Aoife O’Donoghue – Site A
Bath Artists’ Studios
‘Physis: to bring forth, produce, make to grow’

The shape of the building’s plan is influenced by the idea of ‘physis’ and an image, from a photo taken on site, of a tree puncturing a wall. I wanted to show the concept of emergence and the effect of growth through the form of the building. The building emerges from the lower ground to the level of the street. The curved shape of the plan allows a courtyard to form. The lower ground part of the building would be constructed using concrete while the upper part of the building is timber. The upper part cantilevers over the edge of river.