2014-15: SHIFTING SCALES Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Colin Herperger The principal of scale and the units that define it are critical within the world we live and the one we explore. Composition; proportion and scale – ever-present companions to the practicing architect. They should be respected and […]

2013-14: DETAILS & MISBEHAVIOURS Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Colin Herperger We are drawn to this work because it seeks a challenge. It begins from a curiosity and chases it. The work demands precision yet finds a devious beauty in the almost correct. A sort of misbehaviour exists […]

2007-08: AN AMERICAN INDEX OF THE HIDDEN AND UNFAMILIAR Tutors: Johan Berglund, Rhys Cannon This year Unit 8 is interested in transient landforms, layering and exposure. Through engaging with these themes we will seek to generate architectures that are responsive, dynamic and new. Immovable man-made […]

2008-09: THE EXPLORERS Tutors: Johan Berglund, Rhys Cannon In the 19th century, a man called Monturiol dreamed of a refuge, a place where he could go to be free of the dense and dirty city of Barcelona in which he lived. To achieve his dream he […]

2009-10: WEATHERMEN Tutors: Johan Berglund, Rhys Cannon Unit 8 is interested in the potential for real buildings to incorporate strong poetic and experiential qualities, and to exist in symbiosis with the fabric of urban and natural landscapes it inhabits. We believe that architecture communicates the ideals […]

2010-2011: 3D Tutors: Johan Berglund, Rhys Cannon Architecture is a multidimensional creative practice. As architects we are taught to draw 2-dimensional construction drawings. These are then used by builders to assemble 3-dimensional, inhabitable constructs, which are then the setting for the user’s 4-dimensional life. What […]

2011-12: COMPOSITION Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Ben Addy In western architecture both the traditional and modernist understanding of composition relates primarily to the geometric and formal – a classical understanding of aesthetics; as explored through The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa; that links Palladio with le […]

2012-13: NO AGENDA Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Ben Addy Unit 8 will not be adopting a thematic agenda this year. Instead we will structure our work according to the attitudes and skills that you will require in order to realise effective projects. Clearly to have ‘no agenda’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

PATCH DOBSON-PEREZ

2014-15 YEAR 3

MAKING BUILDINGS PRIZE 2015

PATCH DOBSON-PEREZ  2014-15  YEAR 3 Launch Complex 34   Click on the image to see more Located in the middle of a stretch of abandoned NASA launch sites from the glorious age of space travel. The building memorialises the Apollo I disaster in which three […]

BOON YIK CHUNG

2014-15 YEAR 3

RIBA BRONZE MEDAL WINNER 2015

BOON YIK CHUNG  2014-15  YEAR 3 Space as the Third Teacher Click on the image to see more The project takes a philosophical and theoretical path in searching for an alternative classroom typology. Inspired by Alain de Botton’s writing on how architecture has the capabilities […]

JOSHUA TOH

2013-14 YEAR 3

MAKING BUILDINGS PRIZE 2014

JOSHUA TOH  2013-14  YEAR 3 The Venice Cathedral of Craft Click on the image to see more The Venice Cathedral of Craft was a proposal for a dramatic building by the Rialto Bridge in Venice housing an atelier for the Italian fashion house of Valentino. […]

JUN HAO CHAN

2015-16 YEAR 2

JUN HAO CHAN 2015-16  YEAR 2 Click on the image to see more 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 […]

NESS LAFOY

2012-13 YEAR 3

RIBA BRONZE MEDAL WINNER 2013

NESS LAFOY  2012-13  YEAR 3 Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall Click on the image to see more The Archipelago around Helsinki is dotted with tiny pine covered islands, many inhabited by just one or two households. Altogether there are 455 islands in the Finnish Archipelago, which […]

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 […]

TOM BUDD

2013-14 YEAR 3

TOM BUDD  2013-14  YEAR 3 An Unexpected Night in the Hotel Coletti Click on the image to see more A series of unique and peculiar interactions between the various hotel guests and staff are accentuated by an architecture inter-connected by the various mechanical; electrical and operational services […]

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 […]

SAMUEL DAVIES

2014-15 YEAR 2

SAMUEL DAVIES  2014-15  YEAR 2 Multi-generational house Click on the image to see more The project considers the NASA rocket launches as a propagation point for memory, and explores how architecture of the home acts as a parallel generator of shared stories and domestic nostalgia. […]

FERGUS KNOX

2011-12 YEAR 3

FERGUS KNOX 2011-12 YEAR 3   Pearl River Gardens Regeneration Project Click on the image to see more Landscaped gardens and reedbeds create a new watercourse for the Wadi Boukrareb. A high-level water treatment plant cleans the river, before it is reintroduced into gardens for irrigation […]

STEFANO PASSERI

2009-10 YEAR 3

STEFANO PASSERI 2009-10 YEAR 3  Namazu’s Restless Temple Click on the image to see more Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Johan Berglund

