The Sweet Proposal of Nestlé’s New York, is a satirical cautionary tale of a corporate city scaled confectionary factory. As a critique of city privatisation where the largest corporate infrastructures control our employment, governance, housing and nutrition. The project converts the city of York into a dystopian corporate utopia vailed in a facade of sweet respectability up kept by the resident employees. The corporate authoritarian control aims to protect jobs in Britain by providing services and employment in exchange for political autonomy.
Inspired by the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel embodies the aspects of dependency, greed and selfishness in its characters, which led to their ultimate demise. The project provides a service of ethical accountability, holding a mirror up to society using architecture as a medium to philosophically to highlight the loss of control and our true freedoms. The aim of the project is provoke the question, ‘Is the privatisation of cities right for society?’
‘The existing profit driven model of construction will lead to an imminent automation of things, a new system will be required to replace it moving the control of housing design back to the local community prioritising social values.’
This research proposal named ‘Foam Town’ theorises a building system maximising the automation of building production and construction for the social commons. Engaging with new forms of production and reproduction through the process of CNC hot wire cutting, and automated drone construction assembly the project actively rethinks the traditional construction technique. As a deployable system to multiple locations this project aims to raises living standards for the local people by empowering them with the ability to control their own environment. Developed as a better alternative to the existing housing typologies in the area of Avila, Spain. The housing complex offers low-income families a safe enclosed space in the style of a contemporary Spanish compound home developments and works by providing the local population with a digital kit of foam parts which runs in tandem with the automated world of the near future.
In the future, every sector of the economy will be a technology sector including the practice of architecture. Based in Jeremy Rifkin’s post-capitalism near future during the fourth industrial revolution, the full automation of the production of building elements and construction will come to a near zero production cost. The material commodity of these blocks will act as a local currency, with its own specified value system depending on the structural function and material used. This is made possible by the communally owned industry, (SCS) Swarm Construction Systems.
Therapeutic Health Centre. Part of larger inter-connected master planed cycling route to the University of Kent.
The design is a collection of community based facilities centred on music, dance and food in Sheerness‐on‐Sea. Replacing the void space presently with a connecting centre point to link together the old blue town to the more modern mile town.
This schemes objective was enhance the presence of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust within the urban tissue of the city by producing a new ‘front window’ to the public, an Archaeological Exhibition Centre on a corner site by North Gate Road. The project’s aims were to adapt and extend an existing Edwardian building in a mock Tudor style to our own scheme. The key theme to my design strategy is the movement of people through the building as part of a much larger route from the River Stour in the West through the site to the dense housing estate in the East. Therefore the open free plan of the Modernist period was the most suitable choice of layout. The free plan best serves for the flow of movement because of its minimal obstructions and continues by offering spatial flexibility to the continually changing exhibition display in the public galleries, while providing adaptability to the private living accommodation.
ATKINS Reception Area Relocation Project. Part of a larger campus master plan design.