Alfred Nobel:

Home is where I work and I work everywhere.”– Alfred Nobel

Industrial activities. 2009. the official website of the Nobel Foundation. (accessed April 6, 2009).

Jacques-Yves Cousteau:

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.  ”
– Jacques-Yves Cousteau

After conducting some background research of Cousteau, I noticed how much he stressed the importance of the relationships between man and the marine environment. Cousteau was a proactive environmentalist, and his films in particular are designed to highlight the effect humans have on the environment.

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.”

Following from this, he also stressed how important it was for political nations adopt a solidarity approach to the protection of the environment, again highlighting the connectedness of the relationship.

“However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.”

Poet of the depths. 1960. TIME magazine: U.S..,9171,826158-1,00.html (accessed April 6, 2009).
Keith Campbell:

Combining this work with that of other scientists working on stem cell differentiation, there is hope that the promise of regenerative medicine could soon be met. – Sir Ian Wilmut

Stem cell breakthrough: safe and ethical
. 2009. BioEdge: bioethics news from around the world. (accessed April 6, 2009).

This is a quote from Sir Ian Wilmut, a stem cell scientist who is a colleague of Keith Campbell and was part of the team who cloned “Dolly” in 1997. The reason I selected this quote was because it highlights the importance of cooperation in scientific pursuits. This I feel this reflects the notion of the meeting space in the project. 

This quote I believe can be interpreted on two levels; the first being a reference to the amount of travel Nobel did during his career, and the second relating to the research Nobel was conducting was superfluous his location. There is a particularly primal habitation element to this quote which could be interesting to explore.


Overall view

View of the upper studio. "Collection".

Section of the lower studio. "Voyeuristic".


2D section sketch of the developed model.

The materials used for the walls in the gallery, lower studio and upper studio stairs would be cement, to achieve a smooth and flat texture, both the ceiling and floors of the upper studio would be wood, to try to minimise the weight of the structure as much as possible. The stairs down to the lower studio would be made from as mentioned previously an extremely strong material, such as carbon fibre. majority of the walls on the upper floor are glass, and the light shafts are also glass

These are the three animations:

Section of the model

Gallery, stairs and upper studio

Section plan of the lower studio