Harvesting the Depths / 10.2016



In collaboration with Rachel Braude & Ellie Sillett



Harvesting the Depths was an intervention that introduced a new form of threshold to the Balmoral Hotel. It identified a historical point of ingress and a mutual dependency between trainline and hotel; an exchange of coal for steam.


The architecture was guided by this procession into the depths of the hotel, establishing the North British ‘farm’ in the basement. It was focused around the journey of a singular character who tended to the farm, lived and cooked in the tower and ate the grown food under the Harvest Moon inside the hotel, The proposal was concerned with themes of filtration of light, cultivation, dissemination, tilling and growing.


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