CV Summary

I’ve been meaning to revise my architecture resume’s images for a while.

Up until now I’ve had several images, each showing a different program or skill, but this is visually messy and not very economical – especially when you only have one sheet of A4 to impress employers. Hopefully this combination of 3ds Max, Photoshop and my sketches is a more efficient portrayal.

I hope to add an AutoCAD detail in the near future to complete the set.

It seems a strange time  for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to be building a new stadium. However, the depths of recession clearly pale into insignificance when you’re riding high in 4th place in the Premier League.

The main opposition arrises in that the new stadium in Harringey, London would sit on 15 historically listed buildings. Spurs are arguing that their 434 new homes, club museum and adjacent hotel will more than compensate the local population but complaints have already been made by Save Britain’s Heritage who have drawn up their alternative vision of the site.

Grade II listed buildings can currently only be altered under strict planning restraints so it will be interesting to see how this scheme fares at the planning stage over the next few weeks. I can’t see it sailing through but maybe the roof’s “NAMING RIGHTS” should read “WATCH THIS SPACE”.

This short video was submitted for the end of year show and features a site model approximately ten miles across.

The location is Drancy, just north of the Paris. The existing 1930’s housing block was used as a deportation camp during the war and has itself been abused throughout its lifetime. It seems to exhibit the building equivalent of “survivor guilt”, yet little effort has been made to remedy this.

My fifth year project was to alter the facade with passive ventilation scheme. This would also provide a range of environments to encourage the residents to interact, develop a sense of community and appreciate their building in a more positive light. The scheme made use of the courtyard, the amazing views over Paris and the vast but unused roof terrace.

The original structure and facade are by Jean Prouvé.