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I M P R O B A B I LT Y O F P U R I T Y Ye a r

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Se m ester

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The Triathlete occupies a conciousness of purity. The quest for superior performance lies not only in the physical training but most importantly in the mental conditioning. The facility aims to provide the highly

T H E

specific conditions for the realisation of the triathletes own mental purity. Purity is an oscillating and fleeting

C LO U DS P OT T E R S PAV I L I O N

component within the proposed material and spatial

Ye a r

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dictates the duration and speed of dematerialisation. Purity is carried into the site by the cadence of the

My line of enquiry was exploring two defined spatial

universe and is removed by the laws of physics,

conditions, ‘purity’ and ‘chaos’. This led to further

the spatial system and management of complex

development

parameters provide the highly specific conditions for

into

entropic

process

and

through

cinematic tools anti-entropic ideals or ‘neg-entropy’.

the virtualization of this synthetic purity.

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SA N C T UA R I O D I V E N E Z I A

Ye a r

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Semester

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Venice, pinned by wooden piles into the silty lagoon is like the most delicate of butterfly collections: a landscape of decadence and decay. The city is failing; widespread structural damage is recorded due to salt deposits from rising water levels degrading the load bearing capacity of the bricks. The project seeks not to ‘cure’ Venice’s deteriorating physical health but rather

system. The natural progressive rhythm of the tide

Film based unit, research into ‘cinematic architecture’.

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[Group Project] Set

within

the

heart

of

Oxford

[England]

the

‘cloud spotters pavilion’ is an exploration into the ephemeral. Inspired by the writings of the ‘Cloud Spotters Association’ the pavillion aims to celebrate

This formed the conceptual and theoretical backbone

transience and ever changing form through a series

for the project in semester 2 ‘The Improbability of

of performances. The multilayered platforms become

purity’ Spatial and visual discoveries gave rise to a

portals to access the artificial cloud synthesis from

material system that would develop into the physical.

various viewpoints. The Pavilion allows users to engage with clouds and hopes to spark interest and admiration into one of natures most ‘egalitarian’ of displays.

to document and perform the unique memories, transcriptions of spatiality, experience and sensory phenomena. The Sanctuary is to act as a cultural black box and spatial celebration of the unfettered beauty of temporality.


CHAOS

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P U R I T Y

THE

VIRTUA LITY THRESHOLD

Dealing with Light as a primary building material. Short

two conditions formed the basis of my material and spatial

experimental videos were produced with the main actor

exploriation. My primarily focus has been upon trying to use

being light. From my video I observed a spatial change from a

my film as a way of informing spatial decisons and using it not

total purity to a structured chaos. The change between these

as a representational tool but rather as a experiential process.

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POLUTA N T

Spatial Protagonist Purity can never be fully realized, yet the footsteps left in its search form a purity within themselves. The beauty of purity is within its improbability and continual destruction. A ball thrown into the sky, at its apex represents a total purity, yet the ball must fall due to gravity. The pollutants within the system generate a responsive cyclic reaction. Image is limited by its inert lack of temporality proving its insensitivity to architectural representation of the haptic and spatiotemporal. We capture the ball at its apex, the image ignores forces acting within the system to create impossibilities, images that are nothing more than frozen time slices, dissolving the subtleties and realties of space and time.

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TANK


The device enables the viewer to change the level of entropy within pulling

the

closed

through

system,

more

of

by the

clear acetate a clearer image is Projected onto the trace belt decreasing the scattering of light rays. Aluminium sliders are used to allow the device to be properly

AN T I- E N T RO P IC

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focused on both near and far

ID E ALS

objects.

Brief II asked us to design and build physical devices

The

which can illustrate and control the spatial change

converged

and

scattered

light can then be exposed onto

from our films. Mine was the transition from a state

photographic film.

of purity into a structured chaos.

I N T ERVEN T I ON

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1 :1

My onsite 1:1 installation model shows the 2 qualitive states of the water, which drives the spatial condition. Getting the water up the cliff was difficult involving several hours of climbing up and down slippy eroding cliff faces.

