Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition

hd-ren04-streetviewWe are happy to announce that we have won the Third Prize Award –  “A Hanging Marketplace” by Stefan Lengen and Henrik Cheung, from FELT Architecture, London – UK.

FROM THE JURY:
The Jury praised this typological experiment that translates formally into a stratified structure. The sense of community is generated by merging people and space through the formal and informal commercial activities that happen at the different platforms. Due to its essential form, the project could look very independent in the context of the neighborhood, but with the dynamic usage it presents a great potential to be a unique spatial experience.

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Studio 09 – 2014-2015

Flight of fancy

Studio nine continues its emphasis on architectures that are adaptable, responsive and or kinetic. This year will be exploring architectures of public delight and or antipathy by examining the role of ACTION & REACTION and propagating spaces and events. Our main intention is to unearth the latent qualities of things/ events/ places and to cultivate ideas, imagination and curiosity. Could architecture hide, wink or wave?

We encourage a joyful interplay between the hand-made and computer created, the static, the dynamic and the interactive throughout the year. A number of two and three-dimensional drawing and making techniques will be introduced as a way to interrogate, understand and communicate the projects.

Studio nine is interested in architecture that is affected by its environment and its programme. We take pleasure by architects such as C.Price, B.Tschumi, Archigram and investigate their theories about uncertainty, adaptability and change.

Studio nine does not seek to develop a large-scale masterplan; this does not interest the studio this year. We are interested in all the aspects of city as an ‘event’ (Bernard Tschumi), a complex mechanism, a cultural phenomenon. We are interested in the minutiae of city. However, as you are still asked to specifically define an architectural proposition in the city, you are still predicting a new city. You are not just expected to be an observer but should be a participant in the city.

You will need to be serious, passionate and experimental- always. But you should also make us wonder and smile.

TERM 1

‘A Device’ for Broadway Market (8 weeks)

This year we are based on Broadway Market a gentrified urban area in the London Borough of Hackney, East London. Broadway Market is a street running from London Fields to the Regent’s Canal in Haggerston. It was the site of a busy fruit and vegetable market, but this slowly dwindled over time. Since the late 1990’s Broadway Market boasts a culture of temporary food markets, outdoor cafes and emerging public spaces for outdoor events, temporary theatres and pleasure gardens.

Studio nine will be exploring the latent qualities of Broadway Market with students recording what they find and developing architectural responses. You will be designing a kinematic device for Broadway Market that will intrigue the passer-by and will be creating a miniature event space.

TERM 2 & 3

‘A Building’ for Broadway Market (15 weeks)

At the beginning of term 2 we will be embarking on a field trip to Paris. Beginning with the Centre Pompidou we will be visiting buildings designed by Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault and Bernard Tschumi that were all inspired by Cederic Price. The fieldtrip will end at Ecole Special d’Architecture where we will be holding a cross critique with your French students peer.

Following our fieldtrip, we will be focusing on the main building project by channelling the approaches and agendas adopted in the first project. Your project will be sited in and around Broadway Market on 3 different sites. We will ask you to explore strategies that take the unearthed potentials and use them to develop new architectural approaches towards a kinematic architecture.

The main project could be a Theatre/ a Museum/ a Performance Platform, an Art Gallery, a Skate Park, a Lolly Pop Factory, a Fruit and Veg Factory, an Auction Space. The project is not only about architecture but also infrastructure. It’s a building for diversity, a machine that can promote an infinite amount of possibilities.

 REFERENCES

  • ‘Drawing_ The Motive Force of Architecture’ by Peter Cook, 2014
  • Facebook: Form:ula
  • http://form-ula.blogspot.co.uk/
  • ‘Smartcities + Eco-warriors’ by CJ Lim + Ed Liu, 2010
  • ‘Consequence’ by Nat Chard, 2005
  • ‘The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas’ by Peter Cook (Chapter ‘The City of inventions’), 2004
  • ‘re:CP’ by Cedric Price (chapter by Patrick Keiller), 2003
  • ‘Event-Cities’ by Bernard Tschumi, 1994
  • ‘An Engineer Images’ by Peter Rice (Chapter ‘The Full-Moon Theatre’), 1994
  • ‘Practice of Everyday Life’ by Michel De Certeau (Chapter ‘Walking the City’), 1984
  • ‘Archigram’ edited by Peter Cook, 1972

Studio 09 at the Brighton Degree Show 2014

Studio 09 at the Brighton Degree Show 2014

A selection of photos from our studio space at the University of Brighton Architecture & Interiors Degree Show. The show took place at Circus Street Market from 7 to 15 June 2014.

The Studio 09 students designed and built an exhibit table and an interactive peep-show wall that showcased their projects in spirit of the studio.

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Opening

Newhaven – Fort Hill / Tidemills _ PART 1

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Studio 09 continues its quest for responsive architecture in the widest sense. Based on the results of the individual enquiries of Term 1 you will graft a transient structure onto what is a neuralgic point in the fabric of Newhaven. 

