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Claudia Fragoso

MA work

The Life Automatic

Welcome to the Life Automatic: a new type of service station that tends to an increasingly mobile society.

As all forms of all forms of transport  public, private, logistical – become fully automated and driverless. The UK’s motorways experience a surge in occupation, as the interior of a car becomes a space to live in and sleep in, as well as travelling in.

The Mouse, Cat, Elephant and Tortoise are new types of vehicles that promote varying lifestyles within this new nomadic culture. As they settle, their parking becomes more like mooring; generating a new jiggly urbanism around their new cultural centre.

In an ever more colourful and graphic landscape designed to make the passenger look outwards once again, the architecture’s symbolic beacons act as a gateway into and out of London.


  • MA Degree


    School of Architecture


    MA Architecture, 2016



  • I have devoted much of my masters to research on the future of motorways and the architecture that might arise from it.

    Experience in a variety of typologies and work stages. 

    Mixed-use Residential (Ludgate & Sampson)

    Commercial Masterplanning (Suning) 

    International Gallery Design (Frieze, NCCA)

    Hotel Design (Mandarin Oriental)

    Conservation and Heritage (St. Paul's Cathedral)

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, Cambridge University, 2012
  • Experience

  • Caroe Architecture, London, 2015–present; Nieto Sobejano Architekten, Berlin, 2013–14; PLP Architecture, London, 2012–13; SO-IL, New York, 2011