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Posted 20 May 2014 23:34
The hat salvation ! It was a complicated procedure of balancing the lowering of the net and the removal of the hats. However, we dismantled the set within the hour and over 75% of the threads are still in tact !
Posted 20 May 2014 23:33
the mushrooms would then be hung from the final arch
Posted 20 May 2014 00:00
The planks were then nailed together and erected into an arch that stretched across a tree that stood in the middle
Posted 19 May 2014 23:58
The crates were broken into their individual planks and then had all nails removed
Posted 19 May 2014 23:56
We collected these wooden crates from different sites to use in order to build our installation
Posted 19 May 2014 23:47
Last Day: John Bridge from Croft Goode Architects comes in to give his thoughts on the final designs.
Posted 19 May 2014 20:15
Five points for core area's safety (sharing space) to make people feel comfortable.
Posted 19 May 2014 20:07
Day 6
We gave the final presentation for sale. Also, I thought I can do more consideration on the space using and the output can be improved lot with computer skill.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:58
Day 5
The team had a lecture about how to create useful space for people's need. The lecture was so useful for our topic which is sharing space. I used the ideas from the lecture to the team work and made the site have a good service to local people in output.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:55
After chose the site at the north of a primary school, the team started to discuss the new design for the site. We designed a sport area for the residence around and the students who study there. Also, the area was connected with other green spaces for sharing.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:50
Day 3
The team research the precedent together and consider which on is suit for the top and the site. It should related to the connection between local people and the site. How people can share the spaces of the site and use them positively.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:34
Sale site visit. We visit the site in sale to feel the local atmosphere and start to think about the top, which is "sharing space". Each number in our small team will do one part of the research about the top at home.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:29
Day 1
Levenshulme site visit, and do the research about the relationship and connection between the site and local people.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:20
Final Display
Posted 19 May 2014 18:41
Final Display
Posted 19 May 2014 18:40
Final Display
Posted 19 May 2014 18:40
Final Display
Posted 19 May 2014 18:40
Final Display
Posted 19 May 2014 18:39
Carmelite Monastery by Austin Smith Lord - even the gate is inspired by bricks!
Posted 19 May 2014 10:37
Our bricks - Calderstone Clarets. The technical details supplied by Ibstock
Posted 19 May 2014 10:31
Isometric drawings of brick bonds, taken from "Brick: A World History"
Posted 19 May 2014 10:28
We left the mushrooms aside to grow whilst the installation was to be built
Posted 19 May 2014 10:27
Decorative brickwork bonds - taken from "Architectural Brickwork"
Posted 19 May 2014 10:22
taken from "Architectural Brickwork"
Posted 19 May 2014 10:20
The final output.
Posted 19 May 2014 02:31
Our lantern looking weights.
Posted 19 May 2014 02:10
Film processing
Posted 19 May 2014 02:06
Posted 19 May 2014 02:05
AV store equipment pick up
Posted 19 May 2014 02:04
Forced to wear regulation footwear in the workshop.
Posted 19 May 2014 02:03
Relieve your tension!
Posted 19 May 2014 01:53
Finalising our hourglass logo
Posted 19 May 2014 01:50
Getting into the swing of things
Posted 19 May 2014 01:33
Day 1: after introducing ourselves to the group we began 10 minute bench with some brainstorming.
Posted 19 May 2014 01:18
At the final presentation, we had the opportunity to receive feedback from Mr. Edward Fox and Dr. David Haley. I found the event to be very interesting and challenging. We managed to identify issues in China Town and learned how to design in order to solve them.
Posted 18 May 2014 23:36
After presenting our idea to the 5th year mentors and receiving the feedback, we came out with a design and made a sketch up model of it. After the second review, we made small changes to the design, according to the suggestions we received (adding trees to exaggerate the vertical aspects of the park, voids to bring light into the dark car park space below, and correctly managing water drainage).
Posted 18 May 2014 23:20
Sketch up section of the proposition, including ramp.
Posted 18 May 2014 22:50
Sketch up section of the proposal, which shows the leveling. (car park and elevated garden)
Posted 18 May 2014 22:48
we planted the mushrooms in plastic bottles with coffee
Posted 18 May 2014 22:39
Save Withington Baths; Presentation day
Thank you to all the BA students for their great ideas and the effort they put into their proposals!
Posted 18 May 2014 15:01
Save Withington Baths Proposal 4: Withington Baths Cafe
Work by Oliver an Vicente
Posted 18 May 2014 14:38
Save Withington Baths Proposal 3: Withington Biospheric Baths
Work by Dylan, Yoon and Zana
Posted 18 May 2014 14:35
Save Withington Baths Proposal 2: Make the Baths Last
Work by Jack, Irsa and Fazal
Posted 18 May 2014 14:33
Save Withington Baths Proposal 1: Withington Treatment Centre
Work by Mashael, Diana and Monty
Posted 18 May 2014 14:30
While exploring the China Town, we noticed the lack of green spaces and the large amount of food waste from the restaurants. This determined us to propose a way to solve both issues, by building an elevated garden on top of an existing car park, with compost created from the food waste.