SONIA MAGDZIARZ

2014-15 YEAR 3

SONIA MAGDZIARZ 2014-15  YEAR 3 Bahia Honda Summer Camp Click on the image to see more The main challenge posed by the site is the constantly shifting weather conditions. The project investigates ways of creating an architecture that contradicts the tradition of designing a hurricane proof […]

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 […]

IAN NG

2013-14 YEAR 3

IAN NG  2013-14  YEAR 3 Slit-scan test rigs Click on the image to see more A series of bespoke ‘slit-scan’ cameras were fabricated and arranged accordingly to capture a variety time-based decays and interactions. The resulting imagery thus embodied an additional time-scale, depicted within the horizontal […]

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 […]

BEN HAYES

2008-09 YEAR 3

BEN HAYES 2008-09 YEAR 3 East Harlem Music Academy   Click on the image to see more Responding to themes of transient landforms, layering, exposure and cultural flux, this project seeks to generate an architecture that is responsive, dynamic and new: immovable man-made interventions against 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 […]

MARCUS STOCKTON

2011-12 YEAR 3

MARCUS STOCKTON 2011-12 YEAR 3  Phosphate Trade Centre and Fez-al-Bali Business Regeneration Scheme Click on the image to see more Pre-emptively addressing the demand shift of phosphate production to Morocco the Trade Building functions as a Global Hub for the Coordination and regulation of the […]

ELEANOR DAISY URSELL

2013-14 YEAR 3

ELEANOR DAISY URSELL 2014-15 YEAR 3 The Venetian Film Studio   Click on the image to see more The Venetian Film Studio is a speculative comment on the reality of Venice behind it’s tired and infamous façade. The play between fact and fiction within the […]

SARAH CUSTANCE

2006-07 YEAR 3

SARAH CUSTANCE 2006-07 YEAR 3 Winner of Serjeant Drawing Prize, RIBA President’s Medals A Script Writer’s Retreat Click on the image to see more ‘The Writers’ Retreat’ is sited on the coastal edge of Barcelona, from this point one is able to escape the city […]

ERNEST WANG

2014-15 YEAR 3

ERNEST WANG  2014-15  YEAR 3 Port Canaveral Drive-in Click on the image to see more Port Canaveral Drive-In is a proposal for a complex which embodies the hallmarks of American car culture. The programme incorporates various elements, such as the drive-in cinema, the American diner […]

NICOLE YU XUAN TEH

2014-15 YEAR 3

NICOLE YU XUAN TEH  2014-15  YEAR 3 The Little Prince Production Studio and Visitor Centre Click on the image to see more The Little Prince Studio was a proposal for a daylight film studio by Sarasota Lane, along the main street of Cape Canaveral to […]

KAREN KO

2013-14 YEAR 3

KAREN KO  2013-14  YEAR 3 Venetto Town Hall Click on the image to see more The new architecture is an attempt to find a balance between the old and the new and to exemplify the result of the experiment, in which the architect’s take on […]

EMMA COLTHURST

2013-14 YEAR 3

EMMA COLTHURST  2013-14  YEAR 3 The Gimbal Click on the image to see more This reconnects the landscape of Royal Victoria Docklands, taking each piece of industrial renascence as players within the rings. Each piece sits in its own coordinate and relationship to its fellow […]

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. […]

CHERRY BEAUMONT

2011-12 YEAR 3

CHERRY BEAUMONT 2011-12 YEAR 3  A New Street / Fes el Bali Click on the image to see more Comprising the five traditional elements of a street within the Medina: fountain; bakery; hammam; mosque and quaranic school. The new proposed arrangement elongates the traditional courtyard […]

EGMONTAS GERAS

2013-14 YEAR 2

EGMONTAS GERAS  2013-14  YEAR 2 A House and Delicatessen Click on the image to see more A chef and his family inhabit a concrete house on the edge of a residential piazza. The house is comprised of concrete elements that are moulded to become an […]

CONOR JOSEPH CLARKE

2014/15 YEAR 2

CONOR JOSEPH CLARKE  2014-15  YEAR 2 Bath House for Cape Canaveral Click on the image to see more The natural swamp landscape of the florida keys is constantly fought with drainage changing soft topography into hard industrial plains. The building exploits this duality by implanting […]

KEVIN ZI MENG

2014-15 YEAR 3

KEVIN ZI MENG  2014-15  YEAR 3 Cocoa Beach Event Center Click on the image to see more This project envisions a new suburban civic centre typology with a core of a library that is highly responsive to the ever-changing seasonal cyclical fluctuation of population in […]

ZHENG YEHAN

2014-15 YEAR 2

ZHENG YEHAN  2014-15  YEAR 2 Port Canaveral Wreck Diving Training Resort Click on the image to see more The building attempts to translate the senses of the varying elements of scuba diving into spatial experience. Being situated near wrecks scattered around the region, the facility acts […]

NIKOLAS KOURTIS

2014-15 YEAR 3

NIKOLAS KOURTIS  2014-15  YEAR 3 CCAFFS Camping Hostel Click on the image to see more Through the incorporation of lightweight, tensile and inflatable structures, along with further investigation of climbing equipment, and techniques the hostel not only provides a unique experience where the inhabitants are immersed […]