YR2 students will appropriate the Fort Hill area whereas YR3 students may choose between the Fort Hill – and the Tidemills area.

TIME LINE

Part 1   

6th January – 20th January – Site analysis, Strategic tactics & Programme

20th January – 27th January – Open studies week / Dissertation week

Part 2

27th January – 17th February – Concept & Design

17th February – 24th February – Peer Review Week

DELIVERABLES

PART 1

– Choose your site (6th January)

– Physical model (16th January)

One large scale site model (1:500?) showing the entire context with the overall concept /strategic tactics and programme.

– Site analysis / strategic tactics (16th January)

You will explore the site through a detailed and critical analysis of the area’s current environmental, cultural, geographical, historical character in the form of constructed hard line drawings.

– Case study of a performance platform / festival structure (16th January)

You will explore a chosen performance platform / festival structure (built or unbuilt) through a detailed and critical analysis of the project’s character and behavior in the form of constructed hard line drawings.

– Programme (16th January)

Based on the results of the individual enquiries of Term 1, your site analysis and case study will further refine the parameters of your building’s programmatic and formal concepts.

PART 2

– PowerPoint presentation (30th January)

You will present your individual site analysis and your case study in the form of constructed hard line drawings that will be supported by a physical site model with a short 10min PowerPoint presentation.

– Physical model (17th February)

You will explore the character and behavior of your performance platform/ festival structure in the form of an intricate model (1:20 or bigger).

– Concept & design (17th February)

You will explore the character and behavior of your performance platform/ festival structure in the form of numerous two and three-dimensional architectural drawings.

Peer Review Week (17th February – 24th February)

Newhaven – Fort Hill / Tidemills

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Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function. It can be generally defined as the set of interconnected structural elements that provide framework supporting an entire structure of development.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

For Term 2 and 3, you will be required to design and resolve an outdoor performance platform / festival structure on either the site of Newhaven’s former fortress, Fort Hill, or the Tidemill area.

Based on the results of the individual enquiries of Term 1 you will graft a transient structure onto what is a neuralgic point in the fabric of Newhaven. Not necessarily infrastructure in the traditional sense, your project will nonetheless be judged by its systemic importance for one or more layers of Newhaven’s environmental, cultural, geographical, historical or physical functioning, and its relevance as one of a number of outdoor performance platforms along the Sussex Coast Line and beyond.

YR2 students will appropriate the Fort Hill area whereas YR3 students may choose between the Fort Hill – and the Tidemills area. All students are required to:

  1. Develop a coherent strategy for an outdoor performance platform / festival structure
  2. Explain your overall intervention at building scale through the design of a transient structure.

You are operating within a context of popular outdoor environments (the South Downs National Park, The Fortress Nature Reserve), an increasingly rich history of transient architecture (Brighton’s numerous outdoor festivals, the ‘Instant City’ of Archigram) and an instable crumbling geology, as well as washed away infrastructures and ad-hoc places for summer activities.

You will explore these contexts through a detailed and critical analysis of the area’s current character. This will form the parameters of your building’s programmatic and formal concepts.

The invention of your performance platforms will be explained through intricate physical models at various scales, animations and architectural drawings (all three elements are compulsory). The research and the documentation process of the making & design will be continued in the same manner as in Term 01.

TIME LINE

Part 1

6th January – 20th January – Site analysis, Strategic tactics & Programme

20th January – 27th January – Open studies week / Dissertation week

Part 2             

27th January – 17th February – Concept & Design

17th February – 24th February – Peer Review Week

24th February – 17th March – Making & Design

17th March – 24th March – Arch. Hum. Week / Technology week

24th March – 31st March – Making & Design

31st March – 2nd April – Final Critique incl. invited guests 

7th April – 28th April – Easter Holidays

Part 3             

7th April – 12th May – Zoom in

15th / 16th May – Final Portfolio Hand-in (YR2/ YR3)

  

REFERENCES

‘Back to the Front: Tourisms of War’, by Diller + Scofidio, 1994

‘The Ciliary Function’, by Diller + Scofidio, 2007

‘Consequence’ by Nat Chard, 2005

‘Event-Cities’ by Bernard Tschumi, 1994

‘An Engineer Images’ by Peter Rice (Chapter ‘The Full-Moon Theatre’), 1994

‘Landscape Futures’ by Geoff Manaugh, 2013

‘The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas’ by Peter Cook (Chapter ‘The City of inventions’), 2004

‘Practice of Everyday Life’ by Michel De Certeau (Chapter ‘Walking the City’), 1984

‘Lights Out for the Territory’ by Ian Sinclair, 1997

‘re:CP’ by Cedric Price (chapter by Patrick Keiller), 2003

 

ANIMATION

‘The Flat’ by Jan Svankmajer, 1968

‘The Scarecrow’ by Buster Keaton, 1920