NWLSA Student Awards 2015
The jury will award one undergraduate and one postgraduate prize with £200 each. The projects selected demonstrate community engagement with real clients and how quality design can be combined with excellent social engagement and entrepreneurship.
The following students and projects have been selected and will be presented:
Emily Wheeler, Studio 3. Year 3: Community Cycle Hub
This bike themed project began with a single functioning bicycle, adapted so that from stationary elevated position it rotated the handle on a music box when pedalled. It was tested on the community action day, in the courtyard of the Hesa Medical Centre in Hayes, with users being encouraged to have a go creating a novel childlike interactive distraction from the daily routine. This informed the development of the suggested building to be a Community Cycle Hub, offering recycling and maintaining of bikes, local bike hire and fitness courses.
The reuse of discarded bikes evolved to be considered as the structural material of the fabric of the building itself. The 1:1 element shows the potential of joining frames to each other from different fixing points on bicycles producing a rigid skeletal frame to which cladding can be fixed. This exhibition piece has found a new home in a small cinema used as a venue for University of the Third Age, screening vintage films. The structure will be repainted and clad with varying types of wire mesh, backed by coloured glass. This will come together to form the front façade of the porch and staging area to the cinema.
InterAct, Studio 10, Year 3: Common ground
InterAct collective is a newly formed teaching platform for transdisciplinary teaching between art and architecture. The common ground where the disciplines come together is a small site on the Roman road in Bow, London. The site will be a hub for students to explore how to develop and influence development of a high street from the bottom up. Culture and art is usually used by the capitalist system to regenerate in line with the market. InterAct aims to use art and culture to slow the process down and construct resilience in development. The students have constructed two key components of the site this year, namely Roman Road Besetka and the threshold to the site and have gained planning consent to occupy the site with their structures for the next three years.
Alex Bank & Sam Casswell
Sandra Denicke-Polcher & Stef Rhodes
Bob Barnes & Bo Tang
Fran Balaam, Michael Corr & Miranda McClaren
Torange Khonsari & Andrew Hewish
Mark Brearley, Lara Kinneir, Fenna Haakma Wagenaar and Adam Towle.
EAST Julian Lewis, Dann Jessen, Judith Loesing, Richard Hall
Maurice Mitchell & Francesca Pont
DSDHA with Deborah Saunt, David Hills, Nicola Ibbotson and Matthew Lambert
Geoff Shearcroft, Tom Coward and Josh Wyles
Robert Mull, Catrina Beevor & Peter Carl
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