PHILIPPE CHAZEE Architecture MArch
P O R T F O L I O BATH PROJECT .1 P1 FROME TWILIGHT HOMES .3 P2 FROME MULTI PURPOSE OFFICES .7 P3 COPENHAGEN SITE ANALYSIS .11 P4 VALBY SITE ANALYSIS .13 P4 VALBY MASTERPLAN .15 P4 COPENHAGEN NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE .17 P5 PLACEMENT PROJECTS .32 P6 PERSONAL PROJECTS .34 P7
1. BATH VISIT (MY PERCEPTION)
My perception of Bath displaying materiality, architectural style and the diversity of this picturesque world heritage site. The brief was to locate a building in bath, in our case a guard house which is no longer in use, found at the entrance of the Holburn Museum at the end of Great Pulteney St. After recording some information we were to draw it out too scale.
1. SITE : THE ORANGE GROVE
The site is located at the centre of the city, east of Bath Abbey in the middle of a roundabout. Getting the name from being part of the churchyard where there used to be an orange grove, it then became a place for public entertainment and recreational use in 1572. Over the next 300 years local traders started to slowly take over the scene and built up shops but this patch of green remained at the core. Today, Orange Grove sits on its own with a war memorial obelisk at the centre in the middle of a roundabout without much more meaning.
2. BRIEF: SITOOTERIE
A â€˜sitooterieâ€™ is essentially a sitting area. The brief required that the space could sit a minimum of four people and must work with the context. The project was too take into account the obelisk and history of the space by creating a belt around the monument with newly planted orange trees to regenerate the essence of the space as well as filtering out the noise of traffic. This will create an internal atmospheric space for contemplation, silence and repose. The external part of the belt has the majority of the seating;facing outwards in specific view points
2. SELECTED VIEW
The canal, Bath Abbey and an interesting corridor into the city.
The sitooterie needs to be a sitting area that is convenient for everyone. Providing safe bike parking, wifi and charging stations for tourists, locals, visitors and people who just need to take a little break from shopping.
3. STUDY: GUARD HOUSE
Each group was given the task of finding a specific structure/building in the city to study, sketch and measure up. We were given this guard house which is no longer in use. It was found at the entrance of the Holburn Museum at the end of Great Pulteney St.
I took the opportunity to take the study further by using AutoCAD for one of the first times to create a 1:1 digital version.
From a sketch study done on site, this was later redrawn by hand at a scale of 1:100. This was the south elevation.
ventured further into a personal project attempting to capture the atmosphere of this lonely, unused, yet beautiful structure by experimenting with Photoshop 02
P2 TWILIGHT HOMES
1. SITE: FROME
The two next projects are based in the town of Frome, just south of Bristol. Exploring, photographing and an interview with the newly elected mayor of the town conveyed that Frome has become less popular over the recent years and is in a difficult phase. However, the future looks very interesting with the change of political system.
‘Independents for Frome’ runs itself distant from the general English system meaning they are selective on projects that are directly beneficial to the town. This council is composed of individuals that want to work exclusively in the interests of their town and do not necessarily tend to follow the traditional political party system. In the past, it was an industrial town focusing mainly on cotton and steel, when it abolished its industrial nature, it became increasingly residential and the youth, workers, tourists and lost interest in the town. It began suffering from abandonment and loss of ‘life’. The interview with the mayor reinforced that Frome could truly benefit from more shops, services, offices and generally a new pulse of energy. The space to be created needed to integrate a mixite in an attempt to create a new, multi purpose, attractive and interesting point in the town.
3. BRIEF: TWILIGHT HOMES (ELDERLY RESIDENCES)
The building is to accommodate 4-8 housing units for elderly people effected by the market chain effect. Often, these users find themselves in a home that is not convenient for them. The userswill start from the age of 60 onwards. The unit will adapt and cater for the changing needs of the individuals in time.
4. WHAT SHOULD THESE UNITS DO/HAVE?
As mentioned previously, this building is to integrate a mixte. The idea is to split the building between residential and commercial to attract a diversity of people, of different ages that can come together in this lively place (which would enable elderly people to have a sense of community). Following some massing studies, the surface area will include a commercial area of approximately 730m2 on the ground floor apart for an area reserved for the residential entrance. The entrance will include a reception, lounge and communal space. The type of commerce will be aimed a local brands and cater for a diverse range of everyday needs. The mayor mentioned a lack of butchers and vegetable shops in the area. To reassure interest, one or two spaces should be reserved for successful brands to certify interest in coming to this area. The diagram below displays the important factors in two charts. The main concept is to have an ‘all in one floor’ to avoid any vertical circulation for the future. Naturally these will include the essentials: a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room and an office which can be converted into a guest room. Additionally, having a terrace with a view and garden could provide an important place to socialise, relax and enjoy.
2. PERCEPTION OF FROME
Frome was a strong contender with neighbouring cities: Bath and Bristol. Although discontinuing their industrial habits slowly turned it into a redundant town. The political party ‘Independents for Frome’ emerged for the residents to revolutionise for change! A strong and interesting political presence that looks keen to make real improvements.
7. WATER SYSTEM
These playful networks of translucent gutters collect rainwater into the planters, use a drip system to evenly water the plants and will systematically flow through to the larger planter at the bottom, creating a self sustaining green for the residents & public. 03
5. SITE LOCATION
The site is located just west of the centre of Frome in the neighbourhood where cotton mills were once operational. Currently there is a unused petrol station. The site is situated next to a busy intersection.
