URBAN PLAYGROUND | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
The Urban Playground was designed to challenge the typical understanding of the playground’s role in an urban context and redefine it as a space where ‘play’ can encompass all urban dwellers, not simply children.
Inspired by the children’s book Harold and the Purple crayon, the [...]
THE THEATRICAL LANDSCAPE | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
This project has sought to define an architecture of the view. This has been explored via the three characteristic viewing techniques displayed by the protagonists of Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’: empathetic, fragmented and unified viewing.
Each of these is brought to [...]
THE ENGELBECKENGARTEN | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
Awarded the Ambrose Poynter Prize for Distinguished Work in Diploma Thesis
Die Engelbeckengärten, The Engelbeckengärten, a community agricultural gardens was designed to provide the infrastructure that enables a social framework to be developed by the local residents and users, over time.
Within the landscape, we find [...]
BERLIN ARTSPARK |Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012 |
Awarded Distinction in Design
‘Intervention in the existing city, in its residual spaces, in its folded interstices can no longer be comfortable or effacious in the manner postulated by the modern movement’s official model of enlightened tradition…[but rather through attention to continuity] of the flows, [...]
PLACE-MAKING | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
Digital communication is an absolute necessity for the fast-moving society of today. It provokes real events that then feed back into the virtual domain; the communicative data of the physical environment is constantly altered and multiplied. Project I is an investigation into the eviction of the [...]
THE OPTICAL PARK | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
“We have attempted to present interior reality and exterior reality as two elements in process of unification, of finally becoming one” – André Breton
The project was initiated by carrying out a series of analogue photographic experiments to explore the idea [...]
OPPORTUNISTIC GEOMETRIES | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
Awarded Distinction in Design
The project tests whether bespoke digital methods can be used in a political and provocative way. It questions levels of chance and control within a design project and uses methods that embrace indeterminate outcomes. A new Federal Constitutional Court of Germany is proposed [...]
PORTMANTEAU: THE SOUVENIR_COLLECTION | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
The novel, ‘Istanbul – Memories and the City’ is a memoir to the home city of Orhan Pamuk. As he guides us through the back streets and waterways of Istanbul, he unveils the story of his boyhood.
The project began by attempting to analyse the [...]
URBAN THEATRE | London | Unit 21 | 2009
A proposal to redevelop a strip of high street in north-west London. A tripartite building programme refers to characteristics developed from three of the main protagonists in the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith which is set in the locality.
Istanbul University Annex & The Urban Beach | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
A Fog Harvesting Waterscape is designed to recreate the ambitious civic & public works that early Turkish Republic undertook over century ago. The designs of these parks, beaches, pools – places of enjoyment, recreation, and relaxation – gave Istanbul [...]
SHADOW PARK | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
Fusing a technical construct with a theatrical narrative, introduced through the story of Karagöz and Havicat, two characters in a traditional Turkish Shadow play. The existing garden becomes an active public sculpture park and theatrical landscape of strange objects and peculiar artefacts. At night, the park [...]
MUSEUM OF DEMOCRACY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
‘The Museum of Democracy’ is a proposal to remember and embody the defining acts of Turkish Democracy. The museum’s architecture is concerned with the acts of seeing and symbolising the narratives which have defined the process of Democracy in Turkey.
The museum is sited upon [...]
MUSEUM OF PANORAMIC CARTOGRAPHY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
The Istanbul Museum of Panoramic Cartography investigates how individual and public ways of viewing Istanbul can be catalogued and exhibited to allow the user to visually comprehend the city’s development and contemporary urban fabric.
The museum is perceived externally as a mark in [...]
THEATRICAL PLEASURE GROUND ISTANBUL | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
Located on the old site of the great Byzantium Cemetery in Istanbul. A series of models exploring the physical and non physical create a time-based landscape, that is part natural, part technological. The landscape comprises of theatrical machines that are split into three time-based [...]
MUSEUM OF MELANCHOLY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
The whole story comes from Orhan Pamuk’s book ‘Istanbul: Memories of a City’, in which ‘hüzün’, a Turkish expression of ‘melancholy’, is defined as a form of collective emotion shared by millions of people in Istanbul. In this book, people’s life and the landscape [...]
MUSEUM OF OPTICS | London | Unit 21 | 2011
‘On the last night of the nine-day boat journey, he makes a thorough mystical preparation when he hears thecaptain announce, “Gentlemen! Tomorrow at dawn, we will see the first minarets of Istanbul.” Passenger De Amicissleeps little, goes to the deck as soon as [...]
SPA RESORT | Sopot, Poland | Unit 21 | 2009
The project was concerned with ideas of the ornamental and decorative in architecture. This interest came about as the result of research that was carried out about Polish vernacular building techniques and traditional Polish crafts. Preliminary experimental models developed a formal language [...]
FLOATING LIBRARY ISTANBUL | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
Istanbul, an ‘archipelago of neighbourhoods’ is a city within which the East and West straddle amongst each other, ‘like memories plucked from dreams’. I propose a building in the water, where the density of the city disappears, within the marriage of the civilizations inhabiting the [...]
Snow; “it made the city look new, not only covering up the mud, the filth and the neglect, but by producing in every street and every view an element of surprise…”
Situated amongst the long-lost memories of [...]
SHUNT THEATRE | London | Unit 21 | 2009
Awarded Distinction for Design & the Fitzroy Robinson Prize for Drawing
“In another moment Alice was through the looking glass, and had Jumped lightly down into the looking glass room.” Lewis Carrol
A new home for Shunt, [...]
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