The Speaking Land – Nomadic Landscape Forum.
This design project was set within the context of a larger investigation of how we engage with our place in our landscape. It was the design of a nomadic forum space as an aid for engagement with the landscape. The brief was set with a theater space as its main component and gallery and media spaces as secondary. The project was part of the field masters unit 06/07 at the Dundee School of Architecture led by Kathryn Findlay.
The Design Research Unit was the major element of architectural theory in BA (hons) course and so represented a chance for intellectual development. It was used to explore the ‘field’ as a compositional element. Continue reading
This project for an inner city house was playing with the ideas of inside/outside,and building/void with relation to the architectural context within a dense urban block. The design builds up a false facade to the street completing the perimeter of the block with a vertical garden. Behind this, in an attempt to retain the sense of the courtyard, the building is made of smaller ‘solid’ elements surrounded by free flowing spaces. Continue reading