The project proposes a new shop window for the NRFTA (Northern Region Film and Television Archive) located in Middlesbrough. The brief is to provide an engaging and inspiring front door for the NRFTA not only to showcase the collection whilst providing a repository to the ever-growing number of unofficial histories. The project asks how architecture might engage with the public and also questions how personal histories might be collected and displayed.
By focusing on sequences from a film reel as a theme, it lead to establishing a strictly linear design concept which evolved into a series of identical frames which were used to organise the spatial layout aswell as the circulation of my building.
My film Archive consisted of a series of concrete frames, cans (holding private spaces) and various glass films seperating my cafe into booths. A central public space provided as a core for my entire building.