BOBBY GANDALF (AFRIQUOI) DJ SET
OLLIE MALIN (nonsense verse)
IRVING WASHINGTON (ARCSOC)
JET LI (ARCSOC)
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Graphics by Beth Fisher
Great trip today to the Cambridge University Architecture department.
Assistant Architecture Studio - House of 33 years, Nara-city 2013. The house was designed for a couple who lived in their previous residence for 33 years; the new structure took over 5 years to design, and was built in three different cities before being assembled together on site. Despite the simple and raw appearance, a tremendous amount of diligence went into the articulation of the layered spaces to address the ways in which the client’s had become accustomed to living within a new architectural context. Photos (C) Shinkenchiku.
Channels and Bridges
Two illustrations of Bow as a series of connections and disconnections at disparate scales. The pieces show the strata of the city, built up and carved into over time to create a series of linear spaces which join two places on an urban scale, but separate them on a human one. A route through Bow is limited by tunnels, bridges and dead ends.
A mapping from memory of open spaces around Bow. Each area is sunken within the solid, highlighting a feeling of being surrounded on all sides by the urban fabric. Colours and different materials characterise each space, whilst the perceived sense of activity is denoted by metal rods and card ‘patches of inhabitation’ which emerge from the solid base and hover suspended in a space.
Bow depicted through a series of scales. I was initially overwhelmed by the divisive A roads carving a cross through the site. Zooming in closer I picked up on the density of peoples lives lived out at the edges of the main roads using different markings to show the overlap of different programs and identities as well as drawing fragile, convoluted pedestrian routes with the direct desire lines floating above. The final drawing shows a larger scale image of the hidden residential area behind the main roads revealing pockets of activity and free movement lines supported and protected by structure.