Studio Loci Journal 2019
Designs have been developed by the Izolyatsia Foundation led by Rick Rowbotham to assess the viability of constructing a three storey sea container structure over a restored and modernised single storey industrial building. The proposal envisages an entrance gateway to the now established post-industrial creative hub located in a historic shipyard linked to the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine.
From the gas station
Approach from Izone
From the 2 storey building
From 3rd floor
Approach from parking
Recent garden project by the Studio. Taking advantage of the the large scale earthworks to the rest of the garden by LDC Ltd the team unearthed a large amount of local iron stone. This formed the basis of a randomly laid mosaic, a concept inspired by the patterns created in nature by molten rock, the cracks will instead be plug planted and seeded to create ‘green’ fissures. The dark tones contrast well within the porcelain paving.
Effects of Ocean Plastics : Plastic pollution is becoming ever more apparent as shown by the artwork of Chris Jordan. The detrimental effect on ocean dwelling animals ultimately effects those further up the food chain via the transfer of plastic microfibres. A quarter of all fish in Californian fish markets was found to have plastic in their system.
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