Green Wall

Vertical green walls have many of the benefits of green roof structures, but with the advantage that there are many more vertical spaces that can be covered. They are also generally more visible, enhancing the environment for more people. Green walls can be divided into two broad categories: ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’. Natural green walls use…

Birds Eye View For The Hive

  I have used the areas and spaces that have been used to form the areas in the floorplan, I then pulled some of these hexagons and created different heights with them along the roof of the hall 6 m and the cafe is towering at 9 m with the rest of the hexagons ranging…

First Floor Plan For The Hive

As previously mentioned with the ground floorplan, I have allowed the purpose of the required spaces to dictate the evolution of the upper level. the as I said previously have allowed the spaces. I identified the need for conference rooms and several one-on-one rooms on this floor. Some of the conference rooms could have bi-fold…

Ground Floor Plan For The Hive

I have allowed the purpose of the spaces to shape the floorplan, there is an irregular winding corridor that flows throughout the building, each of the hexagrams on this floor have been shaped by the purpose of the room. On this floorplan you can also find the seating plan for the café along with and…

The Hive

One of the main things I focused on was how the architecture should respond and reflect life, by celebrating people gathering and moving through the building and feeling part of what is going on within the wider community. I wanted to create a space that allowed and encouraged people to move and flow through the…

King Solomon School

The King Solomon school, has these stunning hexagons that are built into the wall these can then be removed to make stalls as well as seating within the wall this creates both a stunning feature and practical solution for storage of the seating when not in use, this adaptable seating can be removed easily and…

Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station

The large camphor tree is older than most records but officials believe it to be around 700 years old. Kayashima Station first opened in 1910. At the time the camphor tree stood right next to the station. For the next 60 years the station remained largely unchanged. But an increase in population and overcrowding began…

Patiently Arranged Dandelion Works by Botanical Artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc 

These intricately sown dandelion seed head artwork shows true dedication and weightlessness. I am inspired by the way they thin out towards the centre. When I started to look closely at dandelion seed heads and  examine their structure I loved the way they appeared to resemble inside out umbrellas!  I’d like to try and take…

Ora-ito’s Concept For Wallpaper

After coming across this piece of artwork, I’ve started considering using either irregular shapes or having some kind of wall art or carving that is part of the buildings actual fabric.   This piece of art is a in fact a concept for wallpaper, I love the impact it has and feel by using a…

Historical Context Introduction to the Area

  All Saints Church is situated in Truro, Cornwall’s capital city, 1.11 miles west of the City centre and 7.56 miles north of Falmouth. Coordinates:  50° 15’42.27°N , 5°4’33.5°W All Saints Church is built on the outskirts of Truro in Highertown Parish. The city of Truro stands in a strategic position, it’s situated halfway along…