YEAR 2 ONLINE PORTFOLIO
Joint project with Sylwia Satora. Located near Park Hill, Sheffield, the brief for this project was to design a cycle hub which would promote cycling in the Sheffield area, also providing bicycle storage and a café. We noticed many Park Hill residents storing bicycles on their balconies and therefore the cycle hub was aimed at providing bike storage for Park Hill residents. The design, therefore, was based on the layout of a typical Park Hill apartment, aiming to provide a ‘home from home’ for Park Hill residents, offering a space for them, and members of the public, to socialise, have a coffee, work, etc.
This project was located in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool, in a gap site on a busy commercial street. I quickly decided I wanted to focus on dance within the theatre and made several wire dance models for my ‘type’ task. Whilst taking photos of these I noticed that the shadows they created were perhaps more interesting and intriguing than the models themselves, and therefore the focus of my theatre was dance and shadow in a celebration of the forms and movement of dance.
This housing project was located on a site in Burngreave, Sheffield. My manifesto began by focusing on environmentally and socially sustainable housing, quickly focusing in more depth on the socially sustainable aspect – ie. factors which make people happy in an area and ones which would make them want to stay there. The public aspect of the scheme, as a result, became a community kitchen which aims to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Burngreave area through the acts of cooking and eating, sharing recipes and food between members of the community. The housing provides four family houses, six apartments for elderly users and one single apartment. The garden offers a secluded refuge and sensory experience, connecting Ellesmere Road with the community kitchen and Grimesthorpe Road.