MACIEJ ADASZEWSKI

2018-19 YEAR 2

MACIEJ ADASZEWSKI 2018-19 YEAR 2 The Helsinki Timber Academy An academy that inspires students through its form and experimental approach to timber construction. Central to the vision of the building is the intersection between the digital and analogue worlds of Finnish craftsmanship, built on a […]

GEORGIA GREEN

2018-19 YEAR 3

GEORGIA GREEN 2018-19 YEAR 3 Studies in Finnish White The project proposes a new typology for civic institutional buildings that is more akin to a church where the space can be described as sublime. This is most appropriate in Helsinki, (Finland) where dramatic solar patterns […]

PHILIP LIU

2018-19 YEAR 2

PHILIP LIU 2018-19 YEAR 2 Mark Agency A six-room hostel situated in central Helsinki sells short, tailor-made dreams for guests seeking immersive cosplay experiences: the chance to escape from the ordinary and transform into someone else. “A Guest + A Host = A Ghost” – […]

CHARLOTTE EVANS

2018-19 YEAR 3

CHARLOTTE EVANS 2018-19 YEAR 3 The Building as a Doula In Finland, community midwife training has been abolished since 1972 and is currently not provided within the publicly-funded system. With a reverse shift in development towards more home births, the Doula Institute aims to promote […]

ANI DOSHEVA

2018-19 YEAR 2

ANI DOSHEVA 2018-19 YEAR 2 Finnish Tango : A Phantom Trace Following the tradition of frozen-lake Tanssilavas, the Finnish tango dance centre sits on a scenic island in south Helsinki. The design of the different spaces has a series of specific moments carefully curated to […]

IMOGEN RUTHVEN-TAGGART

2018-19 YEAR 3

IMOGEN RUTHVEN-TAGGART 2018-19 YEAR 3 Forging Impressions in the Positive “Water appears not only in its destructive aspects, but manifests its cathartic, purifying, transformative, and regenerative capacities”– Bill Viola A proposal for a bereavement centre in Helsinki, appropriating jewellery making techniques to develop a permanent […]

OCIAN HAMEL-SMITH

2018-19 YEAR 2

OCIAN HAMEL-SMITH 2018-19 YEAR 2 Baby Fever: A City Oasis A sacred realm for the Finnish child, born within a carved spatial landscape, inherently warped in scale; its inhabitants can be giants. Through a visual language of mass and void, seen and hidden, we are […]

DILARA KOZ

2018-19 YEAR 2

DILARA KOZ 2018-19 YEAR 2 Following the Swan of Tuonela A shipwreck as a hypothesis. In the poem, ‘Un coup de dés (jamais n’abolira le hazard)’: A throw of the dice (will never abolish chance) by Stéphane Mallarmé, the space of the double spread becomes […]

BERTIE BROWN

2018-19 YEAR 2

BERTIE BROWN 2018-19 YEAR 2 City Sami Sample Scape One of the many eccentricities of Finland: Inari Sami Rapper named Amoc.Just like Finland, he has taken many Western cultural influences in order to strengthen his personal and communities’ identity. His use of this urban music […]

HUGO LOYDELL

2018-19 YEAR 3

HUGO LOYDELL 2018-19 YEAR 3 The Ludo-haptic Research Studio The ‘Ludo-haptic Research Studio’ traverses the divide between Ludology, the study of the users experience within a videogame and the haptics and sensory phenomena we are familiar with in our reality. To facilitate the research, the […]

MILES ELLIOTT

2018-19 YEAR 3

MILES ELLIOTT 2018-19 YEAR 3 Stories Told by the Fire A less carbon-intensive alternative to cremation is being introduced in Europe. Alkaline Hydrolysis, or ‘flameless cremation’, is a process where the body is broken down using lye and heat. With the flame no longer present […]

BIJOU HARDING

2018-19 YEAR 3

BIJOU HARDING 2018-19 YEAR 3 The Seven Brothers: Frozen Relations My building proposal is for an independent theatre, housing different renditions of the famous Finnish novel The Seven Brother by Finland’s national author Alexis Kivi. The theatre will be adaptable to fit the needs of […]

