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    Project proposal title and date: Redefining Space. Split Identity. Main area of activity/Pathway: Interior Architecture In studying foundation … Read More
    Project proposal title and date: Redefining Space. Split Identity. Main area of activity/Pathway: Interior Architecture In studying foundation I have developed my knowledge and understanding of the art and design world, particularly in 3D design. I have come to understand the importance of knowing and understand the history of art and design and the different art movements that have changed and influenced the things that we see now. Through out the 6 units I have learned to work with different media approaches inspired by different specialists to achieve an architectural outcome. Also I now find it easier to have a conceptual idea for my starting point rather then just visuals. My SRJ has helped me to record and organise my work and ideas. I also found it useful because it allowed me to reflect on things I have already done, recognise the problems and find solutions for them. London is fast becoming over populated with buildings. My project is based on home expansion but I will be approaching this in an imaginative and creative way. My aim is to explore different ways of expanding an existing house to create interesting living space but also retaining a feeling of openness and access to garden areas. I will also investigate different ways of extending the house for example garden extensions, roof extension and other imaginative ways of creating more space by extending. I am fascinated by the rows upon rows of ‘2 up 2 down’ terrace housing that dominates London. They all conform to a ‘fixed plan’ and were designed for working class in the late 19 th century. Therefore I will mainly be focusing on this type of housing and investigate different ways of creating space by changing the structure and layout of the house. By changing or redefining that layout you are radically transforming that original concept. The challenge will be to keep the original aesthetics at the front whilst transforming what happens behind that wall. To expand my knowledge and understanding of what’s already out there, visiting the NLA The Building Centre ‘Don’t move, improve’ exhibition. This exhibition will allow me to see the existing work from artists that are in the industry. Which should inspire me with my design and drive me to create creative modern designs. Through looking at house extensions I will also be investigating on different materials that I may use to add a modern aesthetic to the design. The contrast between the old and the new will be a large part of my investigation and I will definitely be experimenting on what materials work best with the bricks and other old materials that are already there. Using my SRJ I will be reflecting on my work as I go along as I have been doing throughout this course. In my SRJ I will be recording my journey and process of making by writing down the problems that comes across and ways of solving those problems. Feedback is very important; therefore I will be asking my fellow peers for any advice, opinion and any kind of feedback. We will be having group critic sessions to see how I can learn and be inspired, and again to get more feedback. I will also be evaluating my work by looking at professional designers and see what they are doing and compare my work with theirs. Through my SRJ, my peers and comparing my work with other artists I will evaluate my work to a successful conclusion. Bibliography Books: Peter Allison (2006) David Adjaye Houses. Thames & Hudson Publishers. John Pawson (1999) Barn Fi McGhee Architecture John Pawson. Booth-Clibborn Editions Publisher Phyllis Richardson (2009) XS Extreme: Big Ideas, Small Buildings. Thames & Hudson Publishers Annabel Biles and Adam Mornement (2009) Infill: New Houses for Urban Sites. Laurence King Publishers. Richard Weston (2004) Plans, Sections and Elevations. Key buildings of the twentieth century. Laurence King Publishers. Alessandro Rocca (2007) Natural Architecture. Princeton Architectural Press Masao Furuyama (2006) Tadao Ando, The Geometry of Human Space. Taschen publishers. Louna Lahti (2004) Alvar Aalto, Paradise for the man in the street. Taschen publishers. Barbara-Ann Campbell-Lange (2005) John Lautner, Disappearing Space. Taschen publishers. Website: http://www.1900s.org.uk/1900s-house-plans.htm http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/house-and-home/property/life-on-the-terraces-the-classic-twoup-twodown-is-back-in-demand-1965668.html http://www.e-architect.co.uk/london/tate_modern_extension.htm http://www.davidmikhail.com/ http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/ http://www.rhmarchitects.com/projects.php http://www.reiulframstadarkitekter.no/default.asp http://www.ebawe.de/en/anwendungen/fassaden-elemente/?navid=39 http://www.dura-clad.com/ www.hutarchitecture.com www.youtube.com/user/extendarchitects www.threefoldarchitects.com http://www.apropos-conservatories.com/ http://www.noosanews.com.au/story/2012/05/08/queenslander-erle-levey-domain-property-noosa/ http://homegallerydesign.com/landscape-design-ideas-architecture-modern-home-decorating-pictures/ http://work.ac/ http://work.ac/diane-von-furstenberg-studio-headquarters/?tag=architecture http://www.stylepark.com/en/contributions/architecture Exhibitions/Galleries: New London Architecture, The Building Centre: Don’t Move, Improve! 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