Group 38
STITICHING NELSON'S SPIRIT

The project’s set within the town of Nelson and embeds itself around the theme of re-imagining Nelson’s lost Viaduct. The space is currently an open and underused space that has the potential to act as a “Celebrational Gateway”, stitching the town centre and the residential area together. In Collaboration with In-Situ, we will be working through a variety of design proposals, taking inspiration from Nelson’s previously thriving cotton industry, and celebrating its diverse multi-cultural community. Through small-scale, low-tech interventions, we will be investigating how architecture can provide a platform for people to come together, meet, use, and have fun.

Chloe C / Sherifa Mohammed D K / Shalom Aureole B / Wei Jie O / Oliver T

Meeting with collaborators from In-Situ in Nelson town centre on 05/02/24.

Calum Bayne, programme and practice co-ordinator at In-Situ educated the group on the history of the town centre and it's challenges facing it's vitality and economic success.

Zehra Aziz, previous practicing architect and current artist in residence at In-Situ, also accompanied the group on this site visit and provided insight for potential ways of development and thinking.

Together with Calum and Zehra in a local cafe, the group discussed personal positionings within the theme of regeneration, initial ideas and reference projects for the next steps of re-activating the Nelson viaduct.
Posted 17 Feb 2024 12:32
The group had a meeting on the 15 of February to discuss the design concept and the required outputs. In this meeting we discussed the site visit we had last week and started drawing some initial sketches, we had a talk about the materials we are thinking of using, we also considered reflecting the historical aspect of textile industry in Nelson on our design and we have an idea on how to incorporate that in the design, which will be taken further throughout the design process.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 16:27
Hey! I’m Ollie

I am from Guernsey. I did my undergrad at the University of Plymouth and have taken the last three years out working in a small RIBA Awards nominated design-led practice. I am passionate about all things architecture and always looking how I can improve my graphic communication throughout. I have a wide range of transferable skills in Revit, Sketch-up, the Adobe Suite and Enscape which I’d be happy to share with you! This year I have been part of PRAXXIS Atelier.

Outside of architecture I love watching sports, playing football and going out with friends.

Moving forward, I am excited to meet all of you and collaborate on this exciting community-based project.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 18:19
Name: Sherifa Khawaji.
Program: MA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse.
Undergraduate: Interior Design.
Architectural interest: sustainable design, adaptive reuse.
Arch Skills: AutoCad, Revit, Enscape, 3d max, InDesign.
Hi there! I'm Sherifa an interior designer currently pursuing a master's in adaptive reuse. With a background in teaching and practical design experience, I'm passionate about sustainability and innovative solutions. I love traveling and pottery making, and I'm excited to bring my diverse skills to our project. Let's make something amazing together!
Posted 11 Mar 2024 18:27
Hello ! I'm Chloe

I'm from Belfast and have spent the past 2 years working in Manchester for TODD Architects. I studied my undergrad back home at Queen's University Belfast but decided to move across the water to try something new.

I'm an MArch student and part of the Flux atelier which investigates how play can re-imagine our cities. It's been really interesting to explore different elements of play with some experimental lab work and free thinking. Hopefully some of it can translate into the conceptual stages for Stitching Nelsons Spirit!

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone that will be involved in our group- it'll be a fun 2 weeks.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 19:15
Hello! I am Shalom.

I was born and raised in India. I earned my bachelor's degree at the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning and then practised as a junior architect for two years, predominantly working on bespoke residential projects.

I'm an MArch student currently in atelier SKN. I am very passionate about nature and community-based projects. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of eco-friendly technologies and methods. The Nelson Viaduct is a fantastic opportunity for me to explore my interests, and I look forward to contributing to this amazing project.

Apart from architecture, I enjoy immersing myself in books, sketching, discovering new music, playing the violin and indulging in occasional gaming sessions.

I am looking forward to collaborating with everyone! Let's have a great time and learn along the way!
Posted 11 Mar 2024 22:52
Hey there, I'm Wei Jie!

Originally hailing from Malaysia, I embarked on my academic journey at Bristol University, earning my degree before diving into the professional realm back home and in Singapore. For a while now, I've been honing my craft in various architectural settings, soaking up experiences along the way. Currently, I'm thrilled to be part of the MArch 1 Infra team, eagerly awaiting our next project.

Looking ahead, I'm pumped to meet everyone and dive into this exciting community-based project together!
Posted 12 Mar 2024 21:49