Exhibition: 25.06.2013 – 05.07.2013
Unit 3 - Block
Domestic entrance study model by Holly Hayward
Unit led by EAST
About the show
Unit 3 has continued its interest in the block as an urban type.
The city block – as a consequence of the city grid – can be understood as the archetypal component of modernist planning; the most efficient method of systematically urbanising any territory. Within this indifference the block has demonstrated a capacity to sustain social, spatial and economic variety – a city within the city – on the one hand attempting to be autonomous from (or at least analogous to) the wider city, while inevitably contributing to its overall richness. Working in both Rotterdam and São Paulo, the unit has devised credible and compelling urban and architectural projects that say something about, and work with, the block condition.
|P.V.||Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30-10pm|
|Opening||Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
|Venue||Spring House (Ground Floor)|
|Unit||Architecture Unit 3|
|Links||Brazil Study Programme|
|Course||Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2
Mapping the proximity and character of neighbourhoods that make up the city of São Paulo.
Collage documenting the everyday life of a street in Barra Funda, São Paulo.
Axonometric drawing of the dialogue between buildings and landscape fields on the Katendrecht peninsular in Rotterdam.
Drawing exploring the sequence of proposed garden rooms formed of trees, facades, columns and clearings.
Perspective drawing exploring the relationship between a new residential unit and proposed linear park over a buried railway in Santa Celia, São Paulo.
Yun Wing Ng
Ane van der Westhuizen
Hans van der Heijden
Patrick van der Klooster