Until 2002 the Boiler House worked tirelessly and under intense pressure to pump, push and persuade heat and hot water around the Holloway Campus, occasionally letting off steam from its single imposing tower. Radiating from the very heart of the site this throbbing, clanking, hissing warmth touched everyone.
2020 will see this now decommissioned building brought back to life as a new event space: retaining the sense of industry, of graft, of working under pressure, and creating a centre of dynamic energy and warmth that draws in and radiates out to students, staff and visitors, encouraging and enabling them to show, share and celebrate together.
Studio 04 will challenge our students in a short project to re-imagine the Boiler itself as a creative machine, the sum of more than its parts: an animated, animating mobile object with purpose.
The major project will be to design the Boiler House spaces for a series of conceived events and purposes – connecting out, radiating through corridors, departments and streets.
Image: Boiler House. Photo by Stephen Blunt
Studio Int 01: Meanwhile in the city
Laura Encinas and Luigi Simione
The urban landscape is lately defined by the rapid evolution of technology, uncertain economy, globalisation and the increase of world population.
Studio Int 02: Joie De Vivre
Kaye Newman and Janette Harris
The Joy of Living, a feeling of happiness or excitement about life.
Studio Int 03: Retail is dead – long live retail!
Cecilia Sjoholm and Iain Hales
As widely acknowledged, the retail industry and particularly the high street has been struggling for some time, much of this can be attributed to a rise in online shopping.
Studio Int 04: Radiate
Andrew Siddall and Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros
Until 2002 the Boiler House worked tirelessly and under intense pressure to pump, push and persuade heat and hot water around the Holloway Campus, occasionally letting off steam from its single imposing tower.