On this award-winning course, you can work toward professional status in architecture and/ or engineering (RIBA and CIBSE). Develop the skills needed to design a new generation of buildings with the forms, materials and systems to help them be both life enriching and environmentally responsible. An unusual course fostering talents which are much needed in this emerging field.
Comedy Centre: Environmental section and elevation of the NW façade of the building. Parallel a main road, an oak façade curves to follow the path. From the street, the building has the appearance of a large modern colosseum to convey that it is a theatre.
Academy of Performing Arts: Long section of the building and showing in elevation the courtyard and surrounding.
The Reflection Centre:
01. Ground floor plan, showing the two sides; the ‘inner’ self and the ‘outer’ self.
02. Preliminary section drawing
03. This section is taken through the central atrium, portraying how this space will be inhabited.
Cookery classes, horticulture workshops & therapy all connected via vegetation and gardens throughout the building.
Crafting the beat: Crafting the Beat is a space dedicated to the diversification of Bristol's music scene, which largely consists of alternative and electronic music. The scheme focuses on Afro-Caribbean music, particularly percussion music, a significant part of both cultures. The building will serve as the cultural heart of two of the largest immigrant communities in Bristol, and become a beacon of inclusivity and diversity of this city.
The building concept revolves around the rhythmic structure of Afro-Caribbean music. Alternating rhythms serve as the inspiration for the facade design, which creates a great enveloping skin around the entire building, reminiscent of the skins of the drums.
Crafting Confidence: Repair is defined as restore to a good condition. Repair can be through both physical or psychological change and development. This project confronts both aspects with the ambition of developing a centre for a healthy and diverse community with a strong identity.
Connections have been established between creativity, stress-coping and mental health. This project provides a building in which self-expression can be encouraged and a sense of control and mutual help can be restored or enhanced. This textile-printing workshop connects an area of inspiration, spaces that enable creativity and a place for socialising with a central gallery spine. Manipulating light and utilising haptic materials creates unique stimulating environments throughout the building.
Sports Development Centre: The centre aims to reconnect Bristol’s disabled population with the wider community and reduce social isolation. The centre’s aim is to reconnect occupants with their bodies through sport. The building will be fully accessible and cater for any special requirements associated with disability.
The Eden Psychiatry Centre: The Eden Psychiatry Centre is an experiment in the potential for architecture to become part of the healing process for those suffering from depression, bringing them to a higher state of self-esteem, self-worth and self-actualisation. The building responds to a socially derelict site in Old Market Street, Bristol, aiming to provide a space for rest and repose in the city centre whilst also providing more energetic sporting facilities to improve overall physical health in a friendly, communal way.
A series of hierarchical courtyards allow for the intimate conversation of the urban and natural spaces to occur, providing an evocative inside-outside feel with brilliant, warm, natural daylighting having a beneficial effect on the symptoms of depression. Natural lighting, artistic
opportunities and intertwining nature became the key design drivers to create a healthy and comforting environment, aiding the recovery process. Occupant wellbeing is maintained by supplying natural ventilation through the courtyards and thermal chimneys, regulating internal air temperature and creating a healthy environment.
Moving Art - Factory of Cinematography