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RIBA announces 2018 President’s Medal student recipients

RIBA announces 2018 President's Medal student recipients

At the moment, RIBA introduced the student recipients of the 2018 President’s Medals in recognition for his or her excellent architectural analysis and research. This yr reeled in 328 design tasks and dissertations from 101 structure faculties in 37 nations, the very best variety of entries within the award’s historical past because it was established in 1836.

“The breadth and scale of talent evidenced in the design proposals and writings produced by this year’s winners is truly remarkable. This is an emerging generation of skilled thinkers who are able to distill complex ideas and resolve them into sophisticated architectural proposals. They are all talents to watch,” RIBA President Ben Derbyshire stated in a press release.

Moreover, the winners of the RIBA President’s Awards for Analysis and the RIBA Analysis Medal have been introduced in the present day.

The President’s Medals exhibition might be open on the RIBA’s London headquarters beginning December 5 by means of February 15, 2019 earlier than it excursions the UK and overseas.

This is a glimpse of the profitable tasks.

RIBA Silver Medal (for one of the best design undertaking produced at RIBA Half 2 or equal): Sonia Magdziarz | Bartlett Faculty of Structure, UCL
Challenge: “How to Carve a Giant”
Tutors: Penelope Haralambidou, Michael Tite, and Keiichi Matsuda


RIBA Silver Medal (for the perfect design venture produced at RIBA Half 2 or equal): Sonia Magdziarz | Bartlett Faculty of Structure, UCL. Challenge: “How to Carve a Giant”. Tutors: Penelope Haralambidou, Michael Tite, and Keiichi Matsuda.

RIBA Silver Medal (for the perfect design challenge produced at RIBA Half 2 or equal): Sonia Magdziarz | Bartlett Faculty of Structure, UCL. Undertaking: “How to Carve a Giant”. Tutors: Penelope Haralambidou, Michael Tite, and Keiichi Matsuda.

RIBA Silver Medal (for the perfect design challenge produced at RIBA Half 2 or equal): Sonia Magdziarz | Bartlett Faculty of Structure, UCL. Challenge: “How to Carve a Giant”. Tutors: Penelope Haralambidou, Michael Tite, and Keiichi Matsuda.

Challenge excerpt: “‘How to Carve a Giant’ proposes an architecture capable of keeping safe contemporary forms of knowledge. It takes a mantle of a folk story, that carves its way through the urban fabric of Pasila, Helsinki. The building is a repository that stores knowledge in a vast inter-generational bid to prevent the historic loss of information. The project considers how digital preservation made possible via DNA encoding has rendered knowledge invisible to the naked eye. That consequently posits architecture as decipherer and uses ornament, inscription, shifts in scale and an architectural language native to Finland to facilitate the dialogue…”

Silver Medal Commendations

Sam Coulton (Bartlett Faculty of Structure, UCL) for ‘London Physic Gardens: A New Necropolis’ 

Kevin Herhusky (California Polytechnic State College) for ‘Infrastructures of Memory, Phygital Bodies in a Concrete Cloud’ 

Ruth McNickle (Edinburgh Faculty of Structure and Panorama Structure) for ‘Tilling the Prado: A Furrow of Re-Construction’

RIBA Bronze Medal winner (for the perfect design venture produced at RIBA Half 1 or equal): Justin Bean | College of Tub 
Venture: “Dreaming of Electric Sheep”
Tutors: Martin Gledhill and Frank Lyons


RIBA Bronze Medal winner (for the most effective design undertaking produced at RIBA Half 1 or equal): Justin Bean | College of Tub. Undertaking: “Dreaming of Electric Sheep”. Tutors: Martin Gledhill and Frank Lyons.

RIBA Bronze Medal winner (for the perfect design challenge produced at RIBA Half 1 or equal): Justin Bean | College of Tub. Challenge: “Dreaming of Electric Sheep”. Tutors: Martin Gledhill and Frank Lyons.

RIBA Bronze Medal winner (for one of the best design challenge produced at RIBA Half 1 or equal): Justin Bean | College of Tub. Undertaking: “Dreaming of Electric Sheep”. Tutors: Martin Gledhill and Frank Lyons.

Undertaking excerpt: “…This project is a hotel, situated within an electrical substation. An ordinary program in the presence of the extraordinary, seeking to ask questions about how living alongside technology affects our everyday lives, and our relationship with each other. A hotel is based upon serviced opulence where the routine acts of eating, sleeping and washing are heightened to be extraordinary. Technology is entwined into our everyday and the hotel offers an opportunity to put the banal in the forefront of the conversation so we can assess the extent of our everyday relationship with the machine.This project represents my hope for a more open relationship with technology in the future…”

Bronze Medal Commendations

Alexander Wilford (College of Greenwich) for ‘Smithfield Lorry Depot’ 

Camille Bongard (Architectural Affiliation) for ‘A Choreographed Timeline, Rewriting RIBA Building Contract’ 

Sam Beattie (College of Nottingham) for ‘A Bridge to Wellness’

RIBA Dissertation Medal: Rosemary Milne | Edinburgh Faculty of Structure and Panorama Structure
Challenge: “Species of Nooks and Other Niches”


RIBA Dissertation Medal: Rosemary Milne | Edinburgh Faculty of Structure and Panorama Structure. Challenge: “Species of Nooks and Other Niches”.

