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Park Leven & Sistema Music Retreat

The Sistema Music Retreat project, for myself, was about creating two different buildings, in what I found to be a beautiful pastoral setting, that would create a semi private semi courtyard that kids and young adults can enjoy and have a free and diverse experience during their stay. The idea of having activities and places semi privatised for the kids was a leading factor in the design process for the River Side House and Leven Hall. After drawing the two buildings on site and working out the physical relationship they had with one another I wanted to go one step further and solidify the relationship my design had with its surroundings. On this map is not only my design for the Sistema retreat but also a redesign of the area. New pathways, activities and less tar parking lots. Having been inspired by the works of David Chipperfield, Gaudi’s Park Guell and the idea of place this project aims to give back both to the community and nature while not boldly conforming to its surroundings in a contemporary manner.

3_AXIS

Located in Balloch, Scotland, the residential retreat and performance hall will help children with a difficult family backgrounds reconnect with the nature and their surroundings. Seeking similarities between musical harmony, space and human body it is my intention to create a place of escape and contribute to childrens mental health through the interaction with my building, nature and music practice.

Site Plan 1_200

The site for the project is a cross point of three axis: Axis of journey, axis of escape and public/private axis. Laid out in an east-westerly direction, the building responds to its surroundings in a number of ways. The location of the buildings not only benefits from breathtaking views, but also is a part of environmental strategy. In order to achieve energy self-sufficiency, the project of a residential retreat is based on passive use of solar energy.

Floor plans of the Residential Retreat 1_200

The closer to the river edge the more private is the program of the residential retreat.

Perspective cross section of the residential retreat 1_50

The bridge in-between the two buildings is accessible from the sun space of the residential retreat creating the connection to the performance hall and practice rooms.

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT PERSPECTIVE ELEVATION

The view of the retreat is shielded partially by the untamed trees, to give the building a sense of security from those that use the park. The glass of the building creates a visual connection between the interior of the building and Balloch's landscape.

RELAXATION SPACE

A space at the top floor dedicated to people who want to escape from other social spaces. It gives people time to themselves, whilst overlooking the river and the scenery beyond.

Collage

Early concept development

A Walk on Leven

Early documentation of the River Leven

Vale of storage units

Mapping of the industrial estates on the River Leven

Development

sketchbook scans

Development

sketchbook scans

The Pedestal

Initial schematic drawing and the development work at 1:2 scale.

Site Isometric

Construction Details

Construction Model

Showcasing the relationship between the brick volumes and timber roof.

Site plan at 1:500 scale

PATH CONCEPTS

The project emphasises a sense of journey. The buildings act both as a destination and as a starting point for adventures beyond. The incorporated walkways connect the different buildings and allow people to explore the boundary where water meets land.

SITE PLAN

This most recent project as part of Stage 3, is a music retreat fro children and community performance hall in Balloch, for the music charity Sistema. The proposal uses active and passive systems that utilise the environmental nature of the site which include the bank of the River Leven just before it joins Loch Lomond, and an island facing the bank. The retreat is on stilts which straddles the boundary between the island and the water. The island provides seclusion whilst still engaging with the town. It takes precedent from ancient Crannogs once found on the loch often built for defensive purposes.

AXONOMETRIC

GROUND + 1ST FLOOR PLANS

An island denotes isolation. The water acts as a defensive barrier and gives the retreat a sense of protection, in a location that is open and public. The client expressed that the trip was equally an opportunity for the children to get out of the city and be in nature as it was about learning music. I wanted to foster this. The island allows for the children to have space to explore freely without any interaction with the public.

DETAILED SECTION

A Public Pool in London

Studying the Westway

Tracing the changing city below the constant line of the motorway

Collage

Early exploratory studies

Studies

Developing the project

The Brief and Site

Site Introduction

P1_Cell

P1_Cell

P3_Urban Housing

P3_Urban Housing

Typical Flat layout for large scale family. Each family member has a specifically designed space aimed at various levels of social interaction depending on their generation. A void space is created above the stairwell so all members can hear each other throughout the home once leaving their specific private bedroom space.

P4_Urban Building

More project work coming soon.

Site Research

Concept

Diagrams

Orthographic Drawings

Urban Nomads

An portable apartment for freelancing labour

Overview

Community

Design for Natural Systems

Visualisation. A Housing block in the Merchant City, that incorporates natural and mechanical systems to support nature and sustainable life in the city.

Design for Natural Systems

Plan. Adaptable housing units reduce the distance between work, production and the natural.

Design for Natural Systems

Structural Model. The building framework supports nature in the city, which in turn supports human life.

Collaborative Glasgow

Visualisation. A space for collaborative design, production and performance to enable democratic representation of the diverse context it is in.

Collaborative Glasgow

Section. An open experience is arranged around the cycle of idea to production, to performance.

