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Scale physical model of a building for discussing politics and economics of Hackney Wick, England

London South Bank University presents 10 architecture student projects

Dezeen School Shows: a museum redevelopment project informed by the history of animation is included in Dezeen's latest school show by students at London South Bank University.

Also included is cohabiting development that features an underwater data centre and a live-work apartment block that provides space for residents working in the fashion industry to display their designs.

London South Bank University

Institution: London South Bank University
School: School of The Build Environment and Architecture
Courses: BA (Hons) Architecture (full-time), BA (Hons) Architecture (part-time), BA Architecture (architectural assistant apprenticeship), MArch Architecture (full-time), MArch Architecture (part-time) and MArch Architecture (architect apprenticeship)
Tutors: Spyridon Kaprinis, Daniel Tang, Carlene Prince, Carlos Sanchez, Calista Stewart, Steve Bowkett, Yakim Milev, Andrea Tiberi, Elisavet Hasa, Larry Allison, Malorzata Starzynska, Adamos Papakonstantinou, Asem Al Bunni, Kira Ariskina, Spyridon Kaprinis, Daniel Wing Hang Tang, Ioana Petkova, Valerio Massaro, Monika Jociute, Liam Bedwell, Elham Valikhani, Jonathan Bush, Bandele Olubodun, Marco Vanucci, Federico Rossi, Anna Muzychak, Teoman Ayas, Seda Zirek, Kazeem Awotunde and Yianna Moustaka

School statement:

"Our accredited highly-creative degree offers students a wide foundation of architectural knowledge. You will learn to draw, model, write and, above all, define and solve problems with a genuine social purpose and directly improve people's lives.

"Students study in detail the exploration of design, review histories and theories of architecture, be introduced to the necessary skills for professional practice, and investigate structures, construction, and design for sustainability.

"First year welcomes everyone into a large studio space, which is then divided into groups working on principles of architectural design and creative practices.

"Year one design studio focuses on sketching, model-making, drawing, and site and building visits. Once you have completed your first year of study, you'll have a range of design studios to choose from, where you learn about the many different approaches to architecture and design whilst working with your peers and independently.

"In year two, you will work on three architectural design projects throughout the year, each with specific themes and context for you to research and explore.

"In year three, you will engage with more complex design studio projects with more time to resolve detailed design solutions linked to technology and structures.

"London South Bank University architecture is about allowing you as a student to determine your own interests and find your individual voice. When you graduate, you'll receive your RIBA Part 1 and be ready to start the first stage of professional practical experience in an office before progressing to RIBA Part 2 postgraduate study."

Animation still cuts of a museum for cinema

Captured Visions – Capture the Moment by Rory Thrush

"This year, BA Studio Six engaged with the mediums of photography and film. The final year brief focused on Kennington's Cinema Museum, a culture house located in an old workhouse of significant heritage value in London.

"As the site faces redevelopment, the studio explored visions of a museum for cinema, itself at risk of extinction due to waning popularity caused by the pandemic and the rise of online platforms.

"Thrush investigated the evolution of animation, focusing on light and colour. The scheme is a playful yet bold intervention, glorifying the architectural typology of cinema while respecting the existing asset on the site."

Student: Rory Thrush
Course: BA Architecture (architectural assistant apprenticeship)
Tutors: Jonathan Bush and Bandele Olubodun
Email: thrushr[at]

3D diagrammatic visualisations of an automated factory for electric car production

Factory Future by Jake Wilson

"Factory Future proposes the development of a new automated factory for the production of electric vehicles in the city of Pesaro, Italy.

"The project takes advantage of Pesaro's strategic position that lies within the trade route of the New Silk Road. Thus, the proposal establishes an economic and cultural link between Europe and the Far East.

"It proposes the development of a large-scale intervention or 'superblock' that functions as an urban node, an infrastructural and logistics interchange to regenerate the city.

"The project explores the potential of prefabricated components assembled through non-standard custom assembly processes."

Student: Jake Wilson
Course: MArch Architecture (architect apprenticeship)
Tutors: Marco Vanucci, Federico Rossi and Anna Muzycha
Email: wilsoj36[at]

Visualisation of a cross-disciplinary hub in London, England.

Inspiration Hub by Rafael António Nanques Teixeira

"Located in London Bridge, England, Inspiration Hub is accessible and holds landmark value, aligning with long-term goals of creating affordable co-working workspaces.

"The design approach prioritises upcycling and circular economy principles to minimise its carbon footprint.

"The former city hall will transform into a cross-disciplinary hub, fostering interactions among professionals with research and creative facilities.

"The aim is to create an innovative, nature-inspired space promoting cross-sector collaboration and cultural celebration. Thermal insulation and gap filling are achieved using composite panels made of agricultural bio waste.

"This project envisions becoming London's living room, an affordable workspace and inspiration hub for the proactive London community."

Student: Rafael António Nanques Teixeira
Course: MArch Architecture (Architect Apprenticeship)
Tutors: Teoman Ayas and Seda Zirek
Email: nanquesr[at]

Board showing architectural sketches, diagrams and visualisation of a data centre

Temple of Knowledge by Albert Boborodov

"The Theatropolis Dissonance project seeks to transform human consciousness and accelerate the realisation of Paolo Soleri's arcology concept.

