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independent exploratory project

Our third year began with an exploratory project; a twelve week project in three parts, exploring the Tin Coast and the context of Architecture in the Anthropocene. 

The first part involved an exploration of the Tin Coast, to inspire making a device to enhance one of the five senses. We recorded results to reinterpret the landscape of our chosen location, within the seven-mile stretch of coast. 

The second part of the project involved site analysis and exploration. This series of models looked at different ways of interpreting the landscape through materiality and conceptual representations of the social and geological history of the site.

'THE DRY'
view from the northwest

The final part of the project was to design a building on our chosen site. My site is adjacent to Levant mine, which commemorated the centenary of the Man Engine Disaster during our project. I wanted to re-interpret the Miners' Dry; the hot baths a demarcation of the  boundary between work and home, light and dark, above and below- even life and death.

The subterranean journey was designed to immerse the visitor in a multi-sensory experience recreating the miners' daily journey, before emerging into the light and air of the new Geothermal Baths, with breathtaking views out over the cliffs.

SITE DRAWING

SITE DRAWING

Levant Mine drawing

DRAWINGS

DRAWINGS

Conceptual drawing- tunnels through the cliff

DRAWINGS

DRAWINGS

Entrance tunnel - gradual descent into darkness

LIGHTING MODEL

LIGHTING MODEL

Entrance Tunnel

WORKING IN SECTION

WORKING IN SECTION

Thinking Aloud

Kathleen Hawkins 2020:  Proudly created with Wix.com by a reformed luddite