Catalysts for Public Cultural Possibilities within a Sustainable Urban Transport System
This year Studio 13 focussed on how architecture and the city are intrinsically linked, how one cannot be considered without equal consideration of the other. The studio questioned the future of architecture within our cities and the requirements for new hybrid spaces that utilise density and existing environments, addressed economic and sustainability constraints, and localised and shared cultures and identity.
With sites located along the River Thames at Hammersmith, projects explored interchanges; junctions of transience and contamination, infrastructure, landscape and people. Level 5 started the year with a kiosk project working with the constraints of minimal space, Level 6 addressing the spatial and urban potentials of intersection buildings. Students built on term 1 projects to develop cultural/performance programmes in their existing sites along the river.
Below are images of work produced by the studio in previous years.
Theatre-Land Field Trip
In February, as part of our preparations for the challenge of designing our own theatre, Studio 13 took a trip to “Theatre-Land”.
Spread over the east and centre of London the sites visited and recorded included the Yard Theatre E9, The Young Vic Theatre SE1, The Barbican Centre EC2, The National Theatre SE1 and the one and only Theatre Land covering Soho and the West End.
The trip ended with refreshments and a presentation by former Studio 13 students of work at Koppel Project Studio Poland Street, Soho.