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Some tools we'll be using and eager to share the knowledge together with the whole team!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:58
Name: Jonathan Burtan
Year: MArch 1
Atelier: MAKING
Undergrad: Newcastle

Skills: Sketchup, Photoshop, indesign, twinmotion, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Cinema 4D, 3D Printing.

Interests: Sustainability, inclusion and advancing technology incorporated into design and manufacturing.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:58
4 of the main social impacts we strive to attain for the betterment of people, community and nature of Ellesmere.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:57
Name: Chloe Roberts
Year: MArch 1
Atelier: PRAXXIS

Skills: sketchup, autocad, Adobe suite, neuroarchitecture, photography
Hobbies: travelling, poetry and painting/ drawing
Fun fact: I’m a second Dan in karate & have a world title

Interest: Cooking, eating, reading and gaming. I also have an obsession with all things dog related.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:56
Our project site is located along the Llangollen canal, lining the Birch road at Ellesmere, North Shropshire.

Such a tranquil hidden town worth to be explored and empowering for the betterment of the community, mother nature and the future.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:55
Name: Alysha Syed
Year: MArch 1
Atelier: Some.Kind.Of.Nature

Skills: digital collage, revit, rhino, sketchup, photoshop, abstract painting, sketching

Interest: Cooking, painting and trying new desserts recipes

Fun Facts : if i'm not taking architecture, I would probably be a doctor.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:55
Aim: To lay emphasis on the value of the site by re-establishing the connection it has with its users and with its town (Ellesmere Town).

Approach: The project explores the process of slow architecture with a focus on landscape and circular economy.

Strategy: Other design factors to consider include accessibility to all, involving local businesses, being sustainable and preserving the heritage and the ecology while still making them accessible.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:54

Name: Stefina Stephen Palliyil
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: Anant National University, India
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Rhino, Sketchup
Interests: Art, story writing, sketching, finding new places
Dissertation: Looking into Parametricism through a feminist perspective
Fun fact: I can write with one hand..
Fav TV show: TBBT
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:47

Name: Faezeh Tahannazif
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: Azad University, Iran, Tehran
Skills: Photoshop, AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup
Interests: reading, watching a movie, travelling, painting
Dissertation: The influence of Iranian religion and prejudice on traditional Iranian architecture
Fun fact: I can cook traditional Iranian food.
Fav tv show: friends
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:43
Join our project and you will learn various representation and experimentation techniques, including sketching, physical and digital model making, as well as post-production and presentation, and apply them to create a welcoming, friendly, and vibrant community center. Let's work together to create a brighter future and a special place for Witton Baths in everyone's heart.
We aim to involve and teach in the process, various representation and experimentation techniques ranging from sketching, physical & digital model making as well as postproduction and representation.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:42
Our project is located at the Withington Baths in Manchester and aims to transform it into a more comprehensive community facility to meet various needs. We plan to repurpose the basement to provide a shared gathering space for community members of all ages, promoting social interaction and communication.
Our design is capable of meeting the diverse needs and aspirations of the community by providing engaging spaces that offer unique visual and spatial experiences. Through promoting social interaction, communication, and a sense of belonging, our design enhances community cohesion, fosters personal growth and development of community members, and ultimately creates a better future for community members.
The basement of the Withington Baths is filled with a complex network of irregular passages or pathways, where it is difficult to find paths to existing walls and partitions, which inspired us. We plan to view the basement as a group of maze-like alleys and further design the space prototype based on it to provide a unique spatial experience for the community.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:41
Name: Chesa Israel
Current Atelier: Making
Skills: Revit/ 3ds Max + Corona/ Illustrator/ Rhino Photoshop
Undergraduate: Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Personality: Introvert, calm
Random Fact: Dexterous in a little bit too many things and master at most
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:37
Name: Reemaz Bashir
Course: MA Architecture and Adaptive reuse
From: Sudan
Undergraduate: University of Khartoum
Skills: ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Lumion, Photoshop, Model Making
Interests: History and Culture, Sustainability and Environmentalism, Community Engagement, Travel, Photography
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:35
For this collaboration, we will be involved in public engagement and create synergy with the community of Tyldesley to build a healthy spirit and sense of place. Students will develop skills in sketching, model making (physical and digital), Indesign, Photoshop and rendering software, valuable communication skills, organisation skills and more!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:34
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:34
Name: Kelly Lui
Year: MArch 1
Atelier: Some.Kind.Of.Nature
Undergrad: MSA

