Five points for core area's safety (sharing space) to make people feel comfortable.
Posted 19 May 2014 20:07
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
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
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
Levenshulme site visit, and do the research about the relationship and connection between the site and local people.
Posted 19 May 2014 19:20
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
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
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
In the last session we delivered our final presentation to everyone. The presentation was successful. Our proposal had got some positive feedback which was inspiring. The other three groups' presentations were very inspiring and impressive to us. After all the hard work, we were treated some delicious cakes to celebrate the succeed of this event we have all anticipated in.
Posted 17 May 2014 23:26
The finalized plan of our proposal. We decided to make the most of the space obtained after removing all the fences, and make them into semi-community spaces where residents living around the spaces own them.
Posted 17 May 2014 23:18
Diagrams we made while brainstorming for our proposal.
Posted 17 May 2014 23:14
We decided to focus on a small street in Sale, where there was tall fences on two sides of it. We wanted to remove all the fences in order to maximize the community space.
Posted 17 May 2014 23:12
In the second session we visited the Sale community centre. We walked around the site where we will be focusing on in later tasks. After that, we each delivered a presentation of our chosen neighbourhood to people from Sale. We were also split into groups of four to work together on future tasks. The task of my group was to focus on social cohesion. We need to find precedents that fit within our theme and analyse the constraints and opportunities of implementing these within the Sale estate.
Posted 17 May 2014 23:01
We gave a presentation on our proposal to Sale west to the residents and it is nice to hear what people who use the space think about our idea, to create a sport centre with basketball court, tennis court, skating court and running running. And this drew to a delighted end for the event.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:56
We looked at 6 different precedents in groups and analyse the site with different topics. The topic for our group is "sharing in space" which is about the enclosure and exposure of the site and the elements that make people feel safe to use the site. This exercise allowed us to think more about how architects can create cosy spaces for people.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:29
Day 6: We had our presentation on our proposal in Sale today with the person in charge in Sale community. Our proposal is about developing a space that can bring people together and invent an area where they can fully utilise their skills.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:08
I looked at precedent Fillmore Park in San Francisco, US and analysed the area in terms of sharing in space and how to interpret those elements into Sale.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:07
Day 5: Today we met with a Landscape architecture in the morning and talked about our proposal on Sale. In the afternoon, we had a nice lecturer lecturing us on topic about place.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:05
visualisation of the final proposal
Posted 17 May 2014 00:04
We had a lecture with an architect about how to create spaces in people's needs. It was a really great lecture as he gave us an idea of the process of designing a space and he made it really simple to understand. I think it is very helpful and I will use these techniques for my studio projects.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:01
After a presentation of the analysis of Sale and precedents, we started to plan out what are we going to do with the area. We chose the site with a large empty green space near a primary school and our idea is to create a sport area for residents in order to gather people in this area.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:00
Site visit to Sale West. We had a quick tour around the area to feel the atmosphere around the society. It is a very peaceful area and there are lots of greens and gardening which I think they make the area very comfortable to live in.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:58
Site visit to Hulme Park. A practice of analysing a site about the relationship between the site and the residents and the opportunities in the site.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:58
Summer Visual of the sports center
Posted 16 May 2014 23:20
Axonometric Drawing of our sports center
Posted 16 May 2014 23:01
Draft plan of our sports center
Posted 16 May 2014 23:00
Precedent: Ginko Eco Neighbourhood. Really clever design- building shaped so that sound would echo through.
Posted 16 May 2014 22:57
Allotment in Sale West neighbourhood
Posted 16 May 2014 22:50
Site visit to Sale
Posted 16 May 2014 22:48
Last day and last output- designing a new area for Sale. Converting an empty unused space to one great scheme.
Posted 16 May 2014 20:58
Day 6: During our final session we presented our final ideas to the rest of the groups, landscape architects and residents of Sale. We also listened to the rest of the groups ideas which I felt helped greatly with any further projects we go on to do.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:46
Day 6: Final presentation
Posted 16 May 2014 19:34
Our idea for Sale.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:31
Listening to every group's proposal was interesting for all of us. The locals were certainly very much inspired.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:29
Today we presented a collection of our ideas to residents from Sale. We proposed ways in which we could create semi-public spaces, used by everyone.
Posted 16 May 2014 19:26
Free hot drinks after the visit and presentation. The canteen/gathering area gives a countryside and home-like feelings to visitors.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:27
Posted 16 May 2014 18:23
Short notes and a sketch during visit at Sale community about an area with high congregation and vandalism due to lack of cctv, excess amount of parking lot, and sociability of residents that share gardens and residents with private gardens.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:08
Quick sketch during the visit at Sale community on the basic materials of the local housing, which is pretty much just the ordinary style with bricks and glass.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:04
Quick sketch during the visit of Sale community showing the orchards and a garden.
