Location: Venice

Type:  Academic project - 2018

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This third year project is set in Venice. It’s purpose was to provide a multi-purpose building facility that incorporates art studios, residential units and archives.

 

The building takes a deep ecological approach; as Venice faces an increasingly dangerous flooding issue, the scheme allows for its heritage and local community to thrive and be safeguarded.

Street level Cafe Space, overlooking Venetian canal  -

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Structural Sectional Perspective  -

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En-suite bathroom, resident house  -

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The design is centered around using the idea of sediment layering as a way of achieving both a strong structural strategy, and a poetic allusion to the sinking. A central reinforced concrete archive core acts as both the main load bearing structure and keeper of records (archive), whereas the secondary structure uses catenary curves to allow for ideal load distribution and a more fluid / flexible use of space. The crushed surrounding brick is used into the final screed, blending the facade to the local context.

Third Floor Plan  -