Group 05

"modularArch" will be developing a series of modular housing options in collaboration with Manchester City Council. In collaboration with key regulatory bodies (Building Control and Planning), the project aims to explore adaptable options for a range of sites across the city within budgetary requirements. We will be considering materiality options and environmental strategies along with the lifecycle costs of the modular units. Utilising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), this project aims to develop energy efficient affordable housing ranging from 2-bed flats to 3+ bed dwellings.

Lok Hang Harry C / Christian Anthony Cunha B

Harry Chan

MArch Year 5 Atelier: CPU & AI

BArch: University of Nottingham

Worked at: DLN Architects

Skills: Revit, AutoCad

Interested In: I like to explore different building design and constructions using computational designs through software like Grasshopper. I am also experienced in residential high rises from participating in a few projects during placement year.

Outside the Studio: Squash, Bouldering
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:40
Meet our external collaborators – the fantastic Manchester City Council!

modulARCH will be collaborating with Manchester City Council who are considering future-proof modular housing options for upcoming residential development.

Working closely with Carol Western (Project Manager) and Emily Colgan (Project Assistant), this project aims to explore flexible affordable housing options taking advantage of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) through panellised and volumetric design.

Taking advice from the Planning and Building Control Departments, the goal of this project is to consider different concept modular options within budget alongside a materiality matrix, lifecycle data, high levels of energy efficiency and carbon ratings.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:40
We will be using software such as the adobe suite, in particular developing skills working with Photoshop and InDesign to edit and layout our work. In addition, we will also be using modelling softwares such as SketchUp and Revit paired with the skill of physical model-making to give us a greater appreciation for the architectural spaces we are creating. These programmes will be partnered with rendering softwares such as Enscape and Lumion, to create photorealistic imagery which is an critical skill for future study and work.

As we are participating in a team, communication will be one of the most important skills for our project. We intend to develop this skill by regular online meetings and catchups, utilising a variety of social media such as Microsoft teams, Zoom, Facebook and Instagram.

The skill of professionalism will be developed through hosting conferences with external collaborators and monitoring the attendance and punctuality of members.

Finally, we intend to develop each members creativity through fun and interactive activities, challenging existing skills to develop new ones which will have a practical use for their future career in Architecture.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:40
Modularch aims to provide solutions using modern construction methods which will have a lasting social impact on the community. Sustainable solutions will reduce energy thus, contributing towards a net-zero carbon city. New construction will create new jobs thereby, improving the employment in the local area. Affordable housing developments will ensure more housing for people in need.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:42
Name: Jemma Baldwin

MArch Year 5 Atelier: Advanced Practice

Worked at: Peter Dickinson Architects

Skills: InDesign, Photoshop

Interested In: I’m interested in the possibility of a circular economy in contrast to our existing linear economy as a means to achieve long-term sustainability, in partnership with technological advances for the reuse of waste materials.

Outside the Studio: I enjoy sports training, photographing landscapes and lots of caramel lattes.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:42
Name: Christian Brown

MArch Year 5 Atelier: &rchitecture

BArch: Sheffield Hallam University

Worked at: Arc3 Architects and PB Architects

Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop

Interested In: I am passionate about architectural research and ideas surrounding green architecture and sustainability. Alongside that, the relationship between people and space has always interested me and how an understanding of context and history can shape a design narrative.

Outside the Studio: I am obsessed about anything sport, music or art related.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:44
Name: Tom Oldham

MArch Year 5 Atelier: INFRA.Space

BArch: UWE, Bristol

Worked at: Arkhi Architects + Planners as an Architectural Assistant and Junior Planner

Skills: SketchUp, Revit

Interested In: Urban design, masterplanning and modular construction. Through my dissertation, I’m currently exploring the ‘neighbourhood’ as a vital block of UK urban planning when designing in resilience for post-COVID-19 cities.

Outside the Studio: You’ll find me dabbling in photography, tending to my houseplants and perfecting cheesecake recipes.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:48
Jamie Talbot 

MArch Year 5 Atelier: INFRA.Space

BArch: Liverpool John Moore’s University 

Worked at: Purcell Architects (Manchester Studio)

Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop

Interested In: An aspiring architect, with experience working on conservation projects whilst working in practice. My interests lie within the Renaissance architecture, urban design, and spatial experiences. I enjoy expressing my ideas through various mediums such as hand drafting and computational design.

Outside the Studio: Football, Golf, food and travelling 
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:50
Tasawar Rahim

MArch Year 5 Atelier: Advanced Practice

BArch: University of Kent

Skills: Revit, InDesign

Interested In: I am an aspiring architect with interests in sustainability and modern methods of construction. My passion for the built environment has its origins in user experience. I am always intrigued by the power of the built environment in influencing people's behaviour. As a result, I strive towards producing designs that uplifts an individual’s feelings. I am experienced in residential projects at both small and large scales from private houses to apartment blocks.

Outside the Studio: Music, TV, Movies, Cricket
Posted 2 Mar 2021 10:44