And so it begins…

I’ve gone through the course reading list (all 12 pages of it!) and ordered a few books to start prepping for the P3 Professional Studies exam which is on the 9th May 2020. I’m starting early to get ahead; having gone through the past exam questions provided by Brookes, it’s clear that it’s going to be a case of learn it myself first and then revise. We’ve been given five broad subject areas but no key topics to focus on so I’m going to try to identify what I’m likely to be asked and make revision notes. I definitely want to pass first time round so that I’m not retaking it in October, when I’ll undoubtedly be focusing on D4.

15 weeks and counting…

Contemporary Building Review

A House for Essex by FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry, 2015

A House For Essex is a purpose-built holiday home which tells the story of the fictional Essex character Julie Cope. The building is the realisation of a partnership between contemporary British artist Grayson Perry and architect Charles Holland, from the now-disbanded London studio FAT Architecture. A House For Essex is situated down a private lane in the rural village of Wrabness, on the North Essex Coast. 

Blog Post #1

Welcome to my blog for documenting my research, precedents, technology and theory towards my RIBA Studio Diploma course. I have never blogged before, so hope that my page will develop with time as I learn more about using WordPress.

A little bit about me. My name is Jake Tharp, and I am currently based in Colchester, Essex. I have worked in practice for 14 months as part of a small design team working on commercial and reisdential projects. As the practice is small, it is a really hands-on position and I work across RIBA Stages 1-4. I am very excited to begin my Part 2 studies with RIBA Studio/Oxford Brookes so that I can develop my knowledge and abilities in the subject.