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Rye’s Cloud Cover

Part 2 Project 2020
Nuria Garcia Vazquez
University of Brighton | UK
My work this year was inspired by a hypothetical and anarchistic approach to building, exploring an architectural language developed via a satire of current (restrictive) planning laws. A series of new rooftop extensions take over the town of Rye in East Sussex. These extensions mimic the shape of natural landscape features such as clouds, trees and distant hills, a cultivated picturesque language which softens the extensions and replaces lost views with artificial and exaggerated versions.

The construction of these elements is proposed as a speculative, collective move by local residents undertaken without government intervention or official sanction. The developments begin with small-scale residential additions but – following consequent increases in the population – move on to provide public and civic spaces.

Nuria Garcia Vazquez


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