Skills: Sketchup, Revit, Autocad, Photoshop, Indesign, Model Making

Interest: Cooking, eating, reading and gaming. I also have an obsession with all things dog related.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:32
Name:Yixiang Cheng
Current Atelier:PRAXXIS
Skills: Rhino / SketchUp / Enscape / Photoshop / Illustrator / AutoCAD/ InDesign/
Undergraduate: Nanchang University, Nanchang, China
Personality: Easy-going, exceptionally so.
Random Fact: Passionate about photography, but always forgets to bring a tripod while traveling.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:31
Atelier: Some Kind of Nature (SKN)

Undergraduate University: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia

Skills: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Photoshop, Enscape, V-ray, Adobe Lightroom, Revit

Hobbies: Photography, Motorcycle's night ride & Reading novels and comics

Project thoughts: Sustainable and zero carbon projects has always been my passion throughout my whole journey in architecture's field. As this project has sympathetic approach towards sustainability and low carbon retrofits on Grade II historical building, I am looking forward to gain new knowledges about the preservation and how to deliver sustainability approach on historical buildings. The details and design approach would be interesting and fun to explore!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:30
Name: Alina Maniukhina
Current Atelier: MA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse
Skills: Revit/ Enscape/ Photoshop/ Indesign/ Physical Model making
Undergraduate: Moscow Architectural Institute
Personality: Imperfect Perfectionist
Random Fact: visited more than 20 countries
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:30

Name: Zemao Liu
Atelier: Flux
Undergraduate: Xi'an Architecture Technology University, China
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Rhino, Sketchup, Autocad
Interests: Basketball, Table Tennis, Thinking
Dissertation: Ambiguous Space: the research of transparency in Western architecture and 'Garden Nature' in Eastern architecture
Fun fact:  I like sophisticated without being ostentatious architecture
Fav TV show: Breaking Bad
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:28

Name: Weiyi Wang
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: Manchester School of Architecture(Praxxis)
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Revit, Rhino
Interests: Travelling, snowboarding, scuba diving
Dissertation: The impact of material spaces have on learning experience in archiecture education
Fun fact: I have swum with dolphins and shark
Fav TV show: Rick and Morty, Bones
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:28

Name: Nirupa Subramanian
Atelier: CPU (Ai)
Undergraduate: Anna University, India
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Rhino, Sketchup
Interests: Photography, Painting, Travelling, Cooking
Dissertation: Use of nano-based insulation materials to improve building energy performance.
Fun fact: My memory is really good when it comes to dates or events that I've experienced.
Fav TV show: You, Dark, Rick and Morty
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:25
Name: Ashwiin Shrinivaas Kalyanraman
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate Study: CARE school of Architecture, Tamil Nadu, India
Hobbies: Travel, Cooking, Tennis, Movies
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:23
Name: Gizem Atalik
Current Atelier: MA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse
Skills: Rhino/ Illustrator/ Photoshop/ Indesign/ Physical Model making
Undergraduate: Istanbul Bilgi University
Personality: Preoccupied but Focused
Random Fact: I can put you on the emotional Rollercoaster
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:21
The Site is the corner located at the end of Tyldesley's High Street the A577, opposite St George's Church. The Site consists of an arced fence that gates the small park, with two benches on either end, multiple trees, and flowers.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:17
Name: Mark Kovacs-Biro
Atelier: CPU [Ai]
Undergraduate Study: University of Nottingham
Hobbies: Basketball, Football & Films
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:15
Atelier: MAKING

Undergraduate University: The University of Hong Kong

Skills: Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad, SketchUp

Hobbies: Photography, reading, gaming

Project thoughts: We pledge to creatively transform existing structures and materials with environmentally conscious methods, reducing waste and promoting sustainability, to promote a better project for our collaborators.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:14
Atelier: Infrastructure Space

