Workspace on the water in Hayes

Architecture Studio 3 go kayaking

Architecture Studio 3 continues to work in Hayes this year, concentrating on its light-industrial fringes. The work develops previous work with the Austin Housing Estate (2011/13) and High Street backyards (2014/15), both sites adjacent to this year’s industrial sites.

This year, Studio 3 is particularly interested in patterns of work and workspaces in Hayes. Some of the industrial areas are still thriving places where things are made, stored, assembled or maintained; others have been abandoned, and are awaiting a new life. Given the planned arrival of Crossrail in Hayes, developments will in most instances centre on housing with some office spaces, rather than a replacement of the workshops and yards. Architecture Studio 3 will speculate on what work spaces in the area could and should entail, and what workspaces for Hayes’ existing populace could become.

The industrial areas being investigated frame Hayes town centre and stretch out east and west along the Grand Union canal. To start off the year they will be working with The Sharks, a canoe club operating in the wider area, which wishes to establish a local hub in Hayes. The studio met with Neal Underwood, Club Development Officer, and his colleague Rob who took the students kayaking along the canal in Hayes; past recently closed factories, housing developments and surprising spots of wilderness with herons and blackberries galore. Studio 3 is now exploring options for a shelter where the boats are stored, and the children can meet for paddling sessions on the canal. There is also potential that one of the proposals will be realised as a live project, since the club has funding for development. 

As well as working with The Sharks, the Studio has meet with Hayes Partnership Chair David Brough, who introduced the students to the local history and current developments in the town. 

 

More Cass Projects

Huguenot Projects at Soho Create Festival

Cass Student work is shown at the Huguenot Church, Soho Square

Huguenot Projects work from across the School was exhibited at the French Protestant Church on Soho Square as part of Soho Create Festival 2015.

Made in Hayes continued

Updates on The Cass 'Made in Hayes' projects

The Cass ‘Made in Hayes’ cross school projects started in 2012/13, and Studios across the Schools of Art, Architecture and Design have continued to build on their work in the Hayes area since then.

The Spirit of Soho

The cross-school project for 2015/16

Following the success of last year’s Huguenot projects shown at the Soho Create festival, The Cass has been invited back to show in 2016 with a new brief: ‘The Spirit of Soho’.

Reinterpreting the Primitive Hut

A collaboration with The Cass and Sir John Soane's Museum

7 Architectural Units at The Cass were invited by Robert Mull and the Director of Sir John Soane's Museum to respond to the theme of the Primitive Hut.

Huguenot Stories

Cross-Faculty project inspired by the Huguenots history

Inspired by the rich history of the Huguenots, many of whom settled in and around East London.

St Botolph Church design competition

Architectural design competition with St Botolph without Aldgate Church and the Cass Projects Office.

Students of architecture at The Cass, London Metropolitan University studying their Part II and Part III were invited to submit concept drawings for a new hall that responds to the needs of the church, the community and the area.

More Made in Hayes

Updates on The Cass Made in Hayes projects

Following the series of workshops and events on the High Street and around the Austin Estate in 2013, the new cohort of Architecture Studio 3 students received funding from Hillingdon Community Trust to host more events at the Austin Estate.

Made in Hayes

Working with local public and private bodies in Hayes to propose and develop projects in the town centre and surrounding area.

EMI records archives

The Aldgate Project

Work-in-progress show

A cross-disciplinary project, with 20 different groups of students engaging in products based in and developed in response to the area of Aldgate in East London.

DESIGN/shift Project

The School of Design launches its inaugural Project ‘DESIGN/shift’. A time for evolution/ r-evolution through design research & professional practice activities & events to critique & re-imagine the contemporary Design School.

Brazil Study Programme: Living in the City

The School of Architecture continues to co-ordinate the Brazil Study Programme to explore transformative outcomes for a new approach to urbanism and professional collaboration.

Conversation Pieces

Unit 5

Conversation Pieces were chosen for the Olympic Dressing Initiative by the GLA to be deployed in the City of London, Whitechapel and Spitalfields during the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012.

