Our 302 project built upon the work we completed for Design 301. We were tasked with designing a building which both a public and private function. An additional requirement was that the private function should be connected someway to our findings in 301. During my 301 project I developed work based upon violence and unrest on the road, which led me to design a self defence institute, with private accommodation for victims of domestic violence.
The project started with a brief page, some history, and an “interruption”. The interruption was a small change that we would make to the area in response to some of the issues raised.
The scheme includes a large slow staircase/path, connecting Lower Marsh with the higher up Station Approach road. I tried to play with levels and height as much as possible, leading me to split activities and private/public areas across the site.
Quick model making was very helpful in the development of this project, and the design changed many times with rough sketches on detail paper.
As the project was only 7 weeks long, there was not much time available for rendered images. This led me to produce quick collage like images to illustrate the impact on the road, materiality and usage.
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