Multigenerational Growth

The Single Demographic City Though the city centre is often rich in cultural diversity, it often lacks such richness in terms of age demographic. The continuous movement of families and the elderly to the suburbs has left a shallow demographic dominated by students and young professionals. In the current Urban planning process, it is clear that there is a major lack of consideration for such groups, forcing them to move out with the centre in order to fulfil their housing needs. Urban Village: A Community Model By applying village typologies to the merchant city, it is hoped that the demographic and richness of village community can be manifested on the site. Through the integration of fundamental community spaces it is hoped that the site will act a whole and inclusive community which scales down the current city into a more tangible environment. People, Experience, Learn, Grow The following project focuses on providing multi-generational homes for vulnerable individuals, pushing for a close knit relationship between families, the elderly and young singles. By redefining the classic model of “your home and your two neighbours” it helps to establish those close knit relationships that would naturally develop over time in a suburban environment, in an urban environment . Not only does the project aim to tackle current financial issue’s faced by individuals when trying to buy property in the city, the Cell model provides a family dynamic which aims to support a shared domestic labour. In the project, daily tasks are deigned to be split amongst inhabitants, forcing strong relationships to be formed. Where the young individual can cook meals for the elderly in return for wisdom, the elderly may babysit while the parents are at work in return for help with daily tasks and parents can provide useful life skills for young individuals, helping them on their way in life. Not only does this alleviate rising loneliness but provides an environment where individuals can live, teach, learn and grow as individuals together.

Citadel Communities Block 1 in Proposed District.

The Citadel Community encourages as many domestic, production and commercial tasks to be performed in groups, by providing a variety of large functional spaces that surround a central gathering space - like the layout of Islamic Citadels. The dwellings are organized based on individual and group activities and the many terraces surrounding them provide opportunities to socialize and grow as a community.

Citadel Communities - District in Context.

Glasgow faces the challenge of finding ways to function more sustainably and create less waste whilst housing and providing work for an expanding population. By encouraging communities to live in organized neighborhoods whereby neighbors can support each other with domestic and laborious processes: resources can be shared amongst many citizens and waste can be reduced.

Citadel Communities Block 1 and Residential Cells.

The ‘Acoma Pueblo’ in New Mexico housed a society that lived harmoniously with each other and the natural world. Emphasis is put on spaces where domestic and production activities were performed in groups, these are shared by many multi-level dwellings which are efficiently organized. These layouts have informed the separation of activities in the residential cells of the Citadel Community and allowed more space for public, commercial and production areas throughout all the levels of Block 1.

Citadel Communities - Section through Block 1.

Circular Economy

Using Imprints Left Behind from Gap Sites

Memory through reuse

Case Study A: Raapstraat Site

Case Study B: Blindestraat Site

The Plastic Cycle / The Program

Most plastics on this planet end up in the ocean. Whilst recycling schemes in Europe claim to recycle waste produce, vast quantities of plastcs are actually sold overseas and dumped into landfills or into the ocean. Therefore there is a large requirement to close this system off and ensure that the plastic waste is reclaimed and re-purposed. The program of the thesis aims to provide this service for the waterways of Antwerp, in a way that allows teh public to understand what exactly is happening within their own city.

The Site

The location for the thesis was chosen because of the relation of the existing buildings to the city and the port. The Loodswezen building once was the base of operation for the city's port pilots and stands as physical connection between these two. The site was also significant due to the fact that it is in a promising part of the city, but has never been connected. Throughout its development it as always been separated by canals, trainlines, tramways and roads. As such this was an oppertunity to provide the City with some active waterfront space which could be enjoyed, instead of being hidden away.

Site Location PLan

The location of this site is on the outskirts of the historical city, and the old port. As such this area of antwerp is largely developed and the oppertunity to provide local residents with open living space is small. As can be seen from the location plan, this site provides a large area with access to green infastrcture and is one of very few sites along the entire east side of the river to utilise the riverbank for indiviudal recreation.

Air Filter Tower at Roosevelt Square

How the architecture contribute in managing air pollution on urban heritage and sustainably integrating into community?

Master plan of the old Spanish walls

The Leien are a series of streets that largely follow the route of the Spanish fortification walls as it was constructed in the 16th century. In the modern days, the entire road on Leien has become a chaotic distribution line of trams, car and buses, neglecting pedestrians and cyclists. This complicated 60 meters wide traffic boulevard along the Leien has formed a huge traffic barrier and becomes one of the main contributors to the air pollution.

Site Models

Diagrams

Diagrams

Oscillations

The proposal is a town hall which brings together private ‘introverted’ functions with ‘extroverted’ community engagement spaces. Spanning 4 sites across a residential and industrial block, the buildings create a ‘corridor’ of space which bridges the two programmes and allows users to move between introverted and extroverted spaces. This ‘oscillation’ between part and whole is enabled through spatial flexibility, so that users from each programme can experience a balance of environments. Assembly studies have informed the development of specific architectural ‘formats’ for shifting occupation.

Filtering Boundaries

An organisational strategy of vertically and horizontally interlocking spaces has been used to structure the negotiation between programmes. While event spaces allow users of the introverted programme to depart from their familiar environment and connect with resonant extroverted activity, spaces for daily activities reverse this order, allowing members of the community to enter the introverted spaces. Both typologies permit different levels of exposure to support a balanced coexistence between users. These ‘grades’ of connection are enabled through movable screens which filter visual, thermal and acoustic levels.

Interstitial Spaces

Using the constraint of the two edges enclosing the site, the proposal operates on the local scale and that of the broader urban context. Site investigations in Antwerp highlighted the disparity between extroverted new developments and modest residential territories. Situated in a site of particular tension, the building mediates between these scales. This condition is framed to encourage movement between contrasting environments. Rather than removing boundaries and thresholds, the thesis takes the position that proximity and tension between opposites can be utilised to create co-dependency.

Shifting Configurations

A key criteria for the spaces which allow contrasting users to oscillate between introverted and extroverted environments is the practicality to accommodate changing application. The ‘fine tuning’ of divides between spaces is critical in enabling a connected experience, without impacting functionality. In the event and daily activity spaces, moving partitions allow the balance between experiential involvement and detachment to be calibrated. To enable shifts in ownership, these divides can also take on a variety of spatial and environmental configurations.

