Second Year Architecture

Communication Project:

The Elements Project:

The Beach Hub Project:

The rest of these images are for our Beach Hub project. Our task was to design a water centre that includes spaces such as a cafe, an office, changing rooms, demonstration rooms and water storage.

The Narrative:

The beginning of our projects we were tasked to create a story book (the narrative) based on our experiences through Portsmouth. I went on a journey around Portsmouth and documented this journey through images and sketches. Before creating my final story book, I experimented in a different book (the first book below). I tried different techniques before settling on a style and materials for the book that would reflect my narrative.

The book below is my final story book. My narrative was based on our environment and the damage we are creating. The point of view of the narrative is coming from water; as if water is an omnipresent, worldly being. I chose to do this as I found that the most discarded objects had accumulated in the water in a moat. I also decided for this location to be my site.

The interior of the book is made from recycled fabric and tracing paper. I chose to use watercolour drawings which I ironed on to this fabric. To symbolise the behaviour of water, these drawings are a reflection of the ones on the tracing paper. The exterior of the book is made from recycled fragments of plastic that have been melted and compressed together. This hard protective cover implies how we should be treating our environment. Protecting it rather than causing damage.

Art & Education Centre:

One of my favourite images from second year is from the Design: Architectural Narratives.

The second part of our Narrative project was to choose a particular brief that related to our narrative. I chose the ‘Night school’ brief. The building I designed is an educational institute that encourages the use of discarded items to create art. The exhibition building is allowed to float with the rising and falling of the moat; allowing visitors to see the moat close up for themselves. Seeing the pollution encourages them to do something, in turn (hopefully), progress would be seen as the moat begins to clear of rubbish.