09 May 2019
Architectural Association, London
Common Fields: Finding commonality through a manipulation of objects
In response to the socially conflicting and environmental demands that exist amongst Lincolnshire’s seasonal migrant farmers, the design introduces a lightweight coterie community. Playing with and manipulating the existing machinery to develop an inhabitable skin, the use of crop collection develops the potential for a social interface.
The technical studies project was critical in focusing three key aspects of the studio work:
1: Form Finding; through a series of physical experiments, a structural form was developed that allowed for the possibility to construct an inhabitable skin.
2: Crop storage; habitation is based on a six-month community with the aim to develop commonality amongst its inhabitants through the construction of an inflatable screen that simultaneous projects real-time conversation while reducing land compaction.
3: A Time-Path; these farming creatures map and scar the land of Lincolnshire, engaging the neighbouring communities through a live feed barometer acting as a spectacle within the landscape and town centre.
Receiving this award has encouraged the realisation that the playfulness and speculation of my project is able to be valued technically and in turn, has opened up new conversations, enhancing the future direction of my work.
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