Group 26

As a group we first began by identifying the objectives of our MSA live project. Essentially this project is about building a sustainable, intergenerational, and family-friendly housing co-operative in the heart of Fallowfield. Our approach was to first make sure we understand the objectives and goals as a group and draw our own interpretations of it before meeting with the clients. Then we proceeded with a meeting with our clients in order for them to elaborate on their visions and goals for this project. We specifically wanted to understand what kind of project output is expected from us and in what areas of design and practice we could contribute the most. As a group we came up with three main tasks; net positive development, overall site design, inviting more people on the site. During the project development period we are actively in touch with the clients to provide them with quick follow up updates on the project progress.

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Name: Emily Walsh

Hometown/Country: Birmingham, UK

Atelier: Making

Undergraduate: Birmingham City University

Skills: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop

Interests: Sustainability, zero-carbon, community, conservation
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:33
Name: Waleed Alsulami

Hometown/Country: Saudi Arabia

Atelier: &architecture

Undergraduate: University of Colorado Denver

Skills: AutoCAD, Revit, Illustrator,

Interests: Residential and commercial buildings, sustainability.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:34
Name: Syamin Amira Muriddan

Hometown/Country: Malaysia

Atelier: PraXXis

Undergraduate: University of Technology Malaysia

Skills: Revit, 3ds Max, SketchUp, Autocad, InDesign, Photoshop, Corona Renderer, Lumion


I’m Syamin and I passionately believe in inclusivity and socially responsive architecture. Through Praxxis in MSA, I’ve learnt about ‘intersectionality’ and that feminism extends more than just fighting for women's right. I aspire to one day become an architect who values the community and diversity through her design. When I’m not in my working mode, I always find time to cook and my weekends are always spent trying new recipes. I also enjoy traveling, as I believe it helps broaden horizons and encourages positive feelings.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:34

Hometown/Country: CHINA

Atelier: CIA

Undergraduate: Leeds Beckett University

Skills: Autocad, Rhino, InDesign, Photoshop, Indesign, Ai

Interests: I am interested in hand-drawing to express my understanding of architecture or space and researching the impact of social phenomena on architecture.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:35
Name: Chakameh Seirafy

Hometown/Country: Canada

Atelier: Infrastructure Space

Undergraduate: Politecnico di Milano

Practice: Architectural Technologist, Canada

Skills: Revit, AutoCAD, InDesign, Sketchup, Photoshop

Interests: Travelling, Formula 1, Photography
Posted 15 Mar 2022 16:09
Commoners is a family friendly, intergenerational housing co-op in South Manchester. We are working with Union Chapel in Fallowfield - it is on a piece of land owned by them, adjacent to the church, that we hope to build. We aim to use renewable energy technologies, like solar panels and the standards of Passive House.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 16:10
We want to address growing housing inequalities, intergenerational challenges and the climate crisis. We believe that creating a sustainable, resilient, diverse and multigenerational community will bring us one step closer to this goal, and during covid-19 we believe this will have an even greater positive social impact. In addition, we hope to reduce the energy costs of the community by recycling energy in a way that will no longer be the preserve of the wealthy, but will also allow people on low incomes to move into the community, while also achieving an environmentally friendly goal.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 16:11
In our group, we will fully encourage creativity and active expression of ideas. We will develop graphic skills by using the Adobe softwares, particularly Photoshop, and layout skills through Indesign. In addition, we will also use AutoCAD and modelling softwares to give us a better understanding of space through 3D modelling. We will be working as a team and develop our communication skills better as
we learn.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 16:12
Day1: We spent getting to know each of the undergraduate students and introducing them to the brief and our plans for the project. We divided all the students into two groups. The first group focuses on sustainable development strategies and ecological systems stuff. The second group was responsible for the functionality, volumes and the planning of the landscape.
Posted 23 May 2022 15:52
Day 2: We divided all BA students into two groups. Group A focus on positive development and solutions we need to think of some strategies and sustainable ideas about how to achieve the biological goals in this project. Group B focus on the site design development which would provide some diagram and graphics to show the shape and volume of the community and what kind of function would be in this community.
Posted 23 May 2022 16:05
Day 3: We started to research some precedents using sustainable strategies or ecological cycle systems and share them with each other, and we also used some digram or sketches to show why we chose them and how they work.
Posted 23 May 2022 16:15
Day 4: Everyone presented the work they have done so far and the March students shared some ideas and gave suggestions to the BA students to improve their work.
Posted 23 May 2022 16:15
Day5: Keep working!
Posted 23 May 2022 16:20
Day5: Keep Working!
Posted 25 May 2022 11:15
Day6: All BA students presented the information and ideas they had done to the March students and shared them with other same group students. March students gave some feedback and suggestion for the landscape and general arrangement plan to the group member responsible for the master plan. In the afternoon, we were really happy to meet with the clients and we presented the work we have done so far to them and answered their questions and also received feedback and suggestion from the client.
Posted 25 May 2022 11:16
Day7: Keep Working!
Posted 26 May 2022 16:45
Day8: We have ensured more details and started making the final booklet. BA students made a lot of great pages! Well done!
Posted 26 May 2022 16:46
Day9: All students keep working for the final publication!
Posted 26 May 2022 16:46
Day10: After two weeks of intense work, we have now completed the final booklet and everyone has done an excellent job! Well done!
Posted 27 May 2022 14:14