Sunday, 25 September 2011

Rome... again!

I must have thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain in 2008...

Studio One's theme for 2011-2012 is 'In a Dark Space: Cinema and the City'

'By any definition, Rome is a cinematic city par excellence. As a site for filmmaking, notably in the form of the city's cinematic alter ego, the studio complex of Cinecittà, and as a location itself, whereby the monuments (pristine or ruined), streets and piazzas created by successive occupants of the Eternal City were called on to provide picturesque backdrops or act as symbolically laden mise-en-scène, Rome has had a long and prolific history.

Richard Wrigley

We will be returning to the Eternal City. Watch this space for a new blog....

Monday, 14 March 2011

Update 2011

This blog has been dormant since the summer of 2009. For more recent work of a similar vein see my current websites:

The theme for Studio One in 2010-2011 is 'The Street'.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Thursday, 18 June 2009

SSoA Summer Exhibition 2009

Studio 1 invite you to come and visit the Sheffield School of Architecture Summer Exhibition 2009.

When: Friday 19th June 2009, 18.00pm
Where: Crookesmoor Building, Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Exhibition runs from the 19th June - 25th July 2009

in association with SUAS : Sheffield University Architecture Society

Taster images of the exhibition will soon appear on the this space!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Rebuilding the West Pier in Brighton

Although this project started by thinking about how architecture creates an exotic experience in modern tourism, it ends with a completely opposite position creating a walkway of peace calming one’s mind. The original idea was to rebuild the West Pier, which was burnt down, to be an ‘entrance’ for a theme park about disaster, which is portable on a container ship. However, after a few visits to Brighton, instead of a theme park, a place for spiritual health may be more suitable at this seaside resort in this modern time.
In the 19th century, people would come and visit Brighton as they believed that staying at the seaside was good for their health. With the passage of time, a wide range of entertainment was added in Brighton and the idea of having good health was forgotten. In the 21st century, the tempo of living is so fast that it threatens some people’s mental health. A place where people can calm and rest their minds may be needed. The new proposed West Pier is about peace and serenity.
By building a circular walkway around the ruined old pier, people may clear their minds by walking on it. At one entrance/exit, an herbal tea shop would provide natural refreshing drinks for visitors. At the other entrance/exit, a spa could provide massages.  A 12 meters high viewing platform at the furthest end provides a panoramic view of Brighton from the ocean.