Turning domestic routines into architectural fragments.

Following an autumn site visit Studio 12 has been busy working up their individual domestic routines into architectural fragments. Work started with an exercise in quick paper model making to tease out spatial ideas for their projects. These early sketches are now being worked up in more detailed models to test their spatial qualities, light conditions and sense of scale. The range of routines cover activities like taking out the rubbish, bringing in shopping, reading, tending gardens to simply arriving home. Students will be presenting these and other earlier exercises next week to Dr. Lesley McFadyen who researches and teaches archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. The session will be focusing on the different ways in which archaeological and architectural drawings can register aspects of social life. The spatial fragments developed this term will provide a starting point for the major design project next term for a housing project in Brighton.