joe best architecture

A representation of my progressive Architectural studies

Model

The model was comprised of three main materials and processes, each providing their own unique appearance, materiality and construction method. The model was made at a 1.200 scale, dimensions 230x2570mm

The base had to amplify the traversable landscape alongside provide spacial elements for the programs and roof to meet. This was achieved through plaster casting into a foam mood which was cut using a CNC machine.

The uniqueness of the roof design meant that the entire space frame had to be designed individually, this involved developing a construction matrix for each beam and its point of connection, minimising symmetry and allowing for construction to take place in parts can later be assembled. All parts were constructed using a laser cutter.

The internal programs were designed within Rhino from a series of paper folding which explored shapes and forms. These Rhino models were then 3D printed.

Dynamic Landscape

These renders represent he journey in which a departing passenger would experience whilst travelling through the Airport. The passengers would arrive at two points, via road transport or train. Once passed through check in, passport control, and security you would arrive within the departure lounge. This is the most habitable point of the airport with a variety of new programs designed around the flying demographic. There are points in which the large support structure becomes access for the roof. 

This large triangulation not only features within the terminal but is also used a boundary between the marshland and the runway, minimising the use of fencing.

Foam Terrain

The landscape surrounding the Airport is encapsulated into the triangulation nature. This dynamic landscape consists of providing a conservation and ecological site south of the Airport as a protection for the Birds and to try and protect and resurrect as much of the marshland as possible.

The height of this triangulation acts as protective wall between the public and private sector. This removes the need for large surrounding barbed wire fences which break into the landscape providing no visual appreciation.

The model was create using the CNC machine and foam to care out the landscape and visualise the volume and scale in which this dynamic landscape takes form.

Dynamic Landscape
‘discard the notion of vertical enclosure, whose walls are made inaccessible by gravity, and to define habitable space by means of wholly accessible inclined planes, thereby increasing the usable surface areas. This was in essence, the principle of HABITABLE CIRCULATION’ Paul Virillio, The Function of the Oblique.


Discarding the Airport construction principle of a large shed, an outer shell filled with an number of items and replacing it with that of habitable circulation creates a Dynamic Landscape. No longer is there a separation between the floor, walls, the ceiling, the roof but a continuation and accessibility between them all. With a demographic and programmatic base line allows for passengers to do more than flock to the waiting gates. View high resolution

Dynamic Landscape

‘discard the notion of vertical enclosure, whose walls are made inaccessible by gravity, and to define habitable space by means of wholly accessible inclined planes, thereby increasing the usable surface areas. This was in essence, the principle of HABITABLE CIRCULATION’ Paul Virillio, The Function of the Oblique.

Discarding the Airport construction principle of a large shed, an outer shell filled with an number of items and replacing it with that of habitable circulation creates a Dynamic Landscape. No longer is there a separation between the floor, walls, the ceiling, the roof but a continuation and accessibility between them all. With a demographic and programmatic base line allows for passengers to do more than flock to the waiting gates.

Suprematist Paper Folds

A study of dynamic Architecture with the influence of the suprematist movement, and triangular geometry. This was a study not only into folding but also creating a series of programs and building types through the geometry.

PlaneSpotting pt.4 
The first Airbus A380 to be on the Isle of Grain exhibited Thursday 28th in the Herbert Read Gallery at UCA Canterbury. 
Exhibited a series of photography and movies from our attempt at placing a A380 upon a coastal path within the Isle of Grain. View high resolution

PlaneSpotting pt.4 

The first Airbus A380 to be on the Isle of Grain exhibited Thursday 28th in the Herbert Read Gallery at UCA Canterbury. 

Exhibited a series of photography and movies from our attempt at placing a A380 upon a coastal path within the Isle of Grain.

PlaneSpotting pt.3 (Site and Set up)

On site to set up the first Airbus A380 to land in the Isle of Grain. Using a series of helium filled balloons, oars and  persons, to raise the series of lights to their appropriate heights to capture the image of a plane head on. 

PlaneSpotting pt.2

Following the previous experiments with light, we constructed a full scale Airbus A380 on campus. This helped envision the scale of plane and the shear impact it would have not only on our campus but on the Isle of Grain if the proposal goes through. 

PlaneSpotting pt.1

Performing a series of experimentations with light to explore motion and the  outline of a plane. This was performed in reaction to the large number of airport proposals currently being put forward. This is to lead onto trying to create a full scale plane using the method of taken photos of lights with a slow shutter speed and exposure time.

Entry to this years Sleep student award competition hosted by Reardon Smith Architects. The competition was to design a Hotel complex upon a site along the coastline in Montenegro. The main narrative of my proposal was the interest in experiencing food and drink.

For those with taste for food.

With the increasing number of cookery shows and recipe books being released, cooking is becoming one the largest past times of the popular culture. People are trying their hand at cooking and tasting things they would not of touched in previous years. Attending farmers markets to get the best ingredients and hosting dinner parties are all becoming far more familiar. This hotel is designed around those who want to indulge and create fine cuisine.

There is a number of restaurants / kitchens and bars which host cooking and cocktail classes that run year round with guest chefs and connoisseurs appearing throughout the year. 

Surrounding the complex is local farmed produce and ingredients, which can be purchased at the marina market. Local fish are sold at the market, or if preferred can be personally caught either on the dockside or upon a rented boat. 

With selection of vineyards and fruit groves you can go fruit picking and use to make a variety cocktails at the provide bars, learning from a number drink connoisseur’s.

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