COOP COAST is a design & research unit within the graduate diploma school of CSA*. Over the course of the academic year 2010/11 the studio is investigating the political, socioeconomic and spatial realities of coastal towns, both in Kent and across the English Channel. Oscillating between macro and micro scales, between urban and rural, temporal and typological conditions, the studio embraces strategic and activist design practices alike; and will explore the potential for cooperative action within the realms of regional design, programmatic urbanism and performative architecture.
* Canterbury School of Architecture | University for the Creative Arts. www.cantarch.com
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
After looking at caravan sites I was intrigued
by the temporality of the sites. Each site has
its differences in terms of size and layout.
The differences in the number of permanent
caravans and temporary caravans also makes
each site unique.
After visiting a site I was also intrigued by the
the way that most caravan owners were keen
to make their caravans different to others by
changing some of the things on it.
This has lead me to want to explore the idea
of plug-in Architecture.
Monday, 13 December 2010
My aims within the context of co-op coast are to investigate and discuss the relationship between ports, their authorities and needs, with those of the towns they are attached to. Focussing on the 'Channel' ports, the investigation will produce mappings, diagrams and eventually a proposal in built form based on the relationship that is uncovered.
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Inspired by the elegance and continuity of the railway line, where once there was life and movement, vital part in urban infrastructure, the project seeks to find a new place for industrial liaison transforming it into a moment of post-industrial laser.