Client: Documentary Filmmaker
Location: Ludgate Hill, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, UK
Site area: 248.911 m²
Building footprint: 86.069 m²
Year: 2012 (2nd Year University project)
This project was influenced by the tradition of working and living in the same vicinity, in the context of Birmingham's manufacturing history.
In addition to the living spaces the brief also called for an editing suite and a small viewing room.
In keeping with the concept of working and living in the same spaces the client's interests were factored into the design.
These interests included: Collecting photographs; New York USA; John Grierson; Ridley Scott; Rem Koolhaas; Tom Kundig; The Film "Blow-Up"; Lou Reed; REM; 16 Horsepower; Artist Jeff Wall.
The site is located on Ludgate Hill in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
In addition to incorporating the filmmaker's interests into my design I also looked at the Farnley Hey house by Peter Womersley, which makes use of open and overlapping interior spaces.
The building curves round an existing structure to the south-east to form an ‘L’ shape. The 'back' and 'heel' of the L, on both ground floor and first floor, contain the living areas of the building. The 'foot' section on the ground floor makes up the work area; which consists of an editing suite and small viewing room.
01 Living room
03 Editing suite
04 Viewing room
Front view from Ludgate Hill
Rear View from canal pathway