Spatial Impressions

While the upper level of each building in the proposal are separate from the extroverted ground floor plane, the lower strata can afford varied degrees of openness and connection to the surroundings. The system of movable partitions is configured specifically to each building, and can be raised or lowered to divide or expand spaces. As a device for controlling levels of exposure, the panels operate at a micro level, whereas fold-able doors along the urban corridor work on the macro level. Movements between part and whole are moderated from the scale of an individual space to the scale of each building in order to control the balance between introverted and extroverted environments.

Thesis Synopsis_

Industrial Typologies

Catalogue: Components

Catalogue: Parts

Construction Diagrams

Antwerp Fashion Revival

Fashion design urban design

Antwerp Fashion School

Fashion school design

Antwerp Fashion School

Physical model

Fashion School Structure

Fashion school grid shell canopy structure analysis

Bending Active Grid Shell

Physical model study of structural core

Mark-Burnett-Film-Stand

A Type of Sound

A Type of Sound Creating a relationship between type and sound. Using the typeface Futura the geometric sans serif typeface which was based on visual elements of the Bauhaus design style of 1919 to 1933. Futura’s simple geometric circles, triangles and squares represent function over form, taking away the nonessential and decorative elements. Working with a local musician Pefkin https://pefkin.bandcamp.com/music to match sound to type and create a sonic typeface, I immediately thought of how soundwaves are graphically represented by triangle, sine, square and sawtooth waveforms. We assigned a waveform to fourteen letters, matching the shape of the letter to a waveform, and created 2 octaves worth of tuned sonic type. With the remaining 12 letters we created more percussive tones, using found sounds. Instruments used include Korg Volca FM, Korg Volca Modular, Doepfer Dark Energy, Korg Kaossilator, Arturia Brute, acoustic guitar, Aeolian Chimes found object sound sculpture, zither, ebow, chimes, hydrophone.. The sounds were treated using reverse reverb, pitch-shifting, backwards loops. Using After Effects the new typeface was animated and combined with the individual sounds to create an interactive typeface that was ever evolving into a new sound or shape with simple overlays, pitch speed and rhythm. Through a significant period of exploration and experimentation the project has evolved from a simple circle, to a sonic, visual and interactive typeface which can be applied in work, play or identity. Mark Burnett Year 4 Com Des – Graphics M.Burnett1@student.gsa.ac.uk

A Type of Sound

Creating a relationship between type and sound

A Type of Sound

Creating a relationship between type and sound

An interactive typeface.

FATHER

FATHER is a book containing works by photographer Harley Weir exploring the complexities and beauty of masculinity. The cover uses bespoke lettering I created for the project highlighted in a pale pink foil, I chose to explore this kind of lettering to evoke the feelings of childishness that resonates with the title along with the rich, sumptuous forms within the content. May 2019

BFK Rebrand

The Hungarian KKBK Inc. (Centre for Major Governmental Insverstments) rebranded itself to be the Budapest Innovation Centre (BFK). The corporation handles urban planning, real estate and sports planning related tasks in the capital. With the new name came a brand new logo and identity. This work is a proposed idea for the rebrand tender.

Perfect Citizen

'Perfect Citizen' is a satirical work, addressing the idea of a social credit system. In today’s society information is the primary currency. Our every move is digitised and converted into data. The rise of social media only served to significantly accelerate these trends. Centralised digital platforms enable easier tracking, where 'gamification' builds into surveillance. The idea of a social credit system fosters a public opinion environment, leading to a loss of agency and public shaming. In this project I explore different scenarios. I look at whether this phenomenon potentiates a culture of honesty and safety, or a society of deceit through representation and conformity. What happens to the maverick?

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Whilst you're here, the recycling is by the door.

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Lady and the Pig

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Balsyn

With a number of e-scent products being produced over the last few decades ultimately failing to do our olfactory systems justice, and some products such as iSmell joining the list of ’25 Worst Tech Products of All Time’, Balsyn aims to rebrand the digital scent industry into something we could imagine using in our daily lives in the future. The concept for this project comes from the discovery of a Japanese company that controversially uses the theory of vibration of olfaction, which argues that a molecule’s smell character is due to its vibrational frequency. By using this unproven theory, the design and aesthetic of a fictional product could be imagined in more creative and speculative ways. The product’s design consists of a flexible nose strip which is to be worn externally on the nose to interrupt the olfactory receptors inside the nose and brain and to replace any physical, real world scent with one that has been transmitted using either a phone or computer. The dot, a small circular sticker, is placed on the speaker of the phone or computer in order to pick up the vibrational frequency to then send to the nose strip. Both devices are made from TechnoGel, which is a breathable, flexible, waterproof and non-irritable, bio-degradable material. The name of the company and its logo were designed with the intent to feel like a global, large business and familiar like the big tech brands we know and use. The advert uses a template that the tech industry provides, to create the feeling of authority, innovation and the future.

HISTORICAL TRAUMA / 15 400 PIECES

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Glasgow 1980

Videos I put together for 'Work in Progress' exhibition

Research

Initial research behind project looking at poems and old family photo albums

Look 1

Cropped suit jacket inspired by photographs of my mum in the 80s with a white nylon romper.

Look 2

Distorted jacket inspired by photograph of my Grandad with exaggerated high waisted tailored trousers.

Look 3

Exaggerated tracksuit jacket with cut out details exposing yellow nylon lining. Inspired by photographs of my older sisters.

