Second Natures 2008
Diploma Unit 11, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

The insertion of architecture into an environment that is perceived for all intents and purposes as 'natural', to some, seems to be incongruous or worse, destructive. However, the notion of wilderness -of uncultivated ground-is rarely found in the UK. The myth of arcadia has for centuries been manipulated and maintained for agricultural, cultural, social, political and economic ends. Our landscape is ordered by numerous organisations and regulators and by their 'designations' that seek to categorise and control its use.




Kyle Buchanan 

Kyle Buchanan 

Kyle Buchanan 

Mel Appleton 

Mags Bursa 

Johan Hybschmann 

James Davies 

Mark Ishikawa 


Tom Finch 

Holly Lewis 

Ben Ridley 

Ben Ridley 

Joel Geoghegan 

Alexander Kirkwood 

Alan Worn 

Tarik Al-Zaharna