My Second Year at the University of Sheffield Architecture School has advanced my skills and architectural knowledge immensely from the first year. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of complex and intricate projects as well as the design process as a whole – from testing using sketch models to final renders. This year I have learnt extensively from the three main projects that have developed both my hand drawing skills as well as the use of computer-aided design. Please click on the images below to view my galleries showing work from the following projects; ‘walker’s refuge’, ‘theatre’ and ‘housing’. Please scroll down for further information regarding the projects and personal work.
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THRESHOLD A WALKER’S REFUGE
| MEASURE | TERRITORY | THRESHOLD | Joint project with Francesca Jebb.
A walker’s refuge – a temporary home that is self sufficient in Castleton, The Peak District. Our building was influenced by nature and the movement of walking thus the form was in the shape of vertebrae, with the core being a single spine of circulation. The legacy of the building is that the dropped concrete seating that be left when the structure was disassembled which would then leave a reference point for walkers and provide a rest/ refuge.
THEATRE LIVE MUSIC VENUE
|URBAN STUDY | THEATRE|
The Northern Quarter, Manchester, known for its music scene is what inspired me to create a venue for live soul, jazz and funk bands. The inspiration for the theatre was the idea of ‘speakeasies’, that were illicit establishments, prominent during the prohibition era in the USA. Thus the idea of having a hidden entrance and the building showing glimpses of what it contained was the core of my concept.
HOUSING ALZHEIMER’S AND ARTISTS
|HOUSING PRECEDENT STUDY | MANIFESTO | NEIGHBOURHOOD STUDY | HOUSING |
My personal manifesto for the housing scheme was for people affected by dementia living alongside resident artists – with art therapy at the heart of the community. From my initial research I spoke to multiple art therapists in Sheffield, the BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and with the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Huet, whom put me in touch with individuals who study Art Therapy within Architecture. The design focuses on the central courtyard, ‘memory walls’ and joint entrances to encourage social interaction. There are three roof top gardens, including a sensory garden, that provide stimulation alongside the art studio and art therapy.
PERSONAL WORK LIFE DRAWING
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