BArch student awarded RIBA Sir Norman Foster Travel Scholarship!

RIBA - Chloe LoaderWe are very excited to announce that Chloe Loader, Year 2 Bachelor of Architecture student has been awarded the RIBA Sir Norman Foster travel Scholarship!!

Foster + Partners announced today that  Chloe was awarded the 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, a yearly £7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and “research the future survival of our cities and communities”.

In her submission “Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South”, Chloe will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.

She’ll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Chloe will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.

As the global number of people living in informal settlements is expected to rise to 1.5 billion by 2020, a better understanding of these communities is crucial in the present, says Professor Glen Mills, who has studied informal settlements and is the Head of the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Lincoln. “They are not going to go away so, as planners, architects and engineers, we need to understand them and that’s why Chloe’s project is so relevant. Informal settlements are a part of our global future,” Mills said.

Jelly Buildings!

 

This week students were challenged to make a famous building out of Jelly. It was quite the messy event! Students from the whole school came to witness the wonderment! The idea behind the challenge was that students would each have to study a particular building, understand it in plan, section and three dimensions and document it. Students also had to make a model of the building and produce a mould using vacuum forming. The quick project got students working hard in the workshop and helped them become more familiar with the tools available to them! IMG_0441
Here are some examples!

 

 

 

Future Systems Selfridges building!
Future Systems Selfridges building!
A table of wobbly jelly buildings!
A table of wobbly jelly buildings!
FAT Architects - A House for Essex
FAT Architects – A House for Essex

 

 

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Vacuum forming!
Vacuum forming!

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2016 Degree Shows

This years Degree Shows for The School of Architecture and Design take place on Saturday 28th May – 10th June; 10am – 4pm; Including weekends!

There will be a private viewing for invited guests on Friday the 27th; 6pm – 9pm!degree_show_poster_A0

Courses Include:

BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Illustration 

BA (Hons) Interactive Design

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

BA (Hons) Product Design

BArch Architecture ( With Honours) 

MArch  Architecture 

Be great to see you all there!

 

 

 

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!

 

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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