RCA SHOW 2012

Stuart Franks

Architecture


Armature and Landscape Study

Cardboard


Founded by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, the redevelopment of Robin Hood Gardens as the Institute of Epigenetic Science part residential maternity clinic and part scientific experiment comes to the aid of Londons most deprived borough.

Based on the scientific fact that prenatal women are able to alter biological characteristics of their offspring through a prescribed course of living environments, the project asks: to what extent will expectant parents alter their surroundings to engineer the perfect child? And to what extent can architecture really shape our biology?



+44 (0)7896 700 888

stuart.franks@network.rca.ac.uk

www.stuartfranks.com


Specialism: ADS4


CV

Degrees

MA (Hons), Architecture (First class), University of Edinburgh, 2010

Experience

Architectural assistant, Haworth Tompkins Architects, London, 2011; Shadowboxing show design (Slowscape), Curating Contemporary Art programme, Royal College of Art, 2010; Architect, BDP, Birmingham, 2010; Architectural assistant, Christoff: Finio Architecture, New York, USA, 2009

Exhibitions

Tram Spotting/Train Stopping, Schop Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, 2010; Paperless City, InSpace Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010