Year 2 Architecture – End of year crits!

Yesterday we had a day of year two crits and here is a small selection of some of the work! We were impressed by the level of exploration and resolution in the projects! There were a number of different briefs exploring notions of edge, gallery, historical context and a live competition brief. Well done students and tutors! There was a good mix of models, visualisation, hand drawing, and good architectural drawing standards all used to further describe ideas and explore and test ideas! IMG_7373 IMG_7374 IMG_7375 IMG_7376 IMG_7379 IMG_7380 IMG_7381 IMG_7382 IMG_7383 IMG_7384 IMG_7385 IMG_7386 IMG_7387 IMG_7388 IMG_7389 IMG_7392 IMG_7393 IMG_7394 IMG_7395

Year 2 Scothern Village Hall Live project exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Lorna Lovatt was awarded the £200 for her project voted by Scothern community for the live project for Scothern Village Hall. I would like to thank and congratulate studio tutor Harry Foley who worked with the studio group and the selected students who exhibited their proposals. Thanks for getting the team together and putting on such a professional exhibition of work.

The exhibition was a great success with over 120 people from the village who came and judged the work. Feedback from the Scothern community were that they were incredibly impressed by the standard of work and the students professionalism and their ability to talk about their projects. The students have had great insight into real community engagement.

Linda Durance from Scothern initially made contact and approached the Bachelor of Architecture team. Thank you Linda! The future for Scothern Village Hall is that by 2020 they will have the funding to build and have said that the work of students has been incredibly helpful in seeing what is possible!

Well done team! The Year 2 Architecture students that exhibited were: Lorna Lovatt, Tom Camm, Joe Maguire, Billie Jordan, Charlotte McEwan, Emily Williams, Isaac Timson and George Simms

visualisation of the steps that open out from the interior onto the sports pitches
visualisation of the steps that open out from the interior onto the sports pitches
Front elevation onto the road
Front elevation onto the road
Interior visualisation
Interior visualisation
Interior visualisation
Interior visualisation
Lorna Lovatt receiving a big cheque from architect Stephen Palmer
Lorna Lovatt receiving a big cheque from architect Stephen Palmer
Isaac using his model to explain his design. Good work Isaac!
Isaac using his model to explain his design. Good work Isaac!
Billie explaining his work to a local!
Billie explaining his work to a local!
Community!
Community!
A busy day at Scothern Village Hall!
A busy day at Scothern Village Hall!

 

RIBA East Midlands Student Award Winner – Daniel Orford!

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Orford has won the RIBA East Midlands Student Awards for his Master of Architecture project titled ‘Hedonistic Pleasurescape’ in Blackpool. He will receive the award on the 27th of April at the RIBA Awards!

This project explores the hedonistic environments, which are prevalent at the edge between the physical and natural. In understanding the complexity of spatial augmentation in operation we can begin to re-establish and create a landscape that celebrates hedonism and the carnivalesque within society. This project explores the British seaside as a place of leisure and frivolity, allowing people to escape from the everyday normality. These liminal spaces once at the heart of the society have become increasingly dissected and sanitised by the regulated modern culture.

To see the project in more detail check it out here! http://www.presidentsmedals.com/Project_Details.aspx?id=3703 

Studio tutor Ms. Barbara Griffin.

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Architecture Applicant open day!

On the 12th of March we held our annual applicant open day with great success and very interesting outcomes! The workshop was to build large scale models using the narrative of Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, a series of essays that describe imagined cities, thin cities, cities and the dead, cities and the sky… We also used Charles and Ray Eames House of Cards as a structural methodology so the project required the applicants to also consider structure! A perfect combination of concept, narrative and construction!

Barbara Griffin, programme leader speaking to applicants

 

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One of the applicant teams!
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Suspended city! Innovative response to the Invisible Cities brief!
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Model making!
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Paper mountains

 

Workshop time!

Year 1 students have been working hard again in the workshop, carving out their casts to prepare in exploring them as architectural spaces through themes such as light, scale, colour and composition. The workshop is a great facility for the architecture students and staff. We have all the equipment students need to work with a multitude of materials. Traditional timber working saws, sanders and cnc equipment, alongside high tech laser cutters and 3D printers to name just a few! We also have a fantastic casting suite as well as print making facilities and the Maker Lab situated in the East wing of the architecture and design building. Here are some pictures of the workshop and work in progress!

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The high tech end of the workshop with 3D printers and laser cutters.
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Model making in progress
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McCartney Cruz modelling his workshop attire!
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A city of casts coming together!
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Precision work

MAKE+ Design Charrette

Last week Year 2 Architecture students worked as teams for our first design charrette MAKE+. The brief was to design a transportable pavilion for the campus. We are aiming to prototype and build with students moving forwards! The winners, Team 6 were Edward Buttifant, Zujia Zhao, Lauren Gabbitas, George Gardner, Ashlea Mason, Ellie Stinson, Tom Brunyard. Everybody involved did a fantastic job and we were very impressed by the high level work and really importantly also impressed by the positive and productive team work!

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Students building buildings!

Year 3/5 Architecture Studio get involved with building a building! We all love donning a bit of high viz! Andy Earls studio helped put up a temporary theatre for the Paines Plough company. There’s a very lightweight geodesic dome framework with a weatherproofing cover. Then inside is a circular stage and rings of seats made of interlocking plywood sections with a free-standing  canopy which holds the lighting. Great experience for our students to get their hands into building making!

 

 

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Lets Pecha Kucha Year 1

We had an absolutely fabulous day today with year 1 architecture! Pecha kucha (quick timed presentations) on 20th century greats! Corb, Meis, Leonidov, Archigram and more! Tasty treats from Elika Nakamura – Sushi and sake, green tea and mochi! The architects of tomorrow spoke so eloquently about architectonic language, composition, political context, materiality, architectural theory, art movements and did us tutors very proud! Keep up the good work!pecha kucha1 pecha kucha2 pecha kucha5pecha kucha3 pecha kucha4