Dr Alessandro Ayuso is a Senior Lecturer whose studio-based practice and research focus on the intersection of representation, architecture, and the body.Read More...
Daniel Wilkinson is an architectural designer and researcher whose work probes the intersections of figural and architectural practice.Read More...
Dr Fiona Zisch works across architecture and neuroscience. She is curious about the relation between design intuition and radical embodiment and explores reciprocities and analogies of internal and external worldmaking.Read More...
Matteo Cainer (Matteo Cainer Architecture)
Boon Yik Chung (KPF)
Dr Ines Dantas (WUDA)
William Haskas (plusFARM)
Lauriane Hewes (Carpenter & Clay) Hanadi Izzudin (Arup)
Maria Konstantopoulou (Jan Kattein Architects)
Harry Matthews (TFF Architects)
Shaden Meer (Origin Architects)
Franco Pisani (Franco Pisani Architetto)
Sylwia Janka Poltorak (Lobster Enterprises)
Nat Reading (AK Patterson)
Mika Zacharias (Morrow + Lorraine Architects)
The Second Body by Daisy HildyardRead More...
Martyna Marciniak (Forensic Architecture)Read More...
Each year, DS25 takes ideas of the body and figure as starting points for unabashed architectural exploration. We began this year by considering the notion of the second body, or, everything that is our body that is not our physical selves: our microbiomes, our virtual images, our networks of social interaction, the local and disparate impacts of the economic transactions we establish. Each student designed their own second body figure through the hybridisation of a nonhuman agent, an architectural precedent, and themselves. Through honing the design of the figure through drawing, 3D scanning, and motion capture, the second bodies became alter-egos which helped to generate particular points of view and initiate architectural invention at the juncture of the human and nonhuman realms. Seeing through the eyes of the second body and taking from the Situationists and Surrealists, the storyboarding of ‘urban drifts’ through London revealed sites for the design of Mediating Objects. These architectural fragments mediating between second bodies and the city became seeds for building proposals. The final projects in the studio imagined how critical issues might play out in the future, and provoked ideas of fantastical and sometimes outrageous architectural scenarios.Read More...