Socially-driven Mixed-use Developments
— Articulating New Relationships Between Buildings & the Society —
Tentative (initiating by sketching, desk research).
Simulation (developing by digital 2D drawings & 3D physical model).
3D Printing (iterating by rapid prototyping).
Augmented Reality (validating by superimposing on the real world).
Virtual Reality (iterating by interacting & immersing with a seemingly real world).
Mixed Reality (validating by merging the design with real world in real time).
> Designed for the comprehensive analysis, rehabilitation and extension of existing buildings/sites, with a focus on the articulation of a personal design philosophy and view of the relationship of interior design and architecture to society: from an awareness of socio-economic, cultural and political dynamics of the context, to justifying the new need and opportunity in the area, along with an understanding of the intervention’s impact on the environment and future scenarios.
> My approach to designing urban interventions, led by the six realities, enables students and professionals to reflect upon the imperatives for high density, mixed-use development with a critical view towards the future of sustainable urban centres. The proposed developments for such sites are carefully tailored to the social, economic, political, environmental and built contexts.
Organisation + [Credits]
Ravensbourne University London, [Idrees Rasouli]
Role + [Team Size]
Unit & Course Leader, 
Date + [Duration of Involvement]
2015-19, [5 months per year]
Funder + [Project Location]
Institutional, [London, UK]
Status + [Project Type]
Unit, [Urban Interventions - Major Design Project]
Brief + [Challenge]
Comprehensive Analysis, Rehabilitation and Extension
of Building and Sites [Articulating New Relationships
Between Buildings & the Society]
Unit Team [Sabina Andron, Alan Phillips, Malachy
McAleer, Tony Yu, Hwei-Fan Liang, Tom Fitzsimmons,