Undergraduate University: Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

Skills: Sketchup, Photoshop, Vray, AutoCAD, Sketching, Lumion, Enscape

Hobbies: Cooking, Painting & Binge Watching K-Drama

Project thoughts: This is a worthwhile project to explore new technology and learn about passive house design and sustainability. The Lymm Hall has an interesting history which we can indulge in and explore. The history of the building and its construction is something I'm passionate about, so I'm looking forward to this project.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:09
Atelier: Infrastructure Space

Undergraduate University: Oxford Brookes

Skills: Rhino, Photoshop, Vray, AutoCAD, Sketching

Hobbies: Extreme ironing, Stone skipping and Bubble football

Project thoughts: I love exploring new innovative sustainable strategies and I'm really interested to see how we can integrate some of these into such a sensitive context
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:00
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:54
Hi I’m Miwa, from Japan and did my undergrad at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

I’m in the Architecture and Adaptive Reuse course. I especially like building retrofit. I'm excited about working on this project with new group mates in MSA Live.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:53
Lymm Hall is situated in the heart of the historic village of Lymm, Cheshire. Many of the local residents and
heritage organisations care deeply about preserving the hall, which has a history of more than 400 years on this
site. Beyond the residents of Lymm, this project is of interest and importance to groups invested in sustainable
building and heritage preservation, such as the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB),
Historic England, The Greater Manchester Retrofit Accelerator, and Association for Environmentally Conscious
Building (AECB), and Passivhaus Trust.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:53
Name: Chi Zhang
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: China, Zhengzhou University
​Skills: Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Indesign
​Favourite animal: rabbit
​Hobbies: Manga, genshin, cooking, Cycling
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:45
Our collaborator ‘FOR TYLDESLEY’ are a foundation, involved in the heritage action zones programme: a national initiative aimed at revitalizing historic high streets across the UK. Through its involvement, ‘FOR TYLDESLEY’ is contributing to the improvement of the high street, creating a more attractive, engaging and vibrant environment for people to live, work, and spend time in the town. The programme is being funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with additional support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is being run by Historic England. The High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme is centered around three main components, including physical works to buildings, cultural activities and events, and local community involvement. Through these strands, the programme aims to support the repair and reinstatement of lost features of historic buildings, facilitate cultural activities and events to celebrate the history of the high street, and provide a platform for local communities to have a say in shaping the future of their high street. FOR TYLDESLEY's involvement in this initiative underscores its commitment to the revitalization of high streets and its dedication to improving the quality of life for local communities.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:43
Name: Zichen Yang
March Atelier:&rchitecture
Undergrad: China, Kunming University of science and technology
Skills: AutoCAD,Sketchup,Rhino,Photoshop,Adobe illustrator,Indesign,Enscape,Vary
Favourite animal: Syrian Hamster
Hobbies/Interests: Travelling,Listening Concert,Photography
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:38
Before it all kicks off in May, we got together with our lovely collaborator Louise who showed us the centre. We got talking about the main areas that need some compassionate upgrading, meeting some local users of the facility, the volunteering staff and even got to witness the space being used for an English class. Today gave us a great insight into the way the centre operates, and we are really looking forward to getting stuck in!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:37
Project Aims:
- To give students, both participating and overseeing, an opportunity to partake in a live project that challenges them to think differently about how a design can be presented to both a community and to financial investors.
- To connect with the staff and users of a successful community centre and to design with a set of real actors and needs.
- To create a proposal that maximises the functionality of the community centre that is conscious of budget, but at the same time is expressive and effective.
- To understand the reality of project phasing, and how each phase influences each other to create a smooth and helpful project timeline.
- To enjoy these two weeks of active, engaging design. To experiment with alternative techniques and to explore what you enjoy as an architect!