ALESSANDRO ROGNONI

2018-19 YEAR 3

ALESSANDRO ROGNONI 2018-19 YEAR 3 “Finns Just Eat Marinated Reindeer” Two architectural proposals for Kotipizza, the largest Pizza fast food in Finland, now slowly expanding in Europe and exporting its most famous recipe: pizza with reindeer (named after Silvio Berlusconi, to which the above statement […]

LOUKIS MENELAOU

2018-19 YEAR 2

LOUKIS MENELAOU 2018-19 YEAR 2 Building Sisu “But Tom was different. He had sisu.” Something that makes the Finns eccentric is their sisu, an ability to be able to overcome hardships in life through resilience and persistence, self-marginalisation and contemplation. A rehabilitation centre for social […]

ALISA BARABOSHKINA

2018-19 YEAR 2

ALISA BARABOSHKINA 2018-19 YEAR 2 The Rune Library A Library for learning ancient Nordic language of Runes in Helsinki Finland informed by the symbols. Building translates spacial qualities from meanings embedded in the ancient letters as well as using a systematised method to transform the […]

SEBASTIAN FATHI

2017-18 YEAR 3

SEBASTIAN FATHI  2017-18   YEAR 3 Into The Lost Photographs Street photographer Garry Winogrand left behind 75,000 undeveloped negatives of LA when he died. This photography museum develops and exhibits Winogrand’s lost photographs and architecturally immerses the user into their lost photographic conditions. The proposal’s circulation […]

DAN JOHNSTON

2017-18 YEAR 3

DAN JOHNSTON  2017-18   YEAR 3 House of Heads The project start with the forensic reconstruction of the splash: the death scene of Holden in the film Sunset Boulevard. The methodology through this project was to re-create, reconstruct and fabricate the splash. To take it apart […]

GRANT BEAUMONT

2017-18 YEAR 3

GRANT BEAUMONT 2017-18   YEAR 3 An embedded hop drying house The ‘LA Hop Drying House’ explores the journey of hop processing that takes place within the building’s drying floors, market place and soaking spaces in the centre of the Arts District- Each developed as isolated […]

GEORGE BRAZIER

2017-18 YEAR 3

GEORGE BRAZIER  2017-18   YEAR 3 DTLA’s Gig Economy Guild Spatialising the anthropogenic sublime. A monument to an ever-changing industry that’s scattered across Downtown Los Angeles. Building a guild for gig economy workers, block by block, member by member. The gig economy is scattered and ever-changing. […]

NEGAR TAATIZADEH

2017-18 YEAR 3

NEGAR TAATIZADEH   2017-18    YEAR 3 In  Absentia Reinventing an architecture formed and shaped by the poetry of wind. Both the building and its fictional inhabitant are awaiting the elimination of President Trump’s 2016 travel ban from Iran to America. Wind continues to perform as […]

THEO BRADER TAN

2017-18 YEAR 3

THEO BRADER TAN   2017-18   YEAR 3 2019ERS Caravaggio’s Fight Scene with Fruit. An investigation of the spatial lie within the filmic punch. The project focusses on a fight scene from 1999’s ‘Fight Club’. The actors’ fist never impacts each other, it is the perspective of the […]

ARTHUR WONG

2017-18 YEAR 3

ARTHUR WONG 2017-18   YEAR  3 Caffeinated Analogue Mechanical Organism Drinking a coffee, using a car and inhabiting a building: rituals of energy transformation performed by the Angelenos. The coffee shop houses these rituals in the spirit of Post-Coffee, Post-Car, and Post-Gentrification; three themes derived from […]

BASIL BABICHEV

2017-18 YEAR 2

BASIL BABICHEV  2017-18   YEAR 2 The Museum of Ancient Recipes The architecture responds to an international amalgamation of culture, seeking to restore a direct relationship between local geography and tradition. Recipes change as they are passed down and forgotten by family generations. The building methodology […]

