Overgrown

2020

As part of my exploration, I became interested in how the built environment affected the natural environment. The element I chose was greenspaces in which I mapped its various aspects. Grass and growth formed a major part of this exploration. This in turn formed my field diagram, the contextual anchor of my design process, where the major lines form cut lines and the minor lines form score lines. The conceptual form mimics that of blades of grass which have been unmanaged and left to overgrow, a direct connection to the idea of terrain vague and succession. The resolution stage saw me using growth as the anchor for all decision made then on. This drove how I tackled the studio’s social agenda, in which I chose to look at the mental health of ex-convicts. The outcome was a simplistic, powerful yet purposeful building which effortlessly conveyed my concept across all scales.

I would say my creativity is my greatest quality. I am at ease when it comes to curating ideas and finding ways to tackle problems. For many years I have always had some sort of interest in design and creation. This eventually spilled over into the architectural world where I started to become more and more interested in buildings and how they can be used as a form of expression; whether that be as a statement or as a show of creative ability. My style of architecture characteristically steers towards contemporary monolithic and contemporary neoclassical design. Recently during my degree, I have become more and more interested in the social impact that architecture can have, and I am starting to look more into urban design and spaces. Going forwards I eventually endeavour to potentially undertake more research into these areas.

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