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Rachel Smith

MA work

ADS2: Big Crunch!

My work looks at the strategic architecture of the everyday. Constantly shifting value systems provide a molten currency for observing our cities. My projects at the RCA explore the urban as a miraculous mechanism of self-creation, plugging into infrastructures, appropriating and re-appropriating them. It is the transitional and diverse nature of a city that presents us with a daily flip-book of programmes that can use architecture to facilitate it. Architecture becomes a narrative for human behaviour, the positioning of a park bench revealing as much as the size of an airport.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2009

  • ADS2: Big Crunch!

    My work looks at the strategic architecture of the everyday. Constantly shifting value systems provide a molten currency for observing our cities. My projects at the RCA explore the urban as a miraculous mechanism of self-creation, plugging into infrastructures, appropriating and re-appropriating them. It is the transitional and diverse nature of a city that presents us with a daily flip-book of programmes that can use architecture to facilitate it. Architecture becomes a narrative for human behaviour, the positioning of a park bench revealing as much as the size of an airport.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Nottingham, 2005
  • Experience

  • Architectural Assistant, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007; Architectural Assistant, Cox Richardson Architects, Sydney, Australia, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Metropolzonen, Copenhagen Town Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007