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Jacob Doherty

2019-20 | Birmingham School of Architecture, BCU

ARC6013 Design Resolution 3

Duality

Project narrative: My project stems from my study of graffiti, and more in depth colour. This led me to my concept title ‘duality’, whereby my architectural design process revolved around creating dualities. The proposal itself is designed as two separate forms that converge and overlap towards the site’s main entrance, which is the building’s main atrium and key space. This then breaks off into the other two parts of the building: a translucent glass cladded community centre for the creative arts, and a concrete panel clad residential (halfway house) wing for ex-convicts. In its entirety, my building is supposed to represent graffiti itself on the local urban fabric through its unusual geometries and unique spaces, tying it back to my initial design exploration.