Project Outputs:
- A realistic, effective proposal to rearrange the internal layout of the centre, to rethink the landscaping around it, and to think ahead to potential future developments to extend BCC Salford’s community and demographic outreach.
- Plans, section, and elevation drawings to formally communicate the proposal to potential financial investors and for use in planning applications and to develop for future building regulation proposals.
- A financial estimate of the works to help create a funding application.
- Lots of visuals to express the project’s concept. Will this be a set of 3D model renders? A video flythrough? An expressive video adverts? A set of massing models? Perhaps an intersectional combination of the above?
- Two presentations to deliver your proposal. The first to refine an initial draft proposal in a practise-like open design discussion, and the second to sell your project as a fully presented project.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:31
Name: Mohit Patil
Atelier: CPU [Ai]
Undergraduate Study: University of Mumbai
Hobbies: Cooking, Sports & Skill Development.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:29
The skills that students who will join us will gain.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:22
Name: Muhammad Hassan Asyraf Mohd Iqbal (Asyraf)

Atelier: MAKING

Undergraduate: Universiti of Technology Malaysia

Arch Skills: Revit, Sketchup, Enscape, Photoshop, AutoCAD

Fun Fact: I love Fridays!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:17
NAMES : Joseph Higginbotham
BACHELORS UNI : Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University
ATELIER : Infrastructure.Space
SKILLS : Adobe Works / Sketchup / AutoCAD / Carbon Literacy / Photography / Drawing
MSA LIVE AIMS : To assist Carbon Co-op in spreading the word on Retrofit and developing ‘soft’ and software skills for undergraduates to carry through their studies and in the outside world.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:01
Name: Khadijah Binti Norizan
Atelier: Some Kind of Nature
Undergraduate Study: University of Technology Malaysia
Hobbies: Travelling, Hiking
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:59
NAMES : Muhammad Luqman Ismadi
BACHELORS UNI : Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
ATELIER : SKN - Some Kind of Nature
SKILLS : Model Making / Sketching / Auto-cad / Revit / Sketchup / Lumion / In Design / Photoshop
MSA LIVE AIMS : Learn on how to help people/community to change their home into more healthy and comfortable environment with less cost.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:57
NAMES : Esha Emmanuel Selamat Jati
BACHELORS UNI : Manchester School of Architecture
ATELIER : Infrastructure.Space
SKILLS : Model Making / Sketching / Auto-cad / Sketchup / Lumion / Vray / D5 / Enscape / In Design / Photoshop
MSA LIVE AIMS : To have fun while engaging with real life clients and ready to learn from one another. Moreover, establish a strong understand on the issues of fuel poverty & thermal performance as a means to creating comfortable ‘home’.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:56
NAMES : Brian Cox
BACHELORS UNI : Newcastle University
ATELIER : Continuity in Architecture
SKILLS : Photoshop / Indesign / Render Engines / Autocad / Revit / Sketch Up
MSA LIVE AIMS : To create content that will help boost awareness for retrofitting and help bachelor students with key tools that will allow them excel at university and in practice.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:56
NAMES : Faizal Akalwaya
BACHELORS UNI : Manchester School of Architecture
ATELIER : Infrastructure.Space
SKILLS : Retrofit Experience
MSA LIVE AIMS : Broadening my understanding of the real world effects of retrofitting properties.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:55
Meet The Team!

Name: Ani Nadirah Anuar (Ani)

Atelier: &rchitecture

Undergraduate: University of Technology Malaysia

Skills: Revit, Photoshop

Fun Fact: A perfect day for me starts with a cup of coffee
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:42
BCC specifically focus on ministry and community work on the relief of poverty, food deprivation, and social isolation, signposting to specialist agencies and providing facilities for a range of community groups. They value inclusion, justice, sustainability, learning, seeing lives transformed, human dignity and well being.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:35
Members of the community of different backgrounds unite, sit on various panels and groups throughout Tameside, which allows them to keep up to date with local developments but also provides a forum for them to be the voice of their clients and champions for local system change. Over the past 18 months, IIFC has been working with partners to identify gaps and opportunities and has been able to support young men in the following areas:
• Asylum seekers and refugees
• Individuals in temporary and supported accommodation
• Individuals struggling with mental health
• Those who are socially isolated
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:34
Meet Lex!

