Group 05
ECO-EXPO LYMM HALL

Our site is the grounds of the grade II* listed Lymm Hall in Warrington. The brief is to design and visualize a new-build bothy within an existing berry orchard. The grounds were originally designed by the distinguished landscape architect – Edward Kemp, and incorporate a listed moat, icehouse and historic cock-fighting pits. As well as the bothy we aim to produce a series of conceptual designs that re-imagine and adapt these other unique spaces. Our client Ecospheric, who’s offices are located within Lymm Hall, are one of the UK's leading sustainability consultancies in developing low carbon solutions for retrofitting. They would like our conceptual schemes to incorporate cutting-edge sustainability technologies and strategies. Their ambition is that these designs can act as an exhibition of sustainable technologies that will stimulate conversation within the local and wider community on how we can re-imagine our built environment whilst delivering on the UK’s future zero carbon ambitions.

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Amira Batrisyia Binti RA / Nurliyana Amiratulafiqah Binti K / Hugo L / Samuel W / Rhiannon W / Jiaqi Z

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
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:54
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
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: 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: 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
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:34
Atelier: Some Kind of Nature

Undergraduate University: Loughborough University

Skills: Rhino, Sketchup, Autocad, Revit, Adobe Suite

Hobbies: Photography, Basketball, Skiing

Project Thoughts: To collaborate with a leading consultancy partner in adaptive reuse, utilising passive and active principles to realise a sucessful sustainable design vision!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:39
Atelier: PRAXXIS

Undergraduate University: Oxford Brookes University

Skills: Rhino 3D, Adobe Suite, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Sketching, Model-making

Hobbies: Art & Design, Exercise & Mindfulness

Project Thoughts: I look forward to working within the beautiful setting of Lymm Hall, to create fun and conceptual design responses to the sustainability projects on offer.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:43
DESIGN SPRINT – After meeting the team and conducting a team building exercise, we ran a design sprint, to gather initial sketch ideas for the four different mini projects. From this we were able to recognize themes and conceptual ideas for the next stage.
Posted 10 May 2023 17:51
INITIAL IDEAS – The students chose which mini project they wanted to work on and we split into mini groups to discuss potential initial ideas and the sustainable technologies that could be implemented. Conceptual diagrams were produced for each mini project which were presented to the whole group for comment.
Posted 16 May 2023 14:52
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT; sustainable research, looking into sustainable research system and concepts for each individual Installation.
Embodied carbon material, resource form and utilise on-site. Scale sketches and concept design and surrounding context, materiality pallet strategies. Looking into building regulations for the bothy house.
Posted 16 May 2023 15:21
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT; sustainable research, looking into sustainable research system and concepts for each individual Installation.
Embodied carbon material, resource form and utilise on-site. Scale sketches and concept design and surrounding context, materiality pallet strategies. Looking into building regulations for the bothy house.
Posted 16 May 2023 15:35
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT; The group split into mini projects to develop the initial design proposed that were proposed on day 2. Some worked in section to resolve relationships between water and land, some created conceptual collages and others began creating CAD models and topography analysis.
Posted 16 May 2023 16:55
PRESENTATION PREP; Forward to the review with the client tomorrow morning, each group collated their work so far into InDesign document for presentation. As a team we grouped together for our daily progress review at the end of the day and prepared an agenda for the meeting, ensuring that there is a cohesive design narrative across all mini projects.
Posted 19 May 2023 11:39
Design Collage Ideas for Cockpit Fighting!
Posted 19 May 2023 11:53
ONLINE-MEETING WITH THE COLLABORATORS, Ecospheric.
Posted 19 May 2023 12:18
Posted 19 May 2023 12:56
POST-CLIENT MEETING; We reflected on the comments from the clients during the design review on Friday, making any suggested adjustments and undertaking additional research.
Posted 19 May 2023 13:22
CONSTRUCTION RESOLVE; We further developed out design by moving into 3D, exploring structural and material strategies and aesthetic finishes. This was presented to the group in an end of day review, where we also discussed suitable final outputs for each mini project and ensured everybody was on track for the submission deadline.
Posted 19 May 2023 13:50
3D DEVELOPMENT; The day started with CAD tutorials within each mini team on any skills needed to further develop the designs in 3D. We worked collaboratively to help decide on which views and styles would work best to represent the designs in the final outputs.
Posted 19 May 2023 13:58
Bothy House 3D Development using Rhino Software.
Posted 19 May 2023 14:57
DESIGN REVIEW; Most of the group spent the day in the CAD lab working into their chosen final outputs on rhino, photoshop and AutoCAD. Drafts of final renders and drawings were presented in a mini design review to the whole team in the studio at the end of the day where we gave each other feedback on presentation and style.
Posted 19 May 2023 14:59
Moat 3D Development using Rhino Software.
Posted 19 May 2023 15:11
ALMOST THERE; Final changes were made to renders and outputs and we started laying out the publication for submission. Some members of the group moved off their mini projects and collaborated in the design of a masterplan, that incorporated each of the for mini projects into one final drawing.
Posted 19 May 2023 15:17
3D ISOMETRIC VIEWS for 4 mini projects; Bothy House, Moat, Cockpit Fighting and Tennis Court.
Posted 19 May 2023 15:46
MOAT ANALYSIS
Posted 19 May 2023 16:00
FINAL DAY! The team worked together to merge the mini projects into the final submission document, ensuring that the publication followed a cohesive narrative and all questions of the brief were answered. Final finishing touches were made to the group masterplan.
Posted 19 May 2023 17:14
ECO-EXPO signing out!
Posted 19 May 2023 19:41