Studio 1

Cultured Landscape; Gleisdreieck, Berlin

Studio 1 has worked on Yorckstrasse in Berlin, in the former railway landscape of Gleisdreieck; a plateau of quiet wilderness in the midst of the dense tenement extension of the 1880's Hobrecht plan. Untouched for years, the place is strange and magic, almost too good to be altered. Most students were drawn to the edges, investigating the delicate threshold between city and landscape.

Program wasn't immediately defined; ideas on place - urban and wild, civility and character guided us. In the end production became the theme for both proposed interiors and external landscape interventions. Proposed strategies seek to define these edges, with buildings that straddle the threshold between city and wilderness. A critical approach to the designated urban park, instead productive landscapes were proposed, providing a didactic experience of circular urban metabolism; producing resources and receiving waste.

The main project begun with a suite of shorter non-linear exercises to propose our architectural components; A Room With no Ceiling, Shared Hall, Landscape Narrative, Building Ensemble and Deep Wall, brought together in the final project. The specifically non-linear structure of the year's briefs aimed to raise awareness of each 'stage' of designing. We have continued to work extensively with models, as design tools as well as representational media; site models at different scales to test urban design, interior models that explore light qualities and expressive character.

Berlin and the Gleisdreieck site on Yorckstrasse by Moon Hoseong


Course Architecture BA (Hons) 


 North view over the Gleisdreieck site
North view over the Gleisdreieck site Moon Hoseong

By Moon Hoseong 

 Site as rift in city & railway tracks on the site
Site as rift in city Henry Isotta Day

By Henry Isotta Day 

 Building strategy & landscape strategy
Building Strategy Hugh Counsell

By Hugh Counsell 

 Urban strategies by Hugh Counsell, William Beeston, Moon Hoseong, Barnaby Hughes and Hamish Warren
Urban strategies Hugh Counsell William Beeston


 Shared hall interiors By Moon Hoseon, Barnaby Hughes, Hamish Warren and Hugh Counsell
Shared hall interior Moon Hoseong


 Shared hall interiors By Wayne Blythe, Aiden Williams, William Beeston and Julija Utk
Shared hall interior Wayne Blythe


 Elevation of proposed building ensemble south of Yorckstrasse
Elevation of proposed building Barnaby Hughs

By Barnaby Hughes 

 Building ensemble and market yard
Building ensemble Barnaby Hughs

By Barnaby Hughes 

 Ensemble of buildings and courtyards
Ensemble of buildings Juilija Utko

By Julija Utko 

 Art school courtyard inviting the wilderness of the landscape
Art School courtyard Julija Utko

By Julija Utko 

 Art school lobby interior with view over wilderness
Art School lobby interior Julija Utko

By Julija Utko 

 Ensemble of buildings and working yards with urban apple orchard
Ensemble of buildings Henry Isotta Day

By Henry Isotta Day 

 Apple cider pressing hall
Apple cider pressing hall Henry Isotta Day

By Henry Isotta Day 

 An edge of city buildings and building trade school
Edge of city buildings Hamish Warren

By Hamish Warren 

 Zimmermen approaching southern entrance of building trade school
Zimmermen Hamish Warren

By Hamish Warren 

 Roofscapes; building trade school and city buildings
Roofscapes Hamish Warren

By Hamish Warren 

 Threshold; Market space and new shed buildings
Market Space William Beeston

By William Beeston 

 New shed buildings in winter landscape
New Shed Winter Landscape William Beeston

By William Beeston 

Moon Hoseong
Henry Isotta Day
Hugh Counsell
Wayne Blythe
Aiden Williams
William Beeston
Julija Utko
Barnaby Hughes
Hamish Warren
Barty Dulake
Beatrice Ciacchella
John Jeong
Lyndon Jones
Noor Kassam
Simon Whitehead
Stefania Chalakatevaki

Adam Khan
Angela Spencer
Florian Zierer
Jan Baes
John Glew
Peter St John
Prisca Thielmann
Richard Lavington
Rob Loader
Jamie Wallace
Sam de Vocht
Sebastian Hicks
Signy Svalastoga
William Mann

Alan Benzie – Former student
Carsten Vellguth - LMU
Christa Kuchenbacker – Gruen Berlin
Colm MacAoidh – Former student
James Payne & Nina Lundvall – Studio 5
Janna Hohn - TU Berlin
Leonard Grolsch - Atelier Loidl Berlin
Victoria Collinge – Former student
Will Haggard & Josh Carver – Studio 8