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Bachelor of Architecture

Adam Hall

The studies undertaken during the 6th year Preston project have circulated around the concept of connection: to the site, its surrounding context and to the history of the city. Initial research on the industrial and the vernacular, combined with the studies of Dickens novel Hard Times, provided a grounding of the history of the area. This analysis, together with the assessment of the modern day contextual surroundings, paved the way for a proposal to be created. A Corten clad boutique hotel, with adjoining restaurant and meeting rooms, one that resonates with the history of the city, the needs of the modern city, and also one that relates directly to its immediate context. The vertical length of the hotel tower form is the same as the horizontal length of the chosen site, creating a harmonious dimensional relationship between building and site. Inside, the influence of Flemish art has been an important factor, allowing me to analyse long thin spaces and explore how light and shadow can punctuate a single point perspective.

Adam Hall - External perspective showing the building in its city context

External perspective showing the building in its city context

Adam Hall - Internal single point perspective

Internal single point perspective

Adam Hall - Series of sketches exploring ideas for the design of the tower

Series of sketches exploring ideas for the design of the tower

Tags: Architecture, Continuity

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