Hometown: Harrogate, England

Recent project themes:
BA3 study on “Social & Political Architectures in South America”, Where i explored how different levels of participation were used within social housing projects in South America to understand the overall affect.
MArch RM13 ‘It starts with a Kiss” A study that used modelmaking as method to understand how old and new junctions were designed within re-use buildings. This led to the creation of a 1:20 sectional model of Astley castle that explored these connections.
MArch dissertation study on: “ How has Urban policy affected the regeeration of Ancoats, Manchester & Holbeck, Leeds?”, Looking at how urban policy has evolved post-world war to see how it has affected and influenced the regeneration of each case study to then determine which project has been more successful and which urban policies may have attributed to this.

Interests outside of architecture: Travelling, Cooking, Searching for the best restaurants in Manchester, Sewing, Cocktails

Contact email:
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:25
Meet The Team!

Name: Nurul Izzati Ahmad Jamal

Atelier: FLUX

Undergraduate: University of Technology Malaysia

Skills: Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp

Fun Fact: I crack the perfect egg everytime
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:16
Meet Eric!

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Recent project themes: BA3 Project ‘3 degree Shanghai’, In this project, we mainly study the changes of urban environment caused by three degrees of warming in the context of global warming. Using Shanghai as the site, we explored Adaptive Reuse of structures and materials, as well as wood and mixed structures
MA Project “Sport in Community- TRANS CAMPS”. In this project, we explore the links between sport, and football in particular, and communities in south Manchester. The aim of the project is to promote the unity of residents and communities and enhance their vitality through community movements. In the project, we studied the design of community football field, community center and social housing.

Interests outside of architecture: Illustration, Football, Table tennis, Video shooting, Gaming

Contact email:
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:13
Meet Yiqun!

Hometown: Jilin, China

Recent project themes:
BA3 project on ‘public building renovation’, where I remodelled a cinema in Mayfair of Liverpool to cater for the new street planning and to breathe life into the venue.
MArch RM12 ‘Invent and Discover: Literary imagination in design research’ Based on guided writing exercises and academic texts, I explored architecture through different perspectives and sought further possibilities. A future architecture was then revealed in text and drawings with the help of AI.
MArch dissertation study on: ‘How modernism influenced construction and design of social housing in London’, It is a comprehensive review of modernism and the development history of social housing in London, and tries to find the intersection.

Interests outside of architecture: Travelling, Taking pictures of anything beautiful and interesting, Football, Red panda! Otter! Dogs! all kinds of!

Contact email:
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:11
Meet Izzy!

Hometown: Preston, England

Recent project themes:
BA3 project on ‘Smart Voids’ looking at the impact of smart cities and technologies on the freedom of communal space and right to protest.
MArch 1 RM04 ‘Decolonising the toilet’ exploring the different cultural attitudes to human excretement and treatment of waste. How these processes are impacted by western colonisation in countries like India.
MArch 1 Dissertation - How can inclusive public toilets be achieved in age-friendly city schemes? Looking at how inclusive toilets help reduce social segregation for older people in cities such as Manchester and what strategies can be introduced to ensure these amenities are provided in the regeneration of Northern Gateway.

Interests outside of architecture: Listening to NTS radio, Portrait drawing , Walks in the Lake District, Taking pictures on my film cameras, Assembling music playlists, Watching films

Contact email:
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:08
Meet The Team!

Name: Muhammad Faiz Hakimi Abd Latib (Faiz)

Atelier: CPU[Ai]

Undergraduate: University of Technology Malaysia

Skills: Revit, Sketchup, Enscape, Photoshop, AutoCAD

Fun Fact: I love to travel around but I love to be in my own room so much!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:08
Meet Rosie!

Hometown: Leeds, England

Recent project themes:
BA3 study on “Anthropology of the home”, where I considered specifically how food (and food events) make an impact on how we use our homes.
MArch RM1 study on “Design informed by nature” using digital design tools (Grasshopper) to harness evolutionary intelligence from the physical form of fungi, particularly mushrooms, to inform architectural design.
MArch dissertation study on “: Is IKEA the realization of the Bauhaus dream?”, considering how previously, the Bauhaus (and other designers such as the Eameses) used the architectural concept of gesamtkunstwerk to shape their design process and artifacts, and now, how IKEA uses similar principles to achieve similar outcomes.