6. FINAL PROPOSAL: FRONT VIEW The west elevation allows for maximised afternoon/ early evening light. The material pallet reflects the general style of buildings around. Georgian architecture and using Bath Stone on the exterior. The residential entrance is to the left and the commercial to the right. The vertical green on the ground floor acts as a filter for noise & pollution form the intersection opposite and is maintained through a network of gutters & drip systems.
P2 TWILIGHT HOMES
2. FINAL PLANS
1. DEVELOPING THE PLAN
The first plans were to have 4 units with the commercial area on the ground floor, 1st floor with the essentials for living and the ‘all in one’ concept with kitchen, bathroom, main bedroom, and living room with the ability to go out onto a large terrace. The upper floor was were the guest room, library, space of repose and another bathroom would be situated.
By rethinking the need of Frome the plans were re-designed the to house 8 residences rather than 4. This solidified the ‘all in one’. I also wished to create diversity in the apartments available to attract people of different financial standing. The building provides 3 large, 3 medium and 2 small apartments with different qualities but all including the essentials. All the apartments are reachable by lift access as well as a staircase which is in a separate column in case of fire. The communal space can host small activities such as ping pong tournaments and movie nights. This provides a place for elderly people to interact, socialise and have a sense of community which necessary but unfortunately is frequently missing in many elderly peoples lives. Furthermore it allows for monitoring in regards to health by being out of their apartments, in public and having a reception to check in.
1. INITIAL FLOOR PROGRAMME
3 X MEDIUM APT. 1 X SMALL APT.
2nd Floor 1ST FLOOR:
3 X LARGE APT. 1 X SMALL APT.
COMMERCIAL & LOUNGE
ROOF & CANOPY
This detail is the connection between wall and roof. Creating a covered wallkway.The slight slant guides water in the gutter.
The planters collects rain water and is connected to a drip system linked to the water stored from the gutter above. In case of overflow or if water collects on the walkway, it drains down to the next gutter.
Like the planter above, excess water will filter through the earth and down pipes. It will then hit a mechanism that splits the water, acting as a sprinkler. All without requiring any energy, just gravity.
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the remaining water will be collected and used to grow larger vegetation to create a CO2 and light filter. A drainage pipe is integrated in case of flooding.
P3 BOOM & OFFICE 1. BRIEF OVERVIEW
The second project in Frome was an ‘office building with an additional purpose’. These needed to be modern, flexible office spaces to attract a diverse clients. The Sunday market is one of the towns most popular event, the building is lifted off the ground to allow the market to continue under it unobstructed, and during the off periods can be used as a multipurpose space. The structure rising above the rest of the building is a DJ Booth to accompany the market as well as host musical events to attract the youth & businesses back into the town.
2. BUILDING SECTION & PROGRAMME
Frome’s biggest and liveliest event is their Sunday markets. The most substantial area used is the parking lot in front of the building. Therefore the building will work as continuity of the market. The section above displays how the office spaces and building have been lifted off the floor allow interactions on the ground floor to be free of boundaries.
3. ADAPTABLE SPACE: OPEN
3. THE CINEROLEUM [PRECEDENT]
Looking at the Cineroleum by Assemble Studio that turned an unused petrol station into a cinema by pulling down a curtain. The concept of having a drop down curtain to create a more private/dark space was extremely interesting to expand the possibilities of the ground floor.
3. ADAPTABLE SPACE: CLOSED
5. FORM & DJ BOOTH
The fact that the building is facing the marketplace allowed for a further development. The idea was to have a DJ booth over this space. This would not only be aimed at the market but also provide the possibility to host a festival during the summer months. This will attract the youth and businesses revolving around this niche and improve the chances that they will want to settle in the town.
6. ELEVATIONS: WEST
The elevations conveys the building in its context. The walls of the existing building don’t have windows and therefore is not obstructed by the new development. The Roof will be connected to the marketplace by providing a second level.
4. SITE ANALYSIS
6. ELEVATIONS: SOUTH
6. ELEVATIONS: EAST
6. ELEVATIONS: NORTH
P3 BOOM & OFFICE
1. SITE MAP & SURROUNDING ACTIVITIES
The marketplace, cheese and grain (newly redeveloped building for community activities and small offices), Frome Museum, the library and the information point. The building acts as the central hub, at the axis of these points.
The popularity of the Sunday market, essential to the life of Frome and must be maintained and improved if possible.
3. SHORT SECTION
The central corridor has two large double height trusses connected to the concrete core and sitting on two large concrete columns. The cantilevers are tapered and extend without the use of columns under to allow for the space. The vegetation on the top floor are in basins supported by a steel beam and survives on an aquaponic method to reduce the weight of earth by solely using water.
6. DETAILS: CURTAIN
4. PLAN: ROOF
The roof will provide space for market booths for local trades to set up. The two tunnels are covered passages to reach the underneath of the DJ booth to the next covered space. There is toughened glass flooring to allow light to enter the central portion of the lower floors.
4. PLAN: FLOOR 2
6. DETAIL: GLASS
The second floor will be for offices, toilets, meeting & presentation rooms as well as impromptu seating areas. The central area will be hollow to maintain the light from the glass roof above.
5. OFFICE SPACES
4. PLAN: FLOOR 1
The first floor will be the main office floor with dense working areas, larger meeting rooms, art studios, sitting area, reception, toilets and communal kitchen and eating space.
