Hallam Hall, Howard Street
Students looked at the maritime relationships in Whitby
The year for Architectural and Environmental Design students comprised of 2 projects. One in Semester 1 and a final keystone project in Semester 2.
Semester one was an exploration of learning and re-learning different ways objects and artefacts around us are made. In the project The Culture of Making, students examined various processes, techniques, cultural significance and their implication to architecture. The outcome was an interesting mix of socio-economic mix of architectural proposal ranging from a bamboo bicycle facility run by local residents to a botanical dye-extraction scheme.
Semester two saw the year designing a project in Whitby on this idea of exploring the unknown entitled The Vessel of Possibilities. The maritime relationship, the association of land and the sea, celebrates man’s conquering of the rough seas, boating traditions, the art (and science) of navigation, cartography resulted in the knowledge and cultural reaping of anthropology, oceanography and discoveries of rich lands beyond. This project reviews Whitby’s position as not just a destination of the present, but its future and functions with responses from maritime observatories, museum of whaling and proposals to extend the existing Captain Cook Museum.