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Teaching keeps research at the centre of how we work and forms part of an ongoing discourse that enriches our architectural practice.

We want students to make work that has a strong set of values behind it and has something to say with regards to the making of places. 

Our approach to teaching extends the conversation to include critical friends including Drawing Matter, Fundación RIA and Theatrum Mundi.

A Research Building in Bethnal Green

Loughborough University

2023/24

The studio is seeking proposals for a dementia research building located within Bethnal Green in London. The site will comprise the Marian Place gasholders, once a satellite to the Shoreditch Gasworks and now awaiting redevelopment by way of homes and shops or the Ash Grove bus garage, also awaiting redevelopment as noted within the borough's local plan.

 

The proposals will provide a research centre for dementia treatment and care whilst also considering its responsibilities as a significant portion of city. Students will design in the conceptual context of fading memory, both literally and laterally with regards the human mind and the post-industrial city.

Students: Alana Thomas-Handley, Brandon Mahrra, Daisy Blackall, Ella Niman Board, Emma Winby, Gracie Davies, Hope Mumford, James Shuker, Jess Biddle, Kim Huijsmans, Larnelle Chintua-Chigbu and Vera Okodugha

A Community Building in Hackney

Loughborough University

2021/22

The studio sought proposals for a village hall-cum-arts centre at a garage site in Hackney. The proposals were to be places for theatrical performances, resident meetings, weddings, yoga classes - a meaningful gathering place for the community.

Students: Alina Abdulwahid, Nyewuna Amadi, Jemima Dabell, Beckie Downs, Lewis Foster-Jeapes, Will Jones, Will Mennell, Danielle Riley, Joe Tolley and Faridah Usman-Buhari 

Visiting critic: Sam Scott

Drawing by Lewis Foster-Jeapes

The studio sought proposals for a building for making things in Stoke-on-Trent. The proposed building and territory was to rethink what it is to make things and how this process can become a civic, sustainable and enabling part of city life once again - rather than sited in anonymous boxes out of town.

Students: Alina Abdulwahid, Nyewuna Amadi, Jemima Dabell, Beckie Downs, Lewis Foster-Jeapes, Will Jones, Will Mennell, Danielle Riley, Joe Tolley and Faridah Usman-Buhari 

Visting critics: Fani Kostourou and Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami

Drawing by Jemima Dabell

An Industrial Building in Stoke-on-Trent

Loughborough University

2021/22

A Cookery School in Tottenham

Loughborough University

2022/23

The studio sought proposals for a cookery school in Tottenham. The proposed building is to engage with London's pick-and-mix version of diversity in food and fading cosmopolitan civic life and ask what it is to be sited within the formerly marshy ground of Tottenham - London’s ‘next great neighbourhood’.

Students: Amrit Ruprai, Aran Shuttlewood, Caius Sharpe, Carmen Neat, Jack James, James Read, Jodie Pritchard, Kaspar Rechardt, Mia Matthew, Nawal Aamir, Phoebe Benson, Rebecca Williams, Teodor-Catalin Pricop​

Visting critics: Sam Scott and Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami
 

Model by Aran Shuttlewood

The studio sought proposals for an institute building in the Lea Valley. The proposed building and its territory sited within the network of rivers, canals and reservoirs in the productive 'Bastard Countryside' of the lower Lea Valley will comprise spaces for growing, experimenting and researching for the changing food industry in Greater London.

Students: Amrit Ruprai, Aran Shuttlewood, Caius Sharpe, Carmen Neat, Jack James, James Read, Jodie Pritchard, Kaspar Rechardt, Mia Matthew, Nawal Aamir, Phoebe Benson, Rebecca Williams, Teodor-Catalin Pricop​

Visting critics: Kirsty Badenoch, Elise Tinn and Nicola Chan

Drawing by Amrit Ruprai

An Institute Building in the Lea Valley

Loughborough University

2022/23

The studio sought proposals for a dementia respite centre, sited within Hackney in east London, the island in the marshes, and specifically at Homerton Hospital where dementia care is a priority for the Trust. The proposals provide flexible short term care for people suffering from dementia and offer a means of support for affected families. Importantly, our designs-as-research ask how architecture might become care-full.

Students: Alana Thomas-Handley, Brandon Mahrra, Daisy Blackall, Ella Niman Board, Emma Winby, Gracie Davies, Hope Mumford, James Shuker, Jess Biddle, Kim Huijsmans, Larnelle Chintua-Chigbu and Vera Okodugha

Visting critics: Kirsty Badenoch and Amrit Ruprai

Drawing by Brandon Mahrra

A Respite Centre in Hackney

Loughborough University

2023/24

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