This was a study to see how the more dense office spaces will function to maximise whilst staying comfortable. Having a close relation to colleagues creates a better work environment and having shared central platforms means cutting down on prices by having things such as printers split for two people. 6. DETAIL: CANTILEVER
4. PLAN: FLOOR 0
The ground floor will be completely open, with no columns apart from the ones holding up the DJ booth on the top floor. This will allow the space to be used for multiple purposes such as cinema, galleries, concert hall, etc... The fire escapes and alternative staircase are to the left.
5. ART STUDIOS
The building is to cater for different types of offices, this was a study to see how to create â€˜creative studiosâ€™ where there is a central area with a large platform for people to work on artistic projects. These offices are in modules of 4 work spaces but can be enlarged by connecting 2 or more modules for larger companies.
6. DETAIL: CONNECTION
7. CORE CONCEPT
The core of the building will have two lifts, a staircase and a protective shell around with a cover at the top for the elements. The core will act as the main vertical access to the different floors as well as the structural massing where large, steel like elements will be bolted to the concrete to create a bridge like truss supported on two large columns where the alternative staircase will be.
5. FINAL PROPOSAL
The ground floor remains clear of any permanent obstructions for flexibility, the 1st & 2nd floor are private floors with a reception, toilets, cafeteria, printing room, variable art studios, dense office areas, director rooms, spaces to relax and impromptu meeting spaces. The main entrance is through the core with vertical access.
P4 CPH SITE ANALYSIS
LIFE IN LIFESTYLE
A Photographic Journey A city can be so lifeless, a beatless heart trapped between walls. This is a journey through Copenhagen’s playfulness by depicting lively colours around populous areas. This seems to be the real attitude of these places, creating more than just a place, they welcome the public in and give it a playful twist.
The Little Mermaid
“You havent really been to copenhagen without seeing the little mermaid” is a quote from the movie Copenhagen. This brass statue was put up in honour of Hans Christian Andersen, the writer of this and many other fairytales.
Papiroen was one of the liveliest places we visited whilst exploring Copenhagen. Its essentially a warehouse turned into a food court with bars and an exterior seating area overlooking the water. A simple building made interesting.
The exterior faces the water and the path inf front is inevitible if you want to walk along the water. There is a very interesting relationship with the public. There were seats in front for people to take full advantage of the sun and view. An interesting part of this place was that there were no barriers between the platform and water.
SHORT FILM COPENHAGEN - A CULTURE EXPLAINED SOUND
Whilst in Copenhagen, we were given a group tast in relation to Music. Our group decided to record the sounds of the city; a bicycle’s spokes clicking, the sound of water in christiania, a busker playing clarinet to the music of a party in Papiroen. We made it out task to notice the different sounds around copenhagen and then compiled them into a short video.
The maersk building suits the context and has been a talking point of the trip because of its modern windows. It could have easily become a boring ofďŹ ce building but there was engagement with the public where they had installed informatic holograms for people to play with.
The royal library is seen frequently when navigating on and around the canal, we personally looked at it from a conoe. The building as seen in this image is an extension to the waterfront from a classic building and in design is very simple yet elegant.
Nyhavn is considered one of the main tourist attractions of copenhagen. Like many port cities, Copenhagen has its own strip of restaurants and bars bringing life to the harbour
This picture was taken by christiania on a canoe. The boat was playfully turned into a interesting, cozy, minimal, modern home.
The Opera House
The opera house, although not as Henning Larsen would have intended was an interesting building with a very long cantilevel. The interior was very futuristic and the exterior grabs your attention immediately.
This is a compilation of pictures taken on our visit around Copenhagen to showcase the different types of materials already used in the city
1. CYCLE ROUTES With the interests of cycling in the city, elevated cycle routes are a viable way to commute/travel faster and avoid conjestion on the ground level. Why not? I began by thinking about what a cycle route requires. Destination points is the key objective, therefore routes to the main attractions/lcoations are displayed on the master plan. These lead to sites such as the zoo, centre, trains stations and the hospital. Then comes the actual journey, there needs to be a minimum effort to create a pleasurable cycle by including vegetation, views, comfortable ground to cycle on. The dimensions is also very important, one of Jahn Gehl’s architects i spoke about maybe taking a family for instance, the space required to be side by side without causing or being in danger. This is what i am looking to include and brings the cycle routes to about 4m in width, any wider and it would outgrow its context.
SOUTH-WEST OF THE CENTRE 6KM
VALBY SITE ANALYSIS
Through a personal experience of attending Distortion, a diverse festival that happens every year in the streets of Copenhagen I have witnessed this open-mindedness of the people and their appreciation for a positive social atmosphere. I believe that psychologically, the spirit of the Danish people is very much linked to the positivity and playfulness of this festival and in return that the playfulness has been reﬂected and formed the spirit of Copenhagen.
3. CYCLE FACTS
From venturing out to the location of our site in Valby, about 7km (see previous page) from the centre showcased a different attitude. The feeling was grey and dull. One factor can be attributed to the substantial use of concrete and brick in the material pallet, but more importantly there is a loss of life in the area. Jan Gehl’s theory on designing for the human scale becomes scarce and the modernistic emphasis on motorisation and the large scale more apparent. Especially along the main road on the western edge of the masterplan site.
