This was one of my first projects at ECA, the theme that I explored in this project was the contrast of solid and void and how the two contrasting elements provided varying degrees of comfort and shelter. I organised the program of the brief in such a way that all the utilities and sleeping accommodation were housed in the solid form of the building. Whereas the living space and creative spaces were contained within the void forms of the project.
The brief for this project was to create a building that would provide the stimulus the local community needed since the downturn in industrial work in the area. My main aims within this project were to create a building that became a focal point for rejuvenation and hope,which allowed ex industrial workers to come and retrain in other professions. The second aim of the project was to provide a safe environment for the younger generation to come and learn new skills, also for the centre to provide valuable child care needs for struggling families.
The BDA was my honours year project. The main theme that was explored in this project was one of urban knitting. Which in this case was to stitch together the Kultural Forum and the newly developed Potsdamer Platz. The main principal was to bring a new function to the site which would draw people through the building and into the central core the Kultural Forum.
The main aim of this project was to recreate the urban fabric that already existed on the Royal Mile. By focusing on the spaces between the buildings rather than the architecture, a more modernised version of the pens could be created. Through the use of level changes and diverse material textures, the narrow shaded streets became enjoyable break out spaces, for the local residents.