ASK WHY: Manchester School of Art Degree Show 2012
“From the chrysalis emerges the butterfly, from humble grounded beginnings to the open world.”
Strata is a waiting space, located in a central Manchester location on Oxford Road, dedicated to the metamorphosis of butterflies. It encapsulates the butterfly collection of Manchester Museum and its archive in the form of an exhibition intertwined amongst the various waiting zones of the building.
Nearby amenities and attractions to the building include Oxford Road Station, Palace Theatre and The Greenroom comedy venue. These venues all have particular arrival times, which may result in waiting around, and with Manchester central shopping ccentre only minutes walk away, Strata is to bring people into a hub to wait, engage, and interact with butterflies until they wish to depart to their destination of choice. The space is aimed to draw people inside, with a large feature entrance facade and atrium, and to encourage them to explore and be inspired by their surroundings.
Within the building will be the butterfly collection, a butterfly farm, and the archive, amongst amenities. The farm forms part of the strata, which runs vertical through all floors to create for a fluid and interactive space.
As one travels further up the building, the longer they intend to wait and the more peaceful and secluded the areas become with the glass roofed butterfly farm situated on the very top floor. Meeting areas, solo booths, and business spaces are to be provided to make for an entirely universal space for all types of people using the local area.
*3rd year student project
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My unique observation of Madrid. A catalogue of the happenings, places and spaces I found most interesting through the mediums of photography, pencil, pen, watercolour, chalk & stitch capsulated within my own binding. *2nd year student project