Interests outside of architecture: 3d printing, Gardening, Live music, Hip-hop dancing, Formula 1

Contact email:
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:04
The main agenda of this project is to create an exploratory play space for children to have a first-hand experience with nature at Moston Brook. Located close to a school, it becomes an ideal location for kids to explore nature. We will be developing a masterplan for the wider area, but also working on-site to create pathways, bridges and locally sourced wicker dens for children to play with.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:02
Fancy joining us?

During our 2 action weeks we will be producing a design response to the site and brief, but we would also like to use this time to help you develop skills you wish to learn. This could be general design/ site planning principles, digital or physical modeling, sketching, collaging, or rendering, or preparing presentations. We will use our individual strengths to help you develop your skills, and hopefully in group working, we will learn some skills from you as well!

Our next posts are a series of introductions to the 5th years individually. If anything here sparks your interest, or you have any questions, please get in touch!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:01
Moston Brook has a vast variation in habitats that include marshy grasslands, woodlands and reed beds. It has become an oasis for wildlife to escape the bustle of the city. The rare wildlife that can be seen here are mink, snipes and kestrels. During our site visits, we came across longtails, robins, bluetits, jackdaws, goldfinches, magpies, sparrows and blackbirds. At the end of this project, we intend to continue to boost the biodiversity at the brooks. We plan to create bird boxes to help create a safe atmosphere for the birdlife in the site.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:00
Akash Joshi

B.Arch from Aayojan School of Architecture, India
M.Arch in Manchester School of Architecture, UK


Table Tennis

Adobe Suite

Passion about:
Contemporary Architecture, History of Architecture
Posted 13 Mar 2023 16:00
Pragnya Thakur

B.Arch from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, India
M.Arch in Manchester School of Architecture, UK



Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign

Passion about:
Sustainability, Story telling in Architecture, Process-driven, Research-oriented design.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:54
Welcome to Site!

Kingdom Life currently resides in this church and community centre, in Old Trafford. In our initial visit here we toured the building and grounds, and could quickly see the care and effort that the community have put into the site so far, and the ambition for the masterplan we will be developing in the 2 action weeks.

Site Address: Kingdom Life, Chorlton Rd, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 7WQ
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:52
Welcome to the MotherShippon:

The site is a sloping terrain with dirt, clay and cobble stones that cover approximately 400 m2. It requires multi-functional structures that can host a variety of activities, including pavilions, installations, and other forms of art. The proposed design aims to create a space that is open to people of all ages and abilities to explore their potential creativity.

Skills that you will learn:

In the two weeks together, you will have the chance to develop an understanding of various core architecture software. Throughout the project, we will be engaging in collaging, perspective illustrations, and orthographic drawings, through which we see an opportunity to teach you the various aspects in the design workflow.

Aside from the digital components, this project will allow you to engage in experimental model-making, sketching and illustrations, as a process to explore and test ideas. The project will provide an opportunity to research and develop an understanding into sustainable design interventions, focusing on growing pavilions and temporary installations.

To top it off, a presentation with our lovely client will be a great chance for pitching and presenting, with the possibility of being involved in on-site construction that may happen separately in the summer.

Social Impact:

The Rural Art Hub has nurtured a community by engaging in art through various experimental and playful means. The development looks to elevate this nurturing and to further provide a platform of growth particularly for the children who visit the Mothershippon. The Rural Art Hub has a focused mission towards sustainable living and finding creative solutions towards a better future, and we look to amplify this mission by focusing on how our interventions can have a lasting influence on sustainability through upcycling and adaptive interventions.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:52
We encourage the use of a wide range of mediums for the presentation of our design proposal. These are the main skills we possess, however we would encourage you to engage with the project from a personal level and create a proposal that is able to speak not only financial investors, but to the community that the project is catering to. Alternative mediums such as photography, painting, performances and other forms of expressions are encouraged to help create an engaging project that everyone enjoys.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:51
Meet our collaborators!

