Meet our collaborator from the Highway Hope Charity!
Oje is a true science babe with a background in cell biology and an M.sc 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."
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 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!