Maranatha A. Obasi
This compilation of second year architectural projects and works is meant to showcase my progress and journey in my architectural education.
Kayaking is a fun water sport which can be undertaken and enjoyed individually or collectively. A joint project with Yinuo (Karen) Zhuo, of which the objective was to design a centre for kayak enthusiasts in Tinsley (near Meadowhall), Sheffield, on a heavily wooded/landscaped site along the River Don and a canal network. P1 emphasised the importance of ergonomics (1.1 “measure”), awareness of territory (1.2 “territory”) and consideration of threshold (1.3 “threshold) in informing and influencing design. We were tasked with designing a small building in a landscape that provided the basic facilities required for the smooth operation of a kayak centre, including storage spaces, changing rooms and shower provisions. We also had to incorporate a common area in our scheme in order to cater to the social needs of a typical sports centre.
Sections & Elevation
Located on Ropewalks square, between Bold street and Wood street, in the historically rich area of Ropewalks in Liverpool, P2 sees Site A’s transformation into the Library for Realistic and Hyper-realistic artists. This transformation very much befits the site, its context being an area that boasts a vibrant cultural and artistic heritage with a diverse ethnic blend calling for such a library dedicated to portraying and reflecting this splendid reality.
Section & Elevation