A Home, an Office and a University

 

"A Home, an Office and a University"- Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964) in 1956, when asked to describe his home in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

50 years ago Sir Albert Richardson, architect, educator, collector and Modern Georgian Paradox died. In September last year Richardson’s unique collection was removed from his home in Ampthill, an 18th century house without electricity such that Richardson could authentically appreciate Georgian architecture, to Christie’s in London.

As a response to the sale of Richardson’s collection, and taking the opportunity for a reappraisal of Richardson 50 years after his death, I have proposed a museum to hold Richardson’s collection, coupled with a satellite campus for The Bartlett School of Architecture and The Slade School of Art, (institutions in which Richardson once taught).

Sited at Stewartby in Bedfordshire, the location of Richardson’s model village for the nearby brickworks, (which forms part of the museum’s collection), and a short distance from Ampthill, the proposal uses techniques allegorical to Richardson’s, through multiple scales, times and modes of representation (all found within Richardson’s collection). In this way, models become buildings, multiple architectures are present, and weather is represented- rather than existing.

The proposal seeks to go beyond the caricature of Richardson as a living Georgian, a myth he himself perpetuated, and tease out his other fluctuating and myriad identities- reminding the viewer that the same man who would be taken to dinner parties round Ampthill in a sedan chair and Georgian costume, also taught a young Peter Smithson, (who had sought him out), and lecturing in the 1920s about the possibilities of architecture emulating the modern motor car and tube train, at a time when Le Corbusier was making similar comparisons. Truly a Modern Paradox.

Project description for 5th year MArch project at the Bartlett, (see previous posts)

Diagram for Collection House 1 (see previous post), part of my 5th year MArch project at the Bartlett

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One of my drawings from my 5th year MArch project: “A Home, an Office and a University”, an investigation of architect Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964)

Currently on exhibition as part of the Bartlett School of Architecture Summer Show, (see previous post) until 5th July, in the Unit 12 space.

Also online at www.alastairking.com

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Bartlett Summer Show is open TONIGHT! 18.00-01.00
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Bartlett Summer Show is open TONIGHT! 18.00-01.00

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Bartlett Summer Show is open TONIGHT! 18.00-01.00

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These images document the components used within my project. The first show my own designs of a boat used for collecting whitebait and then a modified cockle dredger that would be used not only to harvest produce but also groom the landscape to be suitable for habitation of my fishing village and town hall. The dredger would collect the sediment it ploughs through on the sea bed, when the tank is full that is the fishermans quota of cockles for the day and he would proceed to deposit the sediment on a sand bar used to protect the now flooded two tree island and leigh on sea. The last to images show a worms eye perspectuve of one of the fisherman cells that would sit above the water similar to the houses on the Isle de Jean Charles (Louisiana basin) and below the cell would hang ropes for growing mussels. The last image depicts one of my docking stations and the cradle system set in place to support my fishing boats at low tide. The boat house would also double up as a fresh food market. 
shaw-j:

These images document the components used within my project. The first show my own designs of a boat used for collecting whitebait and then a modified cockle dredger that would be used not only to harvest produce but also groom the landscape to be suitable for habitation of my fishing village and town hall. The dredger would collect the sediment it ploughs through on the sea bed, when the tank is full that is the fishermans quota of cockles for the day and he would proceed to deposit the sediment on a sand bar used to protect the now flooded two tree island and leigh on sea. The last to images show a worms eye perspectuve of one of the fisherman cells that would sit above the water similar to the houses on the Isle de Jean Charles (Louisiana basin) and below the cell would hang ropes for growing mussels. The last image depicts one of my docking stations and the cradle system set in place to support my fishing boats at low tide. The boat house would also double up as a fresh food market. 
shaw-j:

These images document the components used within my project. The first show my own designs of a boat used for collecting whitebait and then a modified cockle dredger that would be used not only to harvest produce but also groom the landscape to be suitable for habitation of my fishing village and town hall. The dredger would collect the sediment it ploughs through on the sea bed, when the tank is full that is the fishermans quota of cockles for the day and he would proceed to deposit the sediment on a sand bar used to protect the now flooded two tree island and leigh on sea. The last to images show a worms eye perspectuve of one of the fisherman cells that would sit above the water similar to the houses on the Isle de Jean Charles (Louisiana basin) and below the cell would hang ropes for growing mussels. The last image depicts one of my docking stations and the cradle system set in place to support my fishing boats at low tide. The boat house would also double up as a fresh food market. 
shaw-j:

These images document the components used within my project. The first show my own designs of a boat used for collecting whitebait and then a modified cockle dredger that would be used not only to harvest produce but also groom the landscape to be suitable for habitation of my fishing village and town hall. The dredger would collect the sediment it ploughs through on the sea bed, when the tank is full that is the fishermans quota of cockles for the day and he would proceed to deposit the sediment on a sand bar used to protect the now flooded two tree island and leigh on sea. The last to images show a worms eye perspectuve of one of the fisherman cells that would sit above the water similar to the houses on the Isle de Jean Charles (Louisiana basin) and below the cell would hang ropes for growing mussels. The last image depicts one of my docking stations and the cradle system set in place to support my fishing boats at low tide. The boat house would also double up as a fresh food market. 

shaw-j:

These images document the components used within my project. The first show my own designs of a boat used for collecting whitebait and then a modified cockle dredger that would be used not only to harvest produce but also groom the landscape to be suitable for habitation of my fishing village and town hall. The dredger would collect the sediment it ploughs through on the sea bed, when the tank is full that is the fishermans quota of cockles for the day and he would proceed to deposit the sediment on a sand bar used to protect the now flooded two tree island and leigh on sea. The last to images show a worms eye perspectuve of one of the fisherman cells that would sit above the water similar to the houses on the Isle de Jean Charles (Louisiana basin) and below the cell would hang ropes for growing mussels. The last image depicts one of my docking stations and the cradle system set in place to support my fishing boats at low tide. The boat house would also double up as a fresh food market. 

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Advisor: Eric Goldemberg  |  Florida International University

- Analysis derived from research on the circuitry and motherboard of a computer, and the components within it, was used to inform the architecture on the site. The “capacitors” on the motherboard were interpreted as the existing structure on the site, the HUBS innomas_La feed from these capacitors. The HUBS will eventually fragmentarily detach and plug into the next station to serve a different purpose from site to site, essentially becoming nomadic themselves.

Interesting copy of Steve Baumann’s Unit 12 project from a few year’s back: (above)

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The Glasgow School of Art Library (1909)

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The Courthouse of the 23rd Baroque.

Section through the prisoner’s route.

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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014
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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014
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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014
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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014
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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014
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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014

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Photos from the final Unit 12 Crit of 2013/2014