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urban restructuring;

caused by this plan but also with recording them;

camp and meeting place;

planned to be erradicated;

BERLIN FREE ZONE 3-2

KITCHEN MONUMENT

SCHOOL PARASITES

OP-TREK

boundary

Anonimity

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PERMANENT TACTICS

- stalled skyscraper

district;

equipped it with a plumbing system;

delineations;

city;

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uninhabited levels on the North side of the building, crowned by a heliport

abandoned areas in the South sector of the building, yet to be occupied

sales of ‘empanadas’, housing, terrace gym and temporary accomodation bakery, housing convenience store, housing housing and convenience store selling cards, cigars and bread housing and convenience store selling groceries and chicken

housing housing

childcare services, convenience store, home-made ice-cream store, ice bags sale, stationary shop, housing housing convenience store, arcade, housing housing housing, store selling ice cream and ‘granzados’, convenience store selling sweets (chucherias) and calling cards

parking, housing parking, housing, hair salon, church parking, housing,sale of basic goods (rice, canned tuna, sugar, cooking oil, butter, soap and detergents, spices, toilet paper, soft drinks) parking, housing two guarded entrances (one on Avenida Andres Bello and the other in barrio Sarria), guarded football and basketball courts, parking entrance

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3rd generation

2nd generation

1st generation

* ad-hoc urbanism

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two main reasons:

settlers;

process resumes;

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Illegal | Temporary Use

ORIGIN - A TACTICAL MODEL

Rejection

Persistance

Feral Urbanism

DIY Urbanism

of the underground stalled structure for sheltering purposes;

construction process; raising awareness from the authorities and businesses;

Negotiation

Integration

Temporary Urbanism

Incremental Urbanism

Legal | Permanent

implementation;

placemaking; interaction between members of the community; permanent;

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Workshop 6

static condition of the stagnant condition of the stalled site?

and transitional forms of temporal practice under one diagram that analyses the

Overground Temporary

Transient

Rejection

Integration

Permanent

Transitional Underground

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1, 2

A Strip of Interaction

inform the programmatic and

conceptual The

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It is here where the interaction between two

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1, 2

The

1

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1, 2

2

Experiment

denied access

granted access

that determine the segregation the

rules seems to strictly regulate the

A total of 9 clubs or bars granted my

based on the grounds that I could not

their access through a set of unwritten

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1, 2

YARON MATRAS

DELJANA IOSSIFOVA

Manchester School of Architecture

years following the release of the work borders and the community to be willing to interact with me;

that will focus on a trust-based relationship that scarcity and what would be the economical and

lifestyle into architectural language could lead to girls while teaching them the basics in the English

and arrangements;

skills; under one concept; deeply rooted customs and beliefs that prompts

would be particularly useful as it would become

when building the relationship with the community;

suggested;

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1, 2

The ty

multilingual m

ch s

Grid/ Group Theory

1

2

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1, 2

common reason to be together though with less of a

TYPES OF CULTURES & THE FOUR RATIONALITIES

1, 2

GRID

FATALISM

HIERARCHY

‘B’

‘A’

GROUP

GROUP

INDIVIDUALISM

EGALITARIANISM

‘C’

‘D’

GRID

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1, 2

A Face in the Crowd

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1, 2

Rewriting the Project Narrative

the condition of the stalled site as well as the interpretations that can emerge by analysing the

the conceptual sphere and introduce notions such as

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1, 2

LITTER

SPATIAL JUSTICE

BOUNDARIES

PURE/ IMPURE

PERMANENCE/ TRANSIENCE (NOMADIC)

STALLED

MINORITY/ MAJORITY

INCREMENTAL PARASITICAL

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ROMA GYPSIES

ROMA CAMP

FAIRGROUND

PRIMARY

INTERMEDIATE

GAY

(the village)

VILLAGE EXTENSION

SECONDARY

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Extending the Site Boundaries

If he

community;

donations;

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Programmatic Principle

PERFORMANCE

SHELTER

Trust

ADAPTING

Distrust

EXPLORATION

ROOTING

TRADE

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Stage 6: ‘ over 10 years Stage 5: ‘ 5 - 10 years Stage 4: ‘ 2 - 3 years Stage 3: ‘

10y

1 - 2 years Stage 2: ‘ 6 months - 1 year

P

5y

R FO ER

Stage 1: 0 - 6 months

3y

N CE MA

2y 1y 6m SH E

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INWARD Transgression

Defense

Distrust Boundary

Rooting

OUTWARD Direct Link

Border Trust

Approach

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1, 2

Pure vs. Impure in Roma Practice

1

1

2

1

2

interactions

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practices

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Annex A The 2013 RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship

a different understanding and appropriation of

My methodology stems from the belief that archi-

-

-

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-

Although some progress was made during the last years in this area through European legislation

to physically force them apart from the surrounding local

ally unstable and are rarely decorated maintaining a purely

creates identity; tainable and independent lifestyle;

-

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-

-

-

designed for sedentary people?

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what these structures mean to them and how they speak through the homes they are per-

-

-

-

-

-

implementation of these concepts that could lead towards new approaches in the manner

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Annex B

Building the Hypothesis gypsies are rising;

to the main commercial area of Market

are made aware of their presence and raid itinerants trundle mattresses and belongings in buggies and stolen supermarket trolleys;

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A ROMA CAMP STAGE 1: ILLEGAL APPROPRIATION - ORIGIN AS HIDEOUT

closest site to Market Street for sheltering purposes;

centre;

structure;

Transgression

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STAGE 2: ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM

scattered across the city;

sorting the construction rubble that will consequently be used to build their own required materials;

consideration the growing number of incoming nomads;

Rooting

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STAGE 3 : BOUNDARY EXPANSION

scattered across the city;

sorting the construction rubble that will consequently be used to build their own required materials;

consideration the growing number of incoming nomads;

Defense

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STAGE 4 : EQUILIBRIUM

disappears but a strong connection is still maintained with the Village programme;

needs of the community;

the sheltering function will always shift towards the top of the structure;

Approach

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STAGE 5 : DECLINE

Tactical Connections

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