Agra

Kachhpura in Agra, India

An on-going live project focused on water, waste and sanitation in the settlement of Kachhpura in Agra, India. Projects have received continued support and funding from the Water Trust.

Navi Mumbai

Quarry worker settlements in Navi Mumbai, India

Two quarry classrooms for children’s bridge classes were constructed by students, researchers and local communities at Baban Seth quarry (March 2010) and Tata Press quarry.

Sierra Leone

Kaningo in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Members of the Projects Office and students from the Architecture school at the Cass have been collaborating with Freetown and the Sierra Leonian NGO Community Empowerment Support Organisation (CESO)

Providence Row

Urban garden

Providence Row is a charitable organisation located on Wentworth Street in East London.

Kingsmead Primary School

New Reception classroom

ASD Projects was approached by Kingsmead Primary School in Hackney London and invited to design a new reception classroom, outdoor learning space and parents’ waiting area.

Outdoor stage in Kronberg, Germany

Live Project by Undergraduate Studio 3

The project was initiated by Studio 3 for a set of informal cultural organisations in Kronberg, Germany, started in June 2009.

Cuba

New architecture school and an international research centre in Sancti Spiritus

London Met and ASD have entered negotiations with the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education and the Universities of Sancti Spíritus and Santa Clara in Cuba to establish a new architecture faculty and an international research centre in Sancti Spiritus.

National Schools Ideas Project

A Schools Design Capacity Building programme to share ideas to help improve the quality of school design and innovation for the DCSF’s school investment programmes including Primary Capital Projects and Building Schools for the Future over a three- year period.

Shelter for The Sharks

Studio 3's proposal for a canoe hub in Hayes

This booklet documents the work that Architecture Studio 3 has done to explore the use of a shipping container to provide a shelter for canoeing club The Sharks in Hayes.

Sandy’s Row Synagogue

The cross-school project for 2017/18

This year, as part of the cross-school project, BA Interiors and BA Creative Writing are working with the writer Rachel Lichtenstein and Sandy’s Row, the oldest Ashkanazi synagogue in London. Interiors students are making proposals for a heritage centre in the basement, and Creative Writing are working with Sandy’s Row archive material at the Bishopsgate Institute.

Recent news from The Cass

MASS at Cass: Cabin Fever with Hello Wood

Monday 23 April 2018, 5pm - 6.30pm

MASS welcomes Hello Wood, an award winning Hungarian practice, who are hosting their ninth annual summer school “Cabin Fever”.

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Two students have made a short film to celebrate the opening of the new roof garden which is based at Calcutta House.

EXHIBITION: Fine Art Year 1 Pop-Up series

Various dates and locations

A series of pop-up exhibitions curated by first year Fine Art students.

Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art

Thursday 19 April 2018, 2.00pm

A talk with guest artist Takaya Fujii about Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art.

Hammering out a poem

Thursday 3 May 2018, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Peter Clossick will speak about the philosophy and ideas behind his figurative paintings from the 1980's to today.

Tractus Triumphant

Work by Cass Textile design student is manufactured in India and exhibited in Germany and New York following competition success.

EVENT: Concrete Soldiers

24 April at 6.30pm

Screening of documentary exploring social cleansing in council housing, accompanied by Q and A with director Nikita Woolfe.

The Cass students share their work with Artistic Director

Theatre students performed extracts of their student projects to Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jackson’s Lane Theatre.

EVENT: Weird Garden

3rd May

First Thursday evening of experimental sound and vision curated by Fine Art student Raisa Watkiss returns to The Cass.

EVENT: It’s Going to be Good

19 April 2018

Cass to host International event for young change makers to coincide with Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – and you can help.

EXHIBITION: Everything out the door

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Cass designers selected to exhibit for Aram Gallery’s Fifteenth Birthday

Cass graduate selected to exhibit alongside his tutor at prestigious exhibition to celebrate 15 years of The Aram Gallery

Inaugural 'up in the clouds' wow judges

Cass students took part in the inaugural ‘Up In The Cloud’ furniture design competition, earlier this month.

EXHIBITION: A Connection Is Made

Student led curatorial group present exhibition exploring collaboration at The Cass.