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Friday25 July 2014

Architecture student shows 2011: Canterbury School of Architecture

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The work at this year’s Canterbury School of Architecture end of year show continues the school’s theme of actively engaging with the public as well as exploring the south east region as a test bed for critical ideas.

Fifth year postgraduate design projects focused on the south-east coast in particular and considered the social, political and environmental ramifications of such issues as energy production and supply, the social and logistical dynamics of expanding coastal infrastructure, privatisation vs the localism bill, the relationship between seaside communities and pharmaceutical mega-corporations as well as the future of coastal fishing industries.

Fourth year postgraduate students developed provocative ’urban vessels’ for the economically deprived town of Dover followed by a transport hub and masterplan for the harbourfront at Folkestone. Third year undergraduate students explored the city of Prague in the Czech Republic following a study trip, and designed a series of exciting proposals for the historic city

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  • bitter pill

    geting tedious now seeing the same old dystopic scenes with birds flying away into the distance....

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  • zecks_marquise

    flying birds are a prequisite for entry to the presidents medals

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  • @architectural ASSistant, If you flick through, there's only one image with birds in it

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  • flow

    I'm always going on about the relentless recycling of the same old visuals from presidentsmedals.com. So glad you guys get it too. Seems the students don't. Someone needs to tell them to grow some balls and do their own thing instead of copying each other. Props to BD for exposing it on here.

    Seems like there's currently a universal recipe for success as an architecture student; compose a sectional drawing of some obscure forms, dockland structures cranes etc make a good starting point. Make sure you add lots of random lines. If you can get slatted wood / recycled rubbish in as well you get extra marks. Then take it into photoshop and apply a few filters to make it all dark, cloudy and dystopic, and of course finally splice in those magic flying birds in the sky.

    It's lame and boring and it's probably just as well that few of these sheep students will actually get a job in the industry.

    @luke.1987 – four of these pictures contain birds (look a bit closer), as do countless others from nearly every other school on here.

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  • Not as lame as boring as your comments, flow. I think the work this year is outstanding, from this school and others. I think you need to grow a pair yourself and stop attacking students. Half of what you talk about isnt even in these drawings, you obviously just wanted to rant. So what if there are birds for crying out loud?

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  • Excellent work here keep it up!!!!

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  • Agreed, excellent work

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  • flow

    Pefect example of the usual mutual back-slapping within the ivory towers of academia.

    "Look at the Emperor's excellent new clothes, amazing fabric"

    Students brainwashed by their big-ego tutors, with their heads in the sand, ignoring what many real practicing architects are actually saying.

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