Oxford architecture yearbook 2009 by Oxford Brookes University. Department of Architecture

By Oxford Brookes University. Department of Architecture

The yearbook showcases a few of the pupil paintings conducted throughout the 2006/2013 educational years – together with undergraduate studios, degree and Masters studios and programmes, and examine levels – and in addition offers a photograph of our learn and different actions, in addition to the paintings of the RIBA Office-Based exam applicants. Oxford Brookes was once lately named by way of the a hundred top architectural practices within the united kingdom because the top structure university outdoors London and the quantity institution total. taking a look at the paintings provided the following it's not not easy to work out why our graduates are so hugely regarded...

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Facing page: Roxanne Walters. Overleaf: Marcus Cubitt. 49 Postgraduate 50 51 Postgraduate DS 2 Anna Hart, Rute Ferreira, Ruth Maclennan Nat Daniels, Ashley Dicks, Laura Evans, Anne Hooper, Fiona Kelling, Lesley Leung, Ziga Misjak, Rob Stannard, Imen Tlili, Esther Vince. DS2 works with site as a dynamic palimpsest, a full-scale network of material, person and time. This year we continued our response to Ruth Maclennan’s ‘Polytechnical Institute for the Study of the Expanding Field of Radical Urban Life’, paying particular attention to the ‘Department of Domestic Arts’.

Following three days on the lagoon we headed to Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza taking in some of his villas en route. 40 This page, from top: Anna Rugeroni, model in situ; Group model and manifesto for Robin Hood gardens; Rebecca Woods, distorted perspective. Facing page, from top: Group proposals for Robin Hood gardens; Rebecca Wood, sectional perspective in the style of Smithson; Group model of Robin Hood gardens. The first project undertaken by second year students was called Atmosphere Room, led by Ro Spankie, Allan Sylvester and Abi Abdolwahabi.

Semester two was sited at the iconic Battersea Power Station: allowing the students to engage with the city’s transport, social and cultural infrastructure whilst giving them the opportunity to re-use or re-invent a symbol of London’s past. The unit was initially fascinated with reclaiming aeroplane components – using the 747 and Airbus as material palettes the students envisioned living in suburbia in the desert. The lessons learned were transplanted to the Battersea site and evolved into personal project briefs.

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