Exhibition: 27.06.2012 – 11.07.2012

First Year - BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

The Power of Making: Using food to transform spaces

In Year 1 students from both BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecure and Design all work together. This year we have examined the city at many scales - from the personal to the urban. We learn to see the familiar with ‘fresh’ eyes.

We started with an exploration of the relationship between food and space including the act of finding, selecting, preparing, eating and sharing food. We wanted to examine and experiment with how we use space to accommodate sharing food.

We backed up our experiments with a visit to the “the Power of Making” at the V&A and by talking to the curator.

We selected locations and invented urban picnics for two people before designing and preparing a ‘pop-up’ celebratory feast for the whole year group that was exhibited as part of the Aldgate Project.

In the second semester we focused more closely on Aldgate. Our neighbourhood of choice was Brick Lane on the periphery of the City of London. We examined how this peripheral location has defined its attraction and use since medieval times.

We wanted to examine, meet and record the existing communities in all their forms as well as accommodating and introducing new communities on the periphery: making food and goods for the City.

The first year design tutors and students would like to thank all those who came to our crits, let us visit their practises or came to show us their work.


Exhibition details

Private view Thursday 28 June 2012, 6pm-10pm
Opening Friday 29 - Thursday 12 July 2012
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Venue Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL
 AJ Journal Architects Journal (subscription needed) 

Images

The Power of Making

A Tower of Ingredients

The Power of Making

Designing an urban picnic: concept models

Designing an urban picnic: concept model

By Anna Pizova

The Power of Making

Designing an urban picnic: concept models

The Power of Making

Designing an urban picnic: concept drawings

The Power of Making

Making the pop-up feast

The Power of Making

Making the pop-up feast

The Power of Making

Making the pop-up feast

The Power of Making

Exhibition & documenting the pop-up feast

The Power of Making

Exhibition & documenting the pop-up feast

The Power of Making

Exhibition & documenting the pop-up feast

The Power of Making

Spatial manifesto’s for site in Brick Lane

Flexible workspaces & café, Brick Lane

By Julia Guth

Concept model, Brick Lane

By Omar Kaliyaev

‘Casino’ above Banglacity, Brick Lane: model

By Azza Al Hinai

Stone Masons Yard, Brick Lane: axonometric

By Alexandra Arad

Stone Masons Yard, Brick Lane: perspective

By Alexandra Arad

Back to the 1930’s, Dray Walk, Brick Lane: plan

By Sam Little

Back to the 1930’s, Dray Walk, Brick Lane: section

By Sam Little