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Metallurgy Museum at Butlers Wharf

Part 1 Project 1998
Gil Komet
Cardiff University, UK

Images showing a selection of work from BSc, with particular emphasis on Core Projects, specifically the major third year design for a Musuem of Metallurgy on a site at Butlers Wharf, London SE.

Gil Komet

The core project in year 3 at The Welsh School of Architecture asks students to respond to a brief for a complex building and to demonstrate comprehensive and integrative design solutions.

In the 19th Century Swansea was known as 'Copperopolis'. The canals of the river Tawe were crowded with the dynamic forms of the smelting works - the brick stacks and machines standing chaeek by jowel.This year the brief for a Muesum of Metals and Metallurgy in Swansea presented students with particular problems of place and context, complex prgramme and spirit of materials and materiality. Faced with these issues Gil Komet's response to place the building right on the site of these existing works and to attempt to create an atmosphere which recalls the presence of past industrial glory but also is of the new millenium, seems spot-on.What is rmarkable about Komets essay in deconstructivism is the search for anarchic form he combines the possible constraints of brief with pre-occupations of form to make a total architectural solution.

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