Group 23
LIVING UP

Youth House Co-op, a non-profit set up by formerly homeless young people, aims to house young people kept homeless by disability and disadvantages the founders experienced themselves. Our project - “Living Up”, in conjunction with the organisation, will look into developing a creative proposal for the development of an inclusive and accessible multi-million pound housing scheme for young homeless people in Manchester. We will explore and work with shipping containers to design an interesting masterplan which would help the organisation achieve its planning submissions and will bring many people out of homelessness.

Kian H / Agrima S

Name - Charlotte Keen

Hometown/Country - Birmingham, UK

Atelier - PRAXXIS

Undergraduate University - University of Liverpool

Part 1 experience - 1 year exp at Shedkm, Liverpool

Architectural Interests - Intersectional and community led design.
Hobbies - Cooking and baking
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:13
Name - Kian Hennessey

Hometown/Country - Manchester, UK

Atelier - Infrastructure Space

Undergraduate University - Sheffield Hallam

Part 1 experience - N.A

Architectural Interests - The future of timber in architecture
Hobbies - Cooking, travel and climbing
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:13
Name - Agrima Sharma

Hometown/Country - Haridwar, India

Atelier - CPU[ai]

Undergraduate University - NIT, Jaipur, India

Part 1 experience - 2 years exp at Studio Lotus, New Delhi, India. Worked on residential and hospitality projects.

Architectural Interests - Community led architecture and computational design
Hobbies - Cooking and Music
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:15
Name - Ollie Porter

Hometown/Country - UK

Atelier - &architecture

Undergraduate University - Manchester School of Architecture

Part 1 experience - 1.5 years at PJH Architectural Services, working on primarily residential projects

Architectural Interests - Residential Architecture
Hobbies - Football, sports and generally being active
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:15
Name - Rasaq Yishawu

Hometown/Country - Lagos, Nigeria

Atelier - MAKING

Undergraduate University - Covenant University, Ogun, Nigeria

Part 1 experience - 1 year exp at Lagos State Ministry of housing, Nigeria

Architectural Interests - Residential architecture and Real estate
Hobbies - Football, Politics, Music and Fashion
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:17
Youth House Co-op, a non-profit set up by formerly homeless young people, aims to house young people kept homeless by disability and disadvantages the founders experienced themselves.

Our project - “Living Up”, in conjunction with the organisation, will look into developing a creative proposal for the development of an inclusive and accessible multi-million pound housing scheme for young homeless people in Manchester. We will explore and work with shipping containers to design an interesting masterplan which would help the organisation achieve its planning submissions and will bring many people out of homelessness.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:25
Youth House Co-op(under Greater Manchester Housing Action) is a non-profit organization in Manchester, set up by formerly homeless young people who are working towards developing a community led housing scheme for other homeless and differently abled people.

With a severe lack of homes for people in need, community-led housing offers a real opportunity for people to come together to benefit from supportive and secure homes. The scheme would be designed around the needs of local people and built with the community, not profit, in mind.

Through collaboration with MSA, they desire to develop a replicable community led housing scheme and spread understanding of use of disabled adaptation grants and grants to their future practice, benefiting more disabled homeless young people who wait longer than any group for housing currently.

We will be working closely in collaboration with them during the action weeks and would be interacting with potential residents of the housing scheme to understand their experiences and desired outcomes for the project. We will also be working closely with an occupational therapist for disability access planning, carbon co op for insulation advice as well as a Fire safety consultant for the project.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 23:49
This project aims to engage in an essential issue experienced in today’s world, especially in Manchester, - Homelessness. With the view that it is our social responsibility to contribute solutions to this problem through architecture, we are proposing an innovative design to shelter homeless and differently-abled youth, which we believe would serve as the foundation for many more solutions in the near future. This project, through a scheme of community led design, would provide a space for skill development, leisure and communal gatherings for the residents to help improve their mental health and generate livelihood.
Posted 16 Mar 2022 00:11
This project will be an opportunity to expand on skills such as site surveying, sketching/ collaging, model making, 3D modelling/ rendering, and work with external collaborators and consultants.
Posted 16 Mar 2022 00:38
MSA Live has officially begun!!

Day 01 - Meet the Client + The Big Draw

We began our day by meeting the BAs and introducing them to the project and the clients. Followed by this, we had a meeting with the client and the occupational therapist.

After the team understood the project and interacted with the clients, we started with our next activity - The Big Draw. We got to brainstorm different ideas in small groups to see how can we design an interesting master plan. We did this by using to-scale cutouts of module homes and placing them on site.

Looking forward to visiting the site tomorrow and the weeks ahead!
Posted 16 May 2022 20:58
A successful end to day two!

Day 2 - Site visit + Meet the Collaborators + The Big Draw

We began our day by meeting at the site. The students got involved with sketching and measuring the site to develop an understanding of the site and its surroundings. This was followed by a team lunch at a nearby food joint.

After getting back from the site we met our client, Debi and collaborator Joseph Molyneaux, an occupational therapist who is actively involved with the Youth house co-op. Joseph gave us an overview of how can we design not just an accessible housing project but an inclusive one.

This was followed by the team brainstorming on the different massing strategies for the project. We eventually decided on two options and will be developing them further this week.

Looking forward to creating an impactful scheme for youth house co-op in the action week!
Posted 17 May 2022 22:13