Project Brief – Abstract

Old Battersea House is a Grade II* listed building, and one of Battersea’s oldest properties (approximately built in 1699) (English Heritage, 2013, p. 47). The house caught the attention of this project because of its interesting historical background and evolution of the domestic spaces within the property through time, both in terms of use and…

Moving on – Proposal

My proposal would be to recreate within the existing walls of Old Battersea House an ‘experiential experience’ of the property’s hidden historical layers. A concept that this research calls ‘A house within a house‘. What was this house before being a ‘private house’? How can the community relive its eras? Different tenants occupied this property,…

Tutorial 14/11

After yesterday’s tutorial, I started thinking how I can begin producing pages which can allow me to build up my story. I feel like that I have accumulated quite a lot of information during the past months, but nothing is on paper yet. So, following the feedback I was given in the tutorial, I decided…

Mystery box

I chose to analyse the collection of Michelangelo’s drawings in the Western Art Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford – the third largest collection of the artist’s drawings in the world. Analysis: the room appears as a very standard room composed of cabinets and tables. Michelangelo’s drawings are in 8 different boxes (around 8…

Emerging from the ground

The secret room of Michelangelo, Medici Chapel (New Sacristy), Florence, Italy Room’s history This room is located in the Medici Chapel in Florence, and was only discovered in the 1975 when searching for a new tourists exit from the New Sacristy in the Medici Chapel.  In here, by carefully removing layers of plaster, historians found…