Dundee waterfront

As part of our master’s research unit we looked at alternative strategies for the development of Dundee’s central waterfront zone, part of a £1 billion regeneration project for the City of Dundee. The centrepiece of this development is the £80m V&A at Dundee building designed by Kengo Kuma. Located in the central waterfront zone, the V&A is expected to be a key catalyst in reshaping the image of Dundee.

Our research looked to further explore the potential for regeneration within this zone, specifically with regard to the creation of a new public space, the economic possibilities of extending the historic city centre down to the waterfront, and the nature of the urban block. The influence of history, the possibilities of technology, and the adaptability of space were key areas of interrogation throughout all of our research.

A copy of our publication is available to view below. If you would like a copy in pdf format please get in touch. The feature image shows a historic map of the Dundee central waterfront zone, with the modern reclaimed waterline superimposed in red.

Enterprise hub

A conceptual design project for an enterprise hub, completed as a part of my work for the University of Dundee Enterprise and Employability Committee, exploring the relationship between architecture and entrepreneurship. The wider study included primary research, data analysis, and developing strategy looking at the relationship between operational models and spatial requirements. Some of the strategic research and analysis carried out has been published on the Think Different Dundee blog.

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Architecture graphics produced using AutoCAD, Photoshop, and InDesign. The feature image shows a section drawing through the central void of the enterprise hub.

Urban block

A conceptual design research project, driven by Rationalist principles, exploring the creation of ultra-adaptable urban blocks to be inhabited by residential, retail, and commercial units. The design is driven by quantifiable data with a focus on the enduring principles for making architecture:

Spatial layout, daylight penetration and ventilation.

Structure, and spatial adaptability.

Servicing, and functional access requirements.

My master’s thesis, architecture and order in the urban block, explores these ideas in a more theoretical context and is illustrated with more abstract drawings and diagrams.

Selected drawings from this project are shown below. Click on the drawings to load larger images.

Architecture graphics produced using AutoCAD, Photoshop, and InDesign. The feature image shows a massing model and facade study for a proposed urban block.