As part of my preliminary design module I designed an artist’s residence on the Brighton Palace Pier aiming to create a place for people producing stained glass craft. I was fascinated by the architecture of the existing iron support structure and wanted to place my studio among the piles which would offer new and unexplored views. The construction and geometry of my Palace of Stained Glass derives straight from the pier’s rigidity, while the coloured glass creates interesting light and shadow within the space. Some of its facades are fully adjustable allowing users to control their environment.
As part of my Main Design module I designed an annex to the Tate Modern gallery on London. I aimed to increase its capacity for sharing the skills of artists by creating moveable studios in its central space, the Turbine Hall, and connect people through it (visually, physically, and internally). Similarly, I was interested in the existing industrial structure which further informed my design language. The Turbine Hall oddly resembles a street which I accentuated with my studios and bridges. I wanted to maximise the visual encounters users would experience within the gallery and promote the multidisciplinary communication between people through my Alternative City project.