Group 22
MUD BUDDY

We are MUD Buddy, a student led team collaborating with Manchester Urban Diggers (MUD). We will be helping them design a new Men’s Shed structure, including a workshop and new storage unit in Platt Fields market garden, Fallowfield. Our collective aim is to use workshops and community gardens to create a safe space for men to interact and open up to each other. At MUD Buddy we value mental health and strive to make healthier and happier environments for everyone. Come join us if you have the same values and would enjoy two weeks of design, workshops, gardens (and sun?)!

Harry C

Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:48
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:50
We are MUD Buddy, a student led team collaborating with Manchester Urban Diggers (MUD).

We will be helping them design a new Men’s Shed structure, including a workshop and new storage unit in Platt Fields market garden, Fallowfield.

Our collective aim is to use workshops and community gardens to create a safe space for men to interact and open up to each other. At MUD Buddy we value mental health and strive to make healthier and happier environments for everyone.

Come join us if you have the same values and would enjoy two weeks of design, workshops, gardens (and sun?)!
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:55
MUD (Manchester Urban Diggers) is a non-profit social enterprise, established in 2019, dedicated to find solutions to existing problems with the local food systems, as a response to an increasing demand for growing services across Manchester and beyond.

This includes; advocating for food sovereignty, being a member of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network, providing educational services and growing fruit, vegetables and herbs to make available to the local community.

MUD is committed to developing projects and creating employment opportunities for our volunteers, as well as providing free services and events for the community.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:56
Hiya I'm Shan En!

MArch 5th Year Atelier: &rchitecture

BArch: Taylor’s University

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Part 1 Employment: LYN Architect

Skills:
3D modelling & visualisation, Photoshop + Indesign

Architectural interests:
Human centric design + Poetic architecture
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:57
Hi guys I'm Connor!

MArch 5th Year Atelier: Making

BArch: University of Greenwich

Hometown: Brighton, UK

Part 1 Employment: Sheppard Robson

Skills:
3D modelling, Rendering, Photoshop + Illustrator

Architectural interests:
Timber construction, Adaptable Architecture, Performative and experimental experiences.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:58
Hi all, I’m Harry!

MArch 5th Year Atelier: PraXXis

BArch: Nottingham Trent University

Hometown: Grimsby, UK

Skills:
Concept design, Sketching, Photoshop + Indesign

Architectural interests:
People focused design with green spaces as links to well-being.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:58
Hi guys I'm Lewis!

MArch 5th Year Atelier: &rchitecture

BArch: University of Salford

Hometown: Halifax, UK

Part 1 Employment: N/A

Skills:
Rendering, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Blender, AutoCAD, Solidworks

Architectural interests:
Parametric, Modern, and Organic.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:59
Day 1 of the action weeks has officially begun!

This morning we met our BA1 and BA2 students on site at the Platt Fields Market Garden. We introduced the team to our project and had a little brief meeting with the team at MUD.

After having a tour around the garden we got straight to work and measured the existing space set for regeneration. We reconvened in our studio space after lunch and did a group ice-breaker activity to get to know each other better!

We then shared our individual responses to each other and collected these on a large collage to make more sense of the project. We then debriefed for the day, with information on what to bring/ prepare for Day 2!
Posted 16 May 2022 16:44
DAY 1 - The MUD Buddy Brainstorm & Site Visit.

We compiled our individual responses to the brief, gathering relevant site information and research precedents. The brainstorm includes a huge variety of sketches from our BA students who seem very excited about the MUD Buddy project!
Posted 16 May 2022 17:00
DAY 2 SCHEDULE!

Today we met at 10am and began the day with a fun get-to-know-you ice-breaker to start off the day!

Afterwards, we split into 3 groups to explore research from the site history, site analysis to relevant precedents. We presented our sub-group findings to the rest of the team after lunch. We had some great discussions together about the need for community gardens in cities, and discussed some very exciting precedents we hope to influence our future design!

The day ended with a group debrief, to get ready for our workshop day to explore initial ideas tomorrow.
Posted 17 May 2022 14:39
DAY 2 - SITE RESEARCH ACTIVITY!

Just a collection of the great site research conducted by our team today. Together we have uncovered site history, developed useful site analysis and researched the importance of communal gardens in our neighbourhoods.

We're all looking forward to applying our findings to the design development tomorrow.
Posted 17 May 2022 15:42