Sarmad Suhail
Power Palace Park

Science & Technology

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
The work responds to my favorite space, Crystal Palace Park, where burnt colonial ruins sit adjacent to streaked seventies architecture and curious Victorian dinosaurs. The drawing showcases the proposal for the UK's 'Green Industrial Revolution' as a means to 'rebuild' the palace, with cutting edge technologies such as mushroom facades and hydro power columns explored through folklore.

How was the illustration used:
To 'sell' an architectural proposal

How did you make this work:
This is a hand rendered drawing created mostly under a magnifying glass and composed through a sketch, with the basic skin of architecture modelled on a 3D software. The characters, inspired by Sir Edward John Poynter's paintings, are hybridized with the 'flat' perspective of historic 'expo' drawings and maps, with the shifting scales and perspectives weaving through the narratives of the project.

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Bartlett School of Architecture
MArch Architecture
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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Sarmad is an architect, artist and producer currently in his final year studies at the UCL Bartlett. Hailing from South London, Sarmad has completed several private commissions exploring spatial narratives through intricate hand drawing and fantastical perspectives. His work has previously been shown at the John Soane Museum and the World Architecture festival in Amsterdam.