AMANDA DOLGA

2017-18 YEAR 2

AMANDA DOLGA  2017-18   YEAR 2 “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that. [..]We know not what comes next, or what follows after. Thus, the most ordinary movement in the world, such as sitting down at a table and pulling the inkstand towards […]

KAI MCLAUGHLIN

2017-18 YEAR 2

KAI MCLAUGHLIN  2017-18   YEAR 2 Los Angeles Museum of Glitches April 2016, The iconic 6th Street Bridge is destroyed. However, within Google maps, the bridge exists in a glitched state between built and destroyed. Here the past and the present still survive together, separated only […]

MARIA JONES DELGADO

2017-18 YEAR 2

MARIA JONES DELGADO  2017-18   YEAR 2 La Sagrada Lavanderia de Cochineal La Sagrada Lavanderia de Cochineal. A cathedral-like laundromat and fabric dyeing space. The programme observed and took inspiration from the contrast of the dying industry of the American laundromat in comparison to its glamorised […]

IRIS LOU

2017-18 YEAR 2

IRIS LOU  2017-18   YEAR 2 Eavesdrop Speakeasy: Bronzeville Jazz Hub The Eavedrop Speakeasy explores jazz infused with the public space. It uses interactive structures to gather people and to re-build the vitality of the neighbourhood. Its goal is to provide comfort and equality to its […]

JAHBA ANAN

2017-18 YEAR 2

JAHBA ANAN  2017-18   YEAR 2 “Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves and the world and this mediation takes place through the senses.” —Juhani Pallasmaa L.A. Refracted Materialising the Gaze. A series of study objects and drawings attempting to unpick and physically encapsulate the […]

VICTOR CHOW

2017-18 YEAR 2

VICTOR CHOW  2017-18   YEAR 2 Living in the joy of the false perfection The currency contraption. This project explored and dissected the physicality and materiality of currency. It recreated the 10 note with a perspectival device, looking at how much the Queen’s face can deviate […]

CARLOTA NUÑEZ-BARRANCO

2017-18 YEAR 2

CARLOTA NUÑEZ-BARRANCO  2017-18   YEAR 2 The Stack residency for film editors Los Angeles is a city lived through films. Films that tell how spaces are walked through and inhabited; how the existence of architecture is dependent upon the position of the camera; and how the […]

GEORGIA MAY JAECKLE

2016-17 YEAR 3

GEORGIA MAY JAECKLE 2016-17  YEAR 3 Between the Haptic and the Optic ‘It is sharp and yet lands in a vague zone of myself. It is accurate yet muffled. It cries out in silence. Odd contradiction, a floating flash.’ – Roland Barthes Through the obsolescent, […]

FELIX SAGAR

2016-17  YEAR 3

FELIX SAGAR 2016-17  YEAR 3 Object Hallucinations Through practicing object-triggered ‘free association’, the project questions whether the flickering-up and passing-away of consciousness during object perception can be used in architectural design. Objects are not objective: could we see six of Sigmund Freud’s desk objects as […]

OSCAR MAGUIRE

2016-17  YEAR 2

OSCAR MAGUIRE 2016-17  YEAR 2 Twisting, Turning and the Dance of Learning Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’ uses the predictable, mechanical rhythm of the industrial machine as a framework for choreographing comedic performance. The success of the gag is tied to the precision and accuracy of […]

JOE JOHNSON

2016-17  YEAR 2

JOE JOHNSON 2016-17  YEAR 2 Rhythmicised Soundscapes Stemming from R. Murray Schafer’s research into industrial soundscapes, both projects seek to reintroduce spontaneity and chance into their acoustic environments. The first, a series of acoustic devices implanted into Otto Wagner’s Hietzing Station in Vienna, attempts to […]

ALEKSANDRA KUGACKA

2016-17  YEAR 3

ALEKSANDRA KUGACKA 2016-17  YEAR 3 Hotel Unheimlich Nested in-between the walls of two family houses The Unhomely Hotel challenges the notion of home. To dwell in this hotel is to occupy the fringes of inhabitation. Secret mechanisms, out of sight ornaments, strangely familiar shadows – […]