BIKE FRAME BAG

The COVID-19 situation is a crisis and challenge effecting the whole of us. Trough this pandemic creatives had to find new ways of making, marketing and distributing products. These have to provide safety and purpose. Isabell put her own gtraduation collection on hold to help make medical scrubs during the lockdown period. This also led to exploring smaller projects like these commuter bags to provide a product with a deeper meaning and function. Sustainablitly is a key element in Isabells designs. The prototype bags were made out of left over calico, retiered yoga matt, retiered tent fabric and secondhand zips.

BIKE FRAME BAG-

BIKE FRAME BAG

Fashion Collection: Sherpa and the Altidude

Looking at my previous research from a new angle led to a curiosity for the Sherpas in the Himalayas. I want to explore the impact of the commercialization of Mount Everest on the Sherpas, their families and their environment. Mass excursions force the mountain to drown in garbage and their locals to suffer from the impact on their water and ecosystem. But in the same moment there’s the need for heavy tourism to keep their economy going. These conditions put extra danger and responsibilities on the Sherpas. I want to express how a change in clothing and functional outerwear provides the Sherpas with more protection, but conversely increases accessibility to inexperienced or amateur mountaineers with life-saving clothing/ gear. This in turn feeds into the commercialization of high-altitude mountaineering. (Altidude aka. privileged adventure tourist driven by his amateur financial impetus to be one of the best mountaineers in a once in a life time excursion.)

Wire Experiment

Wire Experiment

Proposed Sculpture (untitled)

Genesis, Neuromancer, Gamer Theory - framed prints

Rust

When we take images using our phones we typically take them in bursts and select the best ones for social media. This is explored in Rust where taking a memorable day from her own phone she has used machine learning to generate artificial beach imagery to imitate existing memories which she has planted within the grid of a camera roll. As we scroll through our camera roll would we notice that false images had been placed amongst the burst? What else could be suggested to us?

Jamais Vu

In Jamais Vu images are generated based on social media status updates which others have publicly reposted and shared through memory apps. These images were then framed and staged within her own home as sentimental photographs would be. The frames are placed above artificial flowers next to a family clock which has stopped working. While the scene may seem ordinary in passing, on closer inspection may appear odd.

Michael (desktop computer) displaying the Chrome extension that replaces technology related words such as computer, machine, CPU etc. with their humanised counterparts.

Screenshot of the same extension replacing words on a webpage.

Sample of the extension's code done in Atom.

Screenshot of extension working on webpage.

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Machine learning/trained print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Age of Experience

EEG-VR wearing concept / Illustrator

Age of Experience

Virtual garden illustration / Illustrator

Age of Experience

Virtual garden illustration / pencil, colour pencil

Age of Experience

Virtual garden / Unity

Hand Sketches

Valentine

From 'Conversation' series

Ankita

From 'Conversation' series

'Conversation' series

This series is a study of gestures taken from a set of interviews.

Hand Held

Looking through history, people have labelled different hand positions and movements, through symbolism within cultures and specific moments in time. Furthermore, how people have progressively shifted their hand behaviours through the age of personal devices. Our hands have adapted physically to its new demands. Taking selfies and holding a portable device in your hand has become the new norm and what body language culture has spawned from this era.

Patterns of Play-

Print of a match between Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer in the 2008 Monte Carlos final.

Patterns of Play Documentation video

Video documentation of how the artist created his work, exploring the technology and thinking that went in to finalising the piece

Patterns of Play

Still image of the prints on display

Patterns of Play

Image of how the prints compare to live tennis matches

Motion Capture Tennis

A motion capture experiment of a point between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martín del Potro in the Wimbledon 2018 Quater-Final

Objects in Liminal Space

Documentation of design research in liminal space.

Sculpture of the Machine

Digital computer aided design model of 3D printed sculpture.

Portrait of the Machine 1

Machine learning algorithm image output from self-portrait sequence.

Portrait of the Machine 2

Machine learning algorithm image output from self-portrait sequence.

Uncanny Artifact

Digital computer aided design model of 3D printed sculpture.

Experimentation Documentation

Development Sketch

(t)ether work in progress

Mockups

Mockups of Final Outcome

Hosting Focus Groups

Through hosting creative activity-based workshops, I have been collecting honest, first-hand experiences from young people in relation to their mental health. Using the information gathered from these activities and discussions I determined 3 key themes; medication, barriers to accessing support and stigma. Using these themes, I have been developing a series of works.

Medication

From discussions that took place during the focus groups, it became evident that young people consider mental health support and care to feel very clinical. In particular, participants commented on feeling ill-informed, anxious and confused about the use and role of medication on their treatment. This work is a visual interpretation of these discussions. Using machine learning to generate fictional medication names, I have been designing and assembling my own medication packaging. My intention is for this packaging to be convincing and mistaken for real prescription medications, thus highlighting how trivial and alien medication names, and the role of such medications, can feel to a young person.

Title Page

Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

What do we need for rest?

visual collage

In dream

visual collage

Reception

Male's chaging room

Women's bathroom

Project Concept Poster

Concept poster for The Wheatsheaf Hotel and Cook School, which expresses brand ethos and materiality.

Axonometric Drawing

An axonometric drawing of The Wheatsheaf, expressing the zoning and spatial arrangement of key spaces.

Visual of Corridor with Void

View from the second floor corridor, looking down through the void onto the entrance and cook school.

Materiality of Key Spaces

Detailing of the cook school, reception and corridor spaces.

