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Afshin K // Thomas K // Karina AE // Amelia D

The is the other side of the finished room. The lighting that we chose allows for a softer light when the main fluorescent lights are off.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:11
Karina is really busy with Film editing.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:11
Painting the bench, Tadiwa and Billal has done a brilliant
Posted 10 May 2017 12:10
This is the finished room. We used the dark grey as an accent colour for the doors and the pipes. The light grey was used for the display wall, where the display boards where replaced by a series of cork boards, and for the wooden panelling around the room. The white paint was used for the remaining walls. The benches were placed under the projector but are movable making the space flexible for a variation of uses.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:08
Some shots of the painting team. Several coasts were needed to disguise the old yellow colour from the walls but the finished job looks really good.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:04
Room is Done !!! Karina, Amelia and Thomas quite happy with the result.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:03
After building the benches, we decided to paint them with a Dark Oak Woodstain.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:03
Next to prepare the room for the first stage of refurbishment through painting the walls and doors, we masking taped sections of the room. We chose to paint the room in a series of three colours; a white, light grey and dark grey.
Posted 10 May 2017 12:01
Colour samples for the Church! We went with a neutral grey and white colour scheme, so that the new paint job didn't clash with the green floor. We chose a white and light grey for the walls to make the room seem lighter, and accented this with a dark grey to pick out the doors and other key features.
Posted 10 May 2017 11:55
This is the room before we started to paint the walls. We first prepped the room by removing the existing display boards, the projector and fairy lights that were placed around the room. We then covered the floor with sheets to protect the flooring.
Posted 10 May 2017 11:53
Ash shared his workshop skills with the students.
Task: benches
Posted 10 May 2017 11:45
The final design scheme focused on a once again using the blackboard paint and also a table that could fold up to form a picture frame. This table unfortunately had to be omitted, as we wouldn't have time to construct it.
Posted 10 May 2017 11:35
Group 2 came up with the cork-board display walls in combination with blackboard parts. The students presented more design solutions that would be explored by the church in a later stage. Amazing work- thank you, guys!
Posted 10 May 2017 11:32
Group 1: Great ideas, wood and brownish colours as inspiration. The lightning installation is an easy and smart solution to the lightning problems occurring in the room.
Posted 10 May 2017 11:29
Before building the bench, we had a design session.
1st and 2nd year did fantastic with designing the bench - key aims - practice, sturdy and beautiful.
Posted 10 May 2017 10:40 The draft video is up!
Posted 31 Mar 2017 09:47
The Bench Team hard work has paid off, Benches are ready.. Only painting is left ...
Posted 29 Mar 2017 09:10
Astrid and Tianmo hands on tools, From Draftswoman to Craftswoman. They start to cut plywood to clad the benches
Posted 29 Mar 2017 09:09
Billal and Solomon; These two are ahead of the other team to finish the frame.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 09:05
Theo and Tadiwa; A sense of Craftsmanship. Finishing framework of one of the benches
Posted 29 Mar 2017 09:04
The students had great ideas in preparation for the actual presentation.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 12:39
Going back in time. The students presented their projects in front of Gareth and got some feedback on the buildability and the client's preferences. It was a success.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 11:49
The bench is ready for tomorrow's final work.. Astrid and Tianmo be ready for Cladding time
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:55
Testing Time; Billal testing the structural stability of the bench, Tadiwa is a surveyor at heart ...
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:53
The first bench frame is done.. Splendid
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:51
Billal and Tadiwa are into it... The ladder frame taking shape
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:49
Karina, Tianmo and Astrid are preparing and planning for tomorrow's plywood cutting....
Posted 27 Mar 2017 18:03
MMU Wood Workshop; instruction by Billy to Tadiwa and Billal on assembling the bench ...
Posted 27 Mar 2017 18:00
3D model; structure of the bench done by Theo and Tadiwa
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:57
Desining the bench, precedent
Posted 27 Mar 2017 17:56
Yesterday the students presented to our client, Gareth, at St Phillip's Church. The presentations went very well and Gareth was impressed with all of the proposed ideas. We have decided to combine elements from all three groups. These consist of: painting and lighting, a display wall and seating.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 12:31
We started the day by splitting the students into three groups in order to develop concepts for the rehabilitation of the multipurpose room, which were later communicated through informal crits. The students had some great ideas, which will further developed during the third day, so we could be prepared to present them to Gareth on Thursday.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 11:19
Great ideas by 1st and 2nd year students. Colour Scheme Time....
Posted 22 Mar 2017 11:11
Students presenting their initial ideas... Splendid
Posted 22 Mar 2017 11:10
A pinterest board has been created to showcase and share a range of precedents which illustrate the type of designs that could be incorporated into the room at the church.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 11:04
Breaking Down the Rigidity.....Framing
Posted 21 Mar 2017 10:44
Plan and Elevations of the Room; drawn in CAD
Posted 21 Mar 2017 10:42
The Flexi-furb Brief to Kick things off, looking forward to a fun day of designing tomorrow, 513 at 10am.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 21:49
Our first event meeting started with introduction from Gareth. He showed us around while inspiring us with the story of the church. This was followed by Risk Assessment, room measures and some initial sketches. A great start to events 2017!
Posted 20 Mar 2017 19:22
Here is the Session Plan for the two weeks, detailing the times and places we will be meeting and what we plan to do on each day.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 10:01
HI all,

As I told most of you at Ladder training, we will be meeting at 10.30am, at our collaborator St. Phillips Church. The Address 2 Wilton Pl, Salford M3 6FR, it is either a half an hour walk from campus, or the Number 50 bus stops right outside. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Posted 19 Mar 2017 13:02
I've just been informed Ladder training has been moved to Thursday. Same time, same place, just on Thursday. Looking forward to meeting you all then.
Posted 14 Mar 2017 14:33
Just a reminder that Ladder training for Group 2 is at 1.30pm tomorrow. We need you all to attend in order for us to construct your designs in the second week. It will be really nice to see you all there, and there will be a bit of time to discuss the plan for the project after.
Posted 14 Mar 2017 12:16
A Photo From our meeting last week with Rvd Gareth Robinson the Vicar of St. Phillips Salford. We've finalised the last few details and it's shaping up to be an exciting 2 week project.

We'll be kicking things off at 10.30 on the 20th of March, at St. Philips Salford 2 Wilton Pl, Salford M3 6FR, so please meet us there to kick things off!
Posted 9 Mar 2017 17:39
This photograph shows Gareth telling us about the display boards that are on the walls of the room which are used by the community groups. The design of the room will need to incorporate a way of displaying the groups work and information in a more efficient way.
Posted 16 Feb 2017 13:52
Here is our updated events poster with an updated brief. Looking forward to working with St. Phillips to refurbish one of their community rooms!
Posted 16 Feb 2017 11:09
Thinking about Felixible/Multi-purpose furnitures ....
Posted 13 Feb 2017 22:11
St Philips Church Visits_Meeting with Gareth #1 13.12.2017

We discussed the potential rehabilitation of a space within the church that accommodates church meetings, art meetings and mother-children groups. Gareth explained what is needed in the space and we managed to discuss the funding for the renovation. Hence, all of our design decisions will be based on cost estimating to bring understanding of construction budgeting.

We are excited for what is coming next!
Posted 10 Feb 2017 17:50
Space-Kraft, St. Phillips Salford. Creating a Community Space in a Grade II* Listed.
Posted 8 Nov 2016 15:48