Norzafeera Binti NM

Group 34
UPCYCLE

INTRODUCING OUR COLLABORATOR

Station South is a passionate, creative and abundantly social Community Interest Company set up by Abigail, Mark, and Pauline with their shared aim to restore a building to run a great cycle café, bar, and a permaculture inspired garden that is based in the heart of an urban village along the A6 in Levenshulme, on the UK’s longest urban cycleway (The Fallowfield Loop) in a re-imagined Victorian railway station.

Their plan is to convert Levenshulme Station South into a warm and welcoming space and set up a business that will sustain its long-term future as an independent, environmentally friendly active travel hub, to support Levenshulme and neighbors intrinsically and benefit the wider cycling community of Manchester, Stockport and beyond. In line with this, they are working to connect more local people back to nature in the bustling city, while encouraging cycling and giving back to the community.

Station South is imagined to be an open, creative, ethical, low-carbon and socially-minded venture that people really want to visit, with or without bikes.

Find out more about Station South through their website and social media links,

Website: https://stationsouth.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stationsouth/
Instagram: @stationsouth
Twitter: @stationsouth
Posted 14 Mar 2022 18:25
SOCIAL VALUE

This project gives us the opportunity to give back to the people. Station South will be where the local populace, made up of a diverse range of backgrounds, can come together and interact amongst themselves, and with the day-trippers that happen to stop by.

Community
With the community in mind, our team aims to design furniture that is practical to be used in many ways while encouraging interactions and chance encounters, which is important in fostering a strong community. Our collaboration and cooperation with the community and with each other will enhance social skills.

Sustainability
We will be exploring reused and recycled materials for the furniture and placemaking elements. The end product would be actual furniture along with its manual for making, enabling the community to recycle materials and build ones of their own.

Environment
In the making of the furniture, we will be considering the context and environmental aims of Station South. We will also be exploring placemaking elements to complement the scheme, and make the place more lively – perfect for social activities!
Posted 14 Mar 2022 18:28
SKILL SHARE

During this event, participants will be able to explore various aspects of furniture design through sketching, a series of basic software workshops, group discussions, visual rendering, and model making. There will be opportunities to engage with the wider community, and to further understand human ergonomics which can be applied in future design projects.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

In Week 1, participants will be divided into three groups to explore ideas for furniture designs based on the brief given. At the end of week 1, we will be having a session with our collaborators to choose the furniture design that best suits Station South.

In Week 2, we will be building these ideas! The product will be handed over to Station South at the end of the week.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 18:30
MEET THE TEAM // Norzafeera

Atelier: Some Kind of Nature
Part 1 education: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia ​
Part 1 work experience: Norlia Architect, BIM Integrate Solution & Z&SR Architectural Ventures, Malaysia

Hello, I'm Zafeera! I had completed my architectural degree in Malaysia and I am currently in my first year of Master of Architecture, in Some Kind of Nature atelier where I truly enjoy learning about decentralizing humans and advocate for multiple species.

I am deeply passionate about sustainability and green wilderness to reduce environmental impact of the world. I am looking forward to collaborate with you on this interesting Station South Upcycle project along with other group members where we can explore about upcycling recyclable materials and learn step-by-step how to make multifunctional furniture for Station South CIC and their future visitors.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 19:05
MEET THE TEAM // Songchuan Yang ​

Atelier: CPU [ai]​
Part 1 education: University of Dundee ​

Done my undergraduate experience in interior & environmental design at the University of Dundee. I'm interested in mixed-use and social projects. Looking forward to completing this exciting project with you guys.
Posted 14 Mar 2022 19:19
STATION SOUTH IS NOW OPEN!

Hello everyone, it's been a while. We're sorry for the hiatus, but we are here with exciting news: Station South, the destination cycle café, bar, urban garden, and community hangout is now open for everyone!

As we were informed, this has been our collaborator's passion project for many years, and they are all excited to share this fresh new look with you.

