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The final presentation was essential as it gave us a opportunity to receive crucial feedback which was given by the event leaders, David and Ed.

I found the whole event advantageous as it made me look how to design in a different way. Looking at ecological values and how we can improve them within architecture. Revolving the project around China Town brings culture into the concept also and is a great space in the city to study. In all an interesting event.
Posted 15 May 2014 17:33

With the feedback the group and I went away and drew up the developed design. The comments from the event leaders was valuable and helped us understand China Town more.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:06

With our idea in mind and a short amount of time we started to build a 3D model to easily convey our ideas.

Taking this proposal and our idea to tutorials we received great feedback with how to improve our design and to show more of our research to back up our concept
Posted 15 May 2014 15:01
06/05/2014 Presentation & Field Survey

David Hainley gave a presentation on the research him and his student from China had found. In all the research was about the effects of climate change upon China. Ways that the Chinese government tried to withstand climate change were impressive.

During the field survey I tried to take inspiration from the presentation and try and improve China Town in an ecological way. Admiring the restaurants and shops I noticed back streets that were full of litter. I noticed it was mainly food waist. Which can lead to rats. Therefore my group and I came up with a proposal of using the waste food as compost to create a park and soil to plant.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:59

Between the tutorial and last meet up we started to sketch up our proposal and work out problems with heights, transport of waste, run off etc.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:57
05/05/2014 Essay

To start the event I was given past lectures surrounding the subject of ecology within China. I was to study these and write a short abstract of what I thought about this notion. The texts given were informative as I did not know China was under such threat and the ways they were dealing with it. I have never solved architectural problems with an ecological technique. Therefore I was looking forward to gaining more information from the presentation and seeing how China Town could be improved.
Posted 13 May 2014 23:08