BArch: University of Huddersfield
Experience: LP Design
Skills: Adobe, ArchiCAD, Lumion and Collage Art
Interested in: addressing socio-economic issues through spatial and abstract thinking in architecture & design
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:41
The new extension of the Tetley will act as a hub for a new community and will offer opportunities to develop new skills and support mental health and employability. The park, which it extends to, will provide a space for volunteer gardening and will feature sculptures, artist-designed play areas, unusual benches and facilities, creative planting workshops, which will attract the wider city.
The new extension will reflect the Tetley’s long heritage by bringing back brewing and food production on site on a small scale, enabling brewing tours for the community. The new enhanced Bar&Kitchen area will develop a new expertise in food, beverage & hospitality and provide educational programmes for young people and trainees.
By incorporating the social history of the Tetley and the wider South Bank story, the new unique community hub with integrated talent development, learning & training will bring more closely together people from different generations and attract the wider community to more than just contemporary art.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 11:01
After establishing the key drivers of the design, we started the early concept development by sketching different aspects of the proposed extension for the Tetley, which will be at the heart of Central Park. The 4 main outputs of this process were:
1. Facade development, driven by lighting strategies and materiality.
2. Landscaping, focusing on sculptures and seating areas.
3. Entrances and permeability between the park and the extension.
4. Circulation; how the old connects with the new.
This process will be followed by combining the initial concepts and creating 2 more defined design proposals.
Posted 11 May 2021 16:31
Today at 10:00 am, we will be joined by Derek Horton, who is is an artist, writer, teacher and curator and is a regular visitor to exhibitions at the Tetley since it opened. He will be talking about his background in &Model gallery in Leeds and his views on the Tetley at the beginning of the meeting, which will be followed by a more casual discussion about where our project is heading along with some Q&A. We will be sharing with him our points of view on the extension and some initial design ideas in order to receive some feedback. Derek also founded and co-edits an online art magazine called “Soanyway”, where he tells stories using any combination of words, images and sounds. We are trying to incorporate a similar idea of telling the stories of different characters visiting the site and how they can influence the design of the extension.
Posted 12 May 2021 09:20
Today’s activities began with a presentation from the fifth years understanding how to present interim process and being able to identify and showcase core concepts mid-way through a project. Following this, the groups were split again into their break-out rooms to further develop their designs through mixed-media approaches. Towards the end of the day the focus transitioned into developing presentations for tomorrow’s guest speaker.
Posted 13 May 2021 22:27
At the end of week 2, both groups produced astounding visuals that reflected all of their design decisions during this two-week period. Both designs engaged with the immediate and wider context of Leeds and incorporated different façade, interior and landscape elements that celebrated the heritage of the site but gave it a modern twist.
Posted 21 May 2021 15:45
This two-week collaborative project has come to its end. We want to thank BA1, BA2 and all of our guest speakers that made this project come to life. A huge and special thanks to Bryony Bond, our collaborator and director of the Tetley for her cooperation and for allowing us to be a part of such an amazing project.