Andrew (Sid) Siddall and Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros

Studio Int 04: 24hr Transform-Atrium

Atrium, Brooklyn. Author Ps2avery. Creative Commons License

Studio brief

Studio 4 has a dual focus on 24hour Transformations and Atrium spaces:

The first is a challenge - to conceive and deliver on changing the visual and sensory feel of a space within a limited, 24hour timescale. These changes are Temporary Transformations - for a live event / celebration / party / club night. They will call for speed, efficiency, materials understanding and dynamic visual acuity – we will be changing the look, feel and use of spaces within tightly fixed parameters.

The second challenge is to work within Atrium spaces – where a glass roof has been either designed in or added at a later point. Atrium spaces allow the outside to affect the inside – weather and light have a continuous evolving effect on the internal atmosphere of a glass roofed space. We will be exploring how light, temperature, colour and texture can manipulate the senses of visitors.

At certain points through the year we will bring both strands together – to Transform an Atrium space in 24hours. 

Studio lead Andrew (Sid) Siddall is a professional maker and designer working on outdoor theatre, live installations and interactive events in unusual spaces. His 30year career has taken him to projects across the globe, working within tight deadlines and even tighter budgets. The studio will demand energy, creativity and commitment – and a hands-on approach every step of the way. Studio support Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros, is a professional interior designer and educator and has run several Interior studios in The Cass in previous years working with the temporary, transient, interventions into unexpected spaces and engaging communities within the city - Street Play and Community Exchange.


Course Interior Design BA (Hons)
Interior Design and Decoration BA (Hons)
Tutor Andrew (Sid) Siddall (Email)
Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros
Where Calcutta House, Studio 4, first floor CM1-12
When Tuesday and Friday


Year 2

Alexis Pierre
Alicja Pierianowicz
Barbara Panecka
Barbara Panecka
Daniel Parris
Didem Cetinkaya
Emilia Iskra
Jennifer Olikitan
Julianne Sandvik
Katarina Loizou
Lilla Tantos
Marta Mazurek
Monique Ishamael
Musu Kapu
Musu Kapu
Paulina Bienkowska
Ruby Ellingham
Sherine Robinson
Tayma Hunte
William Turner


Year 3

Charly Clark
Christian Moica
Eray Ozcan
Hana Neto
Paola D'elio Escarpa
Stephanie Payne

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Studio Int 03: Factories+

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This studio will look into how different forms of industry can reintroduce factories back into the centre of London for the benefit of both people and the natural world.

Studio Int 04: 24hr Transform-Atrium

Andrew (Sid) Siddall and Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros

Studio 4 has a dual focus on 24hour Transformations and Atrium spaces.

Studio Int 05: Aberrant Architecture

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As a studio we want to comment and be critical on future modes of living, leaving behind the banality of mono-function and explore and challenge the traditional models of what happens behind closed doors.