Piper King

Bachelor Graduate

I am a BArch Graduate with a passion for civic and public architecture which is aware of and values the land it occupies. In particular, social and environmental sustainability are extremely important to me and with this realisation I have begun to explore how I can utilise them in meaningful ways in my projects.

The ways that architecture can change how we engage with and shape society and social issues is extremely important to the way I approach the built environment, which often is shaped by an individual’s journey or experience from beyond the site to a moment within it. This digital folio is a snippet of my journey and skills, and a springboard for what is to come.

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1. Year 1, Semester 1; Wooleen Station - an open air, passive bird hide that explores ideas of manipulating centric planning to facilitate privacy and function in a small space.
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Year 1, Semester 2; Boundary St, West End - An activist-in-residence studio located on Boundary St, West End, that explores permeability, public and private spaces and boundaries to facilitate greater connection and capacity to engage.



5. Year 2, Semester 1;  Dreamworld Corroboree - A flying fox enclosure that utilises the important social hierarchy of flying foxes and vertical occupancy to flip the power dynamic of viewed and viewer. Viewers are limited to only looking above themselves when watching the flying foxes.



7. Year 2, Semester 1; Dreamworld Corroboree - A facade and forecourt development for the new science laboratory at dreamworld corroboree, referencing the flying fox and it’s dinosaur like structure, playing with areas of transparency and opacity to create attraction while minimising scientist discomfort.



9. Year 2, Semester 2; Sunnybank - “Fence sitter” - A two-sided occupied hard boundary (fence) with permanent facilities is supported by lightweight and highly adaptable/flexible spaces either side that explore the capacity of verticality to establish boundaries and privacy.



11. Broad scale revegetation of the site re-instates native plants that provide meaning and practical use, as well as an opportunity to re-engage with traditional practices, knowledge and medicines.




13. UQ St Lucia - A general purpose university building intended to provide benchmarks for sustainability and facilities. The structural system is integrated into the premise of flexibility and engages with the capacity for future timbers technology and the promise of hybrid buildings.



15. UQ St Lucia - With a priority for providing opportunity for intersection and connection, the central atrium becomes the operating heart of the building and details on the scale of 1:5/10/25 aim to emphasise these moments.

2. Year 1, Semester 1; Wooleen Station - an open air, passive bird hide that explores ideas of manipulating centric planning to facilitate privacy and function in a small space.
4. Year 1, Semester 2;  Boundary St, West End - An activist-in-residence studio that explores permeability, public and private spaces and boundaries to facilitate greater connection and capacity to engage.

6. Year 2, Semester 1; Dreamworld Corroboree - A flying fox enclosure that flips 
the utilises the important social hierarchy of flying foxes and vertical occupancy to flip the power dynamic of viewed and viewer. Viewers are limited to only looking above themselves when watching the flying foxes.



8. Year 2, Semester 2; Sunnybank - “Fence sitter” - A duplex for deployment across a site that utilises the idea of a “friendly neighbour” fence and inherent social relationship around privacy and activity in Sunnybank to activate a lively commons.




10. Year 3, Semester 1; Dakabin - An Indigenous health clinic which engages with the lost and contested knowledge of land ownership within Dakabin by engaging with the important Bunya Mountains and the bunya pine - a wayfinding symbol of traditional travelling routes. The swale and broader landscaping of the site becomes an important element of creating a cultural hub within Dakabin, and providing accessible utilisation of the revegetated site.




12. Year 3, Semester 1; Dakabin - 4 key architectural gestures centering around a main open air atrium facilitate the important social and flexible roles the super clinic must play.




14. UQ St Lucia - With a priority for providing opportunity for intersection and connection, the central atrium becomes the operating heart of the building and bridges between different groups,permanent and flexible,quiet working spaces and busy social/meeting spaces, circulation and working and more.




16. UQ St Lucia -A flexible, sheltered outdoor space on the ground plane offers numerous opportunities for occupation, including exhibitions and other showcasing events.