As part of this project, participants will be given the opportunity to explore various aspects of Lighting, Irrigation, Planting, Growing Frames, and "Furnitecture" design through sketching, basic software workshops, group discussions, visual rendering, and model making. There will be opportunities to gain a new understanding of how reusable material can be used to help future design projects and engage with the Prestwich community.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Based on the brief, participants will be divided into five groups, each tackling a specific area of the site, such as lighting, irrigation, planting, growing frames, and "Furnitecture" designs. At the end of week 1, we will be having numerous designs/models to be finalized during week 2.
We will be preparing a small exhibition to showcase our designs at Barnfield Park/ City of Trees office in Week 2.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 19:41
WEEK 1! : Activities Plan for the Week
Posted 15 May 2022 20:58
WEEK 2! : Activities Plan for the Week
Posted 15 May 2022 20:59
Posted 15 May 2022 21:00
Environmental Group: Here is a small sampling of today's site research conducted by our team. Our group has discovered site environmental studies, analyzed the sun and green space on site, and investigated the importance of polycarbonate tunnels within our site.
Our findings will be applied to the design development tomorrow, and we are all looking forward to it.
Posted 17 May 2022 20:37
Accessibility Group: Here is a small sampling of today's site research conducted by our team. Using accessibility studies and analysis of public transport, bicycle routes, and footpaths, our group has found site accessibility issues. A heap of synthesis has been discovered, which will be applied to the design development tomorrow. This should be a lot of fun!
Posted 17 May 2022 20:43
The new week is here and we are getting closer to our upcoming exhibition with the City of Trees!
As part of the finalization process, the students focused on each zone's design. In group discussions, we gathered ideas from the precedences and proposed ideas such as Furni-Techture, pavilions built with the polytunnel frame, container design, cart design with furniture, and new brick construction. We will present our designs to the City of Trees on Thursday at their headquarters!
Posted 23 May 2022 17:59
We were all working hard to print, build models, and prepare slides for our partner, City of Trees! Students were given responsibility for printing the visual, and some of them will handle the rest! Looking forward to tomorrow's exhibition!
Posted 25 May 2022 19:27
DAY 9 Morning Session!
On the day of the exhibition, we met at Manchester School of Architecture and then walked as a group to the City of Trees office that’s located in the centre of the city. We arrived promptly at 11:30 to set up the conference room for the presentation. We had compiled a PowerPoint including site analysis, precedents, sketches, idea development and final visualisations so the students could speak in order and fluently talk through their own ideas. We mounted printouts of the final visualisations on boards and fixed them to easels so the images could be viewed as we went through our presentation. We finished the morning by talking through our plan for the presentation and answering any questions or concerns the students had about the presentation. As it was the last day with the first and second-year students, we invited them to lunch to reduce any nerves they had about presenting.
Posted 26 May 2022 23:04
DAY 9: Presentation and Exhibition Day!
We began the presentation at 2 pm with members of the City of Trees organization. Before explaining our design process as architects, we introduced ourselves and the project so they could understand the way we approach problems on site. We then gave each student the opportunity to speak. After analyzing the site, the students developed their ideas, developed their designs, and created their final designs. In the Q&A session that followed the presentation, any other questions from the City of Trees members were answered. The City of Trees spokeswoman, Jessica, was extremely impressed with the student ideas and couldn't believe the quality of their visualisations. According to them, the ideas presented by the students were often things they hadn't even thought of. Additionally, they told us we would be able to get the funding for the project with the document we produced. Students all presented extremely well and acted with professionalism. Everyone was impressed and proud of the performances. Our day was concluded by exchanging contact information with the City of Tree so we can continue to keep in touch as their project progresses.
Posted 26 May 2022 23:13
We are in the final stretch now. The team is working on the online and print aspects of the publication.
Posted 27 May 2022 18:25
The following work samples were created by our team. It was a blast! Clients were extremely pleased with what we created! As a result, they said that many of the students' ideas were things they hadn't even considered and that the document we produced would be invaluable in helping them receive funding. They all acted professionally and spoke well. Everyone was impressed and delighted. To end the day, we exchanged contact information with the City of Trees so we could keep in touch as their project moves forward.