The final design studio associated with Monsoon Assemblages is nearing its end. On the 11th April the students of Design Studio 18 had their last review for the year, with just portfolio submissions remaining. The end of the year will bring to a close the experiment of associating an architectural design studio with a grant […]
DS18’s end of year exhibition opened on 14th June at 18.00, as part of the annual University of Westminster OPEN Exhibition. The exhibition will be open 15 June – 09 July, from 10.00 – 21.00. Further details are on the flyer below. For samples of students work on show go here and here.
Tight fit, jam packed, jerky traffic, honking horns. Stares, more stares, more and more stares. Horizon … Horizon … Horizon Tubes, pumping throbbing silt, intricate bamboo supports. Never stopping, earth recycling, recycling everything. Water. Stagnant, black, grey, green, moving, held, ponded, pulsing, rippling, still, as-far-as-the-eye-can-see, water hyacinth. Everywhere. Incessant activity, hammering, making, breaking, remaking, loading, […]
DS18 is the MArch design studio at the University of Westminster taught by Lindsay Bremner and Roberto Bottazzi associated with Monsoon Assemblages for the next three years. This year the studio is working on Chennai. In the first brief of this studio, students were asked to research the complex and architecturally fertile phenomenon of monsoon […]
On Thursday 29th September, Cath Hassell of ech2o Environmental Consultancy ran a fantastic workshop for students in DS18 on urban rain water management and harvesting. This was framed by a discussion of water politics in Tamil Nadu and traditional ways of retaining rainwater in South India. Her presentation covered problems that arise from combined storm […]