This course will enable you to become a Chartered Architectural Technologist working at the centre of the contemporary construction industry. You will learn how to design buildings in detail and with expertise in structural technology and design, buildings science and computer modelling. You will develop both as a designer who skilfully communicates ideas in a variety of media and as a contracts manager within the procurement process.
ATTIC Project: The ‘Design Hive’ Building is a statement to how architecture is perceived from the perspective of the different disciplines within the design community. Theexternal appearance of the building is a bold statement of architecture in its striking aesthetic and message of how the hex-panel system is symbolic of a community working in collaborative harmony, much like a hive. Once inside, the panelised system reveals its resolution through careful design and engineering ofa bracket system that can support great load and is flexible to the requirementsof its application. The exposed services and structure reveal how the barebonesof architecture form and fit together, offering a teaching tool for those that occupythe building, as it is a school of architectural design in the broadest sense.
RNLI Rescue Facility: The outside, giving a sense of security and safety. The form parts at the eaves allowing balanced daylight to cascade
within and opens at each end to allow views for the observing and resting rescue team.
The facility houses an emergency treatment room, observation platform, workshop/ vehicle storageand a staff rest area.
The spaces have been programmedto function efficiently during
an emergency situation. The observation platform sits
at the front of the building within the workshop and storage area for quick access. A rapid roller shutter door opens and
allows the team to launch to thebeach via the ramp. Partially offsetfrom the facility; the ramp and pier extend back,
giving direct access to the roadside.
The facility has a strong presence on the 4km long beach at Weston- Super-Mare .The repeating glulam A-frame cradles
the zinc clad prism within. The internally exposed CLT structure extends to a height of 7m, encasing the occupants from
ATTIC Project: The final Studio project of the course required us to design a new building inthe vacant plot adjacent to the Architecture Centre in the centre of Bristol.The Architecture Technology Teaching & Information Centre, or ATTIC, is anextension of the existing Architecture Centre providing a variety of spacesfor students, staff and the public. The primary focus of this project howeverwas to develop a façade strategy that is visually appealing, in addition to providing a response to environmental factors including ventilation and solar gain.
I initially took an approach that celebrated the area’s industrial past bypredominantly using stone. However, to provide contrast and a more visually pleasing aesthetic, an extensive amount of glazing and timber was also used. The timber louvre panels and North-facing window surrounds were designed to decrease unwanted solar gain and to add depth and an aspect of disorder to the exterior of the building.
ATTIC Project: The idea behind this project is to design a double glass skin facade system, which allows air to flow inside and through the vertical louvres system. The louvres functions as a solar shading mechanism that rotates during different times of the day. While the double skin facadeuses three adjustable louvres. These are implemented within the glass facade, one at the bottom that allows cool air in, one from the inner leaf which extracts the stale air out from the building's interior spaces and another one at the top of the facade system, which exhausts bothwarm and stale air out into the atmosphere. In addition to the vertical louvre system, this process utilises the stack effect strategy whichcontrols the temperature within the building and provides natural heating and cooling. The rotating louvres also allow the building users the choice of privacy or interaction with the external elements while undertaking their academic studies.
RNLI Rescue Facility