EMMELINE KOS

Quarry the City 

Emmeline’s work is born out of a longing for landscapes, questioning how their qualities can be considered in urban typologies. Through considering the pleasures of engagement and discovery in natural environments, her project suggests an invention of urbanity, a structure that roams the city, critiquing and enjoying the pleasures of both culture and nature.  

She proposes a large structure layering over Brighton, thickening it, providing an alternative route whilst accommodating programs of the buildings below. This geological shift runs through the entire city, spawning three realms for urban visitors to navigate, the surface, the original city, and a middle realm that negotiates the other two, inventing a territory ambiguous to weather it is nature or culture. The ambitions of the project address multi-dimensional spatial organisation, access, navigation, program, character, materiality, and structure, challenging what you cannot normally do in a city because its networks introduce boundaries in favour of effortless experiences.  

These qualities create sets of dualisms that the project pursues. How does this new organism behave and negotiate its new ecologies? How can we navigate within the new order, becoming withdrawn and connected simultaneously? How can a city be discovered? 

Landscapes within Cities 

Drawing over photograph studying the coexistence of landscape and urban typologies. 

Inhabited Rocks 

Physical model investigating the hierarchy of structural contracts to support large bodies delicately over buildings.  

Sectional Drawing  

Hand drawn section revealing the relationships between the three realms; the surface, the internal thickness, and the original city below it, challenging urban typologies, questioning how the city can become discoverable through a landscape layered above it.  

Negotiated Arrangement Plan  

Hand drawing cutting through the internal layers of the proposal to reveal its spatial organisation, ambiguous of its relations to cities and landscapes.   

Sectional Drawing Detail 

Hand drawing cutting through the internal layers of the proposal to reveal its spatial organisation, ambiguous of its relations to cities and landscapes.   

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