Looking for a place to chill on your Easter break? Head onto Station South for drinks, meals, or even bike repairs!



Location as below,
975-977 Stockport Rd, M19 3NP

Pro-tip: if you're heading there by bus, bus 192 stops directly in front of the place ;)
Posted 26 Apr 2022 09:04
LAUNCHING OF STATION SOUTH

We were honoured to be the guests of their launching event on 25th March. Seeing how the space has been transformed and watching the community getting together and supporting each other for the launch fueled our excitement to get our collaboration, Upcycle up and going!

Our excitement also led us to leave some messages in their time capsule :D

Don't forget to check out their social media for updates and events!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stationsouth/
Instagram: @stationsouth
Twitter: @stationsouth
Posted 26 Apr 2022 09:05
BIKE REPAIRS AT STATION SOUTH

Do you have a bicycle that needs some TLC, and are living in Levenshulme? Good news, the Bike Station workshop at Station South is now open!

It is open for repairs, servicing, parts and accessories, so pop in and say hello! :)

Opening times are as stated in the post. To book an appointment, drop an email at bikes@stationsouth.co.uk
Posted 26 Apr 2022 09:05
WEEK 1 // Activities Plan for the Week
Posted 15 May 2022 02:43
WEEK 2 // Activities Plan for the Week
Posted 15 May 2022 02:44
DAY 1 // Introduction & Site Visit
Posted 16 May 2022 23:27
DAY 1 // Ice breaker

MSA Live '22 is finally here!

After many exchanges of emails, today we had our first official group meeting where we met together and introduced ourselves.

We had a briefing about the project and its expected outcomes, also on the schedule for the entire two weeks.

We then headed over to Station South for our site visit.
Posted 16 May 2022 23:49
DAY 1 // Heading to Station South CIC site

It took us around 30-45 minutes by bus to reach Station South CIC building from the Chatham building
Posted 17 May 2022 01:34
DAY 1 // Site exploration!

The team pushed through with the site visit, although it was raining lightly. There, we split into groups for the project. We also managed to sneak a photo of us at the Fallowfield Loop, just under Station South, before the rain started to get heavy.

While walking through the site and explaining Station South's future plans, the teams were given a map of the site so they could mark the possible placements of furniture as we go.

We took pictures and did some on-site sketches of our initial thoughts of the site. It was wonderful to see the Fallowfield Loop in use today - we saw cyclists, joggers and people taking their dogs out for a walk! These helped spark some ideas on the project.
Posted 17 May 2022 02:15
DAY 1 // Work in progress

We continued our sketches in the building, where we also get to observe Station South's progress as a cafe/cycling hub.

Once everyone was done, we had a mini presentation where each member talked about their thoughts on the site and their initial ideas about the furniture. We had some fruitful conversations regarding the project's "vision," as well as strategies for the furniture to benefit the larger community.

We also had an online session with some people who can't make it to the site today.
Posted 17 May 2022 02:16
DAY 1 // End of Day

By the end of the day, we had sketches of our initial ideas for the furniture, which we will bring in to tomorrow's session, where we can enhance them according to the project's desired outputs.

Thank you to our team members who participated today. Looking forward to the days ahead! :)
Posted 17 May 2022 02:17
DAY 2 // Design & Construction for Placemaking Ideas

We presented a short slide to the students to allow them to familiarise themselves with various placemaking ideas as precedents.

Then, in groups, students develop their designs further from yesterday's initial sketches with their own precedents.


Posted 17 May 2022 12:20
DAY 2 // Design Discussion

At the end of the day, each group were asked to present their developed ideas after studying human ergonomics, materiality and connection method for their prototype.

It was nice to see two groups presented today show a bit of similarity where they incorporated parametric bench and green wilderness into their proposed prototype.

Thank you to those who attended today's session. See you guys again soon!
Posted 17 May 2022 23:28