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Abigail Whitehead

MA work

ADS4


This project questions the dilemma of a ‘tonic to the nation’, where human needs are offset against a business agenda.


The UK Government predicts the greying of the English countryside, with rural communities facing an upsurge of elderly, lonely residents.


Concurrently, scientists have recently grown a new heart from the scaffolding of an old one. An existing proposal for a biomedical facility utilises these trends, harvesting its crop of lonely hearts in a bid to ‘cure’ the countryside of its elderly residents.


The project tests the hypothesis that architecture can be generated from an emotion.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2011

  • ADS4


    This project questions the dilemma of a ‘tonic to the nation’, where human needs are offset against a business agenda.


    The UK Government predicts the greying of the English countryside, with rural communities facing an upsurge of elderly, lonely residents.


    Concurrently, scientists have recently grown a new heart from the scaffolding of an old one. An existing proposal for a biomedical facility utilises these trends, harvesting its crop of lonely hearts in a bid to ‘cure’ the countryside of its elderly residents.


    The project tests the hypothesis that architecture can be generated from an emotion.


  • Degrees

  • BSc, Architecture, University College London, 2006
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, DesignInc, Melbourne, Australia, 2006-7; Architectural assistant, LDA Design, London, 2007-8
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, 2011