Group 19

Design of a new park keeper’s house in Whitworth Park. The ‘House of Negotiation’ will be a practical and constructible living space for at least one person. It will negotiate a pact between the city and its residents by demonstrating new sustainable approaches to social housing. Through conceptual model making and design development, we want to provide The Whitworth with ideas for how this park keepers house could look, function and be constructed.

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The Whitworth Gallery
This is the Whitworth founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park. Part of the University of Manchester, the Whitworth is a gallery that is a place of research and academic collaboration, and whose education and learning teams have generated new approaches to working with non-traditional arts audiences. The Whitworth is also a gallery that has retained a sense of the personal, the intimate and the playful. It is a place that its visitors love, and feel that they own.

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Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:27
Jessica Bell
Hi I’m Jess! I am interested in co-housing, social housing and public freespace. I am particularly focused on how design can facilitate a more equal and fair society for those who are marginalised which is something I am able to explore in my atelier &rchitecture. I’m from the New Forest and studied my BA at Manchester then directly continued my studies into Masters. My skills lie in photoshop rendering, AutoCAD and sketch planning.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:33
Tom Roylance
My focus is on the power of buildings to contain memory and identity. I studied Undergraduate Architecture at The Bartlett, London, before working in London for a year and moving to Manchester to study Masters Architecture. I often use Rhino to design but love to make physical models.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:38
Weining Luo
Hi everyone! I am Weining Luo from Atelier CiA. I am interested in "genius loci" and atmospheres in architecture. I also prefer to explore the relationship between architecture and its context. I studied my BA in two creative cities: Beijing and London, and finally graduated from Central Saint Martins. I am good at collage-making and graphic layouts through Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:41
Yasamin Salimi
Hi, I’m Yasamin and I am currently a part of the CPU Ai atelier. My interests lie within the development of social and urban infrastructures. I am particularly interested in how we can use design to create more ‘healthy’ and adaptable spaces as new technologies continue to evolve. My software skills include InDesign, Photoshop, Revit, AutoCAD and Enscape.

For me, this project is interesting as it recognizes the social value and impact a space can have on the immediate community and allows us to create something which can act as a model for improved social housing across the city.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:44
Hanxiao Zhao
Hi I‘m Hanxiao. I am from China and finished my BArch in Dalian University of Technology. I am currently a year 5 student in CiA atelier.

My biggest interest in architecture is heritage and adaptive reuse, also paying attention to environmental psychology. My software skills lie in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AutoCAD and Sketchup. Beyond architectural studies, I love reading and travelling. Looking forward to working and developing skills with you in this House of Negotiation project!
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:46
Michelle Majalang
Currently a 5th year in the Complexity, Planning & Urbanism (CPU) atelier, I am interested in the design and management of future cities through theoretical approaches and computational tools. My software skills include Revit, Adobe Indesign, Illustrator & Photoshop, Autocad and Enscape.When not thinking about architecture, I think about food.

I am excited to be part of ‘House of Negotiation’ as it is an opportunity to design an improved model for social housing in Whitworth Park. This project will provide a platform for negotiating public space and a pact between the city and its residents.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 12:50
Through this project, we will be creating the project as design participants. Focusing on the keeper's house, we will discuss the project's positive impact on the planning and the park environment with our collaborator. During the programming process, we will consider the interaction of the project with the neighbourhood and the city. A certain level of sustainability will also be a key concern for the collaborator and us.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:12
The project will give us an opportunity to design a new park keeper's house in Whitworth Park together. We will communicate with each other about spatial programming, model-making and detailing through AutoCAD, SketchUp, Indesign and Photoshop. We will also gain more cooperation experiences with people from different backgrounds.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:34