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.
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The project focuses on three of 4,000 existing bottle ovens protected with Grade II listing status in the UK. Existing towers are to berefurbished 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.
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