COUNSELLING ROOM VISUAL

This is one of the 7 counselling rooms. This one in particular is used for one-on-one counselling, but group discussion rooms are also available. The walls will be lime washed with a pink terracotta paint over to create a rough atmospheric feel to the wall. The floor is finished with a poured concrete. To juxtapose this hard floor will be a soft embedded playground rubber material acting as a rug beneath the two soft chairs.

COUNSELLING ROOMS SECTION

A section of the counselling rooms and waiting area. One of PLATFORM's main aims is to support and counsel people with mental health issues that have steamed or worsened by social media and the virtual world. Trained councillors will BE specifically trained within this field. Young people can get in contact with the PLATFORM themselves, referred to by a GP or encouraged to take a visit by a school. The acknowledgment that schools and GPs are struggling to help young people with such mental health issues and a need for a centre the specifies with the virtual world would not only help the young people but also lessen the demand on GPs and schools. “1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder-that’s roughly 3 in every classroom.”

MANIFESTO

This poster visually symbolises my project's manifesto setting out my main aims and declaration for the year ahead. The internet chic and vaporwave aesthetic is something I want to capture throughout the entirety of my project. I want to explore the visual themes and trends of internet culture as well as the ethical and moral issues.

JOURNAL WORK

Exploring the social impact the digital world has on young people’s mental health, I hope to create a centre providing educational and counselling support. Seeking inspiration from online trends and issues such as surveillance and cancel culture. The centre remains unbiased and recognises the grey area that most of the internet lives in, the centre simply wished to educate people on issues so the users can use their technology more wisely and confidently.

“Everything it would appear is a process through time and to make sense of it we have stories"- Donald Smith

RECEPTION

STORYTELLING DOME

In this space users can tell their stories and myths to an audience, the space is based on the idea of telling stories round a campfire. The dome structure bulges out of the building and its visible from the exterior. This allows users to see the sky and feel connected to their surrondings.

Site Context

Section View

Plan View

Entrance

Feature Wall

Footage of live renderings as a real scene.

Sunrise Over the Bridge

Morning sun with a haze over the lights.

Spire Overlooking

Through the glass onlooking the spire.

Wide Angle Join

Kelvinbridge wide angle.

Marble Interior

Design interior with a white marble finish.

Memory Box poster

poster of my project

Memory Box

movie

This exploded isometric illustrates the scale of the building with its layered interior, rooftop garden bar and natural surroundings within Glasgow’s vibrant city centre.

An illustrative map shows The River Hotel and Clyde Gin Bar in relation to the surrounding city centre along with main connection routes to North, South, East and West of Glasgow.

The River Hotel’s façade boasts natural stonework shown in this 2D visual seen alongside The Clyde Gin Bar, the only public space throughout the hotel accessed from its exclusive riverside frontage.

The entrance foyer makes use of natural light which floods this stylish yet functional space. With self-check in screens, 24/7 lobby desk and grand staircase, The River Hotel is bound to make a great first impression.

This section cuts through the Clyde Gin Bar showcasing booth seating to outward facing windows for views of the clyde, feature copper horseshoe bar and atmospheric private booth seating area towards the rear.

Message

visual

Contract

video

Concept Video

video

Longitudinal Section

visual

Floor Plans

visual

The Empty Vessel

The Empty Vessel series, a collection of representational vessels, visualises and embodies the way grief takes from the individual and how we build around the space left behind. Clean white architectural forms become projected aspects of self, deemed appropriate for outside consumption. Inside an absence is present. The absence is the embodiment of grief, carried internally, its weight becomes perceptible in the physicality of the vessels. These corporeal forms become the embodiment of self creation in the face of the void. As empty vessels we traverse the spaces we occupy as representations of formed bodies. The ceramic forms relate to one another, standing alone but remaining interconnected in their expressions, just as grief isolates the individual whilst injecting them into a fundamental shared aspect of the human experience.

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Media bias and Polarization. Part 1 Face posters

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Media bias and Polarization. Part 2 Hong Kong book

Since March 2019 there have been a series of protests in Hong Kong. And media outlets provide very disparate narratives of their motivations. Because of these reports many people's opinion on these protests have been extremely polarized. The book collects news headlines from Pro-China media and Pro-Protester media throughout the protests offering readers an opportunity to make a comparison with different depictions of the same subject. At the same time, it highlights the influence of media and its role surrounding controversial events causing polarization.

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Photo book (Material experiment)

This photo book is an experiment which trying to the possibility of physical books. Compare with digital reading, different books can provide readers with different touching feeling by their material. As the most important sensation of human, I think touching could be an interesting factor to be considered during the book design and helps the emotional expressing. I made my photos in this photo book. The photo that I selected was taken at the moment that I felt depressed and lonely. I hope the book itself can also show the fragile inside of me. I made plicated foil cover board as the book cover and use very fragile tissue paper inside. The contrast of touching is conspicuous which can prompt reading experience and expressing the emotion.

Photo book (Material experiment)

The project was an exploration of the possibility of physical books. Compared with digital reading, physical books provide readers with different material experience. Touch could be considered the most emotional sensation of a human being and I believe touching is an essential factor to be considered during book design to help the emotional expression. The photos selected were taken at moments I felt depressed and lonely and the book aims to convey a fragility inside of me on those occassions. The foil cover board cover and the use extremely fragile tissue paper gives a contrast when handling prompting an unusual reading experience and expressing further emotions.

