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Ben Madigan Extension

Ben Madigan Extension

Ben Madigan Heights Extension In 2012 I helped design and build an extension onto my family home.  The design had to provide a new living area, entrance to the adjoining extension’s office and a kitchen/dining area. The budget was quite constrained and so to...
Social Space and Privacy – Thesis Proposal

Social Space and Privacy – Thesis Proposal

As described in other posts  the project of making St Johns an artist study relied on the careful integration and separation of different activities. The idea was to have a mixed use development based on a cooperative business style, so security between the different...
Stages of Inhabitation – Thesis Proposal

Stages of Inhabitation – Thesis Proposal

Incremental Usage The Masters Project was plagued with the problem of how much change to the school was necessary and feasible to make successful and affordable artist studios. It became a matter of hypothesising what activities could be brought into the building to...
Thresholds

Thresholds

Threshold Study Part of my Masters Thesis. A key part of changing the use of a building is deciding how much alteration to the building fabric is necessary; I needed to find the most appropriate way of developing a series of private and public spaces that allowed...
Workspace Studies

Workspace Studies

What makes a successful studio space? I spent some time visiting artist studios and studying the workspaces of other architecture students to see what people needed in their environment to work. The conclusion was that artists often live close to the bread line and...