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I M P R O B A B I LT Y O F P U R I T Y

SYST E MS

A N D

SI MU LAT I O N S

Purity is an oscillating and fleeting component within the proposed material and spatial system. The natural progressive rhythm of the tide dictates the duration and speed of dematerialisation. Purity is carried into the site by the cadence of the universe and is removed by the laws of physics, the spatial system and management of complex parameters provide the highly specific conditions for the virtualization of this synthetic purity. Purity is carried into the site by the cadence of the universe and is removed by the laws of physics, the spatial system and management of complex parameters provide the highly specific conditions for the virtualization of this synthetic purity.


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UNIT E’s field trip was to the volcanic island of LANZAROTE. The field trip was also our one and only site visit. It was imperative that we gathered as much information and understood as much as we could about this barren, hostile and beautiful landscape as quickly as possible within the six days. Understanding the Island and site at a micro and macro scale and the temporal nature of the landscape would be essential in the development of our proposals. The site annually bears witness to 1400 of the worlds most elite athletes on arguably the hardest triathlon course in the world. The purity of mind and purity of body needed to complete the punishingly brutal course in under the mandatory 17 hours is echoed in the material system which has been developed, pushed and explored. Underpinned

by

rigorous

cinematic

research into the anti-entropic ideals the facility aims to dematerialize and reframe the landscape creating a distilled purity and calm crucial to the success of the athletes.

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H IGH

T ID E

High tide raises the water level allowing the pools to fill. Once filtered and sealed the pool is ready for use.

LOW

T ID E

Low tide triggers the release of the pool water into the ducting and through the distributors before spilling over the edge.

CHOR EOGR AP HY

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TIDAL

1. Low-Tide Tide prevents any inflow of water 2. High-Tide water is processed through filtration systems and stored in the pools. 3. The pool is used for a finite duration before the water is released into the transportation ducting. 4. The processed sea water follows gravity down a system of pipes. 5. A sorting system provides an equal distribution of water around the main ring. 6.The water reaches critical height and pressure and leaks over the top ring coating the surface in a thin film of water. 7. The water is collected in a storage void to reduce load on the pumping system. B. Water is very gradually and slowly pumped to the surface using high efficiency pumps.


T WI N

O LY M P I C

L EN GT H

P OOLS

The pools allow the athletes to prepare for thier race out of the hard sun and strong winds that can sometimes be experienced in Lanzarote. Daylight is brought deep into the hall by the flared exponential roof geometry.

SA LT

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POOL

saltwater very

pool

advanced

filtration

system

particulate

utilises stepping

to

avoid

entering

the

pools. A series of graduated filters

stop

organic

matter

passing throught the chamber. Changing when drained access

of

the

filters pool

through hatch.

is

has a

done been

special Pressure

dissapators are used to reduce load on the smaller particle filters that filters slower than the coarser ones.

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REL AT I ON SHI P

PI CKUPS

The natural site geometry gives great views out to

‘Pick-Ups’ are the 30 minutes of intense sprinting in all

sea. The seas has gradually worn away at this old

3 disciplines the day before the triathlon. It helps the

lava tunnel creating a perfect shape for the swim

triathlete to relax and to sustain short term muscle

hall. Minimal excavation is needed to complete the

memory. The Triathlete is able to perform all three

swimming hall. The energy of incoming waves is

discaplines within the facility whilst avoiding the sun

dissapated by the reef like boulders below the arch.

and crowds.


OPTICAL

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CO N C E A L M E N T

Water can flow over the Perspex skylight as the frame is reccessed and the Perspex sits flush. The double concave Perspex perfectly matches the shape of the curve.The sightlines show how only sky is visible from the skylights and from inside the funnel geometry. Perception is challenged as you are very deep below ground yet can only see sky.

LIVING

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EN V IRO N M E N T

The apartment is where the Triathlete will spend

available to achieve this condition. The Surrounding

vent large fluctuations. Natural ventilation circulates

the

establish-

volcanic rock provides excellent thermal mass. Heat

fresh alr Into the apartment space. Filtered air passes

ing a naturally controlled comfortable and healthy

Is gradually absorbed during the day preventing the

through ducts in contact with the cool underground

environment is essential. Techniques such as thermal

room getting too warm. At night the heat is radiated

volcanic rock, lowering the air temperature. This

mass,

maximise

back out of the rock into the room to keep the overall

helps to keep the running costs of the building lower.

as much as possible of the existing free energy

tem-perature over 24 hours more constant and pre-

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time.