"Meanwhile, the Temple of Knowledge emphasises that gaining knowledge is a dynamic process that evolves over time.

"Each floor of the proposal is signified by a change in how we intake data – analogue signal, digital, wireless and virtual.

"The roof features rainwater collection systems that cool the central machine and uses solar battery technology to generate solar energy.

"At the heart of the design lies an urbanised data centre that arranges key components vertically for easy public access."

Student: Albert Boborodov
Course: MArch Architecture
Tutors: Kazeem Awotunde, Andrea Tiberi, Adamos Papakonstantinou and Yianna Moustaka
Email: aboarchitects[at]

Board showing architectural drawing and visualisations of a shelter for smokers and former smokers with descriptive text

The Hide by Alexandra Szal

"Situated within the borders of the newly established London South Bank University hub, The Hide is a shelter for smokers and former smokers.

"This project will create a space for them to gather and share their quitting stories while gaining and offering support without judgement.

"Blending within its newly refurbished environment, the canopy design evolved by extrapolating the four-petal formation of the hydrangea flower that thrives in alkali soil, enriched by cigarette ash and honed by the sequential mapping of smoke data.

"The organic woven bamboo shelters define the existing concrete borders of the low-level planting surrounds while bringing a beacon to the area that provides a stable place to pause, observe and reflect."

Student: Alexandra Szal
Course: BA (Hons) Architecture
Tutors: Carlene Prince, Carlos Sanchez and Calista Stewart
Email: szala[at]

Visualisation of an adaptive solar centre

Southwark's Adaptive Solar Centre by Tilly Brown

"Southwark's Adaptive Solar Centre aims to set a benchmark for new ways of addressing the energy crisis through architecture and planning.

"It aims to reach numerous user groups that have been directly impacted by the energy crisis to inspire, research and adapt current design solutions.

"The centre will be powered using renewable sources, such as solar energy, that have been carefully selected and integrated into the fabric of the building.

"By creating spaces for all ages to be educated on the importance of overcoming this crisis now, there is a better chance for future generations to continue the sustainability movement."

Student: Tilly Brown
Course: BA (Hons) Architecture
Tutors: Adamos Papakonstantinou, Asem Al Bunni and Kira Ariskina
Email: tillyrbrown[at]

Visualisation of a hybrid working-technology hub

Print Stream by Rob Atkins

"Located in London's Silvertown Quays, this proposal introduces a hybrid working-technology hub as part of the area's wider regeneration agenda.

"The programme re-centres the focus onto the Royal Docks within the local and wider community.

"What if all future products could originate from one 3D printer, with the Print Stream intervention facilitating the design, development, manufacture, testing and sale of products for emerging designers and creative freelancers?

"The prevalence and versatility that this technology will have going forward will equip the local and wider areas with the means to adapt to the ever-changing economic climate."

Student: Rob Atkins
Course: BA Architecture (architectural assistant apprenticeship)
Tutors: Spyridon Kaprinis and Daniel Wing Hang Tang
Email: rob9atkins[at]

Illustrated section drawing of a live-work apartment

House of Textile by Emily Kajdi

"House of Textile is a housing project that explores reusing and upcycling clothes and textiles.

"It provides four live-work apartments with shared studio spaces to allow for collaboration between residents.

"The apartments will surround a central staircase with washing lines hanging down the core, allowing for a sustainable way to dry clothes while creating a display of fashion and fabric.

"A community textile workshop is located on the ground floor, with transforming walls opening onto the landscape where you will find vegetable growing beds and benches that can transform into market stalls for local crafters."

Student: Emily Kajdi
Course: BA (Hons) Architecture
Tutors: Ioana Petkova and Valerio Massaro
Email: emily.sophia[at]

Visualisation of a cohabiting development

The Human Network by Anthony Thrower

"The Human Network is a proposal for a new type of community, aiming to weave together the fabric of human connections, energy and social equality.

"The project is located in Tower Hamlet, London, and is designed to be a flexible, modular cohabiting development.

"The project uses innovative yet sustainable technologies, including an underwater data centre neatly wrapped in a landscape facade that allows a biodiverse ecosystem to develop.

"The Human Network is a bold proposal for a new society that has the potential to transform the way we think about data, energy and social equality."

Student: Anthony Thrower
Course: BA (Hons) Architecture
Tutors: Elham Valikhani and Elisavet Hasa
Email: anthonythrower7[at]

Scale physical model of a building for discussing politics and economics of Hackney Wick, England

Hackney Wick, The Centre of Solution by Thomas Dickason

"The project began with an architectural folly that responds to the political and economic challenges of the site and its surroundings.

"It later evolved into The Centre of Solution, where the aim shifted from expressing the problems and discontent in Hackney Wick, England, to devising a scheme to address them.

"This involved the creation of a political debate space and a speakeasy area, providing platforms for both formal and informal discussions.

"Additionally, existing site buildings were repurposed to accommodate workshops, further enhancing the project's functionality and impact."

Student: Thomas Dickason
Course: BA (Hons) Architecture
Tutors: Monika Jociute and Liam Bedwell
Email: tdickason[at]

Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and London South Bank University. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.