exploring possible sites

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I liked this space as it was quite big and open.

exploring possible sites

I like the idea of integrating old and new in addition to creating contrast in the same space.

The area around my chosen site

My site (different time of day)

Coop Himmelblau, roof re-modelling

A great example of the use of parasite architecture making the most of the space above.

Drawing. The motive force for architecture - Peter Cook

Here i like the creative use of space

Shipping Container House

Researching

while researching I looked at the empty spaces between buildings as one possible solution to the brief.

exploring possible sites

exploring possible sites

This building in Waterloo caught my eye because of its shape. it would make an interesting sight. 

The area around my chosen site

About My Site

My chosen sight is Shad Thames. Shad Thames is also known as Butler's Wharf after the largest of the riverside warehouses and was once the largest warehouse complex in London. Completed in 1873.

During the 20th century the area went into decline as congestion forced shipping to unload goods further east, and the last warehouses closed in 1972, leaving the area forgotten and derelict.

However, Shad Thames was regenerated in the 1980s and 1990s, when the disused but picturesque warehouses throughout the area were converted into expensive flats, many with restaurants, bars, shops, etc. on the ground floor.

My site (different time of day)

The bridges that run along Shad Thames are really simple however they give the effect of almost stepping back in time. you walk along the narrow street under these bridges and between these looming buildings on either side and you get a feel for how things may have seemed in the Victorian times. This really is quite an interesting space as it combines structures completed in 1873 with the newly refurbished 20th century flats and restaurants and nothing seems out of place. they work together extremely well.

Coop Himmelblau, roof re-modelling

Coop Himmelblau, roof re-modelling

Drawing. The motive force for architecture - Peter Cook

Munci Projects bridge between buildings

Catenary Models

as a group we made this catenary model. To help us understand what catenary actually was.

the area around my chosen site

The area around my chosen site

My site (different time of day)

Dynamic-ShapeShifting-Helix-Bridge

Habitat 67 is a good example of density. No space is wasted as each building seems to feed of the next.

Drawing. The motive force for architecture - Peter Cook

Drawing. The motive force for architecture - Peter Cook

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