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Thursday24 July 2014

Architecture student shows 2011: Kingston University

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Work from this year’s show at Kingston

This year’s student show had the theme “High Street: London”.

“Our collective concerns this year have focused upon the latent potential to be found within a fundamental but degraded and long overlooked component of the social and urban infrastructure that defines our city - its high streets,” said Daniel Rosbottom, head of school.

“Studio projects have addresses the linear urbanism defined by these streets, both in terms of their depth and thier length, questioning their spatial character beyond the crust of commercial frontage and, on occasion, following them out of London altogether.

“The students have transformed the scale of thinking from strategic and critical observation into physical proposition, individually asking what makes good high street buildings - formally, spatially, materially and with regard to use.

“From supermarkets to housing, from Peckham to Stratford, their work imaginatively stitches, mends, remakes and reintegrates London’s high streets and thier buildings back into the surrounding cityscapes. In doing so they offer an important body of thought and possibility back to the actual city.”

 

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  • Good theme.

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  • zecks_marquise

    I was impressed with the briefs, but I felt the presentation of the work was dry and slightly confusing. IMO the graphics and multimedia degree show was better.

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  • They're all clones, nice work though. Very poetic...

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  • Has BD's spellchecker gone on strike?!

    "trasnformed" the scale of thinking from "startegic" and critical observation into "physcial" proposition... from Peckham to "Startford"... wow....

    Or does it just not matter anymore?

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  • Thank you- corrections made.

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