A sustainable environment for the production, display and promotion of art. The project was designed to have two integrated but separable elements, one being the redesign of the basement in a occupied terraced house and the other being the ‘what if’ re-imagining of an adjacent area of amenity space.
The project involved BA2 and BA3 students and lasted for two weeks from the point of inception to presentation. Students were divided into eight groups and the project was organised as a competition with awards for the top four sets of designs. The design work is being used by BasementArtsProject to commence fund-raising to the next phase.
Client: Basement Arts
Tutors: Simon Warren, Des Fagan and Simon North
Students: Michael Bland, Hina Shah, Abdulrahman Bacheeri, Harry Sharpe, Mohamed Ahmed, Ross Couper, Joe Walton, Lee Houston, Josh Boydell-Smith, Luke Hirst, Jake Hinchcliffe, Helen Davies, Kathy Roe, Launa Cowan, Gurveer Bhachu, Ellie Archer, Hannah Cawthorne, Daniel Sargeant , Lauren Heys, Sandeep Sandhu, Katie Neal, Joe Bradley, Nathalia Azevedo, Lauren di Pietro, Gemma Walker, Ayesha Iqbal, Jordan Blacker, Sam Oakes, Andrea Ghirawoo, Sarah Baylis, David Banberry, Karl Braidwood, Jack Wakelin, Nick Higson and Paul Hansell
Research Question: Introducing students to collaborative working through the vehicle of an architectural ideas competition in design studio.