1. BA 3rd Year Semester 2 Degree project Serendipity. Pandemonium. Serendimonium. The city has become predictable. There exists a transformative dynamic condition. Inspiration is taken from the concepts of the Situationist Internationale and the work of Eisenman, and with regards to the Spine of the Liverpool docks. The life of the dockers is an important part of Liverpools history. Spaces are synthesised for the past and present dockers, out of existing forms and artificial excavations, to create a sense of rejuventated exploration. A pandemonium of serendipity and events within the River Mersey. An analysis of edges, existing fabric and artificial archaelogy suggest future proposals of further spontaneous synthesis, provoking a labyrinth of curiosity and experiences. There are interventions within the existing fabric that remain surreal and ambiguous to the surrounding. Although contrary, they interact with their surroundings in order to set conditions of non-predetermined actions and fortunate happenstance to occur. The dynamic energy of the city is revealed. A key to this is the conflicting relationship between the emptiness of the future, emptiness of the present and the emptiness of the past. Serendimonium Upon the Mersey Grade achieved: A RIBA Presidents Bronze Medal entry 2015. Influences: Constant Nieuwenhuys, Debord, Chtcheglov, Tschumi, Eisenman.
2. BA 3rd Year Semester 1 Poets Retreat Grade achieved: B Influences: James Turrell, Le Corbusier, Koolhaas, Tschumi Within the site lies a connection between Adrian Henri and the landscape. Landscape and poetry come together. Urban landscapes such as Parc de la Villette feature a grid formation that is superimposed (by both Tschumi and Koolhaas) to allow for placement of spaces and pavilions. Taking reference from Liverpool Poem by Adrian Henri, the suggested points of interest are superimposed to establish and locate nodal points of community spaces, and the private poets retreats. The formation of the grid shows the lines of intersection as the main community space. Three prevalent lines form this intersection. From this, it can be determined that there is a sub-grid and grouping of spaces within the community space, which are sub-divided into formal and informal spaces, serving accommodation, a library and a theatre. The central nucleus is connected by a skyspace, influenced by James Turrell. The feature of the passing of time allows poets to gain inspiration and is a direct link to the surroundings - a constant reminder of the ever-changing landscape.
3. BA 2nd Year Semester 1 Spiritual Gardens: Perceptions of Space Grade achieved: A Influences: Constant Nieuwenhuys, Libeskind, Tschumi, Woods. In each and every city, there exists a spiritual condition that is not always apparent. Taking inspiration from the work of Tschumi, and with regards to four specific locations, certain formations of passageways and spaces connect to create areas of spiritual resonance; a series of stopping points in the urban landscape. Pause. Look. Climb. Jump. Walk. Hide. Explore. Osmosis. The fluidity of the city contrasts with the nodal points to regain a sense of spirituality within the city boundaries - places to pause. A mapping of places creates a matrix of events. An analysis of edges, thresholds, and enclosures suggest ley lines of energy, which provoke a notional labyrinth of connections. These suspended solid states are interventions in the city, which remain ambiguous, fragmented, and the the conditions are set for actions and perceptions to ocurr, conveying the hidden energy in the city. The relationship to the sky is a kind of pathetic fallacy, which translates into a conveyance of moods and conditions.