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BA (Hons) Architecture

Orestis Kyriakides

Criminal Architecture

The urban fabric is composed by a number of layers that are interrelated and produce the urban environment. Crime is one of these layers; a less obvious layer – a secret element that is present but only reveals itself under special conditions.

Hope Factory

The Hope Factory is part of a larger criminal network that acts on the Northern Quarter. It produces stuffed animals where memory sticks with confidential data are hidden; they are then distributed around the city in selected stores – to be picked up by selected customers.

The Architect

Tthe architect needed to include two types of data to satisfy both the legal requirements that are needed in order to design a building, and the illegal requirements of the client. The result is a set of drawings where invisible paint is used to note the illegal aspect of the design.

Orestis Kyriakides - Criminal Networks

Criminal Networks

Orestis Kyriakides - Hope Factory_ Section through a typical workspace

Hope Factory_ Section through a typical workspace

Orestis Kyriakides - Alleyway_ Hidden and constantly overlooked

Alleyway_ Hidden and constantly overlooked

Orestis Kyriakides - Hybrid Drawing_ Legal and Illegal aspect of design co-exist in a single drawing

Hybrid Drawing_ Legal and Illegal aspect of design co-exist in a single drawing

Orestis Kyriakides - Alleyway_ Reaching the Hidden Barber

Alleyway_ Reaching the Hidden Barber

Orestis Kyriakides - Hope Factory_ Model 1:100

Hope Factory_ Model 1:100

Tags: Communication, Continuity In Architecture, Crime, Industrial, Networks

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