First Year Architecture

Led by Sabine Storp

About the show


Year 1 was working on three different projects. The first two projects were related to skilling and making where the last project was dedicated to designing a building proposition

Project_01: Going beyond an Object

‘Learning to see is an essential part of learning to draw, and it is an on going and continuous process of achievement that develops with every drawing we make’ - Mick Maslen & Jack Southern, Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing -

1. You are asked to make a journey to find and claim an old and used object. You should begin your journey with no preconceptions about what that object might turn out to be.

The object must be portable. It may be complicated or elemental, perishable or du­rable, utilitarian or arcane, have great value/meaning (not financial!) or be totally worthless. It must have a history!

2. Be aware of, and record your journey, and your object in its context before bringing it back! Discover or speculate on your objects journey and history.

3. Through means of various media and a range of different investigations and physi­cal transformations, you should develop imaginative and interpretative ideas from your object and so

GO BEYOND WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY APPARENT. Do not prejudge results. Trust in your imagination and curiosity and in what your analysis and intuition reveal. It is via this JOURNEY OF INVESTIGATION that a new understanding of your object will be re­vealed.

Project 02: Installation

You will investigate design through the act of making and interpretation of your understanding of a selected building transformed into a 3-dimensional object exploring different materials. The object you will construct will be a merge of build­ing and furniture. It could be a miniature building with furniture-like characteristics or vice-versa. The scale and use may be ambiguous, or it may be fully functioning and purpose-built. The size of it may relate to your chosen piece of furniture or to a specific fragment of the building. You may even buy an old piece of furniture and construct the inherent qualities and characteristics of your chosen building into it, or you may want to re-imagine your building as the piece of furniture, and construct it from scratch.

Important is that you will need to have enough information about your building to understand how your building works or how it is made. This needs to be tested in individual models and drawings. For your portfolio you will need all information of your building as drawings and documentation of models.

Find what makes the building special and try to extract these characteristics and combine this with the qualities of your piece of furniture. Go beyond the apparent qualities of both furniture and building and fabricate an object of a complex nature. It must be crafted with care and precision.

You will be split into groups of up to 4. Each group will be given a name of a building and a type of furniture. The building will be very specific, whereas the piece of fur­niture will be generic. Objects should be challenged, transformed and may not be used as originally intended. Get inspired by things you observed (and documented) and use your skills to invent a new meaning. You may start by collecting pieces of furniture left in the streets, explore their nature, combine them, connect them, and in a final step develop your particular piece as part of the group.

By quickly developing an idea from conception to built reality (in four weeks), working in groups, handling a limited budget (and thus improvising with materials) and working to an fixed deadline, a sense of both the realities and the magic of the building process is created.

margate f[r]iction

Project 03: Building

For the year is the building project relating to OLD and NEW in Margate/Kent.

It takes all the skills and ways of working that you have developed through the year so far and asks you to bring these together into a small building proposition. Having identified and investigated a possible site/location for your proposal you should begin to develop a more precise brief for the building. You should start investigating some of the terms described in the list below. What do they mean in the context of Margate in Kent and the history of the site?

Every proposal should have an aspect of new and old life. you are asked to develop a proposal via models, drawings and other media. We are looking for work in process and you should develop many working models and explore the spatial qualities via drawing. you might want to combine different ‘components’ to form a new hybrid building program.

A building with strange / unorthodox / shifty / unexpected / eccentric / unique ACTIVITIES that may be temporary / ephemeral / seasonal / peripheral / transitory in NATURE.

What have you observed about the structures and relationships in the area? Local and old/private and public/new and unexpected. Now you are asked to interpret these observations. How can they translate into spatial propositions? How can you create something that reveals your observations and new ways of perceiving the city with a new/old beginning?

