TS5 HIGH PASS WITH DISTINCTION 2016 Excerpt

By Lena Emanuelsen, AA 5th Year
Diploma Unit 11

TS5 HIGH PASS WITH DISTINCTION 2016

10 June 2016
Architectural Association

 

Maintaining the Wilderness

 

London is full of a strange messiness, a quality I have been trying to understand over the past two years. It is manifested in extraordinary spaces such as unused leftover bits of the city, incidental conditions, and weird adjacencies, all of which seem to have occurred accidentally as London has evolved.

 

Using a chair that I found, I started developing a set of technical principles that would be the first step in designing an alternative to the top-down regeneration schemes that are erasing the wild conditions of the city.

 

With the support of the TS staff, I was able to focus on translating the techniques developed at the furniture scale into an architectural system designed around the processes of urban surgery; retaining, supporting, and making incisions into the existing fabric to create voids by removing strategic components, preserving and creating new wilderness at both building and city scale.

 

For more information:

Diploma 11 Unit Brief

List of TS High Passes 2016