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To enter the grounds of the Victoria Embankment is to be greeted by an atmosphere of serenity and calm. Almost like a different world. People come here to rollerblade along its paths, picnic within its green space or relax at the water’s edge, I wanted to design my housing proposal with them in mind.
The reactor is the heart of the site and the designs nucleus. It empowers residents and visitors alike, allowing any resident (or person willing) to set up a stall and sell their labour and allow any visitor, by land or boat, to partake in the marketplace and give back to the people. The minimalistic nature of Brutalist architecture lends itself to concepts of homogeneity and collective but is often associated with destitute and undesirable council estates. I saw an opportunity to separate concrete from its stigma. Inspired by the works of Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier, I first created a cold, ruinous concrete landscape of towers and spires, then I filled in its gaps with a warm and comfortable timber. Resulting in each element contradicting but simultaneously empowering its partner

Ayo Abidogun
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Ayo Abidogun
BArch Architecture
NTU Communication & Representation Award

BArch Architecture

The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.

The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.

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