Studio 3

About the show

Studio 3 is the Live Projects Studio, exploring new ways of practicing socially engaged architecture and self-initiating unsolicited projects with real partners and clients.

Studio 3 has been working on the deprived Austin Estate in Hayes, West London, in order to re-imagine its civic space: Its new ‘Town Hall’.

At the beginning of the year, students have been reenacting 1:1 fragments that make up the civic spaces of a town hall taken from initial case studies towards Austin’s re-imagined town hall. The traditional social, spatial and symbolic aspects of town halls have been taken to develop its contemporary meaning for the community residing in the housing estate.

Students organised a series of events and actions. These gave rise to the creation of different clubs and societies, which occupy the re-imagined Town Hall.

The 1:1 fragments and collective events were developed into the overall program of the new civic architecture for the Austin Housing Estate. 2nd year students proposed fragments of joint overall schemes, developing what we call an “Architecture of Multiple Authorship” and discussing the architect’s continuing responsibility of their projects in the public realm.

Students explored the use of locally sourced recycled materials mixed with contemporary production methods to develop a contemporary design language of bricolage. Hands-on constructions were made and installed on site to test programmes.

The project was facilitated and supported by Cass Projects, local groups such as Hillingdon Play Association, the Borough Housing Service and Customer Engagement Teams. The Studio successfully applied for funding and is in the process of realizing parts of the proposed schemes.

Adam Aspinall, portrait studio on the Austin Estate

Exhibition details

Location Central House 2nd Floor
Course Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1
Studio Studio 3
Cass Projects Cass Projects

Students' work

 Adam Aspinall
Adam Aspinall Portrait Studio on the Austin Estate Studio 3

Portrait Studio on the Austin Estate 

 Eeva Sarlin
Eeva Sarlin Fox Installation on Playground Studio 3

Fox installation on playground, Austin Estate 

 Eeva Sarlin
Illustration for a Children’s Book Studio 3

Fox installation - drawing for children’s book 

 Susan Kudo
Susan Kudo
Sewing Club on the Austin Estate Studio 3

Sewing club on the Austin Estate 

 Susan Kudo
Susan Kudo Sewing Club Studio 3

Sewing club in Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times 

 Ania Folejewska
Ania Folejewska Town Hall Precedents studio 3

Säynätsalo and Shoreditch Townhall 

 Halil Yorel
Halil Yorel Wallpaper Printing

Wallpaper printing event with the Austin residents 

 Halil Yorel
Halil Yorel
The Yellow Towers studio 3

The Yellow Towers 

 Adam Aspinall
Adam Aspinall
Rural Austin Estate studio 3

Rural Austin Estate 

 Ania Folejewska
Ania Folejewska Re-imagined Town Hall for the Austin Estate studio 3

Re-imagined Town Hall for the Austin Estate 

 Isabella Alexandru
Isabella Alexandru spectacle and festival studio 3

Spectacle and festival - section 

 Samson Eniola
Samson Eniola Safety fragment at home studio 3

Safety fragment at home - thyme and CCTV camera 

 Soraya Osei-Bonsu
Soraya Osei-Bonsu sitting on the fence studio 3

Sitting on the fence - Installation, Austin Estate 

 Reham Elwakil
Reham Elwakil Music Academy for Hayes

Music Academy for Hayes 

 Ludovica Cirillo
Ludovica Cirillo
Civic Plastic Recycling Centre studio 3

Civic Plastic Recycling Centre 

 Ludovica Cirillo
Ludovica Cirillo Live Chess Club studio 3

Live Chess Club - event on Austin Estate 

 Michael Cielewicz
Michael Cielewicz
Social Network Mapping studio 3

Social network Mapping - the key participants 

 Michael Cielewicz
Michael Cielewicz
Bringing the Community Together studio 3

Bringing the community together - garden event 

 Isabella Alexandru
Isabella Alexandru Wind chime installation studio 3

Wind chime installation, Austin Estate, Feb 2014 

 Nuria Garcia Vazquez
Nuria Garcia Vazquez Micro theatre studio 3

Micro theatre for the Austin Estate 

 Ania Folejewska & Reham Elwakil
Ania Folejewska & Reham Elwakil studio 3

Pop-up stage with music performance 

 Michael Cielewicz - mobile station
Michael Cielewicz Mobile station studio 3

History telling, local library, gardening 

 Jessica Dale
Jessica Dale hayes Carnival route studio 3

Hayes Carnival route, urban mapping 

Sandra Denicke-Polcher
Torange Khonsari
Enabled by Cass projects, Jen Ng

2nd Year students:

Isabella Alexandru
Tayba Al-Saffar
Raoul Aspinall
Caveh Bahreyni Toossi
Jessica Dale
Ivy Dias Coles
Samson Eniola
Elizabeth Fargues
Nuria Garcia Vazquez
Austin Joseph
Soraya Osei-Bonsu
Kittisak Pomnongsan
Eeva Sarlin
Emily Wheeler

3rd Year students:

Michael Cielewicz
Ludovica Cirillo
Reham Elwakil
Ania Folejewska
Deena Gohil
Alasdair Harrison
Susan Kudo
Halil Yorel

Residents of the Austin Estate
Lisa Taylor, London Borough of Hillingdon
Hillingdon Community Trust
Heathrow Community Fund
Hillingdon Play Association
Jason Coleman
Roland Karthaus