Royal College of Art student Olivia Wright designed a renovation project for a ruined pottery factory in England. The designer proposes to refurbish the conservation center's damaged bottle-shaped kilns and introduce three new structures built from origami-like brickwork. The bricks would wrap around the three towers and create textures that change towards the top. Hit the jump to learn more about this intriguing project.
The project would be located on a site in the Burslem region of Stoke-on-Trent in England, and was designed as Olivia Wright’s final project at the Royal College of Art. Her design was actually selected by the local council to be built, and construction could start as early as next year.
The project focuses on three of 4,000 existing bottle ovens protected with Grade II listing status in the UK. Existing towers are to be refurbished while three new ones, made from brick, will be added in order to facilitate the complex’s renovation. A custom set of angular slip-cast bricks will enclose the towers and will be assembled into different formations, while six different bricks made by distorting a square will be assembled into bands of different configurations that wrap around the towers.