DS 2.5


Camilla Wilkinson


Camilla Wilkinson is an architect and lecturer. She has worked in high profile practices in Germany and the UK. Camilla makes research and lectures on the 1914-18 war camouflage system Dazzle Painting


Chris Bryant


Chris Bryant is a founding director of London practice Alma-nac Collaborative Architecture. After graduating from the Bartlett he worked at Arup Associates and taught at Birmingham School of Architecture. Alongside practice and teaching he co-edited AD, New Modes: Redefining Practice, with his fellow directors at Alma-nac


Guest Critics

Scott Batty
Nick Beech
Oliver Blumschein (Eike Becker Architekten)
Stanislava Boskovic (Imperial College London)
Joshua Bulman (Co-founder/Magazine Editor Totem)
Alessandro Columbano (Birmingham City University)
Oliver Cooke (Cooke Fawcett)
Cosmo de Piro (ADNOC)
Fabian Huebner (Heatherwick Studio)
Kate Jordan
Maja Jovic
Liva Kreislere (multidisciplinary practice)
Will Mclean
Maria Motchalnik (assistant architect)
Serra Pakalin (Zaha Hadid Architects)
Mirna Pedalo
Kester Rattenbury
Caspar Rodgers (Alma-nac)
Chris Romer-Lee (Studio Octopi)
Yara Sharif
Conor Sheehan (StudioMash)
Angus Smith (StudioMash)
Rain Wu (artist/architecture practice)
Paolo Zaide



Aditi Anand (Head of Creative Content/Curator, Migration Museum), Vicky Richardson (Head of Architecture Royal Academy of Arts) and Liva Kreislere (multidisciplinary practice) for their studio input. Stephanie Pace (Learning Programme Manager, ZSL) for organising access to the Snowdon Aviary and Kate Rowland (Senior Projects Manager, ZSL) for discussing the refurbishment of the aviary.


Our year brief ‘MAGNET – doubt, delight, change’ (Cedric Price brief 15.3.96) refers to a series of highly visible pedestrian infrastructure projects by one of London's architect 'thinkers', Cedric Price. Magnets were designed to re-invigorate sterile urban areas for public use and provoke questions about politics of space. Design Studio (2)5 typically chooses sites where time and transformation are vivid or polemical. The aim is to inspire students to view their proposals as potential generators of positive change set within the context of current issues. We encourage group and individual (informed) risk-taking and experimentation in order to achieve transformation. In terms of programme we started the year with the aim of addressing the climate change crisis but have broadened the theme to include student’s individual concerns in this year of intense change. Free Zoo A brief to design an interchange and viewing platform or 'free space' on the boundary of London Zoo. Rapid Response Museum A brief to design a museum that exhibits a collection from a current or recent event.