encapsulating the sense of journey from the residential towards the performnace hall, sitting out in the landscape.
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the space between
a sense of the enclosed and intimate environment of the residential retreat with its subtle hints of connections to broader landscape.
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a representation of the jurney and connection between the residential and performnace.
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a study of the intimate yet lively atmosphere of the residential portion of the scheme.
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a representation of the costal influence on form, material choice and colour and scale.
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a residential detail
an exploration of material and form: a CLT structure.
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The scale of the scheme
a more accurate sense of scale of the journey between the residence and performance hall, across the pier and into the water.
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modelling the performnace hall
an exploration of the simplicity of structure and transparancy of material- this space is exposed and honest.
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a performance detail
an indepth exploration of the layers of structure and material that this building endeavours to make apparent in its design.
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This work is a summative reflection of the final stage of a part I architectural education.
The project takes a focus on a design process exploring: site, concept, formation, detail and eventual resolution of scheme which becomes tied to its landscape: in Balloch, on the shores of Loch Lomond. It exists as a true reflection of the needs of its client, Sistema Scotland; a charity endeavouring to bring music and a sense of community to children of all ages and backgrounds.
There is a delicate edge between public and private in this project as the client requires a safe, intimate environment for potentially vulnerable children to retreat to, learning music whilst buried in a new landscape, for any time from a few days to a few weeks.
However, the second arm of this scheme requires a public space, a space that the students feel belongs to them but also one which ties the project back to the community of Balloch.
A performance space becomes the end point of the musical journey the students have embarked on during their time in the musical retreat. The phrase “celebration” is one I feel encapsulates the atmosphere this space should hold as it signifies achievement and camaraderie.
This scheme wholly represents a journey, both physically and metaphorically.