The basis and ethos of this first semester project is centred around reusability as Studio 13 was asked to design a temporary installment with a lifespan of approximately two years. This is the case as portions of the Old Central St. Martins Building complex are to be demolished and leading up to this date, the vacated and somewhat abandoned buildings are greatly underused in the compact landscape of central London.
The aim of this short project was to provide a haven for artists and creatives living in central London, as in the pricy metropolis a place to live, work, and express creative aspirations is often far out of reach for many. The response to this was proving living quarters, individual and highly adaptive workspaces, and an area to exhibit. With a bold movement path cutting through the double height site it breaks the boundaries of create-then-exhibit, it introduces a catwalk that peers into the studio spaces as a continuous and developmental exhibition in itself.