01. Am I a Graphic Designer?

Research on the conceptual pillars of graphic design, documented in form of an 8,000 word essay that includes an interview with the GSA Com Des professors. The information collected from the interview was transformed into ‘data sculptures on wheels’, visualising each of the interviewee’s opinions on contemporary graphic design. The data was placed on wheels to allow for interactivity usually only reserved for digital spaces. For more project details and images, please visit www.zzzzarko.com.

02. ‘How Motivated Are You?’ Installation

A data installation consisting of a series of helium balloons positioned in space and colour-coded to convey information. Participants were asked to report their daily motivational levels scaled 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for 10 consecutive days. The data was translated into helium balloons communicating the given values both through their color and position in space. A postcard decoding the data values was given to the audience. For more project details and images, please visit www.zzzzarko.com.

DIASPORA

Diaspora is a display font representing Italian immigration to Scotland between 1880 and 1920. Indeed, a diaspora emerged to such an extent that the Scot-Italian became recognisable as a fully fledged persona encompassing characteristics of both cultures. Therefore, Diaspora expresses the hybrid identities of Italians who immigrated to Scotland. This is translated by the addition of seven alternates for the letters A, E, M, N, T, U, V and W. To underline the concept of immigration by the means of type-design, the traditional and iconic aspects of lettering from both countries are emphasised. While having their own characteristics, Diaspora’s letters are designed on a single basis structure, helping to create a harmonious set. Each user can develop their own identity of the font using alternates. Diaspora is available on request through our type-foundry website: [www.goodeggstypefoundry.com](www.goodeggstypefoundry.com); or you can drop us an email to [hello@goodeggstypefoundry.com] (mailto:hello@goodeggstypefoundry.com)

DIASPORA TYPEFACE


Diaspora is a display font exploring Italian immigration to Scotland between 1880 and 1920. A diaspora emerged to such an extent that the Scot-Italian became recognisable as a fully fledged persona encompassing characteristics of both cultures. Diaspora expresses these hybrid identities of Italians who immigrated to Scotland. This is translated by the addition of seven alternates for the letters A, E, M, N, T, U, V and W. To underline the concept of immigration by the means of type-design, the traditional and iconic aspects of lettering from both countries are emphasised. While having their own characteristics, Diaspora’s letters are designed on a single basis structure, helping to create a harmonious set. Each user can develop their own identity of the font using alternates. Diaspora is available on request through the GOODEGGS Type Foundry website: [www.goodeggstypefoundry.com](www.goodeggstypefoundry.com); or you can drop us an email to hello@goodeggstypefoundry.com

Mask Design in Peking Opera

The iconic masks of the Chinese Peking Opera use colour and pattern to imply characters' various personality traits, such as connotations of benevolence and malevolence. Using the same methodology, masks of well-known political figures have been approached and reconfigured to create new portrayals alongside characters from the novel Boule de Suif: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, Jacinda Ardern, Nicola Sturgeon, Mrs Loiseau, Boule de Suif and Thor.

These masks are depictions of famous political figures Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, Jacinda Ardern, Nicola Sturgeon.

These masks are descriptions of the famous character Thor and the short story Boule de Suif (English: Butterball) by French writer Mopossant and the heroine Butterball.

Font Design of Grim Reaper Culture

Using dreams—specifically my own surrounding death—as a starting point, a font was based on the Grim Reaper and its surround cultures. Elements of the font are constructed from the death culture in various regions and cultures and their narratives about death.

Throughout 2019, millions of young people took to the streets to protest for their right to a future. No other year has seen such a rise in awareness on the topic of climate change, with the issue being brought loudly to the foreground by public demand. From February 2019 to early 2020, I documented the climate strikes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and Italy, working closely with the organizations as a volunteer photographer. I focused on the stories as much as on the photography, aiming to crystalize my personal experience of the events by writing in the same way I was doing with the images by shooting. The result is a detailed, firsthand reportage where images and words are tightly connected, currently waiting for a space to be published.

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE - Turin, October 2019

Die-in in Turin, Italy, October 2019. Young people lie on the ground of Via Roma, while a passerby cyclist stops among the bodies and tries to figure out what is happening. A young student walks back and forth in the street reading a Fridays For Future pamphlet with a megaphone. A mum is lying side by side with her two kids, the youngest being barely 3 years old. They check on their mum once every few seconds, then check the others. They’re excited, but they try to stay serious. ‘Like this?’, they ask. [Continues]

BLUE WAVE 2 / ARE WE NEXT? - Glasgow, March 2019 / February 2020

Left: On Leap Day 2020, XR Glasgow organized the secondo Blue Wave event of the city. Silent as the rising sea levels, step by step, centimeter by centimeter, just like water does, the Blue Brigade walked slowly from the bridge towards the people gathered in the Clyde Amphitheatre. Then proceeded leading the march through the city center of Glasgow, all the way until Buchanan Street steps. Right: Kelvingrove Museum, 3pm. Kids and parents together under the gigantic skeleton of Dippy the Dinosaur. Grandparents, too. To the sound of a violin, the signal, everybody lay on the floor. Under Dippy's skull, several kids turned around and around holding a sign reading: ‘We Are on the Midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction’. They were silent, the kids. Many were dressed as animals, or with animal masks. Some had dinosaur toys. They lay down for about twenty minutes, holding signs and banners on their chests. The banners were reading: ‘Are we next?’ [Published on The Guardian]

