Hello! My name is Patricia Mock Gris, but everyone calls me Pati. I'm from Panama and I'm doing the MA of Architecture and Adaptive Reuse. I did my undergraduate degree in Panama and worked for a couple of years before I decided to come to Manchester and do a masters.
This project excites me because, architecture aside, it’s about human interactions and the communication between our group (that I love) and the community.
If anyone talks to me for more than 30 minutes will probably hear me mentioning that I love boxing and that is one of my favorite hobbies for releasing stress! I enjoy playing piano and watching Desperate Housewives over and over again.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 17:59
Discussion with Ross and Lisa @ Life Leisure

31/01/24. After the site visit, we sat down with Ross and Lisa in the Life Leisure Centre to discuss their goals and aspirations for the project. A fun fact about this Leisure Centre is that since the moment it opened it has had an “abnormal” behaviour because it is always used by different members of the community. During the discussion we all concluded that the objective of this project is simple, we need to encourage the community to be more active and our job is to come up with ways to do so. We discussed the audio walks and how that could happen, and we came up with the idea of maybe creating a point system to encourage people to make the walks. The site visit and this meeting gave us a starting point for the project, we can now start actively thinking about the possibilities for Brinnington.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:06
MSA Live Action Week Day 2

We started the day by reviewing the mood boards and precedents that the team came up with. They brought ideas for modular furniture, landscape design, dog parks and a site analysis of Brinnington. They were all very good!
Posted 9 May 2024 12:59
MSA Live Action Week Day 2

The team got divided in two groups: audio walks and landscape design.

The audio walk team will be developing the website and the audio tours during Action Week. We did a site analysis of Brinnington, a map of green spaces, an urban latency map, a photo mosaic, and historical research.

The landscape design team will design proposals for park entrances, modular furniture for the different parks and street signs for Brinnington. We did sketches of modular furniture to add in some empty green spaces and ideas for the park entrances. After lunch, we started to 3D model the modular furniture in SketchUp.
Posted 9 May 2024 13:13
MSA Live Action Week Day 3

The audio walk team continued to work on the site analysis. We also started prepping the material and files for model making. The plan for next week is to create a physical model with the audio tours, so the preparation of the data is very important at this stage.

The landscape design team continued to work on the modular furniture and the entrances to the park. We also came up with ideas for the physical signs for the audio walks and for the city. Today we´ve made great progress! Some graphics are ready for the final presentation!
Posted 10 May 2024 12:57
MSA Live Action Week Day 5

The audio walks team created the audio walk map. We used the aesthetic of the existing Brinnington maps to make the map cohesive with the existing ones. We also worked on the 2D and 3D physical signs for the audio maps and street signs and rendered the park interventions.

We created a model making team today! We worked in the B15 workshop to create the 1:1 street sign and the audio walks physical map. For the audio walk map we laser cut the landscape and put the map together. We identify the stops in the map and created the paths with nails and string.
Posted 14 May 2024 15:21
MSA Live Action Week Day 6

Today the model making team finished the audio walks physical model and we took pictures of it in the B15 Photo Studio. We added the audio walk post point numbers and the location of the Life Leisure Complex!

Meanwhile, the design team kept working on the design and renders for the park entrances and the logos for the city signs that we are proposing.

The audio for the audio walks was recorded! And we began to add it to the website.
Posted 15 May 2024 12:42
MSA Live Action Week Day 6

We launched the website! Still a work in progress but is visible for anyone that wants to check it. The QR code will lead you to it, but you can also visit the website at www.bamaudiowalk.com
Posted 15 May 2024 12:43
MSA Live Action Week Day 7

Today is the last working day!

We are going to Brinnington tomorrow to exhibit everything that we have been working on, so today we are focusing on the final details.

We finished the audios and the gallery on the website. It is finally done and ready to be used!

We also finished the park entrance and signs renders and printed them for the exhibition.
Posted 16 May 2024 19:14