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Symbiosis

Part 2 Project 2003
Ioannis Ananiadis
Raphaela Rose
London South Bank University London UK
Symbiosis is a project that investigates conditions of socio-cultural 'tribalism'; of contextual layers and urban iconography, in a dialogue between cross-programming and habit. Using a strong sense of urban intuition as its kinetic energy, Symbiosis explores contemporary London phenomena in an attempt to celebrate degrees of social redefinition expressed through architecture of fragmented continuity, which generates a terrain of unexpected and often suprising events.
Ioannis Ananiadis
Raphaela Rose


This is an intelligently argued project which has built from a basic analysis of an environmentally challenged central London site into a complex and satisfying examination of crossprogramming in a group of related buildings. Ioannis has worked very effectively using both sophisticated data gathering techniques which establish the user requirements of the urban tribes he has identified, as well as keen contextual analyses to generate formal strategies for design. The sampling of the neighbourhood to assemble the narrative of the sequence of spaces, the sense of place which informs each of the major hubs within the complex, and the balance achieved between spatial invention and a media saturated architecture is very impressive.

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