OFFICE SAMUEL PENN
AMBULANCE STATION AND CITY ARCHIVE, COMPETITION, BIEL, SWITZERLAND, 2017
The competition brief required several functions to be accommodated in one building; an ambulance garage, a call centre with offices, and the relocated city archive with reading and reference room. The question that occupied us was how to bring these functions together so that the building would have a homogeneous identity. We optimised the basic structure and volume, and then allowed the organisation of the floor areas to determine the position of the envelope. Added character comes from chamfering the column heads and then repeating this articulation in selected instances around the building.
Collaborators: Andrew Mackintosh, Peter Boardman, Daniel Kemp
DOUBLE VILLA, COMPETITION, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017
The house has two apartments, one with a large room that the centre of the plan, and another that wanders around the south and east edge. The walls of the inner corner in the living room of the larger apartment have been angled to create a space that makes it feel like an exterior edge. Both apartments are characterised by these angled walls. In the south east it seems like a retaining wall against a slope and in the north west an outside space. I imagine that in this house you don't think that anyone lives on the other side of the angled walls. The two spaces have a similar atmosphere but are very different.
Collaborator: Peter Boardman
WHITE OIL ON WALNUT, EXHIBITION, 2016
Four paintings created for Sleeper gallery, Edinburgh. www.sleeper1.com
FALLACIES, BID, 2015
Design for the interior of the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2016. Shortlisted.
Collaborators: Penny Lewis, Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde, Gabrielle Underwood, Tomasz Saracen
ISLE OF HARRIS, AE FOUNDATION PROJECT, 2014
There is something strange about the geology of Harris - especially the east coast where the terrain is made of Anorthosite, a rock that forms the highlands of the moon. These site photographs were taken in preperation for 'Island', which presented new and original house designs by Angela Deuber, Pascal Flammer, Christ & Gantenbein Architects, Neil Gillespie (Reiach & Hall Architects), Johannes Norlander, Raumbureau and Raphael Zuber. Following a series of discussions the AE Foundation invited each architect to design a house for the Isle of Harris. www.aefoundation.co.uk/island-book/