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2006-7: LMU
Interstitial spaces study: Kazi Cisarova

1/1 Interstitial spaces study: Kazi Cisarova

Undergraduate design studio

The unit explored the potential of architecture’s opposites:
public / private
inside / outside
natural / artificial
feminine / masculine
ancient / modern
popular / scholarly
rooted / transient
clear / opaque
real / imaginary1
At a time of economic prosperity, in a city buoyed by its international pre-Olympic pre-eminence, the teaching programme questioned assumptions regarding the provision of new housing in London. We proposed collective dwellings which fell between the specificity of a house and the generic requirements of housing, and explored their relationships to public open spaces. With consensus gathering behind the environmental agenda, we asked ourselves what should be the image of the contemporary sustainable city.
The studio encouraged playful exploration of form and programme. The process was intended to be speculative with the outcome unexpected.
1 Elaborated from "Subtle Substances. The Architecture of Lino Bo Bardi," Olivia de Oliveira, 2006

3rd Year Students: Kazi Cisarova, Eva Cmarova, George Demetriou, Renata Grochovskaja, Fernando Manzanal, Cemaliye Necati, Jessica Norberg Bernspang, Rivo Oeselg, Sholto Williams

2nd Year Students: Nana Ayasi Boateng, Adam  Gielniak, Max  Lacey, Montether  Lafta, Myrabel  Menis, Najat  Mohamed, Kin Bong Yeoug, Sophie  Gardiner

Tutors: David Kohn, Silvia Ullmayer, Stephanie Webs

Consultant: Carolyn Roy