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a-project is continuing to develop logics of interior surfacing and the articulation of associated¬†depth within a panelised grid construction. These constructions are formed¬†of surfaces and planes within multiple iterations of a single 3-dimensional “room” construction. The spaces are constructed as an involving manipulation of grid with an associated interrelationship of component typologies occupying the respective planar elements. Developing a rigour and flexibility of spatial operations that respond to localised manipulations and contingent implications of “grid”, and the potential of “component” typologies within this grid.

a-project is developing these “room” studies as an ongoing framework that suggests multiple possibilities for spatial definition and occupation. In this instance continuing to form an evolving logic of a single “room”, and investigating the spatial potential of diverse reconstructions of the 3d grid envelope and the associated component iterations / serial deviations affecting floor, wall, ceiling and opening.

The following images present an initial product of this research:

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fresh air squares _ street clouds

a-project in collaboration with U-LA have submitted a competition entry for modular “parklets” in London. Our design proposed a series of “Street Clouds”. These “Street Clouds” would be formally diverse, temporary and fleeting spaces that would raise awareness of the air quality challenges of the city, as well as leave a lasting legacy of infrastructural change. Clouds embody a dynamic and varied image of the sky and are a familiar image of fresh air and natural cycles – cycles which have been so significantly interrupted and distorted by human activity. They inherently have both transitory and captivating formal qualities, and are classified as an interrelated family of types – each with specific characteristics and properties that result in an endless range of beautiful skies. The “Street Clouds”, therefore, would evolve as a family of parklets that would have compelling and varied forms of sky to excite and inspire, but also house the technological monitoring, planting strategies and physical infrastructural interventions in the ground that will contribute to the evolution of sustainable approaches to urban living.

U-LA link:

http://www.u-la.com/

The following images present a summary of the modular proposals and the varied formal manifestations of the “clouds”:

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