Robert Mull, Peter Carl and Catrina Beevor

Free Unit

The Contract Chair by Alex Hargreaves

The Free Unit helps students make their own projects. Students develop contracts with the unit defining their aims and methods and they choose ten project “friends” to help guide them throughout the year. For Christmas they develop a gift project for their friends and in March and April swap projects for a day and participate in a one-week drawing workshop. Free unit projects at their best are the first stage of the students future practice rather than the final stage of their education and students initiate live projects and establish practices that carry them beyond graduation.

The projects are as varied as the students themselves.


Details

Course Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2

Images

Old Town House 3D Collage

Dorota Kozaczuk

Al Addaseh site and 3D walls

Dorota Kozaczuk

The difererencias, the contract

Matthew Dalziel

The contract

Tatum Lau

Oslo civic landscape

Sofie Flakk Slinning

Alms house

Rosie Hervey

The gift in use

Matthew Dalziel

Full scale mock-up

Matthew Dalziel

Full scale mock-up

Matthew Dalziel

Safe and Sound youth project, Peckham

Angeletia Padmore

Contract

By Rosie Hervey

The stitched gift

Dorota Kozaczuk

Invitation to Juleverksted

Sofie Flakk Slinning

The RARA organisational map

Joe Swift

Ping Pong Pang

Joe Swift

A library on a carpark in Peckham

Lettice Drake and Paloma Gormley

A gift for refugees in Lampedusa

Jacob Raslan

Gift

Rosie Hervey

Jacob's clients

Jacob Raslan

Students

Alex Hargreaves
Frank Monahan
Joe Swift
Angeletia Padmore
Naveen Anandakumar
Sofie Flakk Slinning
Matthew Dalziel
Rosie Hervey
Dorota Kozaczuk
Matt Atkins
Benjamin Barfield Marks
Lettice Drake
Paloma Gormley
Jacob Raslan
Tatum Lau