Each nook is a home: directly attic, cellar and floor flooring, a ‘corner house’ in Le Corbusier’s Petite Maison au bord du Lac Léman, 1923. Photograph: Martin-Gambier, Olivier. 2005. Petite maison au bord du lac Léman, Corseaux, Switzerland. Reproduced by Fondation Le Corbusier from Le Corbusier, Oeuvre complète, quantity 1, 1910-1929.

Three characters emerge in Eisenstein’s Glass Home: The Poet, The Robotic and the Architect. The subversion of those characters as synonymous with the naking of the nook. Stills from: Bellof, Zoe. 2015. “Glass House.” A World Redrawn. 21:01.

Undertaking excerpt: “The nook is a niche in architectural thought. Due to its inherent obscurities and inefficiencies, the nook is becoming an endangered species of space, neglected in favour of efficiencies, transparencies, and orders of succession tending towards architectural reductionism -an order which forms the basis of the nook’s antithetical counterpart: the nake. The dissertation seeks out a different kind of order, excavating the nature of the nook in all its complexity and intensity and emphasising its necessity and continued relevance for architectural practice and thought…”

Dissertation Medal Commendations

Ethan Lavatory (College of Sheffield) for ‘Reading the Past and the Faraway: Simulation, Meaning, and Macau’ 

Marie-Henriette Desmourès (London Metropolitan College) for ‘The Whole-body Seer: Blindness as Narrative, Subject and a Way of Seeing’ 

Mark Shtanov (College of Cambridge) for ‘Another Hotel in Africa: A New Prototype for a Community-Initiated, Phased West African Hotel Project with Attached Hospitality School, in Lekki, Nigeria’

Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing: Camille Dunlop (RIBA Half 1, Bartlett Faculty of Structure)
Challenge: ‘Pipeline Hijacking’
Tutors: Jennifer Chen; Maren Klasing


Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing: Camille Dunlop (RIBA Half 1, Bartlett Faculty of Structure). Undertaking: ‘Pipeline Hijacking’. Tutors: Jennifer Chen; Maren Klasing​.

Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing: Camille Dunlop (RIBA Half 1, Bartlett Faculty of Structure). Undertaking: ‘Pipeline Hijacking’. Tutors: Jennifer Chen; Maren Klasing​.

Venture excerpt: “‘Pipeline Hijacking’ is a case study for alternative means of dwelling and holistic building methods constrained by limited resources available in the age of the Anthropocene. In response to the Icelandic Housing Crisis, the project follows a speculative exaggeration of the current situation in Reykjavik, where residents are too readily forced out of the capital due to the influx of tourists and imagines how their dwellings could be informed by an existing infrastructure of a Geothermal Pipeline Network which supplies a constant stream of hot water. The proposed architecture is informed by the needs of the community and specific thermal conditions required in residential spaces….”

Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing: Maria Marilia Lezou (RIBA Half 2, College of Greenwich)
Venture: “Hotel Mollino: Staging Spaces of the Everyday as Heterotopias of Performance in Scenography and Architecture”
Tutors: Max Dewdne; David Hemingway


Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing​: Maria Marilia Lezou | RIBA Half 2, College of Greenwich. Undertaking: “Hotel Mollino: Staging Spaces of the Everyday as Heterotopias of Performance in Scenography and Architecture”. Tutors: Max Dewdne; David Hemingway​.

Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing​: Maria Marilia Lezou | RIBA Half 2, College of Greenwich. Venture: “Hotel Mollino: Staging Spaces of the Everyday as Heterotopias of Performance in Scenography and Architecture”. Tutors: Max Dewdne; David Hemingway​.

Venture excerpt: “Scenography ha been explored as an ‘art of building’ and theatre productions as part of an architectural thinking. Henry Lefebvre’s The Critique of Everyday Life and the work of Carlo Mollino guided the project’s inspiration and the interrelation of the themes of architecture, scenography, and spectatorship. The project exists as a Hotel Set Model within a Garden House alongside Mollino’s house that operates as his Archival Studio for past and future works. The project exists in two different occasions: A Hotel Set and a working set model, exploring the scalelessness and displacement of the model. The hotel signifies the exploration of spaces of temporary stay while critiquing the underplay of the ordinary. The extravagant, Mollino-influenced hotel design is aimed at revealing a staged, postmodern, interdisciplinary visual reading that presents cases of performative models as provocative constructions of present realities.”

SOM Basis Fellowships UK recipients:

Gray Grierson (RIBA Half 1 at Bartlett Faculty of Structure, UCL)
Venture: “Negotiation of States: A Crematorium and Columbarium in Hong Kong”

Margaret Ndungu (RIBA Half 2 at De Montfort College)
Challenge: “Wild City”

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