This year, the students in Unit22 have focused on social and environmental sustainability. The study has been executed through the creation of Zoetropes, which through the rapid succession of static pictures demonstrate the illusion of motion.
Each Zoetrope depicts the daily actions of an individual belonging to a vulnerable community. By designing for the everyday tasks, including getting dressed, bathing and cooking, students have been encouraged to consider the role the built environment plays in protecting or helping them, rather than focusing purely on aesthetics.
UNIT 22. A FRESH VIEW IN THE AMAZING UNIVERSE OF BARTLETT SCHOOL.
Unit22, directed by Izaskun Chinchilla Carlos Jimenez was incorporated into the Bartlett School MArch program in the academic year 2010-2011. The program incorporates a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly speculative and creative context, always conducted within a broad intellectual framework provided by the unit tutors and the culture of the school.
The general philosophy of Unit22 aims to create playful and creative architectures focusing on improving everyday life, empowering users and communities, and enriching and protecting our contemporary environment. During the academic year 2011-2012, under the direction of Helen&Hard, the unit has explored how the protection of vulnerable realities could be a task for contemporary architecture.
Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno, Architect.
Graduate of Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain,
director of Izaskun Chinchilla Architects, founded in 2001.
Diploma Tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and has also taught in Paris (Ecole Special), Geneva (Head University), Madrid (ETSAM), Barcelona (IAAC) and Alicante (ETSAA), among others.
Carlos Jimenez, Architect.
Co founder of CASALEGANITOS Architecture Firm, together with Beatriz Sendín, Leticia López de Santiago and Marwan Zouein.
Diploma Tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and has also taught and given workshops in Spain, Columbia, Russia and Lebanon.