Well, it’s now December and getting to the crunch end of term so the studio is lively with deadlines looming next week.
Last Friday, year 2 had a review (by request!) of the models we have been using to explore our Urban strategies in Cieszyn, Poland. As part of a detailed masterplan we are looking at an area of around 23Ha to the North-East the city with models ranging from 1:5000 – 1:500 scale.
Looking forward to seeing revised versions and even more models next Friday, Good luck everyone!
Year 1′s works were up! It was a good opportunities for each group to look and know what others doing and their progress. Keep moving on until the final!
Last weeks Year 2 reviews showed some good beginnings and great ideas emerging. It was a good chance to stand back and reflect on our progress and encouraging to see the projects progressing and diverging. With almost 3 weeks to go there’s lots to consider, not least a clear and coherent final presentation.
Good luck to 1st Years with their Millbay and Plymouth Urban Strategy reviews tomorrow on the second floor gallery!
For the morning sessions, we invited a school to join our workshop. The kids were asked to draw on the paper provided what they want on Millbay. They were very proactive and drew on the paper with lots of ideas. While during the evening, we had community charrette in KARST. The discussions with the communities were great and they shared their opinions and ideas on the future development at Millbay.
Check out today’s Herald newspaper! We are featured for the studio relocation at Millbay! Visit us now! The public design workshop is starting soon at 5pm to 7pm. Drop by to have a chat and free coffee/tea!
We are divided into groups to collect site information including Imageability, Townscape and Usage, In-betweens, Streetscape and materiality, Photographic / film survey, People diversity lifestyles and Others. Group members are meeting up today to do our own research.
The works are up!
Groups meeting in the early morning…
Talk with the local residents..
Guess what? We found local vinegar factory near Royal William Yard
Security staff from Royal William Yard
Morning session: Meeting with the project Architect for the master plan and discuss on the Millbay site.
Afternoon session: Shumacher College Transition economics students visit. We had a really interesting workshop with Schumacher College economics students with loads of great ideas for the site (and alternative development models) and some nice sketches produced.
The Stonehouse Action visit us in the gallery who are very interested in what we are doing and discussed the issues around the palace theatre. Some of us able to get into the palace theatre on a special tour.
Discussion with the architect
Briefing from Simon Bradbury..
Discussion of the Millbay site
Sketches from the workshop
Morning session: ARCH 409 Urban Theories and Methodologies class is held in KARST gallery. Students are separated into groups for the urban studies on Stonehouse. We are meeting at KARST gallery at 10am for Stonehouse ‘field trip’. Before heading to site walk, students from each group are meeting with their tutor to have initial discussion on the urban studies and methodologies to be used on the site. Each group presents on their studies and observations after the walk. The outcomes of today initial site urban study are beneficial and interesting because every group has different research on Stonehouse. Students are encouraged to visit the site at several timing for more detail and accurate surveys on the specific research.
Group discussion with each tutor before heading to Stonehouse
Site study and survey with the tutor..
Sharing the ideas and observations from the site..
Each group presents on their initial ideas and studies on the Stonehouse after site walk
The timetable for tomorrow is as following:
Friday 25th October
10am – 5pm Studio day (students to prepare propositions for evening Charrette)
5pm – 7pm Community Charrette
Tommorrow is the last day Year 1 at the KARST gallery. It is not too late! Feel free to visit us tomorrow for more details and information on what the happenings there!