INTERNATIONAL REBELLION II - London, October 2019

“He had been playing since it all started when they began moving everyone out of the road. When the arrests began he didn't stop. One song after the other, he was accompanied to the sidewalk on one side just to turn back at the last moment and head to the opposite side, back and forth from where the people sitting on the road were waiting to be arrested. A bright sunny day in London, and in the middle of the road he was cheering everyone up, and making the police desperate because who wants a violin to stop playing? Back and forth, eyes fixed on something only he could see, and a rejuvenated smile every time he paused and people clapped for him beyond the police line. Making his difference, one tune at a time.” [Continues]

HOLYROOD REBEL CAMP - Edinburgh, June 2019

In June 2019, despite Scotland’s PM Nicola Sturgeon declaring the climate emergency, the Scottish Parliament set the country’s target date to become carbon neutral in 2045. According to the IPCC report, radical change is required before 2030 in order to avoid massive ecological disasters. I spent four days camping in front of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh with Extinction Rebellion, documenting the actions aimed to raise awareness about the inadequate climate bill and the climate crisis.

The Dick Pic Project: Submission Cards

41% of British women aged 18-36 have received an unsolicited dick pic.1 Through open submissions over the past two years people have been sharing their stories, experiences, and images of cyber flashing, which have been retold and represented through explorations across different media. The project aims to create discourse around this rarely discussed yet prevalent issue, as well as providing a platform for victims to take ownership of their harassment. 1 Smith, M. (2018) YouGov: Four in ten millenials have been sent an unsolicited penis photo

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thedickpicproject.com

The website functions as a platform to show all the images, stories and animations made throughout the project, whilst also having sections that provide practical information and direct victims to support services. The design of the main page bombards the audience, playing on ideas of consent. Although the content warning is clear, when exhibited at GSA in October 2019 the work still caused controversy and was censored by senior management. Surprisingly for an institution where one of the core values is ‘disruption’, the project has often faced knockback from staff, who have encouraged a more metaphorical approach. This has called into question how much influence the male gaze still has on today’s society – even within the art school.

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Penis Etchings

At the start of the project the images were developed in different media, considering whether presentation of the work through traditional methods of making would elevate the subject matter. Throughout the project theories of art and pornography were examined and challenged, both from the artist herself and her wider audience. Etching and printing the unsolicited dick pics immortalised them from throwaway, transient images into works of art. The traditional and highbrow status of the medium instantly elevates the work. Working on small individual plates allowed multiple images to be printed alongside each other, alluding to a carefully curated photo frame.

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Penis Stitches

The embroidered pieces draw instant connotations with feminine and tactile craft: the soft threads and muted colours encourage the viewer to touch the work, and create a tension between the message and the medium. Unsolicited dick pics are often sent via social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, where they disappear once viewed. In contrast to this, the permanent and labour-intensive processes of etching and embroidery preserve what we can assume were intended as temporary records of sexual harassment.

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GrubClub- Encouraging the consumption of insects in future generations

Presentation poster

TRI Seating in situ

Exploded view showing individual belt pulley mechanism

Seating design showing advertising opportunities inspired from tri-vision billboards

User interaction to rotate the bars and reveal a dry surface

Overview of Communicate

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition, which affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, as well as how they experience the world around them. Meltdown and shutdown are intense emotional response to “triggers”, which could lead to long-term mental health. Communicare aims to provide an effective meltdown and shutdown prevention system for autistic children through modular 3-lead ECG monitoring and stress analysis. It connects the ECG wearables to the caregivers’ devices, allowing them to detect the upcoming meltdown and shutdown, in order to provide the right support at the right time.

Why 3-lead ECG?

Communicare consists of 3 ECG modules, worn on both right and left wrists, and the right hip. These ECG modules communicate through Bluetooth connection, forming a 3-lead ECG setup. This setup is used, because it increases the overall accuracy of the product. It enables in-depth cardiac analysis, since ECG features such as HRV and ectopic beat are linked to the autonomous nervous system, which is triggered by the flight or fight response. In other words, stress can affect our ECG activity.

Communicate App

The ECG modules then send the ECG data to the Communicare application, which comes in both desktop and mobile forms. The application allows the caregivers (mainly teachers and parents) to monitor the child’s current stress level. On the wristband itself, the LEDs are shown, acting as a visual cue for the passer-by (who does not have the Communicare app). Overall, the product enables the detection of upcoming meltdown and shutdown of an autistic child.

The straps

The silicone straps are interchangeable, so that the user can choose different strap designs to their liking. It is secured through the watch strap pin, which is shaped like a puzzle piece to symbolise and empower autism. –This aspect is based on the interviews conducted with the user group.

Rooftop tents have almost certainly changed the way that we camp, and the benefits of sleeping on top of your car are clear. However, when it comes to the design of what is currently on the market, most are expensive, heavy, and over engineered.

With the camping industry set to grow at an increased rate over the next five years, and with millennials predicted to make up a large proportion of this growth, the opportunity for a lower cost, simpler alternative, that can be easily stored within smaller living spaces, is clear.

Nook is a rooftop tent for nomadic, adventurous people, that can be attached to the roof of any car. By means of a simple, reductive design, using low-cost and lightweight materials, the modular structure can be fully dismantled to occupy a much smaller footprint when not in use.

The SLIP N' GRIP

The Problem

Concept Development

Prototyping

Product Overview

Project Poster

Final year PDE project

Final Prototype

Completed, functional prototype of the slope inclinometer and compass.

Avalanche Equipment

The Final prototype alongside other essential avalanche safety equipment.

User Testing

Testing of the prototype was carried out at Nevis Range by multiple potential users.

