Samuel Dowell


Apiary Project

Sheffield General Cemetery

The brief entailed designing a small temporary (15 years) clubhouse/educational facility for a group of local bee keepers with both basic and client specific amenities. The building purpose is to provide a meeting space for the keepers and an appropriate space for several hives. To provide a comfortable environment in which members of the public can be taught the fundamentals of bee keeping and encouraged to take an active part in the club. The brief required space for at least four gives, a teaching space, meeting room, toilets, an office, storage space and lastly a room for honey production. The site I chose was a small clearing on the north side of Sheffield General Cemetery. The building is clad in weathered larch strips with a glass link forming the entrance and bridging the gap between the [private and public spaces of the building.


Attercliffe Library 

Attercliffe 2

The brief entailed designing a modern Library for the people of Attercliffe. The site looks onto the main road running between Sheffield and Rotherham and is bordered on three sides by a bank, shop and church. For this project I wanted to create a library with many differing public spaces both interior and exterior, including a café, book share and study spaces. A large portion of the ground floor is a landscaped route spilling out onto the pavement connecting the street to the woodland behind the site. The building I designed to have an inviting public interface on ground level and the spaces become more intimate and private as you ascent the building. The majority of the structure is reinforced concrete with a steel and glass façade with a light well at its core to provide efficient circulation and natural daylighting to all spaces.


Housing Project


The brief entailed developing a housing scheme and manifesto for families and one other demographic. My manifesto is to provide affordable accommodation for those who wish to live independently but are restricted by everyday problems such as disability, accessibility or money, to name a few examples. My scheme consists of four two-bedroom family homes, a disabled friendly barn conversion and a block of affordable accommodation for students with communal facilities for both the students and residence of the whole proposal.