Model desks

As mentioned in the previous post, here are some photos of the model desks I made for a project in the third year of my undergraduate degree. They are approximately 1:5 scale and were created to illustrate how a change in location can affect the way we work. I’m planning on using them and the … Continue reading

Desk Study: How do we use the space we have?

I have recycled a bit of work from the third year of my undergrad degree for this study; we designed an office then as well and part of the project was a study into how we worked in different spaces. We had to work in one space for a day and log how we worked, … Continue reading

MPL is in!

The last bit of non-design related coursework is now handed in, and that is pretty exciting. Head down for the portfolio hand-in on the 10th May now. T minus 49 days…

Pinterest Precedents: Take 2

I’ve been steadily updating my Pinterest board for offices, desks and workspaces. This is my main precedent site, so please keep checking it out! The link is here. Enjoy!

Cross Crit: Tuesday 19th March

We had our last major crit (!) on tuesday; a cross crit in the studio’s where we each got about 20 minutes to present our work to a panel of tutors; some we knew and some we didn’t. It was a good opportunity to do some good hard work, so the days preceding the presentation were a … Continue reading

I Have a Plan! (or three…)

This last week I’ve been very busy cadding up my idea. I’m still struggling to find a descriptive word that suits the shape of the office other than ‘squiggle’, so for the time being I’m using that. I’ve termed the intervention to the second class baths and the east side of the building the entrance. … Continue reading

In-depth Design: The Entrance

This post summarises the new design I’ve come up with for the entrance to the offices and Baths. I’ll put up a proper summary with notes tomorrow but wanted to get my sketches up as soon as possible. The images below illustrate my ideas and my train of thought (click to get larger images)…

In-depth Design: The Office

When I was having my mind-blank day last Friday I decided that I should look at the office in more detail and try to work out two things – how it would be constructed and what materials, and what it would be like to be in it. The drawings below illustrate how I went about answering these … Continue reading

You have a cup of tea, and preferably a scone.

Cups of tea are brilliant. Totally underrated and totally brilliant. I put it down to a cup of tea and a change of scenery that I’m not still pulling my hair out trying to force out good ideas. And my boyfriend, who took me out of Oxford and put me in a cafe in Woodstock with … Continue reading