RCA SHOW 2012

James Hughes

Architecture


Bank of England Score Study

Cut paper and Indian ink


'The contemporary city has lost its echo.' – Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin

In an exploration of sound within the city, silence cleanses the auditory palette. Spaces that were once perceived to be chaotic can be reimagined. By presenting the site on the busy corner of Ludgate Circus as a silent vista viewed from an architecture of anechoic chambers, a tranquil yet uncanny experience is created. The proposal for a 'musical city' with concert venues, a music school and an experimental acoustic laboratory provides a collection of finely tuned auditory conditions with focus on the interiority of the spaces.



+44 (0)7729 104 159

james.hughes@network.rca.ac.uk


Specialism: ADS2


CV

Degrees

BSc, Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2008

Experience

Architectural assistant, Meadowcroft Griffin Architects, London, 2008–11; Architectural assistant, Geraldine Dening Architecture and Design, London, 2010–11; Architectural assistant, Transient Studio, London, 2008