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Paris Mediatheque

Part 1 Project 2004
David Yeates
Arielle Marshall
University of Portsmouth Portsmouth UK
The site links three streets including Rue de Faubourg St Antoine, in the 12th arrondisement, Paris. The locality of the urban site provided the opportunity to combine offices, workshops and living accommodation, and to create a high level of interaction between users. My decision was to link all of these together with multiple routes using many changes in level.

My project was an exploration of folding forms and planes, designed to create freedom of movement and flowing space. The dialogue of faceted planes was an approach to combining the complex functionality of a mediatheque with a highly expressive structural exterior envelope.

David Yeates
Arielle Marshall


David Yeates

David has been a very clear headed and imaginative student throughout his third year. His schemes are well thought through and he has a rare ability to combine the pragmatic with designs that are architecturally very challenging. His work this year has been very sophisticated, and have been clearly resolved. He has not been afraid to challenge architectural conventions when finding a solution to a problem, and has excellent drawing and model making skills.

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