Group 18
ARCHIKIDS

We are Archikids - a student led team working collaboratively with TASC to develop an exciting mobile marketplace for creativity and educational based activities in the Manchester area. We will be designing a series of innovative workshop pods that aim to teach and develop children’s creative skills through a series of drawings completed by kids in the local area and presenting our ideas back to the community.

Bethany S / Wiktoria N / Athena P / Millie Jessica Tracy E / Wendell Wen Yan L / Jordon Michael W

Hey everyone! My name is Millie, I'm 23 years old.
I'm from Northampton and studied my undergraduate in Architecture at Nottingham Trent University. I'm now living in Manchester and this year I am in the PRAXXIS atelier!

If I wasn't studying architecture I would love to have a full time job in illustration!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 15:35
Hey! My name is Bethany. I am 22 years old.
I grew up in Nottingham, but I am of Jamaican descent. I studied for my undergraduate degree at Oxford Brookes University and now I am part of the CPU_ai atelier.

If I wasn’t studying architecture, I would probably be studying chemistry or maybe even maths, but I’d still do something creative on the side!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 15:41
Heyyy! My name is Wiktoria (but everyone calls me wiki), I'm 23 years old.
I am from London and graduated from Oxford Brookes University. I am in the Praxxis Atelier. I love life drawing and in my spare time I make prints.

If I wasn't studying Architecture I would love to be an art teacher!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 15:47
Hey guys! My name is Athena, I’m 23 years old.
I’m from Cyprus but I grew up in both London and Cyprus. I studied for my undergraduate degree at the University Of Nottingham . I am now part of the &rchitecture atelier and I have a passion for designing for the needs of the people.

If I wasn’t studying architecture, I would have studied Sports Science.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 16:04
Hi everyone! My name is Wendell, I'm 25. I am from the Borneo island of Malaysia and studied my undergrad in MSA.
Being part of the CPU:Ai Atelier, I am interested in developing solutions for resilient urban futures.
If I wasn't studying architecture, I would be managing an airline because I love planes but not flying.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 16:06
Hi guys! My name is Jordon, I’m 22. I grew up in York and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University. I am in praxxis atelier as I have a passion for inclusive design for everyone.

If I wasn’t studying architecture, I would have either have been a teacher or a pilot.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 16:20
The Architecture School for Children
Over the past 18 years, it has worked with children and communities with the aim of engaging them effectively in their built environments.

Aims:

-create healthy and happy communities
-develop the children’s inner creative abilities
-aid the children they work with to understand the world we live in through various ecologies
-explore everyday spaces of the city
-raise aspirations of young people

for more information visit: https://www.tascmanchester.com/
Posted 1 Mar 2021 16:24
Social Value:
The community is at the heart of this project! TASC explores how children interact with the built environment through play. By designing a mobile pod that facilitates play and activities, this project enables a space that encourages engagement and learning for both children and larger communities. As a team, we will explore the mind of a child and propose concept designs for the pod, which could potentially be developed and built in the future. We aim to design a pod that will inspire children to explore, learn, and engage with the world around them.

This live project will also enable the BA and MLA students to learn how to design for play and create spaces that engage children. They will also upskill by attending various workshops contributing to their future progression in architecture.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:28
Activities & Skills:
Our key objective is to develop a series of concept designs. These concept designs will be of mobile pod structures that aim to catch the imagination & creativity of the children. The pods should be interactive and facilitate all ages as they will be used by the whole community.

Through an online workshop environment, we will invite undergraduate students to join us and work together in small groups. In our group, students will learn essential skills that will benefit and further their studies.
We will start off by brainstorming ideas for the design of the pods followed by an activity where we will attempt to think in the mind of a child: how they interact with space and materials. We will then start to develop, design & test concepts for the pods and create various diagrams and collages.

To achieve this, various computer software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop will be employed (a series of workshops for the students to learn how to use the above mentioned software will be provided). Furthermore, Handmade models and sketches will also be encouraged to produce a series of mix media ideas and concepts.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:33