Posted 18 May 2014 13:47
Show time!
Posted 18 May 2014 13:29
Site prep and construction.
Posted 18 May 2014 13:28
Testing and production!
Posted 18 May 2014 13:25
Last day at the exhibition taking our shelters back.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:59
With our finished shelters we went to an exhibition space at Grumpy House to present our Mushroom House Shelter to the public.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:57
This is a sketch of one of the greenhouses, and the compost boxes in front of it. The greenhouses can be used for food growing for restaurants.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:53
Second attempt in making the shelter with a different fabric (PVC) which has worked well also when attaching it onto an umbrella.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:51
First attempt in making the shelter, which didn't work well with frangible, orange material.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:48
This is the plan of the car park, including the ramp for cars.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:44
The show was absolutely fantastic, we did not expect the installation to look so stunning in the end with the lighting, music and all happy dressed up people around it. It was a great experience, I am beyond grateful for being part of this project and meeting all these brilliant people. :)
Posted 18 May 2014 12:44
We went to Grumpy House in Salford, to look at some recycled fabrics and materials that we then could use for making our shelters.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:43
Meeting our Events group for the first time and going through initial ideas for Wearable Shelter project.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:39
This is the plan of the elevated garden, including the ramp for people.
Posted 18 May 2014 12:38
Mr. Edward Fox and Dr. David Haley gave us useful suggestions. For the future project development, all the groups could communicate after today's presentation, all their works put together could be amazing !
Posted 18 May 2014 11:37
Wonderful presentation of each group.
Posted 18 May 2014 11:33
Group efforts on the final day. Presentation of all our crews work collectively.
Posted 18 May 2014 03:49
Essay about China's urbanization and urban planning
Posted 18 May 2014 03:45
Ideas manifest through personal efforts
Posted 18 May 2014 03:42
Ideas and narratives established
Posted 18 May 2014 03:36
At the final day we presented the posters and a short film showing the process of constructing the farm.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:55
On Friday we cut open all the mushrooms to make them ready for hanging. Unfortunately, almost none of them grew and the coffee waste was still covered by a white mold, however it showed the process of the growth.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:52
On the day 5 we began building the farm, starting with disassembling the pallets. The weather was bad and it was raining most of the time. We managed to construct the skeleton of the dome and at the end of the day it already had a roof. From both sides we attached 'benches' which also worked as a support for the construction.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:51
We visited the Biospheric Foundation where Vincent Walsh explained the whole idea of using waste to grow plants and how his project works. He showed us the roof greenhouse and a chicken farm. After the general tour we also came by to his organic shop.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:47
Taking down the installation- rather tricky to salvage every hat.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:29
Show over, guests have dispersed, the end of the event.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:29
Ready, set, go. Fashion show about to begin... lets see if the hats stay up!
Posted 18 May 2014 01:27
We changed the idea of using the plastic crates and instead, we brought some wooden pallets from the nearest construction sites.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:03
The second day was focused on planting the seeds of three different types of Oyster mushrooms. We used plastic bottles, cans and plastic bags to layer the coffee waste and seeds in it. Now we just have to wait for them to grow!
Posted 18 May 2014 00:58
Over all it was a very unique event. Interacting with busy people on bus stops or trespassers to create awareness for a good cause was a different experience. The chance of getting not listened by people who are busy on the go was often, but the feeling when you receive a positive response, in fact a great compliment of this proposal made us feel happy. You get to learn by the body language of a person that he may be interested to talk or not. I thank my group mates for their hard work and contribution to make this event successful.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:58
On the final day we walked around to all of the sites and were given a short talk by each group to explain their work.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:58
The three swings were then attached to the bus stops. There was interest by people who waited at the bus stops and those sat on the buses who noticed the swings. We were asked about the swings by some people who walked by and the reaction was very positive.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:56
By leaving one swing with it's natural untouched surface, one with the smooth finish and another with a painted finish we could show the process of creating the swing by placing the three swings on three different bus stops next to each other. We used a bright blue colour to make the swing more visible and interesting to contrast the muted colours of the bus stop.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:53
DAY: 05 Urban Street Arts!
After completing the structure, we had tasked to beautify its looks by using the street art technique over its layout.
We contacted the street artist we met earlier for further support and within two days, we had beautifully painted the mainframe of the structure with abstracts and facts to urban gardening.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:51
The idea of the Mush Farm was to use coffee waste to grow Oyster mushrooms. The project was inspired by Vincent Walsh from the Biospheric Foundation. After the seeds are planted, they have to sty covered till the white mold appears, then the containers can be cut open to allow the mushrooms to grow.
The whole group has been divided into smaller groups to come up with the ideas and designs for the construction of the farm. After the morning of brainstorm, we presented everything to each other. Then we combined all of it together to create one design which will be brought to life using plastic crates from Tesco.
Posted 18 May 2014 00:51