Delighted to be back in the studio and teaching face-to-face. Since the start of terms, students have completed 3 projects and are currently working towards the portfolio submission in January.
We started the term with an elevation project, asking students to complete an existing street scene, while considering scale, material and construction. Student had a choice of 6 different site offering a range of challenges. The responses were varied and often thoughtful and considered.
The second project was our one week film project, beginning to explore the relationship between architecture and film, while also investigating the atmosphere of a specific building. Students worked in groups of 4 to produce 90 second films.
Our third design project was in collaboration with Dr Daveed Chow and the Environmental Design Module (ARCH211). Working across 8 different climate zones, students are designing a range of buildings that respond to environment, topography and landscape, while combing knowledge from their lecture based course with studio design.
Alongside our core studio teaching, staff have organised various extracurricular activities to support student learning and offer an opportunity for broad architectural experiences.
Hanan Barakat led students through the Williamson’s tunnels, which are also being investigated by the Heritage Related Design Studio in BA3.
Peter Farrall sailed with a group across the Mersey and discussed “the city and its heritage” (in between renditions of Gerry and the Pacemakers).
Phil Owen discussed the different facades of our pubs during a walking tour from the Lion on Tithebarn to the Grapes on Roscoe street … via 22 public house … elevations.
To support the elevation project and encourage working with models, Niall O’Hare hosted a workshop.