Group 08
LET THEM FREE

Ryebank fields is home to 64 species of plant life, 60 species of birds and over 1400 trees, it is a natural oasis where locals enjoy the wildlife. The field is now at risk of being sold to property developers by Manchester Metropolitan University. The aim of our project is to bring awareness to Ryebank fields and essentially save it. Our team will be designing and building an outdoor exhibition where the locals and wider community will be able to gain knowledge about the rich biodiversity of Ryebank fields. By doing this we are giving the local community a voice to stand up for the nature and wildlife in our beautiful Ryebank fields.

Muhammad Amir Safwan Bin M / Abdul Muaz Aiman Bin M

In the pursuit of knowledge, students will be able to learn by exploring various skills in regards to arts especially in designing the exhibition which is the main part of the project. Art-Griculture, sketching, model-making, and visual rendering workshops will be conducted to improve architectural students’ general standard of knowledge.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Week 1
This is the phase of forming togetherness among the team members and learning software skills such as Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, and many more. Also, there will be a session with the collaborator in the process of get-to-know the site in depth.

Week 2
It's time to brush up on our wood-working skills. We will start to build the exhibition by reusing the materials provided by the collaborator and showcasing them to the wider community to bring awareness of the nature and wildlife of the site.
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Social Impact
The project allows the local community to engage in their environment, it not only increases knowledge but gives them a chance to make and fight changes. The project creates a space where the community can share their thoughts and opinions.

Community
Our team will be designing and building an outdoor exhibition, that will hold information on the biodiversity of Ryebank fields and the importance of saving local wildlife and further exploring how this has an impact globally. “Think Globally , Act Locally”

Sustainability
The materials we will be using will be reused/recyclable materials such as wood pallets that the collaborator is able to access. This makes the exhibition space flexible to design as it also allows locals in the future to evolve and improve the design by the reusable materials if they wish.

Environment
When designing and making the exhibition we will be inspired by the environment of Ryebank fields and what the exhibition space can offer to the locals and the wildlife, by including elements such as garden beds and insect houses.
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The Team with the Collaborator!
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Stephen first got involved in protecting green-space when Turn Moss was under threat from development by Gary Neville. Since then he quit his job at a call centre and have been part of many Extinction Rebellion actions. He has become all too aware of the environmental crises we face as a result of our ecological overshoot. With a degree in history he believes the key to sustainable living can be found by studying our own past and listening to the worlds indigenous peoples. He was made aware of the camp on Ryebank by friends in XR and have find continued inspiration from the community of people intent of protecting this precious land.
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MEET THE TEAM! MUAZ

Name: Muaz Aiman

Atelier: CPU (Ai)

Undergraduate: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Skills: Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion

Hobbies/Interests: Watching Netflix, Cooking fusion dishes, Dessert-hunt, Sleeping

Fun fact: I can binge-watching an entire season of a show in 1 day.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 00:06
MEET THE TEAM! QUEENY

Name: Queeny Desouza

Atelier: Infrastructure space

Undergraduate: Leicester school of architecture

Skills: Using Revit, Photoshop, Indesign, SketchUp also sketching and photography

Hobbies/Interests : painting, reading novels, gardening

Fun fact: In my free time, I learn how to play guitar
Posted 15 Mar 2022 00:08
MEET THE TEAM! AMIR

Name: Amir Safwan

Atelier: &rchitecture

Undergraduate: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Skills: ArchiCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Vray, Calligraphy, Manual and Digital Sketching

Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, Dancing, Playing Table tennis, Singing, Cooking, and of course Eating!

Fun fact: I can memorize KPOP dance steps in a minute.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 00:12
MEET THE TEAM! SU QINZE

Name: Su Qinze

Atelier: Praxxis

Undergraduate: University of Liverpool

Skills: SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Watercolor Painting

Hobbies/Interests: Painting and Travelling

Fun fact: For me, bungee jumping is not scary at all!
Posted 15 Mar 2022 00:14
MEET THE TEAM! AIMAN

Name: Aiman Hakim

Atelier: Infrastructure Space

Undergraduate: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia

Skills: Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion

Hobbies/interests: Sketching, Watching Youtube videos

Funfact: I am really into Arts, especially music. I don’t play any instruments but I'd like to know how to play the piano one day.
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DAY 1 | ICE BREAKING & SITE VISIT

The first day is complete. We get to know each of the team members and talked about our project LET THEM FREE. We introduced the site, and talked about the goals and mission for the next two weeks for the first 2 hours. Even though today's weather was not that good, we went to the site together by bus and walked for a few minutes in the heavy rain, but we made it to the site and discussed with Stephen the planning and materials for the exhibition.
Posted 17 May 2022 00:01
DAY 1 | ICE BREAKING & SITE VISIT

The first day is complete. We get to know each of the team members and talked about our project LET THEM FREE. We introduced the site, and talked about the goals and mission for the next two weeks for the first 2 hours. Even though today's weather was not that good, we went to the site together by bus and walked for a few minutes in the heavy rain, but we made it to the site and discussed with Stephen the planning and materials for the exhibition.
Posted 17 May 2022 00:14
MEET THE TEAM! ZHENG

Name: Zheng Zhang

Atelier: Trans

Undergraduate: University of Liverpool

Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Rhino, Lumion, Vray

Hobbies/Interests: Watching Movies, Skiing, Cooking

Fun fact: I have an extreme pursuit of food and I am also full of inspiration for homemade food.
Posted 17 May 2022 01:13
Week 1 Schedule!

We started off with an ice-breaking session where we introduced everyone to the project and we carried out a site visit. We are proposing to do initial sketches of the exhibition and then complete a digital model of the design.
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RYEBANK FIELDS HISTORY!

Ryebank Fields has a rich history which we have shown in our poster that goes back to the 1600s and continues to the present day. It is good to know the history of the site as it raises awareness of the importance of the land to the community.
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DAY 1 ACTIVITY!

Stephen gave us a tour showing us around the site, highlighting special elements the field has to offer. We then measured where the exhibition will take place, collecting information on the sizes of the reusable materials provided.
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DAY 2 !
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DAY 2 | DESIGN BRIEF AND EXCHANGE IDEAS

Today we guided the groups into exploring potential design ideas for the exhibition. We covered the requirements and special features the exhibition aimed for. The day included sketching, 3D modelling software, presentation and discussion
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DAY 2 ACTIVITY!

The second day is complete. We started off by sharing precedent studies of the potential exhibition spaces. We then Split them into 4 groups allowing them to design initial sketches, leading them to generate a final proposal. The proposal included requirements and special features that would be relevant I. the exhibition. After presenting the ideas we discussed the pros and cons which allowed us to move forward into choosing a final proposal.
Posted 17 May 2022 17:56