Accessible Adrenaline Auto-injector

User scenario video

A video showing a scenario of a user interacting with the Accessible Adrenaline Auto-injector

Product Details

A visual of the important features of the design

Bringing awareness of anaphylaxis through colours and branding

An important goal for this project was to raise awareness of anaphylaxis and how severe it can be. Implementing dispensers in public places with an orange branding allows people to recognise what is it and what it is for

Management of Product

Ways in which the medical device will be managed to ensure it is safe to use

Inspiration

Mussel Cluster

Milroy-Christine-03

Repetition

Tourmaline Box

This silver and titanium box is inspired by the hexagonal prism crystal forms in the gemstone tourmaline. This box is hand-fabricated and is completely unique to reflect how no two gemstones are the same.

Price: £1,200

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Gemstone Sketches

This is a page from my sketchbook, showing drawings of the different types of crystal shapes from primary and secondary research. From left to right: (1st row) quartz, pyrite, copper, (2nd row) diamond, quartz, halite.

Blue John Stone Sketchbook

Blue John Stone is a variety of fluorite found in Derbyshire, UK. As part of my research, I visited the Treak Cliff Cavern, where Blue John Stone can be found in situé. This collage from my sketchbook shows how I started to build up shapes into my work, by painting out block shapes on top of my photographs.

Metal Samples

This shows how my samples in silver, niobium and titanium began to develop into finished pieces.

Detail of Silver Brooch

This is a detailed view of the crystal forms and sparkling rock texture I create in silver using the ancient technique of chasing and repoussé. The hexagonal prism shapes can be seen in minerals such as emerald and tourmaline.

'Tomcarat'

Goldsmiths brooch concept drawing. Derwent colorsoft, gold pen. 2019

'Diheadring'

Sample piece. Brass wire, oxidised copper. 2019

'Fulcrum necklace', 'Flanker brooch', 'Terminator pin'

Goldsmiths concept drawing. Derwent Colour. 2019.

'The Fulcrum Points'

Scored, folded and polished aluminium. 2020

'Inverse Raptors'

Scored, folded and polished aluminium. 2020

INTERACT

Brooch, Sustainable cork, laser rubber, steel pins, 80mm x 30mm

Price: £POA

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Sustainable cork, acrylic. 70mm x 60mm x 28mm.

CONTRAST

Plaster, synthetic sponge. 65mm x 35mm

Digitally developed shape palette

Sampling natural and synthetic dyes

1-Isla Cruickshank, Logie Brooch, Duck egg Inlay and Brushed Brass, 60mm x 8mm, £200

Price: £200

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Newton Brooch in Quail, 50mm x 12mm, £165

Price: £165

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Isla Cruickshank Newton Brooch in Burgundy, 50mm x 12mm, £165

Price: £165

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4- Isla Cruickshank, Caldow Brooch, Eggshell Inlay and Brushed Brass surround, 40mm x 8mm, £120

Price: £120

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2-Isla Cruickshank, Sauchen Necklace, Araucana egg Inlay and Brushed Brass, 60mm x 8mm, £155

Price: £155

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Iron Moon I

Iron + Silver Brooch Lid with Oxidised Vessel. Materials include; Silver, Iron, Iron Oxide, Glass, Resin and Inks

Price: £P. O. A

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Iron Moon II

Iron + Silver Pendant Lid with Oxidised Vessel. Materials include; Silver, Iron, Iron Oxide, Glass, Resin and Inks

Technical

Silver + Iron Studio Work and Process

Origins

Photography / Digital Art Print of Materials Exploration and Chemical Reactions

Price: £Special Limited-Edition Prints available from website, prices starting from £75

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Stone-setting

Aquamarine, 18ct Yellow Gold, Oxidised Silver + Iron

Five Strip Chevron Brooch

Precious White Metal

Price: £480

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Paper Models

Brooch in Progress

Paper Models

Samples

Corrugated, Oxidised and White Baked Silver

Brahma

Triptych of 3D printed nylon and precious white metal bangles, can be hallmarked, inside circumference 220mm, width 16mm

Price: £ Individual bangle £624, as a set of three £1500

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PLA 3D print and copper bangle prototype

Marduk

Porcelain and precious white metal brooches, dimensions are different for each brooch, averages at 30x40mm

Price: £ POA

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Ilmr

White precious metal hoop earrings of repeated 3D scanned and printed noses, can be hallmarked, 30x25mm

Price: £388.20

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CAD model of hoop earrings

Cloud Drawings

Sketchbook

Fantasy

Copper,Spray Painting.

Cloud

Copper,Spray Painting.

Fluffy

Copper,Spray Painting,Opal.

Sketchbook development

Laser cut perspex models

Perspex models showing slotting technique

Journey

Process composition

Daytrippers

Samples visualised within a fashion context

Hue

Colour sequencing exploration

Stay in the shade

Samples visualised within a fashion context

Motion

Jacquard woven fabric simulation

Embroidery samples

Samples of Irish freehand machine embroidery and fabric manipulation

Primary Research

Experimenting with primary research photos printed onto acetate and overlaid to create rich colour and texture.

Drawings and Collages

A selection of drawings and collages using painted and found paper to translate my primary research.

Colour Research

A selection of my research into colour inspired from manipulating the acetate photo collages. The colour palettes attempt to translate the blurring and merging of colours in landscape.

White shadow work embroidery sample

A sample experimenting with the technique of shadow work on the digital embroidery machine. The design is inspired by rock formations in the Outer Hebrides.