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5337 "Thinking Outside the Bloc"

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Author: Stuart Campbell


Looking specifically at socialist housing precedents such as the Gosstrakh Apartments and Narkomfin building, Moscow by Moisei Ginzburg and Ignaty Milinis and the concept of the social condensers and communal living, the project aims to implement this for the younger generations of today’s society in the Scottish Capital of Edinburgh and to alter the future perception of communal living i.e. the positive social and economic benefits to the individual and our society. The importance of the community not the individual is central and fundamental to the success of this project. Consequently, for every two residential floors, there is a shared floor for communal use that means a reduction on typical private living space and kitchen areas but a larger and better quality shared equivalent. The attraction of having shared use of a large lounge, kitchen, reading and games room will hopefully become more desirable to the residents and alter the perception of the UK high-rise concrete / prefabricated communal block that blighted our post Second World War inner cities. Continuing from my initial design proposal and researching more modern and perhaps pioneering approaches to the construction of tall buildings. With a forward thinking / progressive proposal, it didn’t make sense to do the same with the structure. Looking at recent tower research proposals it led me to explore the viability of timber construction. Although using timber to make our homes is not at all a new phenomenon, the use of it to replace steel and concrete is very new and forward thinking. The structure would mimic that of steel but replacing the steel with Glulam and the concrete with CLT. A concrete core however could be used to help deal with the extra loads imposed on the building allowing less timber bracing to be required on the exterior and that would affect the aesthetic in a positive manner.


Размеры рисунка или рисунков (в см) / Sizes of the Drawing/Drawings (cm): 120cm x 40cm and 59.4cm x 42cm

Drawing technique / Техника исполнения : Ink on Paper

Год исполнения / Year of the Drawing: 2019



 

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