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, [...]
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 [...]
A Crude Island | Los Angeles | MArch GAD | 2011
A CRUDE ISLAND
Historically, intensified energy flows have simultaneously been the reason behind massive cultural transformations and entropic damage to the planet. Now, the capitalist and political forces that control energy distribution networks have exchanged natural destruction for short-term profits while 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 [...]
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 [...]
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