Nathan A. E. A. Back-Chamness
Y4, ‘Euston Train Station’. The station is reimagined as a series of gridded streets with the concourse removed. Instead of going to the platform, the traveller finds an address within a piece of city, entering at street level and descending to the train carriage below ground. The Node gives rise to an exploration of subterranean architecture.
Luke H. Bryant
Y4, ‘Past Best Before’. The project aims to provide a positive new identity for the residents of Ampthill Estate, who experience uncertainty about their future due to the HS2 expansion. The creation of a ‘past best before’ market, selling food that is still good for consumption, offers a cheaper alternative whilst responding to London’s food waste.
Y4, ‘Refurbishing the Towers at Ampthill Square’. Architecture is too often used as a scapegoat for political failure; demolished and replaced at great loss to the community. Instead, 240 residents will return to their homes finding interior courtyards, double height spaces and collective vertical streets.
Y4, ‘A Reinvention of UCL Central Campus’. The proposal suggests an alphabet of small architectural interventions which extrude through the heavy, domineering façades of UCL’s central campus, creating a dialogue between the archipelagos faculties and increasing spaces of shared programme. The new interventions and thresholds establish a coherent material and tectonic identity.
Y4, ‘Existent Nonplace’. The project is located on the site of a historic burial ground that has developed rapidly due to its proximity to Euston Station. The proposed HS2 development offers an opportunity to explore a mixed programme of transport infrastructure and housing, embracing natural light.
Y4, ‘Higher School’. The project seeks to define a new vertical school typology for the London borough of Camden raised above the railway. Publicly-shared functions are located at ground level, forming adjacent a new square, whilst private spaces, such as classrooms, are arranged above. The strategy allows the structure to be utilized beyond the typical school hours; a mere 14% of the calendar year.
Y4, ‘Innerworlds’. The project reconsiders non-medical spaces in a cancer treatment centre, such as waiting rooms and healing gardens, as part of the healing process. Creating calmness and comfort through thresholds allows patients to temporarily forget what they are going through.
Andreas G. P. Mūllertz
Y4, ‘Re-Establishing Euston Grove’. The Euston terminus is re-imagined as a green set-piece in a Nashian promenade extending north from Somerset House. The physical infrastructure takes the shape of a vaulted circus cloister, acting as a threshold between the subterranean platform spaces and a daylit pine forest at level.
Alkisti Anastasia Tselenti Mikelatou
Y4, ‘The New Secondary School for Deaf Students in Euston’. The secondary school aims to create an educational environment that speaks the language of deaf. Internal spaces are designed to enhance visual communication through vertical openings and diagonal connections, while an alternative learning method - the peripatetic - is employed to shape the journey through the building.