ELLIE MANOU

2016-17  YEAR 3

MAKING BUILDINGS PRIZE 2017

ELLIE MANOU 2016-17  YEAR 3 Wearing in, Wearing Out Konstantin Stanislavsky and his system of method acting cultivates the “art of experiencing” with which he contrasts the “art of representation”. An investigation of the parallel, intersecting and merging worlds. The merging and intersecting of two […]

FLORENCE HEMMINGS

2016-17  YEAR 2

FLORNCE HEMMINGS 2016-17  YEAR 2 Unfurling Subjects, Invertd Objects Using the logic of mechanisms in the body, such as sockets, to dictate how contraptions move once taken off the body. The drawing aligns the misfit of the actuality of the body’s surface form over the […]

HOHGUN CHOI

2016-17  YEAR 3

HOHGUN CHOI 2016-17  YEAR 3 Part Time – Art Time The project chooses to see binocularity as an opportunity of translation between the human and architecture in Vienna. A sculpture for opening the eyes. The Kunst-Bunker responds to Vienna’s obsession with the ornate and the […]

LOLA HAINES

2016-17  YEAR 2

LOLA HAINES 2016-17  YEAR 2 Museum of Baroque Theatre “The sense of sight gives no less assurance of reality of its objects than do the senses of smell and hearing, while neither our imagination nor our senses could ever assure us of anything without the […]

MAXIM GOLDAU

2016-17  YEAR 2

MAXIM GOLDAU 2016-17  YEAR 2 When Chichi Met Semper Upon arrival at the Semperdepot, where the faculty of conceptual arts is based total interaction housed around the glorious atrium was expected but not found. However, it was found in the aula in form of a […]

THOMAS CHU

2016-17  YEAR 3

THOMAS CHU 2016-17  YEAR 3 House For a Conductor Project 1 attempts to recreate the moment and atmosphere on the night of 16th of November 1848 in Guildhall, London, when Chopin played his last public performance. By comparing historic paintings of Guildhall, I was able […]

CHRISTINA GARBI

2016-17  YEAR 3

Christina Garbi 2016-17  YEAR 3 Inflatable Casting: A Cathedral of Water To investigate the concept of positive and negative space, and the transition between the two, I experimented with inflatable casting. Balloons filled with water, which occupy the void within a draped fabric arranged on […]

FREDDIE HONG

2015-16 YEAR 3

MAKING BUILDINGS PRIZE 2016

FREDDIE HONG 2015-16  YEAR 3 Click on the image to see more A Bath of Mnemonic Vectors A re-territorialised Japanese bathhouse in Hoxton translates the symmetries and asymmetries of shared memories into measurable architectural units. The project involves the author’s and his mother’s memories of one specific […]

JUN HAO CHAN

2015-16 YEAR 2

JUN HAO CHAN 2015-16  YEAR 2 Weather – Negotiating the Boundary “The house had a desolate look. The door was shabby, and nearly destitute of paint, and the windows were obscured by dirt … When I entered the gallery and looked at the pictures I was astonished, and the […]

ISAAC SIMPSON

2015-16 YEAR 3

ISAAC SIMPSON 2015-16  YEAR 3   Click on the image to see more Discovered Misreadings A host for the production, conservation and dissemination of the Survey of London, the building is constructed as a palimpsest of conflicting cartographic systems that encourages conversations between architecture, historians and future […]

CARMEN KONG

2016-17  YEAR 3

CARMEN KONG 2016-17  YEAR 3 Palinka Hotel Project 1 designs a shop that uses architecture and light as packaging for 3 flavours of chocolate. Customers walk through the shop differentiating the taste of each chocolate through their perception of the colour ‘red’. Building project: a […]

MILLIE GREEN

2016-17  YEAR 2

MILLIE GREEN 2016-17  YEAR 2 The Climbing Library Deriving from an initial exploration of a counterpoint that is abstract to the analytical order and linear thought of lawyers at Lincolns Inn Fields, existing in an alleyway adrift from its surroundings through tactile surfaces that cling […]

