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Group 05


We are pleased to announce Michael Swiszczowski from Chapman Taylor will be joining us for a live presentation followed by a Q&A session and open discussion at 10:30 on the 11th May.

Michael is a Director at Chapman Taylor with considerable experience in the residential, hotel and student accommodation sectors. He will be talking to us about Umbrellahaus – an innovative affordable off-site housing model made up of volumetric modules that can be adapted to any context.

As modulARCH start to develop affordable modular housing proposals, Michael will also be re-joining us later in the project to help provide professional architectural critique.
Posted 9 May 2021 16:25

We are pleased to announce Philip Watson from HLM Architects will be joining us remotely for a live presentation followed by a Q&A session for an open discussion at 14:00 on the 11th May.

Philip Watson is a Director and Head of Design at HLM with extensive knowledge and experience designing for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

MMC helps to deliver quality and efficiency with benefits of social and environmental sustainability which will provide an important theoretical basis for modulARCH’s residential design proposals for Manchester City Council.
Posted 9 May 2021 16:27
This week we have been exploring materiality options for the modular housing units (apartments and dwellings) looking closely at how they will be applied in controlled factory conditions and on site as the modules stack together.

The affordable housing proposals should be adaptable for a series of contexts, so a pre-approved material palette will provide greater flexibility when it comes to the façade cladding treatments respecting contextual surroundings.

Next step is to superimpose material options onto massing models to explore elevational treatments and key technical details.
Posted 15 May 2021 17:14

DAY 6 – modulARCH were joined by Carol Western and Emily Colgan from Manchester City Council (our external collaborators) to review sketch plans along with environmental, structural and materiality strategies.

This proved to be an important meeting as we assessed the project’s outcomes so far and how best to progress the schemes further as we enter week 2 of the Live Project.

With feedback from our external collaborators, we continue to develop plans and strategies in more detail.
Posted 17 May 2021 20:13