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BA (Hons) Architecture

Katie Williams

'Embrace Music' is a platform for the performance, sharing and teaching of music. The design includes a 400 seat auditorium that overhangs to provide shelter to an external performance stage. The building creates a sense of enclosure around the courtyard, with a protruding 'circulation arm' forming a boundary on one side. 

During the project, I focussed on how different user groups would use and circulate the spaces. Structurally, the overhang meant a concrete frame was the obvious choice. A continous larch cladding system creates a homogenous mass form. 

Model making was the key feature of the 'Making Public Space' unit, and I used it to develop the form and massing of the building. 

Katie Williams - Location plans

Location plans

Katie Williams - West Elevation

West Elevation

Katie Williams - Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

Katie Williams - 1:500 model in context

1:500 model in context

Katie Williams - Site section

Site section

Katie Williams - Exterior cut-away

Exterior cut-away

Tags: Larch, Modelmaking, Music, Performance

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