PRISCILLA WONG

2013-14 YEAR 2

PRISCILLA WONG  2013-14  YEAR 2 Nursery and Urban Park Click on the image to see more The relationship with the canal; water and shifting tidal conditions is further exploited within the new addition to the Venetian urban landscape. Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Colin Herperger

AFRODITE MOUSTROUFIS

2014-15 YEAR 2

AFRODITE MOUSTROUFIS  2014-15  YEAR 2 The Camera School Click on the image to see more The Camera School is exploring the possibility of a building to become a machine for looking. Located in the centre of various subjects likely to trigger the photographic interest of […]

EMILIO SULLIVAN

2014-15 YEAR 3

EMILIO SULLIVAN  2014-15  YEAR 3 The Shrimp Road Fish Emporium Click on the image to see more The Florida Keys have been infamous for their laissez-faire attitude,the lesser known fact is that The Keys have long been seen as the Mecca of sport fishing. Yet with […]

CAROLYN WONG

2013-14 YEAR 3

CAROLYN WONG  2013-14  YEAR 3 The New Mercato del Pesce Click on the image to see more Built on the site of the existing fish market, it uses an intricate woven system of brass sunpipes to bring light from the sun-soaked rooftops to the darker shadowed […]

RIKARD KHAN

2013-14 YEAR 2

RIKARD KHAN  2013-14  YEAR 2 Fitness Rowing Club Click on the image to see more Linear drawing describing the route taken by a member of the rowing club – the building responds to studies of navigating the city of Venice with the experiences of expanding and […]

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 […]

CHARLOTTE ARCHER

2013-14 YEAR 3

CHARLOTTE ARCHER  2013-14  YEAR 3 Sound Park and Touring Musicians Residence Click on the image to see more The Venetian tide changes four times a day shifting the horizon and altering the way you experience the city from the water and the flooding ground, Il Parco del Suono seeks to heighten […]

MAX WALMSLEY

2009-10 YEAR 3

MAX WALMSLEY 2009-10 YEAR 3 Sub-Nature Research Station Click on the image to see more Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Johan Berglund

KELLY FRANK

2013-14 YEAR 2

KELLY FRANK  2013-14  YEAR 2 Star-Gazing Inn Click on the image to see more A clustered series of private boutique suites form a constellation of buildings to facilitate the occupants to observe the Venetian night-sky. Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Colin Herperger    

AQSA IFTIKHAR

2013-14 YEAR 2

AQSA IFTIKHAR  2013-14  YEAR 2 Landscape of Smell Click on the image to see more Exploring the depiction of smell as a colour. In fishing islands such as Burano traditional methods of fishing are employed such as cast net fishing. This drawing illustrates how a […]

CHIARA MONTGOMERIE

2008-09 YEAR 3

CHIARA MONTGOMERIE 2008-09 YEAR 3 Roosevelt Island Respiratory Clinic Click on the image to see more Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Johan Berglund

NAOMI DE-BARR

2013-14 YEAR 2

NAOMI DE-BARR  2013-14  YEAR 2 A Map of an Imagined Surface Click on the image to see more A map of an imagined surface drawn using my mapping instrument. A magnifying glass, set of mirrors, additional water and a varying scale are used to distort a real […]

WENYA LIU

2013-14 YEAR 2

WENYA LIU  2013-14  YEAR 2 Fish market and restaurant Click on the image to see more The left part is an island which is built in the great canal for fisher men to park boats and get a way to transport fish to the storage of […]

JOSHUA STEVENSON-BROWN

2013-14 YEAR 3

JOSHUA STEVENSON-BROWN  2013-14  YEAR 3 Venetian Construction School Click on the image to see more A site of unused buildings become occupied in phases by the school. Temporary school facilities are set up on site, while the existing buildings are dissected by the students to […]

KAOWEN HO

2008-09 YEAR 3

KAOWEN HO 2008-09 YEAR 3 Long Island Transport Terminal Click on the image to see more Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Johan Berglund

CHRISTOPHER LEES

2006-07 YEAR 3

CHRISTOPHER LEES 2006-07 YEAR 3 Catalan Ceramics Forum Click on the image to see more Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Johan Berglund

JOANNA ASIA RZEWUSKA

2014-15 YEAR 2

JOANNA ASIA RZEWUSKA  2014-15  YEAR 2 A Church of Casts Click on the image to see more The project stems from rigorous material testing and exploration of sand casting. These investigations lead to a small scale architectural intervention on the beach in Florida in the […]

SANDRA YOUKHANA

2009-10 YEAR 2

SANDRA YOUKHANA 2009-10 YEAR 2  A Business School in Tokyo Click on the image to see more Tutors: Rhys Cannon, Johan Berglund

ZION CHAN

2013-14 YEAR 3

ZION CHAN  2013-14  YEAR 3 Urban Wetland Park, East London Click on the image to see more Adjacent to the busiest spaghetti junction in London, the scheme aims to regenerate the natural landscape of Roding Valley, and create a mini urban oasis within the gap of […]