2. THE BIKE PROBLEM
Commute By Bike: 316,000 Own a bike: 540,900
700,000+ Bikes In Copenhagen
2. SOLUTION: ELEVATED CYCLE ROUTES
Norman Foster’s SkyCycle concept - London
Worlds longsest cyclerout China
Copenhagen’s Cycle Highway
Statistics from: Good, Better, Fast - Bicycle strategy 2011 - 2025
Statistics from: Good, Better, Fast - Bicycle strategy 2011 - 2025
Although the majority lies in the public that feels safe cycling in copenhagen, 26% of the population who cycle and feel either partially or unsafe when on their bikes is just over 80,000 people who commute by bike every day and would be greatly beneﬁcial to add those numbers to the road by making adjustments.
More Space on Cycle Tracks
More Cycle Tracks
Greater Consideration from motorists
Greater Consideration from Cyclists
Statistics from: Good, Better, Fast - Bicycle strategy 2011 - 2025
Statistics from: Good, Better, Fast - Bicycle strategy 2011
A psychogeography was essential to understand the urban environment. The area of the masterplan was not inviting to the public, the buildings were towering over the more historical ones and there was a feeble attempt to add green where possible. It felt secluded and industrial but has a potential to create a unique place. 5
More Cycle Tracks away from Motorists
These were a facebook poll provided by the government to ﬁgure out how the public would feel more safe. Although marginal in differences the numbers are still great and space on cycle tracks come to the top of that list.
Statistics from: Good, Better, Fast - Bicycle strategy 2011 - 2025
FEELING MORE SAFE
It is clear that bicycles are taking over copenhagen to some extent. Shops and pedestrians complain about pavements being overcrowded and shop fronts being unacessible but it is also a problem for the cyclists not being able to dismount and park wherever you want without feeling it is safe or convenient to do so. To reach the future goal of improving reasons for cycling, parking needs to be improved in town, shops, stations as well as some work places.
For the excercise
These statistics on reasons for why people cycle in copenhagen clearly show that the reasons why are due to practicality, functionality and efﬁciency of cycling not because of factors such as their attitude towards its sustainability or cost which indeed does not come to mind when comparing this method of transport to a motorised one. The future of the city is highly inﬂuenced by cycling and continuing to improve the practicality of cycling.
REASONS FOR CYCLING
5. MASTERPLAN SECTION & CYCLE ROUTES
ART & PARK
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P4 VALBY MASTERPLAN
Everything in and out of the building acts as a natural remedy over the toxic medication given to these patients. The NMC creates a busy and â€˜loudâ€™ atmosphere that makes you ignore the negative thoughts and voices. A visually surreal place that acts as a healthy distraction.
MASTERPLAN Before coming up with the National Music Centre, we were given an area to come up with a masterplan proposal. The area has a high density of offices with the majority dealing in pharmaceuticals. The idea was to keep most of the buildings on the site and only remove the central ones to create an urban park. The second idea was to create elevated cycle routes to deal with the growing problem of cyclist overcrowding in Copenhagen. This park would be safe with onlooking buildings and beneficial to all families and workers around and an additional space for the street festival of Copenhagen. The masterplan proposal is an assemble of connections for cyclists and pedestrians on different levels. Forcing an opening in the industrial area will provide a more attractive passage for people who need to get from one point to another and ultimately opening this area to the rest of Copenhagen.
P5 NATIONAL MUSIC CNTR.
1. MUSICAL ANATOMY The task was to take a musical instrument, in this case i bought a broken electric guitar, in an attempt to spark a concept idea. I took the opportunity to create a collage of ideas by drilling, glueing and suspending as many things as possible around the site to create some sort of chaos. I began to see a common theme of levels and different areas. With the idea of having an elevated cycle route i added some cycle routes and modiďŹ ed some of the spaces inbetween and under.
2. ADAPTABLE SPACES
By creating these multiple spaces i found myself with a lck of boundaries between spaces and how to keep them seperate without creating a heavy speeration. From going to the Distortion Festival it was amazing to see that different stages were scattered around the city on every street and somehow worked really well. The stages were usually positioned on seperate roads and the only way to hear/see the other palce was to go around the block, or turn the corner. As this is not possible i was looking at a way to allow the freedom to move freely through the space but have barriers of vision and sound insulation.
SEPERATION OF SPACES
This shows more clearly the barriers and the creation of spaces, each cappilary will be designed to be lightweight, have a solar panel at the top and an integrated speaker to create speciďŹ c zones of surround sound.
CPH DISTORTION CONCEPT
Here we take the concept of capilalries and the creation of new spaces and intergrated with the continued theme of elevated cycle routes to see how both together. To put both concepts toether we get a series of columns which actually intergrate into the landscape and create the only physical permanent speration of spaces, then the capilaries can work their way around them freely.
4. EXAMPLE: CHILDRENâ€™S PARK
Here we have a situation which contrast to the ones discussed earlier of festivals. Here, potentially between peak periods, the spaces can be assorted to create generic spaces you would require in the city such as a childrens park with a nature walk.
4. EXAMPLE: DARK TECHNO EVENING
Here is a situation completely different to the previous one to show the potential of these spaces turning from a calm and peaceful area to a dark, moody, loud and eary space. The cyclists passing over this space ont heir way home after work can also see the change of these spaces and can plan to go afterwards or stop by to join in.
NATIONAL MUSIC CNTR.
The burden of mental disorders continues to grow with signiﬁcant impacts on health and major social, human rights and economic consequences in all countries of the world. SCHIZOPHRENIA DEMENTIA
Cognitive disorders tackled by lunbeck
1. THE PROBLEM
is very real. With the population getting older, there will be more people with congnitive disorders. There is a better understanding of these disorders, and more people need to be aware of them.
