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Final Proposal

As it is an online submission, I have created an animated short film to bring my drawings to life. This animation helps show what the society is about and what it does with close ups of the milling flour in action. The animation has been produced using Photoshop and Premiere Pro. After I graduate, I …

Design Precedents

McCullough Mulvin Architects, Medieval Mile Museum restoration I particularly like the marrying of the old and new within this project and is something that I would like to capture within my own design proposal- bringing conquest house into the 21st century whilst maintaining the old aesthetic of the property. ( https://www.dezeen.com/2019/02/10/st-marys-medieval-mile-museum-mccullough-mulvin-architects/ ) Elmgreen & Dragset’s …

Narrative Perspectives

To get a better understanding of what I will be designing, I have produced quick perspectives to start to understand what I will be designing and what the space will feel and look like. Producing perspectives during the design development phase has enabled me to put myself in the narrative, making the project more personal …

Programming Diagrams

This blog shows a series of diagrams to help me refine and understand my design phase of the project. The hybrid diagrams shows zoomed in actions on the existing floor plan which allows me to design for the appropriate programs. Hybrid I shows the basement plan and programs happening within the space. Hybrid II shows …


Manifesto Tapestry

For my manifesto artwork, I wanted to go down more of a traditional route of artwork to reflect a pre-covid world where coming together and enjoying food and company was more or a normal thing to do. As I am doing a society including robes and rooted in the historical town of Canterbury, I wanted …

Research Diagrams

These sequence diagrams take inspiration from Sarah Wigglesworth Table diagrams and show the more direct impact of human interaction and experience that take place when baking and consuming bread. This diagram shows the process around the baking of the bread taking into account the human experience, the time taken and the actions that are involved …

Design Precedents

My design precedents will be the styles that inspire my own drawings and diagrams throughout the project. In using design precedents I can gain more of a understanding of communicating through technical drawings, renders and diagrams. I have chosen Benjamin Fern’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences as my precedent as I particularly like the high contrast …

Final Atmosphere Pack

The final atmosphere pack contains the following: – Dry Ingredients bag (containing 500g strong white flour, 7g quick-action yeast, 2 tsp Salt. – Extra Ingredients (150g strong white flour for dusting) – Pumpkin Seed Bag (150g) – Instruction Booklet Stop Motion Video of Atmosphere Pack

Group Project Precedents

These projects I found particularly interesting and will help to form our own project centred around bread. They have been chosen with the project brief in mind as well as projects that are centred around a local community. The People’s Brick Company – Something & Son This community project invited local people to come and …

Hospitality: New Project Introduction (Final year BA Project)

The new project brief is inspired by lockdown and how every household had to adapt to the changes that brought with the Covid-19 virus. The new brief questions what is the future of hospitality? Hospitality and eating has always been seen as a social activity of human interaction, but how can hospitality be during lockdown …

Final Design Perspectives

These perspective show what it is like to be in the proposed skate hub space. I have maintained consistency throughout my proposal drawings by using Benjamin Fern’s atmospheric style whilst also highlighting areas of natural light and shadow with the use of contrast. As my final drawings were designed around my conceptual models, I have …

Hybrid Diagrams

These series of Hybrid drawings shows different types of actions and movements to expect in the space including skateboarding moves, mentoring and members of the skate community interacting. This hybrid drawing focuses on two different skate zones in the space in the space and how they can be used. I have shown movement through the …

Material Collage

My material collage highlights key textures for my final skate hub design whilst still in keeping with Benjamin Fern’s architectural drawing style. The textures are a mixture of photographs from the original Sunshine Cafe, taken on the first and second site visits, as well as up close textures from my clay conceptual models. By combining …

Beach Rat

Beach Rat is my chosen identity and brand name for my skate hub meaning, a skater who spends a lot of time skating at/by the beach. I wanted to make the brand and skate hub fun and different by having a rat as the mascot and Beach Rat would be the identity of the skate …

Skate Research

My Skate hub will be a place where the community can come and learn to skate there will also be a community cafe where anyone can come and watch skating as well as enjoying the energy of the space. The skate hub will also have its own brand which will be a project for the …

Spatial Verbs

Spatial verbs that I used to inspire and help inform my conceptual models: Nest Carve Rotate Merge Twist Overlap Inflate Extrude Expand Split I will take into consideration these spatial verbs when designing my final proposal for the Sunshine Cafe space.

Conceptual Models

These conceptual models were made with a skate park in mind from clay and then painted in a light grey to indicate smooth concrete like a skate park. These shapes were very experimental and I was very free when designing and moulding the shapes. I did not use any tools just my hands to model …

Skate Park Research

London, Southbank Centre Skate Park Known as a popular hot spot for tourists, Southbank Centre Skate Park has been an original skate site since 1970 and is the worlds longest continually used skate spot. It is an original space for free creative interpretation where anyone can feel a sense of belonging. It is now a …

Environmental, Infrastructural and Ephemeral Posters

Environmental Poster The Environmental Poster puts real context around the site making us look into more in depth research and how our site could be effected throughout the year by different seasons and weather. My poster, inspired by my precedent Perry Kulper highlights what I thought were key factors of Margate and would effect or …

History of Dreamland

From 1870 George Sanger was the owner of the Hall By The Sea and the land behind this was his pleasure garden which contained a menagerie of animals he kept for show. Shortly after this the first amusement rides were introduced. to Margate. In 1911 George Sanger died leaving the uncertainty of the Pleasure Park …

Margate Dreamland

Margate, in Kent is a town on England’s southeast coast. Known for its sandy beach, it is a town which thrives and survives on Tourism. Margate today is now also known for the Turner Contemporary Gallery which opened in 2011, Dreamland Amusement Park and other treasures such as The Shell Grotto. However, like the majority …

Rachel’s Interior Architecture and Design Blogs

Introduction Blog Welcome to my website where I am showcasing my work and latest design projects. I am in my 2nd year of studying Interior Architecture and Design at University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury and enjoying studying and immersing myself in the field of Design. The Corona-Virus has changed the way we live …


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