Group 21
NEIGHBOURHOOD SWATCH

Chorlton is on the cusp of great change. Communities across the U.K. have been realising the need for neighbourhoods to be well-integrated with the residents for all-round sustenance. The pandemic has further reinforced and demonstrated this need. The aim of this project: turn Chorlton into a destination place and help Chorlton prosper. In this project, we are collaborating with Chorlton Traders Association to investigate the 15-minute Neighbourhood model and determining whether this is appropriate solution for the development of Chorlton. Week 1 will involve a site visit and the creation of a Masterplan, understanding the area and the changes that it is undergoing. Week 2 will see us expanding on these ideas, drawing on the ideas of prefiguration and developing a way that these plans can be implemented.

Ulrick Rudy A / Emily B

Name:
Ulrick Rudy Agbodan

Atelier:
CPU[Ai]

Research Methods:
Prefigurative Architecture

Dissertation Topic:
Ai and the Urban, Urban Development & Deliveroo

Skills:
InDesign
Illustrator
AutoCAD
Rhino(ish)

Interested in:
Urban Development, Master-planning, Prefigurative Architecture, Programming

Experience:
BA(Hons) Architecture (2016-2019)
Part 1 MMU Estates Strategy (2020)
M(Arch) Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)

Favourite TV Series:
The Office (Duh), Power Ranger S.P.D, One Piece

Best Joke:
Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut?
He just needed a little space.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:50
Name:
Emily Butterworth

Atelier:
Continuity in Architecture

Research Methods:
Filmic Architecture

Dissertation Topic:
The commons in the city- parks, urban farming and age-friendly cities

Skills:
AutoCAD
Photoshop
Indesign
Hand Sketching

Interested in:
Contextual Design, Urban design, Masterplanning, Residential Typologies

Experience:
B(Arch) University of Nottingham (2017-2020)
Part 1 Architectural Assistant Leach Rhodes Walker (2020-Present)
M(Arch) Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)

Favourite TV Series:
Money Heist

Best Joke:
Did you hear about the baker who got an electric shock?
He stepped on a bun and the currant ran up his leg.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:52
Name:
Danish Farooqui

Atelier:
Infrastructure Space Research

Research Methods:
User Representations

Dissertation Topic:
Rethinking Urbanism through Slums

Skills:
InDesign
Photoshop
AutoCAD
SketchUp
Rhino

Interested in:
Infrastructure, Urban Design, Contemporary cities

Experience:
Bachelor of Architecture, India (2015-2020)
Descom LLP (2020-2021)
Manchester School of Architecture M(Arch) (2021-Present)

Favourite TV Series:
Game of Thrones (not the last season), HIMYM, Suits

Best Joke:
Do you know the difference between snow-man and snow-woman?
Snowballs.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:52
Name:
Kester Miller

Atelier:
&rchitecture

Research Methods:
Urban Anti-Urbanism in the C20th

Dissertation Topic:
Temporary Architecture, Circular Economy, Architectural ‘Lightness’, Cedric Price

Skills:
Photoshop
InDesign
Revit
Rhino
AutoCAD

Interested in:
Master planning, Inclusive design, Architectural Lightness

Experience:
BSc (HONS) Architecture - 2016-2019
Sheffield Hallam
Part 1 Architectural Assistant Foster & Partners (2019-2020)
M(Arch) Manchester School of Architecture (2021-Present)

Favourite TV Series:
The Sopranos

Best Joke:
Did you hear about the constipated mathematician?
He worked it out with a pencil…
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:53
Meet our external collaborator! The Chorlton Traders Association is a community association of Chorlton Traders, working together for the benefit of all.

The association has a multitude of aims including;

- Discussion about local decisions
- Representing traders and residents as a single voice
- Communicate with local government
- Develop initiatives to gain opportunities for Chorlton
- Promote projects that will allow prosperity in Chorlton
- Planning long term goals to make Chorlton a great place to live and visit

The association is full of members who truly care and actively want to make Chorlton the best it can be to work and live.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:54
We are working with the Chorlton Traders Association to help regenerate the area through 15-minute neighbourhoods.

Regeneration: The 15-minute neighbourhood model will regenerate the immediate living environment, accommodation, the street, service availability to improve life satisfaction.

Community: The 15-minute neighbourhood model will encourage people to build a community that is self-sustainable by supporting local businesses and providing everyone needed within the boundaries of Chorlton. This will improve health and wellbeing, increase diversity, and provide a stronger sense of community.

Municipal: The 15-minute neighbourhood model will help to bring everything back to the local area. By attempting to create an economically viable district with high footfall the employment opportunities will rise. Eventually the wealth generated will stay within the local area and reduce economic and social inequalities.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:54
Within this project we will be using a variety of software. We will be helping you to build skills through workshops and then use these skills to complete the project. Throughout the two-week project we will be available for questions and to assist with any issues with software.

Adobe Photoshop: To edit photos, create site analysis diagrams and produce the masterplan.
Adobe InDesign: To lay out work produced in professional manner, add text and annotations to describe work, create an overall document to explain the project to the collaborator.

Rhino: To create 3D model of site, to add materiality and produce 3D renders.

Virtual Reality: To visualise the final product to the collaborator.

Sketching: To help convey and visualise design ideas and thinking.

Creative Thinking: To think outside the box to resolve design problems and think of innovative solutions.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 20:55
Welcome to Neighbourhood Swatch, Group 21 collaborating with the Chorlton Traders Association. We are looking forward to meeting you all on Monday. Keep an eye out for more posts with information about the project, timings and equipment. If you have any questions please feel free to email any of the March 1 students...
Posted 14 May 2022 19:58
Join our Teams Group! We have sent you a link to join the Neighbourhood Swatch teams collaboration group. This will allow us communicate quickly and efficiently throughout the two week project. Also, we will have students joining by video link throughout the project which will allow us to keep everyone involved as much as possible. Please go to your emails and click on the link to join the group. If you have any issues please email one of the March 1 students.
Posted 14 May 2022 20:03
So you might be wondering… what is a 15-minute neighbourhood?

The key concept of a 15-minute neighbourhood is that residents can access all of their needs within a short walk or cycle from their homes. The concept is built from four pillars;

1. PROXIMITY

2. DIVERSITY

3.DENSITY

4.UBIQUITY

The aim is to create self-sufficient neighbourhoods that are well connected without relying on car usage.

The result of this will be to make life more livable for residents by making neighbourhoods safer, inclusive, diverse, quiet, less polluted and economically vibrant.

This is just a short introduction to the concept of 15-minute neighbourhoods. Please feel free to read around the subject and we will be researching the concept in more detail at the start of the two week project.
Posted 14 May 2022 20:11
See the schedule for day 1 attached. This post includes the activities, timings and equipment you will need for the day. Please read this carefully so you can be well prepared for the day and if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the MArch 1 students prior to the project beginning on Monday. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.
Posted 14 May 2022 20:13
DAY_1: Complete
The first day is complete. Today we introduced the site, talked about the goals for the next two weeks, and began discussions about 15-minute neighbourhoods. Due to the bad weather, we did not get to go to the site, but we made up for it with an initial discussion on Chorlton and initial master planning diagrams.
Posted 16 May 2022 18:52
Day_2: Complete

Today we started with an Adobe Photoshop tutorial, followed by an introduction on Adobe Illustrator. We finished our initial analysis into Chorlton, giving us a great basis before we delve into the 15-minute neighbourhood framework.
Posted 17 May 2022 19:15