JAMES HEPPER

2015-16 YEAR 2

JAMES HEPPER 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more Inhabiting the Space of Desire “Granted there is a wall, what’s going on behind it?” Jean Tardieu, quoted in Georges Perec, ‘A Species of Spaces’ Founded from a discovered interplay between facades, the project […]

ELLA CALDICOTT

2015-16 YEAR 2

ELLA CALDICOTT 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more The Lichen Zoo The project interrogates the relationship between growth and design and explores the intersection of different environmental conditions and occupants. Can a soap be relived? The interrogation of growth started at a bathroom […]

MINH TRAN

2015-16 YEAR 3

MINH TRAN 2015-16  YEAR 3 Click on the image to see more Gerontosonic Grand Palace The theme of this year’s odyssey dances around the acoustic elements of architecture. The interplay between analogue and digital techniques were triumphed in an attempt to unlock the mysterious connection between memory and […]

CHARLIE REDMAN

2015-16 YEAR 3

CHARLIE REDMAN 2015-16  YEAR 3 Click on the image to see more Bar of the Unexpected Carved out of a narrow slot behind the facade of an industrial lift shaft, the ‘Bar of the Unexpected’ is a spaces for physical and social prototyping. The high-tech multi-axis articulated stages […]

RORY TURNER

2015-16 YEAR 2

RORY TURNER 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more Caravaggio Dreams of Sushi When Caravaggio dreams of sushi, a restaurant emerges; etched-out from the darkness ofthe void, an architecture in honour of the art of sushi.Cantilevered fins thrust out over Regent’s canal, on the […]

KRINA CHRISTOPOULOU

2015-16 YEAR 2

KRINA CHRISTOPOULOU 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more Staging Deception And where the thoughts can stay The rest, the desert, the tundra, and those little snakes, And all that remains will be a city without frontiers. They, go. And it will be […]

JANIS HO

2015-16 YEAR 2

JANIS HO 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more Negotiating Skins: An Osmotic Architecture A teabag man slowly submerges into water, held in balance by invisible forces of magnetism. The water rises; the tea dissolves; the magnet wins. Translating Japan’s 24hrs culture to London, an osmotic […]

RYAN WALSH

2015-16 YEAR 2

RYAN WALSH 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more The Hoxton Press The Hoxton Press Journal introduces ‘Stadium News’. An immersive experience of the week’s events coming to an abandoned industrial estate just off Kingsland Road. On The 2nd April 2015, The Hatton Street […]

DAN POPE

2015-16 YEAR 2

DAN POPE 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more Redrawing Conventions ‘Redrawing conventions’ proposes a live drawing school that collapses the hierarchy between the object and subject of perspectival drawing – a prosthetic to the body of the site and the body of the […]

DANNY DIMBLEBY

2015-16 YEAR 3

DANNY DIMBLEBY 2015-16  YEAR 3 Click on the image to see more Hotel Dérive The narrative of the hotel ‘experience’ is one of sterility and monotony; variations of the same predictable components designed to exist without stimulating a response. And so it comes as no surprise that the hotel […]

JAMES BRADFORD

2015-16 YEAR 3

JAMES BRADFORD 2015-16  YEAR 3 Click on the image to see more Hoxton’s Staged Landscape: A Rural Mis-translation Seducing the visitor in to buying and consuming rural products, the ‘Hoxton Country House’ architecturally re-interprets techniques of the English landscape garden to create a sense of wonder and escape […]

MATTHEW TAYLOR

2015-16 YEAR 3

MATTHEW TAYLOR 2015-16  YEAR 3 Click on the image to see more Empowering Focus Through Light Our perceived understanding of depth in our spatial surrounding relies on an interaction between light, surface and vision. Darkness allows voids in the visual information received, pockets of uncertainty and the unknown. […]

MORGAN HAMEL DE MONCHENAULT

2015-16 YEAR 2

MORGAN HAMEL DE MONCHENAULT 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more From Miniscule to Monumental The vertical spa, open to the mooring community of London, occupies the interlocking solids within a refined play of suspended volumes – scaled-up mistranslations of the geometrical rules of Japanese […]