Exploratory work has been underway since October for the design-make commons pavilion which the studio has been invited to design.
Propositional work has been developed through a series of design and fabrication workshops, reviews and many hours spent in studio working through drawn and modelled iterations.
In December we look forward to welcoming our client Alex Zambelli, from the AHRC-funded Wastes and Strays research group (which I have written about previously here) and timber specialists from industry, for the stage 1 judging of the studio proposals. We will then be determining which aspects of the work will be taken forward into the next phase of design development and prototyping.
Our new studio space and surroundings in Reliance Wharf, N1. Be in touch if you are in the area, we’d be very happy to show you around.
Delighted that Clara Calladine from studio 06 has been nominated for the RIBA President’s 2019 Bronze Medal Award.
Details of her project work can be found here.
Also congratulations go to Alastair Manley, Reo Shima, Clara Calladine and Harry Horwood from this year’s studio cohort who collected prizes at University of Brighton’s SoAD annual awards on the opening night of the Graduate Show 2019.
It was a pleasure to participate at the Tangible and Intangible Commons symposium on June 13th at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus in the city centre.
An insightful and reflective account of the event can be found here, written by architect, academic and event coordinator Dr Alessandro Zambelli, detailing presentations given by the 10 invited speakers. Our common ground lies within the discourse relating to ideas of ‘commons’ and processes of ‘commoning’ which we know to be a topical subject of increasing academic and community interest.
Entitled (re)public Brighton, I presented a selection of propositional work from our 2015/16 undergraduate studio situated in Valley Gardens. These gardens represent Brighton’s most significant public space and are (in all but name) important urban commons. During the course of the year long enquiry, our studio sought to bring evidence of the value of urban common land, far beyond its mere physical state, in allowing for (re)production of public space in the contemporary city.
Set within the symposium’s wider context with a diverse field of speakers including historians, architects, human geographers, planners and landscape architects, we were invited to consider what the future might look like for these valuable and historic contested urban spaces.
[MEERA LAD: City Choreography: A Social Dance Event Centre]
Further project work from this studio can be found here