Jack Hudspith, Part I President’s winner 2010
Last week we wrote about Jonathan Schofield, the Part II winner of the 2010 Riba President’s award. Jack Hudspith, a student from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow has won the Part 1 bronze medal 2010 in the annual RIBA presidents award.
Described by his tutors as a ‘rigorous and intensive’ worker, Jack’s output exhibits a dedication to the project seldom seen in Part I students. Utilising model making, hand drawing and CAD, he has produced an in-depth project that reflects the sensitive nature of the site and the focal topic.
Jack described his work as:
The Cook School is a building based on simple architectural principles that respond to their context through light, material and function. It sits gently within its delicate setting but continues and amplifies its surroundings. I drew on the passive ideals of hermits and monastic communities as ancient environmental precedents. The scheme reinterprets and becomes part of the lost ramparts, destroyed by previous settlements, through the use of materials and forms that work well close to the ground. The building hence creates a direct relationship with the growing and cultivation of food at a very human scale.
A public exhibition of the winners work will go on display at the RIBA from 1 December 2010 to the end of January 2011, at which point it will move to the Milkandsugar Gallery in Liverpool for exhibition between 16 February and 8 April 2011.