Final year first semester project, studio DS(3)2. The proposal is a comedy club for the locals and an addition to the Mill E17 community centre. It would bring all the social groups of Walthamstow together and connect them through humour and comedy. The project explores how humour could be translated into architecture to create extraordinary and memorable spaces.
Scaled-down Ravenspurn Oil Platform by Ove Arup. Practical experience working on site. Great practice of teamwork!
Clear Mind Society
Second year project in DS(2)2, taught by Natalie Newey and Anthony Powis, exploring urban ecologies and coexistence of people. My project is a Social Enterprise in Soho/St Giles focused on providing an awareness and support for drug addicted people, through accessible educational and healthcare facilities.
The way the society has been treating addicts in modern years is to put them in shame and isolation, which is directly counterproductive to their recovery. The project aims to create spaces of exposure and interaction, yet providing a subtle intimacy for comfort and sense of safety, considering the relationship between public and private spaces.
Given the brief of cultivating mushrooms in an urban environment and celebrating the crop and z-farming, the programme accommodates space for two leading startups in the field to collaborate. The form of the architecture and the facade obtained through parametric design in Grasshopper responds to the site environment (sunlight and ventilation), allowing for optimal conditions for oyster mushrooms to grow in open public space.
Tsiolkovsky in Space
Architectural storytelling project as part of the Bartlett Summer Studio 2016 with FleaFollyArchitects (Thomas Hillier and Pascal Bronner).
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer of the astronautic theory who inspired leading Soviet rocket engineers such as Sergei Korolev, was a recluse by nature. In my project, his vision and theoretical work come to life…
“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.” - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1911
Digital Fabrication Workshop Prize
Jacquard Prize for Digital Fabrication Workshop. The workshop by the University of Westminster Fabrication Lab introduced first year students to Rhino and laser cutting. In a short period of time, we had to use the acquired knowledge to produce a scaled model of a famous building.
With my project partner Pawel Obuchowski, we managed to use the digital tools creatively to achieve the beautiful double-curved geometry of 30 St Mary Axe by only using sheet material (card, acrylic).
My passion for making things and this project in particular led to me being offered a place at the FabLab as a Lab Assistant, where I’ve worked for 2 years part time during my studies, strengthening my skills and knowledge of various fabrication techniques.