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Linda Nobilio BA(Hons) Architecture Central Saint Martins

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E. linda.nobilio@gmail.com T. (+44) 7789844058


The Modular Shop The Modular Shop is a combination of private and public place situated in Hackney Wick, reclaiming an underused construction and deposit site. The project is aimed at fighting gentrification by reclaiming the space for the artists. In the past few years the area has deeply suffered from gentrification, and the problem has only intensified with the decision to host there the Olympic games of 2012. Since then, the area has become more of a commercial attraction and many studios had to be closed in order to being “regenerated”. Until 2009 Hackney Wick was also famously known for its summer festival “Hackney Wicked”, that brought people from London and outside together in a big celebration of the arts and the artists. During this occasion the sense of community felt is strong; however throughout the rest of the year the lack of public spaces and to the nature of the area, formerly industrial, that doesn’t really allow spatial opportunities to engage. My project aims at creating a sense of community among the artists, a new landmark for Hackney Wick, visible from the station. The music shop, performance venue and recording studios are intended for the creation, promotion and production of music and in particular of electronic and modular music. During night time it will function as a disco, strengthening the community bond with music and offering emerging artists a platform through which they can promote their work and make themselves known. Hackney Wick currently houses the only modular music shop in the whole UK, so exploiting this connection, offering this particular art more visibility, impact and physical space to be practiced, would generate a great affluence of visitors.

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Gentrification and Studios Space

oslo house 100 studio spaces

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liquid studios 20 studio spaces

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Map of London representing the frequency of people who have jobs in the artistic field. It’s evident from the map that areas like Camden, Islington and Haringey are relevant as well as Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

Maphping art studios in hackney wick 5 4

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main yard studios 8 studio spaces

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cell + wallis studios 60 studio spaces

mother studios 48 studio spaces

92 whitepost lane studios 75 studio spaces

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Gable roofs are popular because a triangle is an internally stable form.

Materials most commonly used in industrial areas are bricks and glass.

warehouse typology building

Big windows allow great quantities of light. Ideal for studios

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Lack of Public Space and Public Engagement

Commercial Residential Public

Lack of public space No High Street

DISCONNECTION Don’t engage Walk fast Don’t stop

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Hackney Wicked Festival Brings artists together in the summer with the aim of promoting Art and having a good time.

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Front Music and Vynil Shop

Communal Lounge Space and Concert Room

Artist's Dwelling

Recording Studios


Bringing the Public Together Social exchange

music as SOCIAL AGENT

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ACTIVATE THE SPACE

OPPORTUNITY The Vinyl Pimp giving away free records.

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PERFORMANCE The Tangerines, Hackney based rock band, performing in the street for a music video.

political beliefs performance

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socialisation

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SOCIALISATION Mother Studios artists having lunch in the parking lot of Queen’s Yard.

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The first and only modular shop in the UK, it is characterised by the overwhelming presence of all sorts of records, that cover the walls of the shop from the ground to the ceiling. This allows users to interacts with the space and navigate the shop in search for records to buy.

American style bar and restaurant inspired by urban street art and culture. The 400-seat restaurant is a visually stunning space, with the walls covered in bright graffiti-style pieces of art. It offers a platform for young artists to make themselves known and promote their creations.

Far Rockaway, Shoreditch - London (2013) Vinyl Pimp, Hackney Wick - London (20XX) http://oma.eu/projects/prada-epicenter-new-york

http://rockawayist.com/2014/03/09/rockaway-arrives-in-london/


Crisis Centre - Satellites When asking questions such as how Croydon can work as an expanded dwelling for the homeless, Crisis Centre offers interesting insights into how the issue as a whole can be perceived and subsequently approached in a constructive way. Where the central idea of Crisis is based around the rebuilding of life structure through their guidance and support, the Crisis centre in Spitalfields placed a particular emphasis on the arts as means of rehabilitation and reintegration to those who have been subjected to societal neglect. A a strategy, utilising the art and cultural scene as a tool for changing the status quo seemed particularly apt as their was a latent art scene and social activism operating within the area. The aim of the project,was to explore how the crisis centre might graft itself onto it’s urban context in way that benefits not only the crisis members but the whole of Croydon as well. By tapping into currently expanding networks in the area, our theoretical intervention aims to revitalize the area’s culture.

2016


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Art studio/Design Workshop New breakout space New Reception Offices Surrey street Market stal

(Above) 1:50 Perspective section, (Below Left) Axo with Surrey Street, (Below Right) 1:100 Floor plan

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THE EPICENTRE

CRISIS SKYLIGHTS CROYDON PROPOSAL

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South East Factory Axonometric

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flexible meeting space billboard workshop flexible workshop space underpass public benches public walkway bench

(Top) 1:50 Perspective section, (Left) 1:100 Plan, (Right) 1:100 Axonometric

THE FACTORY

BILLBOARD STUDIO PRODUCTION SPACE

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Factory Plan


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THE EPICENTRE _ BILLBOARD DESIGN Activists such as Kevin Zuchowski-Morrisson conduct a collaborative workshop at Croydon Crisis Skylights. Crisis members are engaged in a Billboard Studio design workshop., held in the epicentre. The studios will ultimately contain space and allow members (who have been reintegrated into society), to have a place to work.

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THE FACTORY_ CONSTRUCTION BRIEF Each billboard studio is strategically placed around the city, and is designed in response to it’s immediate context. When the Billboard’s design is complete, another workshop follows the former. This is held near Fairfield Halls, where the Factory has been constructed for the production of billboards and other secondary public activities. Prior to the contrsuction of the Billboards, a briefing is held outside the workshop (see left).

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THE FACTORY_ BILLBOARD CONTRUCTION The Billboard contruction process itself raised spirits and teaches member useful skills that equip them with employability. The activity, commands the attention of the public, raising curiosity and a general interest in what is occurring.

BILLBOARD DESIGN AND BUILD PROCESS 14 CRISIS MEMBER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT


We explored multiple options for our ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ satellites keeping a lo-fi theme and concept throughout. Combining simple and traditional timber construction techniques using box-frames and intuitive joints, we hope to create basic architectural forms that serves its function which can later be ellaborated upon. The structures had to be able to accomodate for multi-use public activities, contain artist spaces and allow to have open and closed areas or the ability to adapt.

BILLBOARD STUDIO DESIGN DEVELOPMENT ITERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

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1 - artist studio space 2 - stair 3 - multi-purpose space 4 - vaulted skylights 5 - storage area 6 - adjacent building

details_1:10 (left) _1:5(right) ii a - timber stud 30x20mm b - timber slats/ cladding c - timber stud 30x20mm d - steel frame e - timber beam f - steel bracing g - steel studs iii h - polycarbonate 30mm i - plywood sheets 25mm j - rigid insulation foam 40mm k - timber beam 50x50mm l - timber stud 30x20mm iv m - steel joint n - plywood sheets 25mm o - water sealer layer 2mm p - rigid insulation foam 40mm q - steel frame beam 120x90mm r - concrete foundations s - steel posts

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BILLBOARD STUDIO DESIGN SCHEMATIC CRISIS MEMBER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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Crisis Skylight The Factory Billboard in the street Billboard on building

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Billboard in forgotten space

URBAN SCALE STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION

AXONOMETRIC SHOWING ARTS EXPANSION VIA CRISIS AND THE FACTORY

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