P1 – Threshold
A Place for cavers at Peak Cavern to recuperate
At the mouth of Peak Cavern in Castleton I wanted to find what the site offered in terms of a threshold, be it physically felt or just visual. This could be for instance, the point at which light can not pass. Me and my partner Chris decided on what we would call a ‘Pivot point’; the point on the site at which you can respond to the cave as well as the edge of Castleton village. Our project would then evolve into a smooth link between leaving Castleton, and delving into the ancient cave.
p2 – Public library for Northern Quarter
During my precedent study, I gathered inspiration mostly from the built projects I visited. These included projects such as Toxteth public library, which I felt carefully catered for those in the community who once sought knowledge and empowerment. I wanted to reinvent the image of the public library from the existing formula to a place where people could enjoy the experience of using one. I wish that the multistory spaces and plan layout of my design encourage moments and interactions to occur between visitors.
P3 – Residential and Commercial Scheme for Burngreave