Sho Ito is a registered architect and the founder of S-ITO (Studio-Interdisciplinary Thought Operations), a design and research studio in London, UK. Ito graduated from the Architectural Association and has worked for RSH+P, DRMM, and AHMM across the commercial and residential sectors. Ito is currently a First-Year Studio Master and a Diploma Technical Studies tutor at the Architectural Association whilst also a Studio Master at the University of Cambridge and the University of Westminster. Ito has a particular interest in architecture that seeks spatial reactions to unveil and trigger a discussion around the socio-political issues of today.Read More...
Neil Kiernan is a practicing architect having worked at a number of award-winning practices. He is design tutor for 1st & 2nd Year BA Architecture studios at Westminster. Neil has a continued & developing interest in the research of gender space and architecture.Read More...
Fearghus Rafery (AA Tutor/Hopkins Architect)
Miraj Ahmed (AA Tutor)
Jisoo Hwang (Hopkins Architect)
Patrica Mato-Mora (Artist) William Mclean (Head of Technical Studies Westminster) Sandy Lee (Architect)
Kerry Dickinson (Architect)
Boji Hu (RSH+P)
Youngbin Shin (Fosters) Alex Le-Duc (Oxford Brooke Tutor)
Paolo Zaide (Head of BA Westminster) John Zhang (Westminster) Jane Tunkard (Westminster) Camilla Wilkinson (Westminster) Constance Lau (Westminster)
A home is notoriously the easiest yet at the same time most difficult typology to design. It has been investigated and developed since the beginning of mankind which adds to the complexity of designing a ‘home’. Therefore it is intrinsically a given that there is no one simple method, rule, system, or answer. This is paired with the ever-shifting political, economical, cultural, and social changes that have informed and shaped what ‘domesticity’ might mean in the field of architecture and beyond. Lifestyles, living conditions, and family structures have evolved at a rapid pace. This is intrinsically linked to the increase in the rental price and the unaffordable housing market that has created trends like AirBNB, Couch Surfing, Guardianship programs, and more. . Thus the typical nuclear family model is now rare and replaced by a wide range of transient demographics who are socially and culturally diverse creating evermore lifestyle norms and establishing new occupation standards. Studio 7 will question, re-think and respond to the conventional systems and the ingrained preconceptions established within our society. We will be challenging the outdated housing model and bravely yet boldly question conventional modes of habitation, occupation and activation within Bermondsey. Through the analysis and research, we encourage students to articulate how the economy, politics and social preconceptions have shaped today's preconceptions and to disrupt the norm. As a studio, weRead More...