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Creative Collaborations: From Water to Sky

Part 2 Project 2014
David McCarthy
Nathan Ball
Melanie Kaviani
Daniel Hambly
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
(Potential environments on the Water):

Powered by algae technology within the Tese della Novissima building, the institute references the obsessive detailing of Carlo Scarpa and the narrative of the Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’. The program exhibits, constructs and proposes responses to a given brief. Clients arrive from across the globe, reporting to the Arsenale addressing design problems and briefs. The institute develops responses to the site in which the client can experience before blueprints are printed through an on-site production facility. Furthermore the institute of landscapes research, development and responses have been exhibited and responded to at the ArtSway gallery in the New Forest.

(Emerging Senses)

With Poole Council as the client, ‘the mythical Iris’ emerges from the sensitive Hatch pond site. A place where the sensitive qualities of site and material combine to form architectural propositions. Such processes collaborating with the workshop included the rusting of the iris leaves and the casting of a door handle.

(Response to the coastal climate change)

It is the intent to provide a method of preserving the longevity of the beach hut experience by designing something simple to construct and inherently robust due to composition and specific use of materials. Collaborating with the National Trust the prototype future proof beach hut has involved working with a wide range of collaborative trade skills including architectural practices, fibreglass laminators, CNC printers, environmental consultants, coastal management and current architectural students.

(Calligraphy: Earth to Sky)

Earth to Sky concerns implementing calligraphy as a way of collaborating with all communities using art as a boundary less way of communicating and bringing these elements together to share art, music and culture throughout the lower gardens and taking the essence of our mental, social and environmental ecologies, and letting them to manifest in Persian calligraphic words to escape from our heads as a visual celebration.

The site becomes a journey. The aviary plays host to Simorgh Bird Art Festival. In Persian, Simorgh means "thirty birds" and their individual diversity unified together represents a more powerful combined beauty, wisdom and strength and this is a reflection of all communities coming together.

David McCarthy
Nathan Ball
Melanie Kaviani
Daniel Hambly

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