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C LO U DS P OT T E R S PAV I L I O N

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1: 50 | SITE MODEL [GR OU P P R OJECT] G ROU P WOR K U NLESS OTHERVWISE STATED

Set within the heart of Oxford [England] the CLOUD SPOTTERS PAVILION is an exploration into the ephemeral. Inspired by the writings of the ‘Cloud Spotters Association’ the pavillion aims to celebrate transience and ever changing form through a series of performances. The multilayered platforms become portals to access the artificial cloud synthesis from various viewpoints. The Pavilion allows users to engage with clouds and hopes to spark interest and admiration into one of natures most ‘egalitarian’ of displays.


1 :1

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SITE

INTER ACTION

Reading the local topography of the site through the flow of cloud vapour.


Booklet 1 Booklet 2 Ethanol Medical Spirit Potasium Nitrate Bicarbonate soda Sugar Sulphur Intructions Pressure Valve Quick Release Thick Flask Foot Pump

1:1

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C LO U D

SY N T H E SI S

Our investigations into synthesising cloud vapour led us to discovering pressure gradients, alcohol vapour points, rapid de-pressurisations, condensation index. We produced many tests and experiments. However our

most

successful

involved

melting

potasium

nitrate with sugar bicarbonate of soda and sulphur. This created a thick creamy paste which we then aerated with a foot pump and then poured into a reenforced glass beaker. We created a fuse shield to allow the fuse to ignite the compound at the base of the flask first increasing the pressure and rapid spread of combustion. The results were amazing, the cloud formed perfectly and then drifted on the breeze at ground level across the park at walking speed.

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SITE

IN T E RAC T IO N

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CO L L ECT ED

RESEA RCH

The box above contains the most successful of our experiments along side detailed notes and

would then be non-toxic and safe for humans to experience and be surrounded by. The

methodologies on how to recreate the various vapours and clouds we were able to produce.

downside of using water is that is vapourisation gradient is much higher and therefore

We concluded that the best method of producing the cloud for our pavillion would be a rapid

requires a considerable amount more energy and pressure to get it to become highly

depressurisation of a humid pressurisation tank. The tank would need to be extremely strong

vapourised and dense, such as the clouds we were able to produce. Alcohol could be

to resist the outward pushing forces of the compressed air pressure, a custom tank made

an alternative as its vapourisation gradient is so much lower, but the smell would be a

from fibre-glass and steel re-inforcement would be an appropriate combination. The cloud

distraction and breathing the fumes would not be safe.


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U LT R A L I G H T

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P L AT FO RM S

N AT URE

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HAR NESSED

3 . The platforms that make up the pavillion are made of

The Tree above our building in our site plays a critical

two central aluminum trusses combining to make the

role to the production of clouds. Strings are attached

spine from which the aluminium ribs/spars bolt onto.

to the branches, as the branches move the string pull

An external cladding is then fixed to this primary

taught then slack, creating a ratchet motion through

structure. Supporing poles and stairs are affixed to

a series of gears. This powers a compressor which

this primary spine structure. This keeps the weight and profile to a minimum, resulting in a very clean, thin and weightless form for each platform.

2. Wind moved tree branches which pulls strings taught

increases the pressure in the main pressure chamber

4 . Gears slowly turn with string tension and rachet to turn cam wheel

Cam wheel compresses cylinder to increase pressure

Increased pressure in chamber is suddenly released and vapour cloud is formed

1. Wind moved tree branches which pulls strings taught. 2. Gears slowly turn with string tension and rachet to turn cam wheel. 3. Cam wheel compresses cylinder to increase pressure. 4. Increased pressure in chamber is suddenly released.

until the pressure is suddenly released and a cloud is produced within and then expelled.


T H E

SP E C TAC LE

O F

N AT U R E

The pavillion reconnects people to the distant sky bringing the clouds to human level. The clouds become a tangible, immersive and sensory experience. The experience of a cloud walk will evoke different feelings for each individual, some might feel at peace with nature, whilst childering might find it entertaining and fun.

PA P E R

&

PI N S

The model shows the conceptual framework for the building, an ultra thin minimal structure delicately pinned into the landscape. The architecture becomes a stage for the performance of people, vapour and light. Various altitudes can be reached through the platforms allowing views from under, above and amidst the cloud formations.