700 million people live with pshychiatric and neurological disorder
36 million have dementia
These are the congnitive disorders that lundbeck are catering for.
2. DRUGS VS. NATURAL TREATMENT
These are some of the main methods how to relieve or help people suffering from depression the methods in which to releave depression.
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COMMON DRUG SIDE-EFFECTS
28 million have yet to have a diagnosis
DRY MOUTH RESTLESSNESS NAUSEA DIZZINESS LOW BLOOD CELL COUNT
UNCONTROLLABLE MOVEMENTS VOMITING
4.6 million new diagnosis every year
CONSTIPATION DROWSINESS SEIZURES LOW BLOOD PRESSURE WEIGHT GAIN
30,000 people died of schizophrenia
SELF HELP GROUP
RAISE AWARENESS EXCERSISE COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
1.6% of population over 65 have parkinsons
SOCIAL REHABILITATION FAMILY THERAPY
Tremor: Tremor, or shaking, often in a hand, arm, or leg, occurs when you're awake and sitting or standing still (resting tremor), and it gets better when you move that body part. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a speciﬁc area of the brain called substantia nigra. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery. While Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be serious. People with PD need this medication because they have low levels or are missing dopamine in the brain, mainly due to impairment of neurons in the substantia nigra.
INTERGARTED SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Using the building as a beating heart. Pumpking life into people. Come in low and come out healthy.
Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems including all the ones mentioned here. Depression is among the most treatable of mental disorders. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression eventually respond well to treatment. Medication is usually the go too, but pschychoterapy and other ‘talk therapies’ are possible.
Hallucinations: hearing or seeing things that don't exist. Delusions: unusual beliefs not based on reality muddled thoughts based on hallucinations or delusions changes in behaviour.
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can be affected. Thinking and memory problems caused by the following conditions may improve when the condition is treated or addressed: - Depression - Medication side effects - Excess use of alcohol - Thyroid problems - Vitamin deﬁciencies
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
Although current Alzheimer's treatments cannot stop Alzheimer's from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers A growing number of herbal remedies, dietary supplements and "medical foods" are promoted as memory enhancers or treatments to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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People with schizophrenia usually receive help from a community mental health team, which offers day-to-day support and treatment. Many people recover from schizophrenia, although they may have periods when symptoms return (relapses). Support and treatment can help reduce the impact the condition has on daily life.
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Schizophrenia is usually treated with a combination of medication and therapy tailored to each individual. In most cases, this will be antipsychotic medicines and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
“Doctors often describe schizophrenia as a type of psychosis. This means the person may not always be able to distinguish their own thoughts and ideas from reality.” (NHS)
MUSICAL THERAPYAS MEDICATION
Everytime someone picks up an instrument, ﬁreworks go off in their brain.Lanr how to paly music, from a professional. 2 years at the very least. Playing music is the equivalent of a full body workout. Playing a musical instrument practically engages every part of the brain at once. Especially the visualy, auditory and motor coritcies. Disciplined, structured practice in playing musicstrenghtens brain functions allowing us to use it in other disciplines. Musician show exhibit enhanced memory functions. Creating, storing and sretreaving memories more quickly and efﬁciently. Studies have shown that musicians appear to use their highly connected brain to give their memories multiple tages to improve memory.
Image: social LOUD atmosphere.
This drawing was inspired from an interview where someone with schizophrenia was hearing voices coming from her vent in the room telling her she was not worth living. The concept of the building is to have a loud, social atmosphere where a person with schizophrenia would be distracted from listening or hearing.
Playing the long game. Music education. The activity of playing music improves cognitive function, help our memory systems to work, help us to learn language, modern our emotional states, solve complex problems and to help our brains be healthier later in life. It is most beneﬁcial if it is undertaken under the age of 7. It is also enjoyable to achive. Music education, is excersise for the brain. The messages are transfered much faster. The carreers that were picked later on were extremly divere, and show to be extremely sucesful in achieving those careers. Neuroscientists have found that brains of people that learnt music showed that the brains were different and more powerful. Higher level of puzzles in a more creative way. Develop the brai. Putting a tag on a memory to organise it better for later in life. Making us more comfortable with discomfort. Feel comfortable with elarning. Babies: hearing music in the voice of parents, learning process and music very close in the brain. To udnerstand language. At birth we are music. Issues. Learning disorders. Misscommunication between left and right parts of the brain. music education makes that work better. ADHD. Mistimg between motor, visual and cortasies. Makes the 3 areas of the brain work really well. Brining up the congnitive efﬁciency of the generation. Overall improvements to landscapes. Elder. Invested in the early times, impact the health budget to avoid the reprocutions of the diseases.
The ambiance of a music festival sparks a light inside anyone attending. The electric energy pulsating through the crowd is an addicting rush that unites every single concertgoer in perfect harmony. When added to a social gathering where people from all walks of life have come to celebrate this art together, it becomes a force unparalleled to anything else. By sharing this empowering feeling with each other while jamming to hits in a beautiful environment, there really is nothing else left in the world that could possibly enhance your mood. Including all the recreational “mood boosters” that will be shared around you.
Music Therapy uses music to help clients improve their physical and mental health. Music therapists primarily help clients improve their health in several domains, such as cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development, social skills, and quality of life, by using music experiences such as free improvisation, singing, and listening to, discussing, and moving to music to achieve treatment goals.
