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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Yifan Wei

Show RCA work

Major project:

Cody Work

What does a co-working space need to cater for a creative community? Cody Work aims at providing affordable, flexible and healthy spaces for Cody Dock's already existing creative community and encourages a new set of creatives which will help regenerate new life in the once secluded site.

Sustainability is key to this site. Cody Work has reused once forgotten shipping containers to build the co-working spaces which are indicative of the local vernacular and the site's history of coal distribution. Focusing on coffee and paper, some of the main waste streams that occur within office buildings have been sourced from the nearby factories, recycling plants and coffee roasters. The recycled paper composite, and coffee ground are applied as solid surfaces for the main interior elements as well as for the office and café furniture.

With the use of discarded shipping containers, Cody Work has the ability to expand and contract, as and when demand increases or decreases. Allowing for flexibility and a variety of social, co-working and individual spaces that all encourage a place to create, produce and share.


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  • School

    School of Architecture


    MA Interior Design


    Interior Design: Exhibition Design Pathway

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  • Previous degrees

  • BA Environmental Design, Shanxi University,
Royal College of Art