This was our initial meeting with Aaron, Sam and Nigel where we discussed who are Kingdom Life, who are we as students, and our collective goals for this MSA Live project. After meeting the group, we all found that our collaborators’ enthusiasm and energy was infectious, and we are super excited to work on this project together!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:49
March 13th

WEEK 2 timetable of the action weeks. We want to engage in lots of concept and design work to activate the neighbourhood!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:47
Action Plan -
To summarise our plan for the action weeks, we will be organising a site visit to engage with the young people from Gorse Hill Studios in the first week. We will be working with them on sketches/ collages to get an idea of what they imagine the garden space to be. Both the temporary and permanent proposals will be further developed after the site visit to adapt to their needs. We will then be working with computer softwares for general arrangement drawings and digital models. A physical model will also be built for the temporary prototype.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:41
Louise is a lecturer in Social Theology and Youth Work at NTC. She has over 20 years youth work experience working in church-based youth work and ministry. She is particularly interested in supporting and developing Christian youth workers and local churches through a range of training opportunities, and work closely with Nazarene pastors to enable them to meet their educational requirements for ordination through NTC. She can often be found wandering around ruins, graveyards, old churches, abbeys and monasteries, camera and notebook in hand.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:36
We are happy to introduce our collaborator, Katy, a senior consultant at Lexington, working to deliver stakeholder engagement, consultations and communications strategies for a range of property clients. She is a young professional with experience in the property, engineering, healthcare, and environment sectors.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:31
Name: Will Pelling
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: University of Kent
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Lumion, 3D Printing
Hobbies: Climbing, Camping & Football
Fun Fact: I love dogs! (Cats are nice too)
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:31
Name: Jiawen Qin
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: China, Qingdao University of Technology
Skills: Photoshop, Rhino, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Ai, InDesign, Enscape
Hobbies: Swimming, Cooking & Sleeping
Fun Fact: I love dogs!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:28
Name: Ei Ei Khaing
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate: University College Dublin
Skills: Revit, Sketch up, Rhino, Enscape, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Hobbies: Travelling, Photography, Reading, Movies & Drawing
Fun Fact: I love kittens!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:26
Name: Runquan Tan
Atelier: Infrastructure Space
Undergraduate: China, Nanchang University
Skills: Photoshop, Rhino, AutoCAD, Adobe Ai, Indesign, Enscape, VRay
Hobbies: Film Photography & Movies
Fun Fact: I love cats!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:24
Chuyue Jiang (James)

B.Arch in University of Sydney, Australia
M.Arch in Manchester School of Architecture, UK



Adobe suite

Passion about:
Architectural Theory, Art, Philosophy, Social Science, Post-humanism
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:23
Qipei Fang (Irene)

B.Arch in University of Sydney, Australia
M.Arch in Manchester School of Architecture, UK


Table Tennis

Adobe suite

Passion about:
Sustainable Design, Morphology Exploration, Portable Structure Design
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:22
Name: Sanjana Shome
Atelier: CPU [Ai]
Undergraduate: The University of Mumbai
Skills: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape, Lumion, Photoshop, InDesign, VRay
Hobbies: Travelling & Cooking
Fun Fact: I love dogs!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:19
Our fundamentals for this project! Don't worry , we've have got more in store , if you're willing to explore :) Say it . Ask it. Sorted!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:05
Here's our 1st tutorial with Anna ,our MSA Live tutor. We then liaise with Jonathan Atkinson our collaborator from Carbon
Co-Op to discuss expectations , supports , resources & our next plan of action
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:04
Name: Ali Al-Siwife
Role: Executive Administration
Course: Master of Architecture
Atelier: Complexity, Planning and Urbanism [CPU] Ai
Specialties: AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Lumion, V-ray, Adobe Creative Suite
Personal Intro: Hello, I live in London, where I did my year out at SGA a firm located in Belgravia. SGA focuses on mathematical principles that explore rhythm, pattern, and repetition, which links directly to my atelier. I studied at Huddersfield University for my undergrad and I am passionate about contemporary architecture.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:02
Hello , I'm Gwen !

I graduated from Mysore School of Architecture , India and I am currently in the Some Kind of Nature atelier. I like vernacular and sustainable approaches towards architecture and design and also really nedry about History of Architecture ! I do also like to read , run ,travel , swim and do a little bit of surfing sometimes .
Looking forward to meeting my new group mates and having a fun collaborative MSA Live !
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:01