Festivals are a uniting experience. People are capable of becoming incredibly in sync with each other, as well as the music pumping through their environments. When we connect with the people and the music around us, life becomes a movie. It’s truly the most euphoric experience that one can possibly encounter in this lifetime, and music festivals are capable of providing this experience. You’re following these tunes and anticipating what’s going to come next and whether it’s going to conﬁrm or surprise you, and all of these little cognitive nuances are what’s giving you this amazing pleasure, the reinforcement or reward happens almost entirely because of dopamine.
let me show you where the garden is.
how are you? lets go cycling!
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EVOLUTION OF BUILDING FORM The diagram displays 6 ﬂoors split into 4 sections which have labelled as: existential, stable, incomplete and scattered from ground level up. These identify the purpose of music at different stages in life.
The existential level is in conjecture with what lives on the ground, the everyday people that no one takes into account individually but as seen as a whole. Just as the ground we live on, or the patch of grass we step on which has symbolically generated the form.
The stable level is the cyclist ﬂoor, this would be categorized as the ‘healthy’ ﬂoor with the idea that doing a certain amount of exercise every day is essential to healthy living. This is represented by a straight line showing the stability. The next level is the incomplete level, the stage of youth. This is where psychologically you are considered to be incomplete, you are forming your identity, growing and most importantly creating the necessary cerebral evolutions. The unconnected squares in a sense symbolise the puzzle of the youth’s mind that has all the required pieces but needs to be connected. The pods/modules are free to the public and allow groups, individuals to use them for a wide range of musical activities. Beneﬁting from the learning and playing of music to make the necessary developments.
existential ‘Form Follows Function’
Catering for the different stages of life reﬂected in a symbolic diagram.
The top ﬂoor accommodates the mental health patient level . The hierarchy in the ﬂoors intentionally links to the users. Patients with schizophrenia, alzheimers, parkinsons, depression are conceptually on an elevated level mentally.
This is the site with 3 main components in it. A road, Kultur House and fablab.
REMOVE PARKING & ROAD
The initial massing to the building seen above.
The site is a primarily a parking. By removing its purpose as a parking, the entry road for cars can be removed.
The placement of the building.
YOUTH YOUTH CYCLE
cycle route cut The splitting of the mass to allow the cycle routes to cut through.
PUBLIC 9M PUBLIC
Cutting where the cycle paths interscet the building.
Due to the given cycle route proposal and the height of the roads at 9m to avoid all sorts of trafﬁc. The cycle level would need to start at 9 meters from ground level.
cycle route path Infrastructure of the cycke routes passing through the building.
Creating a landscape proposal and imrpoved cycle routes.
ﬁt to context RETAIL/EXTRA
Push & pulling to ﬁt into the context of the site. On the right side, the road passes under the building. On the left is where the theatre is located and rotated to allow views on the fab lab.
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The elevations show how the top floors creep away from the neighbouring building to maximise light and give enough room not to block the view. The bottom two floors are cladded in a reflective (mirrors) material to make the building â€˜floatâ€™ - relating the lightness of music. Style complements playful concept.
SOUTH LIFE Due to the proximity to the neighbouring building, but still having the space to allow sufficient light to enter both buildings has created a sort of dead space between the two buildings. By taking high interest in Jahn Gehls work of working on the people scale, i thought this space here would be extremely as a market place with pop up areas. This would be extremely useful as a place for people that work in the masterplan area to come and be outside in a social environment during their breaks.
The auditorium is multi purpose with an internal part for grand orchestras, operas and concerts with a stage for theatre pieces. The extrusion to the left is where the different theatre scenes can be elevated. The lower part to the right is a secondary, open air space that is open to public and welcomes freedom for creative methods to use it. The image below displays an example of the space being used for a concert in the evening. The canopy is meant to create a shelter and overpowering sensation.
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DESIGN PROPOSAL - ELEVATION - SECTIONS - PLANS
1. SCENES: CONNECTION TO MASTERPLAN
18m canopy and stop to use the building. Here there are multiple cycle.
1. SCENES: NETWORK OF MUSIC ROOMS
By looking at the plans and programme on the next page you will see that the 2nd and 3rd floor are dedicated to music rooms where people can rent the equipment and book rooms either for personal training or group jam sessions. The dispersion of these modules on pilottes up in the air is linked to the initial concept of the ‘disconnected’ phase in life, the youthful stage. Where your brain is still evolving extremely rapidly. Studies show that playing music heightens all activity in the brain. The two floors are meant to engage younger people to learn music to improve their brain activity.
1. SCENES: OPEN AIR THEATRE
This angle shows the height of the cycle routes and level, the connection to the back of the building but most importantly the overpowering concrete clad theatre area with its private balcony overseeing the area below and the city. The stair like elements provides a seating areas and the ‘tunnel’ under underground leads to a private ‘underground club’ 25
1. SCENES: CYCLE LEVEL
To the right you can see the cycle level is on the 2nd floor, at 9 meters from the ground as it needs to connect to the cycle routes which are that high (after consideration of modes of transport it needs to overcome in the city such as busses, etc) here cyclist can either cycle right through the building unobstructed through the cycle tunnels or be tempted by the building and cycle on the 18m canopy and stop to use the building. Here there are multiple cycle.
