Unit 12

About the show

The work of Diploma Unit 12 is focused on the identity and atmosphere of new office buildings with a gothic character.

Diploma Unit 12 has spent the year examining notions of the gothic in architecture in a wide sense. In the spirit of Ruskin’s essay ‘The Nature of Gothic’, we have searched for qualities of savageness, changefulness, redundancy and naturalism in buildings from the past and in our own proposals. Working in Manchester, the students have designed office buildings for institutional clients with sophisticated, representational facades. The designs explore how construction, and in particular craft, can create identity and atmosphere independent of programme.

Jo Sharples: Façade Model

Exhibition details

Location Central House 2nd Floor
Course Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA 2
Studio Studio 12

Students' work

 Jo Sharples Façade Model
Unit 12 by Jo Sharples

Façade Model: Photograph of Model at 1:10 

 James Hand
James Hand Elevation Drawing Unit 12 RIBA 2

City Section with Maroon Tower. Scale1:200 

 Daniel Goldenberg
Daniel Goldenberg City Model

City Model: Hardwood model at 1:200 

 Vinh Linh
Vinh Linh Building Section Unit 12 RIBA 2

Building Section 

 William Burgess
William Burgess City Section Unit 12 RIBA 2

City Section with Green Building. Scale 1:200 

 James Hand
James Hand
Space between Fa├žade and Viaduct Unit 12 RIBa 2

Space between Façade and Viaduct 

 Jo Sharples
Jo Sharples Proposed Building Elevation Unit 12 RIBA 2

Proposed Building Elevation. Scale 1:50 

 Giles Hampton
Giles Hampton Proposed Elevation Unit 12 RIBA 2

Proposed Elevation (after San Michele in Foro) 

 Will Burgess
Will Burgess Street View Unit 12 RIBA 2

Street View with Green Building - 1:50 

 Jack Mutton
Jack Mutton Red Building Unit 12 RIBA 2

Red Building - Photograph of Model at 1:50 

 Nik Klahre
Nik Klahre Proposed Street Unit 12 RIBA 2

Proposed Street - Photograph of Model at 1:50 

 Vinh Linh
Vinh Linh Concrete Facade Unit 12 RIBA 2

Concrete Facade - Photograph of Model at 1:10 

 Kate Nicklin
Kate Nicklin Facade of Windows Unit 12 RIBA 2

Façade of Windows - Photograph of Model at 1:50 

 James Hand
James Hand Facade Detail Unit 12 RIBA 2

Façade Detail - Photograph of Model at 1:10 

 Jack Mutton
Jack Mutton Facade Detail Unit 12 RIBA 2

Façade Detail - Photograph of Model at 1:10 

 Will Burgess
Will Burgess Marble Facade Unit 12 RIBA 2

Marble Facade - Photograph of Model at 1:10 

 Stephanie Wilkins
Stephanie Wilkins Plan Unit 12 RIBA 2

Plan for a Clothing Manufacturer 

 Jo Sharples - Pub for a brewery
Jo Sharples Pub for a Brewery Unit 12 RIBA 2

Plan and Internal Elevations at 1:50 

 Eliot Foy
Eliot Foy Photograph of Model Unit 12 RIBA 2

Office for a Pharmaceutical Company - Scale 1:20 

 Will Burgess
Will Burgess Canteen Unit 12 RIBA 2

Canteen for a Pharmaceutical Company - Scale 1:20