John Dollosa
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate: Manchester School of Architecture
Practice: Pt.1 Architectural Assistant at Simpsonhaugh
Skills: Sketchup, AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator
Interested in: Impact of Architecture to the lives of its inhabitants
Outside of the studio: Photography, Art, Binging Series, E-games
Posted 13 Mar 2022 16:31
Joseph Sudlow
Atelier: Continuity in Architecture
Undergraduate: Leeds School of Architecture
Practice: Architectural Assistant at Corstorphine and Wright Architects
Skills: Model Making, Autodesk (AutoCAD & Revit), Enscape, Adobe Suite
Interested in: Building retrofit, restoration architecture and conservation, minimalism and modern design
Outside of the studio: The outdoors, classic rock music and film photography.
Posted 13 Mar 2022 16:32
Rhian Jones
Atelier: N/A
Undergraduate: UWE Bristol
Practice: Pt.1 Architectural Assistant at DEWIS Architecture
Skills: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit
Interested in: Heritage & culture; and how and why we preserve, restore, rebuild, or reuse
Outside of the studio: Music festivals, gigs, and art
Posted 13 Mar 2022 16:33
Uliana Serbinova
Atelier: Continuity in Architecture
Undergraduate: Moscow Architectural Institute
Practice: Blank Architects, ASADOV Studio
Skills: Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, Qgis, 3ds Max
Interested in: A sustainable approach to housing, the history of urban planning
Outside of the studio: photography, cycling, activism, Russian literature
Posted 13 Mar 2022 16:33
Yuanjie Zou
Atelier: &rchitecture
Undergraduate: University of Liverpool
Practice: SEED Architecture in Shenzhen: Hunan Architecture Design Institute
Skills: Procreate, Flipaclip, SketchUp, Enscape, InDesign
Interested in: A poetic-balanced state of architecture
Outside of the studio: Vernacular Culture, E-games, Food, Art
Posted 13 Mar 2022 16:34
Schedule for week 1 - Hulme Hippodrome will work closely with savehulmehippodrome in the restoration of the Hulme Hippodrome. The project looks to restore the building to it's original state, with the addition of disabled access and a new commercial frontage
Posted 16 May 2022 22:53
Schedule for week 2 - Week 2 will focus on a physical model and proposal images for the project. The objective of both the model and renders is to communicate the potential that the building has to offer to the local community
Posted 16 May 2022 22:56
Day One - First meeting of the full design team. The day consisted of an introduction to the project, and an in depth analysis of Hulme Hippodrome. As a group we discussed the key design principles for the project and began to formulate research objectives to develop a more detailed brief
Posted 16 May 2022 23:03
Day Two –
The agenda for today was a site visit to Hulme Hippodrome, and a group task to find similar case studies to help us overcome the problems within the building.

A NIAMOS coordinator walked us around the building whilst outlining its history as well as the fundraising efforts being undertaken by themselves to help fund its restoration. Deterioration was evident, as well as the strong community efforts, thus it will be important that our design solutions are sensitive and responsive to the building and the local area.

In teams, we also found case studies for different elements within the building, such as accessibility and circulation, exterior openings, and lighting. We shared and communicated design ideas, collating them all to help towards the final digital model.
Posted 20 May 2022 12:43
Day Three –
Today we were again split into two teams, mixing up the members from yesterday.

Team one focused on the physical model. Using the workshop, they learned about laser cutting and how to use different equipment – predominantly the band saw. The model has already begun to take good shape!

Team two was led by two of the masters’ students, who gave a SketchUp workshop to the undergraduates. Some had very basic knowledge from a previous module but learned a lot of new skills today. The students were given an individual task to make use of their new understanding. This will all be useful for our proposed outcome of a virtual collage.
Posted 20 May 2022 12:44
Day Four -
Day four consisted of two teams focusing on the physical model and the digital proposal imagery.

The progression with the physical model is beginning to take shape. This is allowing us to better understand the massing of the existing building, helping us to distinguish the areas of the building we wish to develop.

The digital team worked on developing the SketchUp model, using skills they had learned from yesterdays tutorials. Today this was then inputted into Enscape were we started to set up rendered images. We finished the day with some draft visuals that we can further develop over the next few days.
Posted 20 May 2022 12:56
Day Five-
End of week one! Today the team was again split into two teams. The teams focused on the physical model and the digital proposal imagery.

The physical model is developing as we wanted. We are nearly finished with the internal levels, and will be ready to make a start on the roof and elevations next week!

The digital team worked on further developing the proposal imagery. The team ran through a series of ideas for the images and decided that a mixed media style would best convey our ideas for the proposal. The images are a work in progress, but they are coming along nicely!

Good end to the week, happy with the progression so far. Look forward to finalising our ideas and the model next week!
Posted 20 May 2022 18:12
Day Six -
The start to the second and final week consisted of a team briefing where we had a catch up on the progression of the project. The team was then split into the digital and physical modelling teams, to continue were we left off at the end of last week.

Almost all of the floors are now modelled on the physical model, including the internal rows of seating. We have the rest of the week to finish off any internal details, build the roof structure, and laser cut the elevations which will be the final element of the model.

The proposal imagery is developing nicely, we have finalised our proposed ideas for the re-development and are now in the process of creating a series of proposal plans, along with finishing off the rendered images.
Posted 24 May 2022 11:17
Day Seven -

The internal details of the building have now been laser cut and modelled, this includes the internal partition walls, seating, and structural elements of the building. The model is now showing a good level of detail to help explain the massing of the building.

The proposed content of the project is coming together, we now have a series of sketches, renders and proposed drawings that communicate the ideas for the project. We will present these within our final publication
Posted 26 May 2022 11:16
Day Eight -

Today saw significant progress on the physical model, with the roof finally being fastened. The team have worked tirelessly over the past fortnight to complete the model in time for Friday's submission — with only a few minor tweaks to work out tomorrow!

The digital imagery is at a comparable stage, with proposals being rendered and floor plans being finalised. We aim to finish some various perspectives tomorrow, allowing us ample time to finish and collate all of our work by the end of the week and avoid any last-minute panics!

Well done team
Posted 26 May 2022 11:29
Day Nine -

One final push today, with the physical model and digital renders finally complete! The model received good feedback from the modelmaking technicians, with the team having worked really well throughout the project.

Finishing on schedule has allowed us a final day to collate the work, including photographs of the model and edited renders, to finalise our submissions tomorrow.
Posted 27 May 2022 13:07
Day Ten -

Final day! The physical model and digital renders are complete! Today we just collated all of the information for the final submission publication

Big thanks to the team for an excellent effort on the project!
Posted 27 May 2022 15:37