2. BUILDING PROGRAMME REGLIT WALL MEDICAL FLOOR & GARDENS MUSIC PODS WALKWAYS
WALKWAYS CYCLE TUNNELS
This floor is semi private. There is a restaurant, 4 different areas for therapy, two common rooms, a large garden, nurse accomodation and a clinic/ emergency room.
MUSIC This also has a private section for the theatre that leads to the terrace overlooking the city. It also offers a performance space for smaller gigs.
This is the first of the two floors of music pods. There are toilets on both of these floors and this one has children playroom revolving around the idea of music.
THEATRE CYCLE CYCLE LVL. SEATING
1. SCENES: CYCLE TUNNEL
This is the cycle level which is connected to the public floor with a food court, and small shops positioned at the view angles of cyclists.
EXHIBITION This is the second level of the exhibition spaces which can be closed off for private galleries. It is also the level at where you find the entrance to the theatre with a cloak room and first waiting area with a bar.
EXHIBITION This is the ground floor, and the public exhibition There is also a double sided food area which on the right caters more as a bar for the event happening outside in the theatre space and to the right for the people enjoying the exhibition.
UNDERGRND. The underground space is mainly as a concert space for underground, grungy concert which is connected to the external space. 26
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1. THE DOPAMINE MOLECULE
In finding the form of the buildings on the top floors i took inspiration from the dopamine molecule. Dopamine is the reason behind most of these disorders being cared for here. The top part is to become a restaurant, the central bit into a mix of different purposes to tend to the differing need for the patients. The Inside of this part has been studied further into novelty architecture by creating pill like compartments. Further down, the right circular room will be a communal space for meetings, games, etc. The circular room to the right will be a darker space and act as a presentation or cinema room.
The symbolic dopamine core has been split into 4 MEDICAL & GARDEN FLOOR individual sections whith different purposes. 1 for
meditation, another for creativity and art, a social room for events and finally a staff room for the volunteers/nurses working in the building. Each space BENCHES will ahve different music playing in them and have different qualities of musical therapy
ROOF GARDEN 2 STAIRCASE MEDITATION ROOM CREATIVE ROOM INTERNAL GARDEN STAFF ROOM
INTERIOR WALKWAY INTERIOR CONNECTION
BEAM ME UP LIFT
SPACE OF REPOSE
FIRST AID ROOM TOP OF THEATRE STAFF APARTMENT 1 STAFF APARTMENT 2 STAFF APARTMENT 3 STAFF APARTMENT 4 STAFF APARTMENT 5 STAFF APARTMENT 6
BASE COLUMN PLACEMENT
2. STRUCTURAL COMPOSITION VIDEO
This is a video for the technical/tectonic section for my National Music Centre building in Copenhagen. It is a structural study displayed frame by frame to visualise the evolution of a section of my building being constructed from the large concrete columns on the ground floor to the lighter steel frame structure on top.
The NMC gives a 15 m gap with the other next building, this space is intentionaly narrow to create a passageway to fill with pop up market places.
THE MUSIC PODS
WIND DIRECTION & PATH
Maintaining a consistent heigh in buildings allows the wind to pass over. The tilt allows for the wind to be forced down into automated air vents for natural ventilation. Lightweight Walkway 2000mm Wide
SUN PATH & TUNNEL
The cycle tunnel acts a one big light well for all the floors under. Important with such a wide floor plate to avoid dark areas.
Steel Frame 250x250mm Insulation 250mm
Metal Panelling 4000x1000mm
Module 4000x6000x4000mm Bespoke Steel Rail Neon Lighting
Wall Ties/Battens 25x25mm
Reglit Panels 300x20x14000mm
Acoustic Panels 35mm Window Frame
Steel Column 200x200mm
Concrete Finish 25mm Steel Beam 180x180mm
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TOUGHENED GLAZING PANEL STEEL TUBE STEEL BEAM CONCRETE SLAB 4800X2400X10mm 100X100mm 200X200mm 250mm SPIDER CONNECTION STEEL COLUMN 200X200mm 200X200mm STEEL TUBE
1:5 REGLIT TO MODULE RAIL DETAIL
1:500 Short Section
Reglit Fixing Rail Reglit 300x20x14000 maximum
Water Gutter Gap 150mm
Module 2 Metal Cladding higher in front to hide the reglit connection
Steel Columns 300x300mm
Rigid Insulation 250mm Lightweight Walkway 200mm Deep Steel Frame 250mm Deep Bespoke Rigid Insulation Connection
Steel Columns 200x200mm
Concrete Finish 25mm
Rigid Insulation 250mm
Acoustic to truss
Reinforced Concrete Column 500x500mm
Shadow Gap 10mm Air Gap 150mm Bracing Rigid insulation 250mm Reinforced Concrete Slab 250m Chrome Panelling 2400x4800x25mm
Steel Truss 500x1000mm
Air Gap 150mm
CYCLE PATH STUDY
Cykelslangen - ‘Cycle Snake’
By introducing an elevated cycle path and looking at the Cycle Snake as a precedent, there were some modiﬁcations to be done including: height. Also, less evident on the snake but there needs to be added infrastructure to make it more people friendly with views, etc...
While Copenhagen's cyclists are delighted with the Bryggebro Bridge, they are also annoyed with the poor cycle transit at the Dybbølsbro Bridge. But that situation will soon be remedied, when the new Bicycle Snake (Cykelslangen in danish) cycle bridge raises cyclists safely from the Dybbølsbro Bridge to the Bryggebro Bridge. This slender bridge will wind its elegant way from the Fisketorvet Shopping Centre, out over the harbour basin, and in between the blocks at Kalvebod Brygge, thus creating an elegant contrast to the rest of the area's massive concrete residential buildings. In order to give the cyclist both an aesthetic and a dynamic experience.
