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Group 24 { For Sale }

Sustainable community installation

Atelier: Landscape Architecture

Trip to sale. Exploring what a good neighbourhood should be like.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:03
Group meeting. Creating ideas for a new project in Sale.
Posted 14 May 2014 11:59
Discussing our idea with landscape architect
Posted 14 May 2014 11:54
Day 5: Presentation of Mark Murphy on 'Place and Thinking'.
Posted 13 May 2014 13:44
Day4: Creating first ideas for Sale.
Posted 13 May 2014 13:43
Our precedent for our site in Sale in which we're focussing on 'sharing spaces'. Our vision is to create an outdoor sports park that brings the current isolated community of Sale together.
Posted 12 May 2014 23:04
We did a site visit with Heather from Irwell Valley Housing and some of the local residents. This gave the students some ideas about the problems and key issues of the estate.
Posted 12 May 2014 18:19
We asked the students to produce one annotated drawing, highlighting some important features, emotions, ... they picked up during site visit. Artist Jan Rothuizen was given as a precedent.
Posted 12 May 2014 18:04
Lecture Mark Murphy on 'Place and Thinking'
Posted 12 May 2014 17:47
exploring design
Posted 12 May 2014 17:46
Group discussion on precedents Neighbourhoods
Posted 12 May 2014 17:45
Site Visit at Sale West
Posted 12 May 2014 17:45
Presentation in the community centre
Posted 12 May 2014 17:42
First sesstion

On 30th April we had our first meeting for event 24 For Sale. We were given the first task that was to locate a neighbourhood within Manchester, and to find out what makes it a good neighbourhood.
The site I have chosen was Hulme Park, located in Hulme, Manchester. The park provided path for jogging and cycling, and there were facilities for skating and stretching. Their was also a playground which was well used by children either living or studying nearby. The park was easily accessed by car and by foot, as it was bounded by roads.
Posted 12 May 2014 10:38
Day 4: We presented in groups today about some analysis on Sale community and finding some presidents that are related to the constraints and opportunities of Sale Community based on our topic "Growth and Development". After the presentation we were given a chance to find an area in Sale and started to transfer some opportunities that were seen in our presidents to the area. The president that we chose were the De Pijp in Amsterdam.
Posted 11 May 2014 23:51
Day 3: We had some lectures with Simon and Ellen about neighbourhoods in different parts of the world and then we started to discuss in groups about our feelings on pictures of different neighbourhoods and analyse the areas based on the topic "Growth and Development".
Posted 11 May 2014 23:43
Day 2: In session 2 we went on a visit to the Sale Community. We walked around the neighbourhood and got some information about the neighbourhood there during the site visit. After the site visit we started our presentation on task one.
Posted 11 May 2014 23:38
Day 1: The first task of our event is to find a neighbourhood and analyse whether the area is a good neighbourhood in terms of different of different aspect. I took a site visit of the Hulme park and analyse it with the relationship between landscape and architecture, and also its accessibility.
Posted 11 May 2014 23:33
Day 4: On day 4 we reviewed task 2. For task 2 I had to analyse 2 further neighbourhoods. The one pictured above is Hammaby Sjostad in Stockholm. The Goal of the area was to halve the environmental impact compared to a typical development built in the 1990s, to achieve this they focussed on creating great public transportation links to stop people using their cars. The whole neighbourhood is centred around the main transit corridors creating a focus for activity and commerce.
Posted 11 May 2014 21:00
Day 3: In our third session we looked into analysing different neighbourhoods around Europe. The picture I have included is of Poundbury in Dorchester. In Poundbury there is a small density and people are attracted to it because it is a lot cheaper than London. Poundbury has facilities so that you can work and live there and not have to commute. But, similar to Sale there is a lot of leftover, unused space.
Posted 11 May 2014 20:55
Day 2: Site visit to Sale. In Sale we saw a huge amount of wasted green space and car parks going completely unused that we could experiment with.
Posted 11 May 2014 20:46
Day 1:We were asked to analyse a neighbourhood in Manchester. I chose Fallowfield because I found it hard to analyse a neighbourhood without actually living or spending much time in it. I concluded Fallowfield had great facilities for what was needed in the area, but was not a good neighbourhood in the sense that different types of people such as students and families were kept quite seperate.
Posted 11 May 2014 20:36
Day 2: Site visit in Sale.
Posted 9 May 2014 10:24
Day1: Looking at a good neighborhood in Manchester. In my case one in Hulme close to MMU.
Posted 9 May 2014 10:23
It helped to create a 'Rothuizen' style image in order to analyse the site in a way in which bought together the experience from the site along with possibilities and limitations. It is focussed more on the community centre and the area surrounding as the space is the most thought about in the community.
Posted 8 May 2014 21:27
After visiting the site, some analysis and research was necessary to help understand the site and the possibilities it holds. The Urban Hybrid Housing Project is one that looks at cheap housing that focusses on pedestrianised areas with green spaces while also being affordable.
Posted 8 May 2014 21:25
A drawing from the second task we were assigned to do, a 'Routhuizen' map analysis showing the main areas of Sale and explaining their meaning. Bringing together mapping and experiences from the site, the drawing`s purpose is to express the opportunities and constraints the site offers.
Posted 8 May 2014 19:37
Sale West features an abundance of large landscaping areas with little to no functionality and a plethora of car parks that exceed the number spaces needed to facilitate the needs of the inhabitants. The area desperately needs some intervention to help provide some necessary functionality to the vast space they have.
Posted 8 May 2014 18:59
When questioning the principles that form a good neighbourhood, the idea of a centralised location lends itself well into the argument. Grove Village, although relatively small, seems to have incorporated this idea well in the community.
Posted 8 May 2014 18:34
First ideas about landscape arrangements in Sale.
Posted 8 May 2014 11:50
A modern suburban housing estate on the rural-urban fringe of Wilmslow. Note how every house has a unique style in terms of its architecture; something which much of Sale fails to achieve.
Posted 7 May 2014 23:18
By installing large scale canvases in the parks of Sale, we can give the residents a chance to change their area. The drawings can be constantly changing and the community will be brought together.
Posted 7 May 2014 16:07
The Northern Quarter looks like a gallery, in itself. Maybe we could turn Sale into one, as well.
Posted 7 May 2014 15:58