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Concept Sketch

Edge Condition Diagrams

Dissolving Thresholds in Tradeston

Industrial and Cellular Typologies

Domestic and Industrial Refuge

The task for this project was to redesign the district of Tradeston in Glasgow. The proposal was required to incorporate a host of activities across the labour and domesticity spectrum, and originated from a series of small projects which adressed the various scales of a district, from cellular accomodation to urban enclave. From initial explorations into the underlining question of how working and dwelling could correspond to one another, I developed an interest in the idea of 'prospect and refuge'. Although this is a theory based on human perception of landscape, the notion of a positive duality was one which I believed could provide a structure for composing the district.


For an urban district to function, there must be a relative balance of structures for labour, and those for domesticity. The question of how close these should exist to one another is important, as it determines the quality of life for inhabitants. Prospect and Refuge theory posits that small enclosed spaces are particularly favoured when there is a clear view or 'prospect'. Intimacy is intensified with a clear view of one's surroundings.


With an ambition to heighten domestic intimacy, dwellings were reduced to the bare essentials, whereas industrial buildings were designed to accomodate collective working on an expansive scale. For this purpose, two typologies were employed in tandem - the cellular / multi storey housing block and the industrial pitched roof canopy. Whereas the canopy configuration affords interaction on a horizontal strata, the cellular unit physically disconnects, while simmultaneously affording a visual connection with the wider district. The resulting composition is one where labour and domesticity can exist cheek and jowl, without compromise to either.

Community Greenhouse

The contrasting architecture of the dwelling units and industrial strata is based on the notion that both typologies should not be treated uniformly. Each have their own inherent spatial requirements, which should not be compromised. Enabling this degree of sepparation for both was particularly important in the creation of a duality. Whereas a dwelling must provide sanctuary above all else, industrial structures are most effective when they afford a high degree of conectivity between people and the street.


The architecture of the living blocks is defined by a central spine which rises upwards and supports the series of cellular dwellings. These project horizontally from the central core, with a single aspect to encourage occupants to look outwards. Horizontal projection is contrasted with vertical projection in the form of the simple pitched roof. Unlike the living unit, this typology can be connected others to form larger space, and conversely, limited to a single pitched volume for occupation by one person. This typology also articulates the liminal space between, as rows can either be extended or retracted to enclose public space.


Sanctuary

Concept Sketch

Edge Condition Diagrams

Dissolving Thresholds in Tradeston

Industrial and Cellular Typologies

Domestic and Industrial Refuge

The task for this project was to redesign the district of Tradeston in Glasgow. From initial explorations into the underlining question of how working and dwelling could correspond to one another, I developed an interest in the idea of 'prospect and refuge'. Although this is a theory based on human perception of landscape, the notion of a positive duality was one which I believed could provide a structure for composing the district.


Prospect and Refuge theory posits that small enclosed spaces are particularly favoured when there is a clear view or 'prospect'. Intimacy is intensified with a clear view of one's surroundings. For this purpose, two typologies were employed in tandem - the cellular / multi storey housing block and the industrial pitched roof canopy. Whereas the canopy configuration affords interaction on a horizontal strata, the cellular unit physically disconnects, while simmultaneously affording a visual connection with the wider district. The resulting composition is one where labour and domesticity can exist cheek and jowl, without compromise to either.

Community Greenhouse

The contrasting architecture of the dwelling units and industrial strata is based on the notion that both typologies should not be treated uniformly. Enabling this degree of sepparation was particularly important in the creation of a duality. Whereas a dwelling must provide sanctuary above all else, industrial structures are most effective when they afford a high degree of conectivity between people.


The architecture of the living blocks is defined by a central spine which rises upwards and supports the series of cellular dwellings. These project horizontally from the central core, with a single aspect to encourage occupants to look outwards. Unlike the living unit, the pitched roof typology can form larger spaces. This typology also articulates the liminal space between, as rows can either be extended or retracted to enclose public space.


Sanctuary

Concept Sketch

Edge Condition Diagrams

Dissolving Thresholds in Tradeston

Industrial and Cellular Typologies

Domestic and Industrial Refuge

The task for this project was to redesign the district of Tradeston in Glasgow. From initial explorations into the underlining question of how working and dwelling could correspond to one another, I developed an interest in the idea of 'prospect and refuge'. Although this is a theory based on human perception of landscape, the notion of a positive duality was one which I believed could provide a structure for composing the district.


Prospect and Refuge theory posits that small enclosed spaces are particularly favoured when there is a clear view or 'prospect'. Intimacy is intensified with a clear view of one's surroundings. For this purpose, two typologies were employed in tandem - the cellular / multi storey housing block and the industrial pitched roof canopy. Whereas the canopy configuration affords interaction on a horizontal strata, the cellular unit physically disconnects, while simmultaneously affording a visual connection with the wider district. The resulting composition is one where labour and domesticity can exist cheek and jowl, without compromise to either.

Community Greenhouse

The contrasting architecture of the dwelling units and industrial strata is based on the notion that both typologies should not be treated uniformly. Enabling this degree of sepparation was particularly important in the creation of a duality. Whereas a dwelling must provide sanctuary above all else, industrial structures are most effective when they afford a high degree of conectivity between people.


The architecture of the living blocks is defined by a central spine which rises upwards and supports the series of cellular dwellings. These project horizontally from the central core, with a single aspect to encourage occupants to look outwards. Unlike the living unit, the pitched roof typology can form larger spaces. This typology also articulates the liminal space between, as rows can either be extended or retracted to enclose public space.


Sanctuary