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︎Studio 2, Year 3

Danny Martin

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Two lengthy ‘towers’ reframe a post-industrial site.  Rows of trees carve up wedge-shaped spaces into the landscape, introducing their own desire paths.

The west-east tower sits along the north end of the site and presents itself to the city of Bedford.  Visitors enter here.

Within this tower, the rooms are placed sequentially, offering varying degrees of enclosure (from both privacy and thermal aspects).

Structural ‘X’ bracing dictates where punctuations in the walls occur, guiding the journey through the tower.

The north-south tower penetrates deeper into the site and contains a long ramp that ascends at a very shallow incline.

This tower is completely open to the landscape and ends in a viewing platform with vistas of both rural and urban parts of Bedford.