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Dawid Panek

MA work

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‘The suburbs dream of violence. Asleep in their drowsy villas, sheltered by benevolent shopping malls, they wait patiently for the nightmares that will wake them into a more passionate world.’
J G Ballard, Kingdom Come

Pop-up monumental shopping malls are the iconic manifestations of the rapid cultural transformation of London’s suburbia. Suburban Warfare rethinks the current design for Westfield Stratford shopping mall by merging virtual infrastructures inspired by video games and the existing shopping mall typology of sterile, timeless spaces orientated towards commercial circulation. Can an augmented urban gaming architecture reconstitute public activity within these culturally sanitised environments?

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2010

  • ADS1: IN-FORMATION

    ‘The suburbs dream of violence. Asleep in their drowsy villas, sheltered by benevolent shopping malls, they wait patiently for the nightmares that will wake them into a more passionate world.’
    J G Ballard, Kingdom Come

    Pop-up monumental shopping malls are the iconic manifestations of the rapid cultural transformation of London’s suburbia. Suburban Warfare rethinks the current design for Westfield Stratford shopping mall by merging virtual infrastructures inspired by video games and the existing shopping mall typology of sterile, timeless spaces orientated towards commercial circulation. Can an augmented urban gaming architecture reconstitute public activity within these culturally sanitised environments?

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Architecture, Kingston University, 2007; Foundation, Filmmaking, London Film Academy, 2008
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, DN-A Architects, London, 2007/8
  • Exhibitions

  • Free-Range, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2006
  • Awards

  • First prize, Models for Hot Air Balloons, KSM Model Making Society, 2003; Second prize, Vehicle Models, KSM Model Making Society, 2003