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Bachelor of Architecture [BArch RIBA/ARB Part I] - University of Nottingham // Year 2 Studio Project // Studio Tutors: Melissa Appleton
In Radford, Nottingham there is numerous amounts of derelict sites which are slowly being regenerated by the council. These sites do not help Nottingham’s false image and reputation of being a rough bad area. The project was to design a building that will inhabit one of the sites and gives back to the public as well as having a specific function.
The proposing scheme is a car recycling factory where the public can bring their old vehicles to be recycled and then employ those recycled parts in a workshop where they can construct furnishings for their home that breaks away from the conventional form and materials of typical furnishing. The building occupies the North-eastern corner of Forest Mills overlooking a main road, Alfreton Road. The progression of the car turning into useful materials is shown in my plan and was also a starting point in developing this scheme. There is a gallery where the finished products can be publicized and that space opens up to the road involving the public. The wire mesh cladding on the wall facing Alfreton Road gives a view to the inside of the dismantling area showing the buildings inner workings.