DOUBLE DECKER BUS
SINGLE DECKER BUS
Studying the vehicles passing by in the site i noted down trolleybusses, double decker buses as the heighest vehicles. These needed to be taken into account to make sure not to intervene.
When listening to the talk at Jan Gehls ofﬁce in Copenhagen as well as the personal experience of cycling around, it was essential to have enough space to manouever on the lanes as well as having the possibility of cycling side by side on a track to enhance the social experience.
By having a cycle lane, as stated in the previous page is that you can cut through the urban landscape much faster than a car. Also, to make any improvements, additions to infrastructure is much more simple and cheap than that of the motorcar. The image on the right shows the cycle path cutting through diagonally through buildings where the two big roads on eitherside need to go full circle to get to the same place. Furthermore, cycling has its obvious advantages of being good for the health and much cheaper.
CUTTING URBAN LANDSCAPE WITH EASE
METAL RAILINGS 1500mm High
CONCRETE SLAB 100mm
STEEL CONNECTION 250mm Wide STEEL COLUMN 250mm Wide 9M
ELEVATED CYCLE ROUTE
1:50 CYCLE PATH ELEVATION IN CONTEXT
ECO-HOUSE [PROTOTYPE] [SERGIO PASCOLO ARCHITECTS]
P7 PLACEMENT PROJECTS
HIGH END RESIDENCE WIMBLEDON [ANDREW HARPER ARCHITECTS]
SOCIAL HOUSING, GOTTINGEN [SERGIO PASCOLO ARCHITECTS]
WATER BOTTLING COMPANY - MT. ETNA, SICILY
This industrial building is the second substantial project in my Stage 1. In Brief, a company has recently found a very clean water source near the volcano Etna in Sicily. The brief is very open with the only requirements to have two ‘warehouses’ one 50x90x7m for three production lines and another 40x90x12m for storage with a connection to truck loading bays, these would then be multiplied for the a future second phase. The interesting ideas we’re driven towards are: using volcanic rocks in gabions as a skin, using the 4500m^2 roof surface area for aquaponic agriculture. DIAGRAMATIC CONCEPT EVOLUTION INDUSTRIAL & STORAGE
PHASE I & II
CANOPY & TRUCK ACCESS
SUN PATH & SOLAR PANELS
40x180m ROOF SURFACE - AQUAPONICS
SOLAR PANEL & NORTH FACING WINDOW
Preliminare 2018.02.15 PERSPECTIVA 0:000
EDIFICIO INDUSTRIALE PRODUZIONE ACQUA
FASE FASE 2
LOUVRES, VENTILATION & ACCESSIBILITY
MAGAZZINO PREFORME CAMION MAGAZZINO
ENTRATA FORNITORI E PERSONALE
ALTEZA LINEA 3
APERTURE ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN MODULE FABRICAZIONE ENTRATA MATERIALI / VETRO [SERGIO PASCOLO ARCHITECTS] I have had the opportunity to be an assistant for Arch.Pascolo at the DENSIFICATION OF RESIDENTIAL QUARTER, GOTTINGEN IUAV University in Venice for his taught module Architectural and Urban SERGIO PASCOLO ARCHITECTS - GRUENE MITTE EBERTAL - VORENTWURF 2017_09_13 [SERGIO PASCOLO ARCHITECTS] SZENARIO 2a - 590 WE M1:1500 Design. The project is located in the ‘maritima’- the current port area of Venice. With the recent ban of cruises docking in venice, to some extent this area is redundant. The proposals’ essential aim is to design a new residential area with some mixed use buildings. It has been an amazing experience of discussing, critiquing, working with the students to develop their concepts and listening to guest speakers. I have also learnt a lot about the complexities of Venice
The first substantial project i have been working on is proposing multiple scenarios (around 9) for a social 12m MAGAZZINO 7m housing masterplan on aPRODUZIONE 100,000m^2 area in the city Gottingen. The area now houses 400 residential units, the aim is to densify the area to 600. I worked closely with the arch, on different scales on ArchiCad. Through discussions, the scenarios improved and narrowed down. It was interesting to learn about imALTEZA proving the urban quality of a place as well as the availability and flexibility of arch.Pascolo to work with the clients needs which promoted a positive relationship.
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I was lucky enough to have grown up between Africa and Asia. Exploring new places, languages and people has always been and remains one of my greatest interests. Far.Trek is something i started with my brother to document these travels. Giving me the opportunity to apply myself more seriously to photography, really studying a place and discussing it with other people to learn. One of my core ambitions in this project is to seek out unique and special design/architectural features of different places that are functional and may not be applied in the western world.
This was a competition i entered for the design of a wall in the library which was meant to demonstrate â€˜communityâ€™. I chose to create a wall with all the flags of the world and providing options of now following the color schemes to really show unity between one country and another. As the specification were limited i provided the option of going further and creating a wall with varied extrusions, creating a 3D surface. The final proposal was this as i was not sure about budget but this could have gone further into making each part to have a engaging aspect with touch screen with facts/information about each country .
During my years of study, I took interest in illustration and graphic design. I Started to create posters and tshirts, some of these are on web portals. This has taught me a lot about different software and enabled me to produce drawings to better portray my architectural imagination.