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Bartlett School of Architecture spotlights 10 standout student projects

July 22, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Carlisle Alzheimer's Foundation by Philip Springall

Architecture dedicated to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease features alongside and a conceptual home for “Disney’s unloved” in this VDF school show by the Bartlett School of Architecture. A total of 10 student projects are included in the digital exhibition, completed by both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the school that forms a part of

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Vilius Vizgaudis reimagines Texan city as “capital of sustainable living”

July 24, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Gift masterplan for Paris, Texas, by Bartlett graduate Vilius Vizgaudis

Bartlett graduate Vilius Vizgaudis has reimagined Paris, Texas, as a sustainable city in a bid to entice president Donald Trump to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Named The Gift, the conceptual masterplan proposes transforming the city of Paris in Texas into an eco-friendly metropolis based on the “symbolic value of Paris as a world capital in climate

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George Bradford-Smith proposes astronaut training facility on face of Mount Blanc

July 3, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Manipulating Mont Blanc by George Bradford Smith

Bartlett graduate George Bradford-Smith has designed an astronaut training facility that clings to the face of Mont Blanc to imitate Mars’ extreme environmental conditions. Named Manipulating Mount Blanc, Bradford-Smith’s proposal imagines a future where humans will inhabit the red planet. It is intended to push astronauts “close to the limit of survival” to help them prepare

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Lianjie Wu designs affordable homes that are deliberately left unfinished

June 3, 2019 Siufan Adey 0
Beyond the Shell by Lianjie Wu

The final instalment of our Dezeen x Mini Living video series features a proposal by Bartlett graduate Lianjie Wu for affordable homes that are left unfinished, for residents to complete themselves. Wu’s project, called Beyond the Shell, reimagines the traditional high-rise tower as a modular, multi-storey estate, with public and private spaces of different sizes

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Michelle Ho proposes retrofitting housing estates to densify cities

April 5, 2019 Siufan Adey 0
Retrofitting the Community Estate by Michelle Ho

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores a vision from Bartlett School of Architecture student Michelle Ho, to replace demolished sections of a London housing estate with adaptable co-living units. Ho’s experimental proposal, called Retrofitting the Community Estate, sees segments of the 1960s-built Central Hill Estate knocked down, leaving a basic concrete shell comprising only a

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VR film offers preview of Amateur Architecture Studio’s Lin’an History Museum

March 11, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Lin'an History Museum by Amateur Architecture Studio in a VR film by Bartlett School of Architecture

The Bartlett School of Architecture has created a virtual reality tour of the Lin’an History Museum, designed by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s studio, which is yet to open to the public. The Bartlett’s virtual reality (VR) film allows viewers to explore the museum under construction at the foot of Gongchen Mountain in Lin’an, China. It gives hints

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Elliott Bishop tells “cautionary tale” of privatisation with fictional Nestlé-owned city

August 24, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

The English city of York is transformed into a giant Nestlé sweet factory in this concept by Bartlett graduate Elliott Bishop, set in a post-Brexit Britain. The Sweet Proposal: A Cautionary Tale of The Corporate City explores how a city could function as a private and politically autonomous economic zone. Bishop imagines York – a city that confectionary

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Natasha Marks envisions “canyon-like” neighbourhoods built under Seoul following reunification of Korea

August 10, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

Vast underground neighbourhoods are built to house an influx of migrants into Seoul, following the reunification of North and South Korea, in this conceptual proposal by Bartlett graduate Natasha Marks. The project, titled The United Peninsula, anticipates a population surge into the South Korean capital, following the removal of the border that has divided the Korean Peninsula

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Sam Coulton designs environmentally friendly cemetery that would slowly dye London blue

July 13, 2018 India Block 0

Bartlett School of Architecture student Sam Coulton has designed a concept for a sustainable alternative to cremation to help Londoners confront death. Called London Physic Gardens: A New London Necropolis, Coulton’s proposal, which he created on his MAarch course at the Bartlett, involves building a new city of the dead where Chelsea’s pleasure gardens once stood. Here,

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Hawkins\Brown completes robotics lab for The Bartlett at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

March 13, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

Hawkins\Brown has designed a new robotics campus for The Bartlett architecture school as part of the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The 6,200-square-metre campus provides specialist teaching, fabrication and robotics facilities for University College London’s (UCL) The Bartlett architecture school and its new Real Estate Institute. The facilities occupy the former Broadcast Centre and Press Centre, originally designed by

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