Portfolio_03 Student Exhibition, Grimshaw Architects by Harry Thomas Day

3 weeks ago on 07/25/14 at 08:07pm

Poster, Horse Monumant, Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day

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1 month ago on 07/20/14 at 06:12pm

Poster, Homesteads, Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day

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1 month ago on 07/20/14 at 06:11pm

Poster, Homestead Community, Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day

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1 month ago on 07/20/14 at 06:06pm

Poster, Horse Highway, Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day

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1 month ago on 07/20/14 at 05:57pm

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The New Bedford Agora

5th Year Masters Project, 2014

Bartlett School of Architecture

Tutors: Matthew Butcher, Elizabeth Dow, Jonathan Hill

Sited in Stewartby on the lower Oxford Clay belt, the Bedford Cooperative Brickworks proposes the democratic model city of New Bedford. The city implements a participatory form of governance and a cooperative form of living where citizens are unified to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs through the jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise of the brickworks.

The New Bedford Agora is a local parliament for a participatory democracy, proposing a new democratic architecture that encourages public participation within democratic activities whilst questioning existing spatial practices of government. The project proposes a smaller democratic unit of local government where its 12,000 citizens are able to gather and participate in the annual public forum which replaces local government elections and provides an opportunity for citizens to physically participate in decision making processes.

The building adopts the collective spatial condition of the field; creating new participatory spaces that are open to appropriation and adaptation by their inhabitants. Democratic, civic and domestic activities are played out within the heterogeneous space, open to exposure and encounter by inhabitants while reducing formal barriers between its members and citizens. Specific democratic activities such as council meetings and committee meetings are reconfigured through the collective spatial condition, with particular moments physically manifest through articulations of the brickwork.

The ruinous and seemingly incomplete quality of the architecture allows the mind greater opportunities for speculation. Forms are not necessarily prescribed; rather occupants bring a use to the space. When not in use, objects such as the speaker’s chairs and ceremonial routes lay as dormant ruins, suggestive of their potential for occupation.

1 month ago on 06/30/14 at 11:03pm
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Poster, Campfire, Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day

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1 month ago on 06/30/14 at 10:19pm

Poster, Palace Viewing Balcony, Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day 

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1 month ago on 06/30/14 at 10:14pm

Unit 16 Exhibition, University of Greenwich by Harry Thomas Day

2 months ago on 06/15/14 at 05:39pm
The Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day
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In a time of austerity it is suggested that we can no longer sustain our current cities. The Principality of Nomadonia, a self-determined Sovereign State recognises that traditional Nation-States founded on a fixed geographical location are anachronistic. Globalisation and the increasing development of personal mobility through technological advancement has lead to a shift away from historic static representations of cities and countries. In response, the Principality seeks to provide an environment that meets the demands of a progressively hyper-connected world beyond that determined purely by place of birth. 

Like Nomadonia’s predecessors, the horse is fully integrated, providing transportation and sustenance for the travelling population. An energy source is no longer an issue for the nomad as the industrial processing of abundant horse waste meets the requirements of the city, delivering ‘horse-power’ to its gizmos.

2 months ago on 06/02/14 at 11:28am

The Restored Commonwealth Club

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Members enter the club and undergo a number of rituals to depart their original realm and enter the realm of the club, the cloakroom is the main point of transition, disrobing and re-assembling. 

The club has gone through a number of transitions in line with the state of the empire and the development of the Commonwealth, the ideological charge is released through the club’s details.

The realm of the Restored Commonwealth is manipulated by the movement of the Empire Clock.

The hands do not just indicate the time (past / present / future) they also dictate the spaces that occupy the realm at that given moment.

This results in a realm that is in a constant state of flux, jumping time, space and gravity.

The mnemonic details of The Restored Commonwealth Club considers the design of human / non-human interfaces fusing the role of the member and the detail, resulting in the interwoven fabric of the gentlemen’s/non-anthropocentric club.

The Restored Commonwealth Club - film

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Evolution of Nomadonia [second draft] by Harry Thomas Day

2 months ago on 05/30/14 at 06:05pm

Evolution/ Post-Occupation [first draft] by Harry Thomas Day

2 months ago on 05/28/14 at 11:27pm
The Principality of Nomadonia by Harry Thomas Day
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In a time of austerity it is suggested that we can no longer sustain our current cities. The Principality of Nomadonia, a self-determined Sovereign State recognises that traditional Nation-States founded on a fixed geographical location are anachronistic. Globalisation and the increasing development of personal mobility through technological advancement has lead to a shift away from historic static representations of cities and countries. In response, the Principality seeks to provide an environment that meets the demands of a progressively hyper-connected world beyond that determined purely by place of birth. 

Like Nomadonia’s predecessors, the horse is fully integrated, providing transportation and sustenance for the travelling population. An energy source is no longer an issue for the nomad as the industrial processing of abundant horse waste meets the requirements of the city, delivering ‘horse-power’ to its gizmos.

2 months ago on 05/25/14 at 11:08am

Palace Viewing Balcony [final draft] by Harry Thomas Day

3 months ago on 05/23/14 at 02:03pm