Year 2 Portfolio BA Architecture
P1 Walker’s Refuge
A Place of Contrasts
For our first project we had to design a Walker’s Refuge in the Peak District. The concept that drove the design was the contrast between textures, spaces and feelings, starting with the contrast between a hiker’s exterior shell and his interior elements -muscles, breaths, thoughts-. Therefore, the design implements a contrast between different natural textures, whilst offering a space for resting, socializing and admiring the surroundings.
P2 Dance Theatre
Located at the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, between the lively, youthful neighbourhood and the industrial zone, the design had to become a threshold between them. The area required a theatre which would attract people and create a sense of movement. I decided to create a contemporary dance theatre which would offer people an insight into what happens beyond the curtains of the stage, which brings the viewers and the dancers closer together.
P3 Housing Scheme
The Burngreave Hive
Burngreave is a multicultural neighbourhood in Sheffield, with residents that have a desire for knowledge, communication and helping each other, but who sometimes lack the necessary opportunities to do so. My proposal is a skill-sharing scheme which offers spaces for people to learn from each other, to communicate and to live together in a housing complex, whilst still offering individuality through materiality and space flexibility in the dwellings. The result is a hive in which residents can work, relax, play, learn, and be together with their families all in the same complex.