Exploring the boundaries between mankind and nature, this project engages with Sheffield’s Peak District to create a refuge for Paragliders. From the process of flight, the fluctuation of the wind and the ritualistic method of paragliding: this building aims to juxtapose the daily functions of a Paraglider with the romanticism of breaking the partition between humans and the sky. This is a joint project with Joseph Bass
Throughout history, many women have been written out, their words altered, or their credit taken – sometimes all three. This history, for the most part, is recorded in our libraries. In this era of fourth-wave feminism, this project seeks to create a civic space which greater enables female use. From open plan stacks with areas for child-minding, private rooms for study or counsel, to a café which can transform into a platform for public speaking. This library pursues an equalisation of space, not exclusivity.
On a site located in Burngreave, between a Children’s Centre, a Samaj and Holistic Care Homes, this housing project has been developed directly from its context. Employing Butler’s ‘performativity’ and Haraway’s ‘situated knowledge’ theories, the surrounding anthropology lends itself to a multigenerational scheme. With three typologies of accessible housing units, the housing is integrated with a community kitchen facilitated by a skill-sharing greenhouse and communal landscaping and growing areas.