Studio 6 - Theatrum mundi

Studio led by Jane McAllister & Gareth Stokes

About the show

The railway cut, immediately south of KXG station has become the site for ‘the World as a Stage’. Spanning this crevasse and exploring themes of theatre, studio 6 have designed a piazza, cinema and small theatre uniting the local industries and residents across the divide.

Retreat from the public realm is expressed in our urban fabric; streets and public squares are viewed as something to move through rather than be in. This project has attempted to revalue public activity by addressing an attitude toward sociability, pleasure and civility. Metaphorically, it mirrors the realities of life in the form of fictional, prosaic and mythical events and relocates our role as both spectators and actors within the city. To unfold the project, we explored studies of ‘balcony’, ‘labyrinth’ and ‘veils’ which engaged the fragility and mythology of urban spaces from our field trip to the Veneto region in northern Italy. These we transposed to KGX reviewing these as inhabited envelopes between city; theatre, cinema and piazza.

Merged KGX and Venice by John Odametey

Exhibition details

P.V. Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30pm-10pm
Opening Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House (1st Floor)
Studio Architecture Studio 6
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1

Students' work

 Merged KGX and Venice
Merged KGX and Venice
By John Odametey

by John Odametey 

 Staging KGX at 1 to 10000
Staging KGX at 1 to 10000 Estelle Hobeika Studio 6

by Estelle Hobeika 

 Piazza theatre
Piazza theatre Beatrice Ciacchella Studio 6

by Beatrice Ciacchella 

 Panoramic view of animated street between theatre and academy by
Panoramic view of animated street between theatre and academy

Eduard Tipaldo 

 Theatre and Academy - split models revealing interior spaces
Theatre and Academy

by Eduard Tipaldo 

 Cutaway view of theatre and academy with site context
Cutaway view of theatre and academy with site context Eduard Tipoldo Studio 6

by Eduard Tipaldo 

 Photomontage of theatre fragments and the KGX site
Photomontage of theatre fragments and the KGX site Enrico Grimani Studio 6

by Enrico Grimani 

 Proposition plans - ground structure, ground floor and roof
Proposition plans - ground structure ground floor and roof Jack Taylor Studio 6

by Jack Taylor 

 Cutaway iso section of scheme within KGX
Cutaway iso section of scheme within KGX Jack Taylor Studio 6

by Jack Taylor 

 Section through the bar
Section through the bar Rita Aadamo Studio 6

by Rita Aadamo 

 Open auditorium with roof garden overlooking piazza
Open auditorium with roof garden overlooking piazza Rita Aadamo Studio 6

by Rita Aadamo 

 Costume shop
Costume shop Rita Aadamo Studio 6

by Rita Adamo 

 Render of foyer space
Render of foyer space Beatrice Ciacchella Studio 6

by Beatrice Ciacchella 

 Render of foyer space
Render of foyer space Beatrice Ciacchella Studio 6

by Beatrice Ciacchella 

 Seductive curtains for King's Cross
Seductive curtains for Kings Cross Sophie Williams Studio 6

by Sophie Will 

 Glimpses across the tracks
Glympses across the tracks Sophie Williams Studio 6

by Sophie Williams 

 Unfolded old operating theatre section photomontage
Unfolded old operating theatre section photomontage Noor Kassam Studio 6

by Noor Kassam 

 Sectional perspective showing actors and spectators relationship
Sectional perspective noor Kassam Studio 6

by Noor Kassam 

 Cross detail section of theatre with boxed in auditorium
Cross detail section of theatre with boxed in auditorium Eduard Tipaldo Studio 6

by Eduard Tipaldo 

 Boat theatre
Boat Theatre Lionel Giordano Studio 6

by Lionel Giordano 

 Axo drawing of final proposition within the KGX site
David Nartey-Tokoli Studio 6

by David Nartey-Tokoli 

 Cut through piazza and theatre in relation to KGX site
Cut through piazza and theatre David Nartey-Tokoli Studio 6

by David Nartey-Tokoli 

 Transfer section
Transfer section Rocky Lard Studio 6

by Rocky Lard 

Saood Chaudhry
Prianca Dattani
Jana El-Musawi
Nana Ewusi
Lorenzo Gennari
Enrico Grimani
Estelle Hobeika
Jignesh Rathod
Mariam Said
Sophie Williams
Rita Adamo
Omar Bhatti
Stefania Chalakatevaki
Beatrice Ciacella
Shadi Farivar
Lionel Giordano
Noor Kassam
Rocky Lard
Gabby Luciani
David Nartey-Tokoli
John Odametey
Nevrus Seferoglu
Jack Taylor
Eduard Tipladi

Cartrina Beevor
Diana Cochrane
Katherine Lowe
Christopher Matthews
Inigo Minns
Ben Stringer