The Fun-Filled Factory

Bartlett graduate Joanne Chen has designed a factory as part of the Bartlett Summer Show in which leisure and education facilities are all incorporated together. The project is based on the Socialist ideals set out by English artist, designer and writer William Morris in the late 19th century. The proposed site for the factory is a landscaped plot on the banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith, west London, just a short distance from Morris' former home, which now operates as a museum for his work. Chen completed the project as part of Unit 17 of the Master's programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, tutored by architect Niall McLaughlin with Michiko Sumi and Yeoryia Manolopoulou.

The project envisions furniture, weaving, stained glass and wallpaper workshops are placed around scenic gardens, lily ponds and education facilities on the banks of London's River Thames. The building adopts an interwoven spatial language, interspersing production spaces with gardens and waterscapes to create a multi-orientation experience while preserving the building's sense of transparency.

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