Group 22

We are going to focus on re-designing and re-branding an existing café that will serve as an inclusive and accessible space, to welcome a multi-generational clientele. The Café is located in the New Covenant Church in Levenshulme and is integrated into the local community, serving as a linchpin where people meet and socialize. Cup of hope proposes that the re-design and re-branding of the café will help it to improve its local outreach and meet more people with its message of hope. Skills To represent our design intent for the interior space we want the students to create a 1:10 physical model. They will develop physical modeling techniques and digital modeling techniques incorporating an introduction to 3D printing. The students will also experiment with graphic design and participate in exercises in order to rebrand the café.

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Maria-Catrinel B / Ya F / James R / Ahmed Mohamed Reda Abdallah A / Yifan S / Zihao H

Name: Ya Fu
Atelier: Some Kind Of Nature
Undergraduate University: Beijing University of Technology
Hometown: Beijing,China
Software Skill: Rhino, Sketch Up, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
Posted 19 Mar 2023 20:33
Name: Ahmed Ali
Atelier: MAKING
Undergraduate university: Robert Gordon University
Software skill: Sketchup, 3DMax, Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Indesign, Lumion
Posted 19 Mar 2023 21:12
Name: Zihao Huang
Atelier: Making
Undergraduate University: University of San Francisco
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Software Skill: SU, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign,Enscape
Posted 19 Mar 2023 21:56
Name: Yifan Si
Atelier: Flux
Undergraduate University: Jilin Jianzhu University
Hometown: Jiangsu, China
Software Skill: Rhino,Maya, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign,Keyshot
Posted 21 Mar 2023 22:05
Name: James Rule
Atelier: Making
Undergraduate University: University of Liverpool
Hometown: Falmouth, United Kingdom
Software Skill: Rhino, Grasshopper, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
Posted 21 Mar 2023 22:31
The Cup of hope project is located in an old building in Levenshulme, Manchester. The building is furnished with old furniture and is quite cramped. A new design for these spaces is something that is needed.
Posted 22 Mar 2023 11:49
Meet our collaborator from the Highway Hope Charity!

Oje is a true science babe with a background in cell biology and an in Biomedical science. She moonlights as project manager for Highway Hope and loves it!
Posted 28 Mar 2023 18:58

The Cup of Hope team aims to explore a range of skills from model-making to graphic design, branding strategies, and everything in between, to successfully re-brand, re-design, and re-fresh the identity of the existing Highway Hope Charity cafe and gift shop spaces. Some of the softwares we would like to use to bring our design to life include, but are not limited to: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, and Photoshop.
Posted 28 Mar 2023 19:11
Highway Hope Charity is a non-profit social enterprise established in 2014. They are a social enterprise that transforms, empowers and support local residents within Levenshulme, Longsight and Gorton through a range of multipurpose cultural, social and learning activities .

They currently offer a wide range of services and activities that support over 300 local residents monthly including Food bank initiative and discount food shop, free community cafe, charity shop, supplementary education for all age groups and mental health support services amongst others.

They would like us to help transform their small cafe space and adjacent charity shop into a well-functioning, inclusive, revenue-generating, welcoming community space, through a total makeover and re-branding strategy that will help them to continue spreading their message of hope in the local community and beyond!

"At Highway Hope our mission is to transform lives through diligently serving our community."

Find out more about Highway Hope:
Posted 28 Mar 2023 20:32
Name: Maria-Catrinel Bosoi
Atelier: Continuity in Architecture
Undergraduate University: Manchester School of Architecture
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Software Skill: SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape
Posted 28 Mar 2023 20:34
Day one we met the new students and introduced them to the project. to start the MSA Live design project the students had a look precedents discover what they thought a coffee shop should look like
Posted 9 May 2023 22:59
In the afternoon we went down to the church and listened to a presentation by Pastor Ester about what the charity does and the expectations of the coffee shop.
Posted 9 May 2023 23:01
As a part of group 22's social out reach we plan to host an event that aims to increase the amount of people that are aware of the coffee shop . This event will show case all the work that the students have produced for The highway of hope.
Posted 9 May 2023 23:04
On day two we met in the Geoffrey Manton building and discussed the requirements that Esther (The church pastor) wanted for her cafe/classroom space based on our site visit in the previous day. We told the first and second year to students to work on the design for the cafe space, with emphasis on space-saving design as a key design feature as well as flexibility in design which would allow for the cafe room to be also used as a class room on certain occasions, as per the client's needs.
Posted 11 May 2023 04:58
Based on our discussions on how we were going to approach this design project, we decided to allocate different roles for the students in our group. One group was going to focus on the general planning process, another group was going to focus on modeling the site digitally, and another group was focusing on the design of the furniture, especially in relation to space saving design.
Posted 11 May 2023 05:02
Day three consisted of the three groups combining the concepts for planning, materiality, and furniture. We analysed precedents, conceptualised the desired outcome through hand sketching and digital collages, and progressed towards the final design.
Posted 12 May 2023 00:48
Through the design process, we looked at the existing space both in 3D, eye-level view, and in plan. We are approaching the stage where we can start populating both a 3D digital model and a physical model with final design decisions as we prepare to showcase our ideas to the public in week 2!
Posted 12 May 2023 01:05
On day 4, we started making the final decisions based on our design process discussions and work, as well as our site analysis and considerations for the client’s needs. We split up into two groups, where one group worked on the digital model and another group worked on the physical model. Our design decisions were starting to be implemented in both digital and physical form.
Posted 13 May 2023 02:02
This day marked the end of the first week of MSA live and we were able to make a lot of progress in terms of producing the necessary outputs for the exhibition event that is going to take place by the end of week 2. From day 4 onwards, it was mostly a matter of execution and implementation.
Posted 13 May 2023 02:03
On the fifth day, we split into three groups. The first group added colours and corresponding materials to the physical model. The second group designed the furniture in the cafe and printed it out with a 3D printer. The third group went to the church to measure the actual size of the venue and display boards, ready for the presentation and the results on Thursday.
Posted 15 May 2023 23:51
On the sixth day, we basically finished the groundwork for the physical model. The interior of the model has been further refined. Another group of students rendered the model and learned how to use enscape. In addition, we made raffle tickets and posters.
Posted 17 May 2023 15:47
On the seventh day, members of the group worked on interior renderings while others created tickets and printed them out. After completing this task, members determined the dimensions of the furniture based on the digital model.
Posted 17 May 2023 15:53
The members of march1 went to the store and selected the corresponding prizes corresponding to the raffle tickets. The rendering of the interior renderings is almost complete. Handmade furniture is being made by the members.
Posted 17 May 2023 15:56
The morning of the eighth day was devoted to the preparation of the exhibition.
1. Setting up the projector equipment.
2. Printing the relevant drawings and pasting them on the boards.
3. Bringing the finished pgysical model into the venue and taking photographs.
Posted 18 May 2023 22:37
In the afternoon of the eighth day, the exhibition was successfully held and members of March1 and BAs gave speeches to express what they had learnt during the event.
Posted 18 May 2023 22:41