Name: Kyriaki Piera
Course: Master of Architecture (MArch 1)

This is my first year in Manchester. After completing my Bachelor's degree in Sheffield, I worked for 9 months as a Part 1 architectural assistant in Cyprus. I am interested in expanding my knowledge of sustainable practices within the field, and I particularly enjoy working with natural materials.
Hobby/interest: I love traveling, hiking, and to play the flute
Skills: AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, SketchUp, Model-Making
Posted 11 Mar 2024 13:33
Day 1
Introduction & Research

MSA Live has begun! BA1 and BA2 students have now joined us, and we started working on our action weeks plan. We began the day by getting to know each other better and explaining the project's agenda and what we aim to achieve. Later, students have split into two subgroups, each tasked with researching the history and socio-cultural aspects of the Manchester Town Hall.
Posted 8 May 2024 16:36
Day 3
Adaptive Reuse Development

Thursday morning was dedicated to the significance of Adaptive Reuse architecture projects. The day began with Mahdiar Nezam delivering a presentation on the Haft Paykar Boutique Hotel in Iran, explaining the project's Adaptive Reuse planning process. Following this, Jovan Jankovic shared his MArch 1 final adaptive reuse project, providing a student's perspective on the process. Later in the day, BA1 and BA2 students presented their progress and engaged in working on the strategies they learned from the morning presentations.
Posted 13 May 2024 12:52
Day 3
Introduction to SketchUp

In the afternoon, BA1 and BA2 students followed a SketchUp tutorial led by Jovan Jankovic. During this session, students learned the basics of SketchUp and modeled the space required for the project. The final 3D model is essential for the development and final drawings of the project.
Posted 13 May 2024 14:59
Day 4
Introduction to LookX AI

BA1 and BA2 students spent the day working on their ideas using AI. The SketchUp model served as a foundation in LookX AI, where students experimented with various prompts, drawing inspiration, and refining their design concepts.
Posted 13 May 2024 15:15
Day 5
Physical Models

Today was all about hands-on work with physical models! BA1 and BA2 students delved into exploring their designs by creating models, refining the interior layouts, and experimenting with various furnishings. It was an exciting day filled with creativity and iterative design processes.
Posted 13 May 2024 16:34
Day 6
Physical Models

Today, the BA1 and BA2 students continued their work on the physical models started yesterday. Here's a glimpse of one proposal: a gallery showcasing the work of emerging artists from Manchester.
Posted 14 May 2024 16:04
Day 7
Design for Final Outputs

The team has been making progress with the development of their final drawings, while the Master students have been working towards the final presentation.
Posted 15 May 2024 16:44
Day 8
Design for Final Outputs

Master students are working hard in creating the final booklet!

Posted 17 May 2024 13:43
Day 9
Its Breakfast time!

After two hard-working weeks of action, we have organised a big breakfast at MTC to celebrate everyone's hard work and dedication. It was really exciting to meet all the Bachelor students and work on this project together!

Good job eveyone!
Posted 17 May 2024 13:54