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SANCTUARIO D I VENEZIA P.1 6 - 2 6

Sited within the Arsenale (former site of colossal galleon construction) in the highest point above sea level, fractured timber masts pierce into the sky paying homage to the site’s truly remarkable history, becoming a beacon amongst the chaos. Layered exchange networks link to the existing Venetian circulatory system forming complex vectors and trajectories through the archive chambers and viewing platforms. The project asks how architecture can engage more actively with time. It also analyses what makes a city special and how these qualities can be captured and preserved. The Sanctuary is a celebration of colour, memory and the nuanced ephemerality of a city soon to be lost to the inevitable forces of time.

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SA N CT UA RY

The project seeks not to ‘cure’ Venice’s deteriorating physical health but rather to document and perform the unique memories, transcriptions of spatiality, experience and sensory phenomena.

V E N E T I A N

L A G O O N

L EVEL

during the aqua alta has allready

65cm would wreak havoc upon the delicate material makeup

appearance of the city.

due to salt crystalisation.

LOCAT I ON Venice, Italy.

PROGRA M: A physical and ephemeral archive/sanctuary of the rapidly deteriorating city of venice.

EXI ST I N G

B UI L DI N G:

Abandoned and neglected Galleon/war ship

LO CAT E

R E STO R E

SO R T

CURAT E

EXPERI EN CE

Cleaned & restored.

Taxonomically sorted.

Curation & display

Activated by the

recovered.

passage of time

LEVEL

significantly effected the use and

North-West Arsenale (Military port/docks)

Artefacts located &

R ISING

Predicted rising sea levels to

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CURREN T

Frequent flooding occuring

construction barn. Vast proportions, no roof.


T EMPORA L

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PERMEN A N CE

The Sanctuary is to act as a cultural black box and spatial celebration of the unfettered beauty of temporality

SECT I ON A L

MODEL

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ALU MINIU M

The model was made out of water jet cut aluminium to convey the precision and permanence of a black box. An incredibly delicate and sensitive instrument that is impervious to damage.


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1. Vaporetto Entrance 2. Cloakroom/Information 3. Cafe 4. Restaurant 5. Bathrooms

CI RCUL ATORY

6. Access Gangway 7. Keepers Office

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SYST EM

Layered exchange networks link to the existing Venetian flows forming complex vectors and

8. Rowing Club

trajectories through the archive chambers and viewing platforms.

9. Neighbouring Warehouse

CA NA L E D E L E F O N DA M E N T E N OV E

10. Marina Entrance

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SITE BREAKDOWN

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1. Histo ric Archives 2. Cafe 3. G allery Space 7.

4. Kitchen

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CA NA L E D E L E GA L E A Z Z E

STAIRCASE COMPONENTS Co mbinatio n o f steel and aluminium

COMUNE DI VENEZIA ARCHIVIO STORICO

used to create the light yet incredibly stro ng staircase.

S Q UA D R AT O R I PUBLIC P R I VA T E

PUB LIC PRIVATE Access to s pecific areas of the arc hive is all negotiated throu gh the central spiral stairc ase. P ublic a nd pr ivate ex ist as intertwined serviced spa ces s imila r to existing venetian townhouses.

SITE

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P L A N

Layered exchange networks link to the existing Venetian flows forming complex vectors and trajectories through the archive chambers and viewing platforms.


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LAN DS C A P E

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D O C K

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P L A N

Boat Routing & Waypoints Boat traffic consists of cargo ships, supply boats, reclaimation boats, watertaxi, waterbuses, gondolas and personal water craft. As such a logical routing must be established to avoid collisions and prevent logjams. The dock features a simple 1 through way system with a forked path for cargo and public dropoffs.v


SITE

SECTION

1. Vaporetto Entrance 2. Structural Cable Stays 3. Northern Boat Entrance 4. Pedestrian Footbridge 5. Cloakroom/Information 6. Cafe Kitchen 7. Reclamation Staff Lounge 8. Bathrooms 9. Main Archive 10. Archive Entrance 11. Reclamation Boat Parking 12. Public Park spaces 13. Elevator 14. Archive Keepers Office


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RE CLAIM ATIO N

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P rocessing G antry ho use s the large Powe r f ul s m a ll wate rc ra f t f i t ted w i t h hyd ra u l i c cran e s a re re s po ns ibl e a l on g w i t h res c u e

crane for the move me nt o f arte facts & a pre ssure washe r syste m. 6.

divers fo r re c la m atio n of a r tefa c t s f rom around the c ity.