Flying Sofa

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)
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1
Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

Students' work

 Flying Sofa
Celebration Week 1st Year Architecture Flying Sofa


 Model 1
Model 1 Iza Sasaran Architecture

Iza Sasaran 

 Model 3
Model 3 Iza Sasaran Architecture

by Iza Sasaran 

Drawing Alastair Mitchell Architecture

by Alastair Mitchell 

 Internal view
Internal view Alastair Mitchell Architecture

by Alastair Mitchell 

 Chaise lounge
Chaise lounge Architecture


Chandelier Architecture


 Coffee table
Coffee table Architecture


 Dressing table
Dressing table Architecture


 Model 1
Model 1 Edem Agbodjan Architecture

by Edem Agbodjan 

 Models 2 & 3
Model 2 and 3 Edem Agbodjan Architecture

by Edem Agbodjan 

Object Emanuelle Guelfi Architecture

by Emanuelle Guelfi 

Model Fatima Mohammed Architecture

by Fatima Mohammed 

 Final bedside elevation
Final bedside elevation Architecture


Collage James Marks Architecture

James Marks 

Model James Marks Architecture

James Marks 

Recliner Architecture


Recliner 2 Architecture


 Model 1
Model 1 Soraya Osei Bonsu Architecture

Soraya Osei Bonsu 

 Model 2
Model 2 Soraya Osei Bonsu Architecture

by Soraya Osei Bonsu 

 Model 3
Model 3 Soraya Osei Bonsu Architecture

by Soraya Osei Bonsu 

Sabine Storp
Pascal Bronner
Tom Hillier
Pedro Gil
Gonzalo Coello de Portugal
Tania Lopez-Winkler
Zoe Berman
Holly Lewis
Chi Roberts

Mohamad Abdullah
Fiona Adetula
Edem Agbodjan
Jaahid Ahmad
Niyazi Aker
Tayba Al-Saffar
Naile Alanli
Petruta Alexandru
Halla Alfahmawi
Alexia Alvarez Reyes
Jake Arnfield
Robespierre Asare-Koranteng
Raoul Aspinall
Kinga Augustyn
Remi Ayoola
Anett Bako
Giulia Baldini
Athanasios Banos
Rilwan Baoku
Dael Behagg
Raveena Bhavsar
Darrell Boye
Luis Carrillo Coello
Oliver Chambers
James Clarke
Dor Cohen
Harold Crosland
Matthew Cullis
Raffaella Cuneo
Daniel Dao
Pallawee Devkota
Danielle Devoglio
Ivy Dias Coles
Kim Divinagracia
Michael Dryja
Hanelore Dumitrache
Salah Ekrayem
Samson Eniola
Abigail Flanagan
Nuria Garcia Vazquez
Nibedita Gautam
Roxana Gheorghe
Sara Gomri
Thomas Gray
Emanuele Guelfi
Rawan Habiballa
Thalissa Harding
Fergus Holmes
Steven Horner
Ricky Hubbard
Lorenc Hyseni
Tekena Ibanichuka
Tzvetelina Iltcheva
Christopher Ioannou
Hannah Jadavji
Waldemar Jansson
Hannah Jarvis Howard
Valerija Kamolina
Syeda Khanum
Ksenia Kinzhalova
Harry Lilof
Sushmita Limbu
Andrada Luca
Sarah Maafi
James Marks
Alex Mc Gill
Thomas McDonald
Alastair Mitchell
Kevin-Mehran Mohajer-Amiri
Fatima Mohammed
Seher Mohsin
Oana Mununar
Shyukriye Mustafova
Margaret Ndungu
Ourania Ntousia
Sara Nunes
Elias Nystrom
Soraya Osei-Bonsu
Richard Oxenham
Karsha Peart
Adam Perry
Rowan Pickup
Kittisak Pomnongsan
Agnieszka Pyrdol
Milana Raic
Zulfiqar Rajwani
Beau Read
Thomas Rebeschini
Rana Rehman
Ekramul Robbani
Benjamin Rogers
Anamaria Rusu
Mohsen Saberi
Mashkhal Sadiq
Pelin Saglam
Amel Said
Eeva Sarlin
Iza Sasaran
Senanur Seker
Martins Silins
Gurpal Singh Kular
Zsofia Tompa
Ilias Tsiris
Luke Turner
Christina-Persa Tzemetzi
Vasiliki Vaxevanidou
Gian Virdi
Nelli Wahlsten
Emily Wheeler
Leon Willcocks
Ho Wong
Sam Yaghmaei
Tomomi Yamahara
Merve Yilmaz
Marine Zub