Posted 16 May 2014 18:01
An open gym to encourage more social interaction but gives an opposite impact due to the unattractive design according to the residents.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:57
Visited Sale towards the end of the first week. This is a picture that I took outside the tram station. My friends and I had to ask for directions but people were all very helpful and friendly which gives a great impression of the town to us.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:55
At the beginning of understanding the idea of neighborhood, we had to analyze images that are given in groups, in terms of sustainability of infrastructure such as drainage systems, ecological structures, relationship between car-pedestrians, environmental impact and use of materiald
Posted 16 May 2014 17:47
We were split in groups at the beginning of the project and each group is assigned with a topic. Our ideas of the project focus on the principle of sustainability. We chose this site out of the whole community to base our proposal on. This is because it contains a large green space with only 1 cctv in the centre which allows lots of vandalisms and crimes from young people. Also the alleyways provide the opportunity for people to run off when they get caught.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:17
This is a sketch of the existing alleyway in Sale west community, where we visited on the first week of event, to gain more understanding towards the site as well as the term neighborhood.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:10
(final proposal) This is a perspective that shows the distribution of pavements and defensing plants in front of the houses to increase privacy.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:06
This shows our proposal of changing the distribution of greenland and pavements. There are two seating areas for friendly congregations as well as to increase the sense of safety for people to hang out due to the existing amount of vandalism and crimes. Pavements are well connected and provide a more park-like design.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:03
(final proposal) This is the perspective of the seating area with shelter of our proposal. The seating area sits in the middle of a large green land, which allows residents to interact and gives a more pleasant environment to the area. It also shows the idea of crazy paving instead of ordinary paving method. Yellow is used instead of green to create a more friendly image.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:57
The overall analysis of the area that depicts the opportunities of green space and unnecessary carparks and the constrains of houses with tall fences
Posted 16 May 2014 16:09
site visit: at Sale, there are lots of alleyways and tall fences. The use of the core area is very limited
Posted 16 May 2014 16:01
The map of the site shows some of our initial thoughts and ideas towards the site. Indicating some of the ideas, the map shows: the idea for botanical cladding along fences and houses that do not overlook the site, a 'yellow brick road' concept whereby altering the pathway and unifying the site then it will attract more residents to the site and seating spaces that allow for social interaction.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:19
The theme throughout our task is social cohesion. We identified public area, semi public area and private area to look at the relationships
Posted 16 May 2014 15:11
Initial idea of plan of our chosen area
Posted 16 May 2014 14:55
Following our presentation today, feedback indicated that our overall design proposals were great however, a couple of points mentioned was that firstly,we could of had an overall introduction explaining the sites opportunities and constraints and secondly, more photos could of been used to support our plans.
Posted 16 May 2014 14:39
Last day: Summer and Winter Visual - This picture shows what it is like being in one of the semi public spot we suggested
Posted 16 May 2014 14:29
The axonometric focuses on a subdivision of the site, it shows the relationship between one of the alleyway/entrances to the site. The intention behind the design was to make a friendlier, more aesthetically pleasing passage between the residential section and the site.
Posted 16 May 2014 14:15
First task of the project was to analyse what a good neighbourhood is. I chose Cambridge in Cambridgeshire for this task. Having to live there in the past, its easier to give analysis
Posted 16 May 2014 13:58
Sun is a privilege here, so rain also affects the site in it`s own way.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:47
A plan view of the chosen site showing the main area of interest. The main park and the shops, the gardening centre, the children playground and the pavilion.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:42
Our final design proposals after making several changed to our concept plans. Furthermore, trees and paths have been re-positioned and the running track now extends further into the estate.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:38
A piece of the final presentation showing the transformed car park which is now a fully fledged park. The transformation of the existing Community center into a pedestrian-friendly environment.
Posted 16 May 2014 01:13
Final design proposal for client presentation tomorrow. Through simplification of the path network we created nodes which act as areas for community activities/facilities. Tensile shelters will make these spaces usable all year round
Posted 15 May 2014 23:10
Starting the finishing pieces, the materials and contours of the project are coming together.
Posted 15 May 2014 21:41
The image presents the process for the final output, showing how some of the major locations were planned before the finishing touches.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:18
An axo explaining how private gardens will be turned into semi-public spaces to bring the neighbours together.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:47
An updated concept plan after expanding our site beyond the original site boundary.
Posted 15 May 2014 11:45
Design proposal for alleyway treatment. "Yellow Brick Road" effect - stylised and distinctive aesthetic makes the route instantly recognisable and makes way finding around the estate easier
Posted 14 May 2014 14:43
Initial conceptual designs for nodes and alleyway treatment. These comprise the major interventions into the site
Posted 14 May 2014 14:36
Site analysis - pedestrian traffic routes into and through the site. Identifying primary route(s) and secondary or contributory routes. This helped when designing the new path layout
Posted 14 May 2014 14:27
Usage diagram for our chosen site in Sale West. This the biggest green space in the estate and is situated centrally. It currently has very little use other than as a commenting route connecting the estate from North to South.
Posted 14 May 2014 14:27
Photos from the site visit to Sale West estate. Expansive open green spaces punctuate the dense housing. Anti-soicial behaviour is a major issue and causes a knock on effect, halting progression of other community projects
Posted 14 May 2014 14:10
After a group tutorial with the landscape architect Paul Gray, we realised that our outdoor sports park shouldn't just be confined within the site boundaries but rather expand into the estate, in an attempt to 'draw' people in.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:51
Understanding how to create different efficient ideas
Posted 14 May 2014 12:07
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