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1. 400mm I be am G antry Crane 2. 15 0mm Glulam Frame Se ctio n 3. 100mm Glulam frame Space r

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T HE COL L ECT ION Ve nice, pinne d by wo o de n pi l e s i n to the silty lago o n is like t h e m ost de licate o f butte rfly col l e c t i on s: a landscape o f de cade n ce a n d de c ay. The city is failing; wide spre a d structural damage is re corde d due to salt de po sits from r i si n g wate r leve ls de grading t h e l oa d be aring capacity o f th e br i c k s. Th e pro je ct se e ks no t to ‘c u re ’ Ve n i ce ’s de te rio rating physical h e a l t h bu t rathe r to do cume nt an d pe r for m t h e unique me mo rie s, tran sc r i pt i on s of spatiality, expe rie nce a n d se n sor y phe no me na.

LI GH T S P ECI MEN S [TOP] Ph otog ra p h s t a ken f rom a cross t he ci t y

EN T ROPIC EMB RACE

of Ven i ce a r ra n g ed a ccord i ng to hue/ sat urat i on

The Sanctuary is a ce l e brat i on of

SALT DAM AGE [LEFT] Th e c i t y i s fa i l i n g ; w i d es p read st r uct ural d a m a g e i s record ed d u e to sal t d ep osi t s

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f rom r i s i n g water l evel s d eg rad i ng t he l oa d b ea r i n g c a p a c i t y o f t he b r i cks.

RE CLAM ATI O N S ECTI ON [R IGHT] Rec l a m at i on c ra f t ret r i ev i n g an ar tefact for t h e s a n c t u a r y f rom a n extensi vel y d a m a ged b ui l d i ng .

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co lo ur, me mo ry and th e n u a n ce d e phe me rality o f a city soon to be lo st to the inevitable force s of t i m e.

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The sanctuary fe ars n ot t h e pa ssa ge o f time, allowing ve nice to con t i n u e to te ll its incre dible stor y of growt h , de cay, blo o m and cha n ge.


shortest day dec 21 8:42hrs daylight

Coldest day jan 9th 0˚C

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December

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AC T I VAT I O N

March

November heating

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days: 17 as they become saturated in rich, heavy Venetian light only to flicker and fade into obscurity seconds later. These unique performances ...Artefacts bloom Average intoFoglife Coldest Average air temp.

october

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dictated by the hybrid union between light, time and users speak of the intangible volatility and beautiful fragility of the urban fabric...

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Winter Season

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Average Fog Days

po i n t s t h ro u gh o u t t h e yea r a n d sea-

Air Temperature

s o n a l t h er m a l i m p a c t . Wi n d a n d water

SEASO NAL LUM INANCE Ave rage day light hour s , ligh t leve ls an d

Winter Season

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WATER P R OOFING

The Diagram below shows the layering needed to achieve the watertight basement needed for the gallery spaces. The reinforced concrete has great compressional strength.

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ST RAT EGY

The archive sits on squared timber piles which utilises frictional forces in the silty lagoon bed, providing a stable platform for the building to rest.


{LE FT ] I L D U O M O D I FI R E N Z E F l ore n ce ( I t a l y ) [ Te c h n i c a l Pe n & Ske tc h book ]

[TO P ] T H E V I C TO R I A M E M O R I A L Kol kat a ( I n di a ) [ Te c h n i c a l Pe n & Ske tc h book ]

[BOT TO M ] WAT X I E N G T H O N G L u a n g Pra ba n g ( L a os) [ Te c h n i c a l Pe n & Ske tc h book ]

2015 Architecture Portfolio (A3 Short Version)  

Collection of 4 projects from my 2nd and 3rd year of BA Architecture at Oxford Brookes & Nomination for RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal.

2015 Architecture Portfolio (A3 Short Version)  

Collection of 4 projects from my 2nd and 3rd year of BA Architecture at Oxford Brookes & Nomination for RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal.

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