Workspace on the water in Hayes
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
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.
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 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working with local public and private bodies in Hayes to propose and develop projects in the town centre and surrounding area.
EMI records archives
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 is a charitable organisation located on Wentworth Street in East London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent news from The Cass
A London Met academic has written the first in-depth study of Amitabh Bachan’s film career and star persona.
Cass-based Architectural Choir / research project host return to Christ Church Spitalfields
Three out of the six shorlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni
“Without the support and championship the University showed me, I wouldn't be here now,” says London Met alumnus.
Furniture and Product Design students went on a cultural trip to Eindhoven, featuring visits to museums and creative spaces.
Susanna Edwards has been asked to use her expertise to visualise what Southampton will be like in 2117.
Cass alumna's project and paper explores the therapeutic benefits of creativity during illness
A London Metropolitan University graduate’s debut novel is due for publication in November 2017.
Kickstarter for creatives: Leading Designers and Makers discuss the power of the crowd – 28 November 2017
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles, who lead undergraduate Architecture Studio 11 on The Cass’s BA Architecture, have won a prestigious design competition.
An intimate group art exhibition featuring the work of three alumni of The Cass will open on 10 November.
Siân Moxon, Senior Lecturer and Sustainability Coordinator at The Cass, winning London National Park City design is now part of the Mayor of London's environmental strategy.
The Cass HotHouse will be holding its second talk with London-based artist, Amelie Barnathan, next month.
Architecture graduate Julia King has recently completed her PhD by practice project in Savda Ghevra, Delhi.