My beach pod is designed to be comfortable and compact mobile space, providing necessary facilities for RNLI lifeguards to work and sleep during their hours on duty. It is a stacked pod with a central staircase which utilises every space, such as the sleeping compartment and equipment storage beneath the first floor. It is constructed from timber and sits on two timber sleds, allowing it to be towed up and down the beach.
My facade project is an original design of a 'Kinetic Building.' There is a grid of identical facade systems that move accordingly to give the appearance of individual square panels being folded to allow light into the building. The system has an outer frame surrounding the building structure and an inner frame which moves forward and backwards on tracks to move the bronze panels. This project is built on the existing Bristol Architecture Centre.