Exhibition: 26.06.2014 – 06.07.2014

Studio 3

Adam Aspinall, portrait studio on the Austin Estate

About the show

Studio 3 is the Live Projects Studio, exploring new ways of practicing socially engaged architecture and self-initiating unsolicited projects with real partners and clients.

Studio 3 has been working on the deprived Austin Estate in Hayes, West London, in order to re-imagine its civic space: Its new ‘Town Hall’.

At the beginning of the year, students have been reenacting 1:1 fragments that make up the civic spaces of a town hall taken from initial case studies towards Austin’s re-imagined town hall. The traditional social, spatial and symbolic aspects of town halls have been taken to develop its contemporary meaning for the community residing in the housing estate.

Students organised a series of events and actions. These gave rise to the creation of different clubs and societies, which occupy the re-imagined Town Hall.

The 1:1 fragments and collective events were developed into the overall program of the new civic architecture for the Austin Housing Estate. 2nd year students proposed fragments of joint overall schemes, developing what we call an “Architecture of Multiple Authorship” and discussing the architect’s continuing responsibility of their projects in the public realm.

Students explored the use of locally sourced recycled materials mixed with contemporary production methods to develop a contemporary design language of bricolage. Hands-on constructions were made and installed on site to test programmes.

The project was facilitated and supported by Cass Projects, local groups such as Hillingdon Play Association, the Borough Housing Service and Customer Engagement Teams. The Studio successfully applied for funding and is in the process of realizing parts of the proposed schemes.


Exhibition details

Location Central House 2nd Floor
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1
Studio Studio 3
Cass Projects Cass Projects

Students' work

Adam Aspinall

Portrait Studio on the Austin Estate

Eeva Sarlin

Fox installation on playground, Austin Estate

Eeva Sarlin

Fox installation - drawing for children’s book

Susan Kudo

Sewing club on the Austin Estate

Susan Kudo

Sewing club in Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times

Ania Folejewska

Säynätsalo and Shoreditch Townhall

Halil Yorel

Wallpaper printing event with the Austin residents

Halil Yorel

The Yellow Towers

Adam Aspinall

Rural Austin Estate

Ania Folejewska

Re-imagined Town Hall for the Austin Estate

Isabella Alexandru

Spectacle and festival - section

Samson Eniola

Safety fragment at home - thyme and CCTV camera

Soraya Osei-Bonsu

Sitting on the fence - Installation, Austin Estate

Reham Elwakil

Music Academy for Hayes

Ludovica Cirillo

Civic Plastic Recycling Centre

Ludovica Cirillo

Live Chess Club - event on Austin Estate

Michael Cielewicz

Social network Mapping - the key participants

Michael Cielewicz

Bringing the community together - garden event

Isabella Alexandru

Wind chime installation, Austin Estate, Feb 2014

Nuria Garcia Vazquez

Micro theatre for the Austin Estate

Ania Folejewska & Reham Elwakil

Pop-up stage with music performance

Michael Cielewicz - mobile station

History telling, local library, gardening

Jessica Dale

Hayes Carnival route, urban mapping

Tutors

Sandra Denicke-Polcher
Torange Khonsari
Enabled by Cass projects, Jen Ng

Students

2nd Year students:

Isabella Alexandru
Tayba Al-Saffar
Raoul Aspinall
Caveh Bahreyni Toossi
Jessica Dale
Ivy Dias Coles
Samson Eniola
Elizabeth Fargues
Nuria Garcia Vazquez
Austin Joseph
Soraya Osei-Bonsu
Kittisak Pomnongsan
Eeva Sarlin
Emily Wheeler

3rd Year students:

Michael Cielewicz
Ludovica Cirillo
Reham Elwakil
Ania Folejewska
Deena Gohil
Alasdair Harrison
Susan Kudo
Halil Yorel

With thanks to

Residents of the Austin Estate
Lisa Taylor, London Borough of Hillingdon
Hillingdon Community Trust
Heathrow Community Fund
Hillingdon Play Association
Jason Coleman
Roland Karthaus