Two houses and a school

What is a house? What is a school?

During the second design process Studio 14 students were encouraged to visit ‘House 2016’, a collection exhibitions, installations and talks taking place during the Brighton Festival.

Gillian Wearing’s ‘Room With Your Views’ is a fascinating collection of short film clips of window views supplied by people from around the world. The involvement of others in the process is of particular interest, and may be related to our studio project.

‘House 2016’ was also an opportunity to visit the Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove. This is a fine example of the adaptable house terraced town house, constructed in the 1820’s and currently being restored to become a ‘heritage centre and museum to focus on the architecture and social history of Brighton & Hove between the 1780s and 1840s’.

The idea that architecture might be, in its own right an educator, is particularly relevant to the our enquires into the form of architecture for ‘The School of Life.’

“The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.”