Group 10

“It is where good people meet and where friendships old & new are formed over a drink, music & social shindigs” - The Carlton Club The Carlton Club is a long running social club that welcomes a diverse range of members and aims to improve the lives of their local community through the variety of activities available. From live music and art exhibitions to gardening and exercise classes, the club has something to offer for everyone. However, the club also has considerable accessibility issues, due to the age of the building, the different floor levels and the underutilised first floor. In collaboration with our student-led team, this project will explore potential design options for new community spaces on the first floor and disabled access solutions for the ground and first floors. We will be working closely with the members of The Carlton Club to gain feedback based on user opinions and experiences, which will help us to develop our design proposals into an output that can be used by the club for future contractor quotes and funding bids. Throughout the workshop, students will develop their skills in physical and digital model making, teamwork, iterative sketching, Adobe softwares, as well as client presentations and planning application drawings. Join us in accessing all areas of The Carlton Club!

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Diana C / Megan H / Yixuan Y / Hongxi Y

Our Site: Carlton Club

The Carlton Club is located in the M16 area and hosts a range of events, from live performances and club nights to art classes and gardening activities. It is a place 'where good people meet, and friendships, old and new, are formed over drinks, music, and social shindigs.'

The Carlton Club boasts an expansive outdoor green space, one of the largest within the area. Local members, along with visiting members, come together to form a vibrant community.

As part of the project, our collaborators aim to create a more inclusive environment with improved access.
Posted 27 Feb 2024 12:27
Diana Cernooka
MArch Year 1
Atelier: Infrastructure Space

I completed my Undergraduate studies at MSA and participated in MSA Live in 2022, which I really enjoyed. Within architecture I am predominantly interested in small scale residential projects and interventions like that of the Carlton Club. My enthusiasm lies in creating drawings, collages and sketch models manually.

Skills: Hand-drawing, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, InDesign, AutoCAD, Lumion, Fusion 360, 3D Printing
Posted 27 Feb 2024 12:31
Yixuan Yang
Adaptive Reuse Year 1

I graduated from Hunan Institute of Science and Technology in China and majored in the protection of historical buildings. During my undergraduate year, I finished the design of a community centre in Zhang Guying village, Hunan province. I am very interested in the design and protection of community buildings which unite the surrounding residents such as Carton Club.

Skills: Sketch Up, AutoCAD, Indesign, Lumion, Photoshop
Posted 27 Feb 2024 13:42
Megan Hague
MArch Year 1
Atelier: Continuity

I completed my undergraduate at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and my final project focused on innovative material reuse and collaborative design processes. After graduating I spent two years working at a small-scale practice in London, working on contemporary residential refurbishments and extensions. I contributed to planning applications, tender packages and client-contractor meetings. I am interested in community based projects, and so I am looking forward to working together with The Carlton Club!

Skills: Rhino, Illustrator, Indesign, Model-making, Detailing, Sketching, Research
Posted 27 Feb 2024 14:39
Hongxi Yu
MArch Year 1
Atelier: Infrastructure Space

I completed my undergraduate at Shenyang Jianzhu University (SJZU) and had a Bachelor of Architecture degree after practicing in China. I am interested in community architecture and multi-functional space design. I am looking forward to working with the Carlton Club.

Skills: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Indesign, Lumion, Enscape

Posted 27 Feb 2024 18:39
Carlton Club Live: A weekend Visit

This past weekend, our team revisited the Carlton Club to witness its lively atmosphere.

Employing a serial vision methodology, we meticulously documented the journey from the Club's exterior to interior, with a specific focus on the process of access.

During our observation, we had the unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the casual setting and truly feel part of the community that thrives within the walls of Carlton Club!
Posted 11 Mar 2024 12:26
Action Week: Preparation

After laying the groundwork with our Action Plan, we've now embarked on crafting the essential components for Action Plan week in May!

We're excited to share a sneak peek into our progress: a digital model showcasing the remarkable three-quarter turn staircase element at Carlton Club.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 21:03
Week 01 Day 01

On the first day, we got to know each other and briefly discussed experiences about accessibility in architectural design. We presented relevant information about the Carlton Club and its accessibility challenges. We then began familiarising ourselves with the site through digital and physical modelmaking.
Posted 7 May 2024 21:41
Week 01 Day 02

Today we have briefly introduced students to regulations and looked at the possible design solutions in relation to accessibility. After getting familiar with the client’s brief, everyone was separated into a mix of different year groups and began to generate their design ideas through sketching, tracing and modelmaking.
Posted 8 May 2024 21:11
Week 01 Day 03

Students have continued developing their initial ideas into proposals for the upcoming review in Carlton Club. We gave some useful tips and tutorials on laying out the presentation pages and creating an interactive presentation with buttons to layer their design outputs. We are all looking forward to the presentation on Friday, where their hard work and creative access solutions will be shared with Carton Club members!
Posted 10 May 2024 11:43
Week 01 Day 04

Today was Presentations Day with our collaborators! It was an exciting opportunity for us to share their initial accessibility proposals and receive valuable feedback for improvement. Throughout the process, we and the participants engaged in dialogues on accessibility and inclusivity, highlighting a collective dedication to innovation and equitable design principles.
Posted 11 May 2024 19:34
Site Visit

During the site visit, everyone had an opportunity to fully experience the vibrant community of the Carlton Club and its unique challenges of accessibility and inclusivity. This encounter allowed us to understand the users' day-to-day realities and the dynamics of the club operations. By observing the club’s members in action and engaging with the surrounding environment, we gained a better understanding of the Carton Club’s circulation journeys and reflected on their initial proposals.
Posted 11 May 2024 19:35
Week 02 Day 01

We continued to develop our proposals based on the feedback from the Carlton Club participants. In groups, students delved into the intricate dimensions of accessibility, learning how to work according to building standards using the regulations checklist we provided. In addition, we delivered an informative presentation showcasing planning resolved application drawings and engaged in thoughtful discussions regarding our experiences in architectural practice.
Posted 13 May 2024 16:52
Week 02 Day 02

Today, we explored innovative approaches to enhance the students’ accessibility proposals by considering the visual impact of their designs. By examining the provided precedents, students began to gain an understanding of a range of ways accessibility devices can be integrated in a way that is sympathetic towards the heritage and landscape. Subsequently, students initiated their analysis of the Carlton Club heritage and landscape elements through sketches, collages, and annotations. The overall process aims to inspire us to create access routes that are both functional and aesthetically appealing, focusing on the user’s experience and inclusivity.
Posted 14 May 2024 20:53
Week 02 Day 03

At the beginning of today’s session, everyone began to plan and create visuals of their final accessibility proposals in groups. We guided the students through this process, exploring various 3D visualisation methods together. Given the students’ keen interest in learning rendering techniques, we conducted a rendering software tutorial in the Computer Room this afternoon. In the meantime, we also began organising the students’ Week 1 proposal development work in the report.
Posted 15 May 2024 19:48
Week 02 Day 04

We are making significant progress on the final visuals for our accessibility proposals. As a group, we are very excited about bringing our proposals to life, as we aim for the visuals to demonstrate how our ideas integrate with the existing environment and members of Carlton Club, enhancing its inclusivity.
Posted 16 May 2024 20:08
Week 02 Day 05

On our final action day, we dedicated ourselves to finalising our proposals and refining the details before the hand-in. As a group, we reflected on the past two action weeks which were an insightful journey of learning about accessibility in architectural design. This experience has broadened our knowledge about inclusivity and highlighted the social impact our proposals can make within the Carlton Club. We are looking forward to publishing our work and sharing it with our collaborators!
Posted 17 May 2024 17:55