Day 9: The installation has been moved into the Benzine courtyard - make sure you come and take a look! :)
Posted 30 Mar 2017 22:38
Day 9: A close up of the benches/changing rooms!
Posted 30 Mar 2017 22:36
Day 9: The pieces were moved and assembled on site - an amazing result! Well done Group 15, it's been a pleasure! :)
Posted 30 Mar 2017 22:31
Day 9: After clamping the boards in place, they were drilled and secured onto the frame, ready for erection.
Posted 30 Mar 2017 15:45
Day 9: Everyone got the chance to use tools that they perhaps hadn't been previously familiar with!
Posted 30 Mar 2017 15:31
Day 9: Today's focus was the assembly of the parts. First, the bench joints had to be cut and sanded, so the panels could be fixed onto the frame.
Posted 30 Mar 2017 15:27
Group 15 team photo showing off the timber ready to use as well as the super trendy bright MSA jackets!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 20:35
Finished image panels were then taken through to the workshop ready to be primed and painted for display to the public and to the rest of the school. Final assembly is imminent!
Posted 29 Mar 2017 20:33
After stencilling was complete on the panels, the team set about cutting them out completely in order to leave the outline behind ready for their attachment onto the framing systems.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 20:30
Laying out and preparing the panels to create the cut out concertina effect on them using printed stencils with the correct perspective view already in effect.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 20:28
Once all required components had be cut and lap joints completed, the assembly of the main structural frames could begin with all hands needed to sand, shape and assemble the pieces.
Posted 29 Mar 2017 20:22
During the afternoon, whilst half of the team were constructing, the other half were developing InDesign software skills, with mentors aiding with portfolio layout. The stencil of England '66 player, Geoff Hurst was printed and cut to use as a stencil tomorrow when jigsawing the boards.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:47
The first framing module worked out perfectly as planned and tested, with L joints meeting nicely..two more frame modules to go!
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:42
Spare material was used to make temporary benches whilst joints within the timber joists were cut to shape. Everyone got involved and showed good teamwork while breaking a sweat to get all the larger framing pieces cut
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:39
Construction commenced as the sun shined! The team began the day in the courtyard measuring and cutting out structural framework using handsaws, chisels, and sand paper. Concentration faces all around..
Posted 28 Mar 2017 17:36
The team worked very hard in the afternoon to resolve technical and physical issues that were identified earlier on in the day. Following a lot of sketching, modelling and problem solving the final solution and plan for tomorrow’s workshop day was discussed with the whole group.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:01
Exciting times as our materials had finally arrived on site in the afternoon!
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:52
At this morning’s session Sofia presented her MArch Portfolio to the first and second year students in order to share some tips on portfolio layout techniques and presentation skills.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:36
Following Friday’s presentations at which a final design was decided on, at todays morning session our guest tutor Colin advised on how to best construct the Relive’66 Pavilion.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:24
Day 5: In keeping with the group's themes of exercise & sport, we participated in a yoga taster session to end a successful first week.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 20:40
Day 5: And thanks to Stuart (MSA graduate) from SimpsonHaugh who was impressed with all presentations and the amount of work produced in less than 4 days.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 18:23
Day 5: Following deliberation, it was decided we would proceed to build Group 3's concertina board and bench idea which interacted with the existing football artwork in the column and which was inspired by the striking image of Geoff Hurst's volley for England's 3rd goal in the 1966 final (the one that clearly went over the line)
Posted 24 Mar 2017 18:19
Day 5: Following yesterday's reviews and after further refinement of their sheets, the three sub-groups confidently presented their ideas for the installation to Stuart from SimpsonHaugh and Eleanor from MMU Estates. It was great to see how much work had been produced in less than 3 days - be it sketch, model and digital - not to mention the convincing ideas behind all three. Well done to all who presented!
Posted 24 Mar 2017 18:09
We ended the day with a review of each group, to provide final feedback as a collective group, in preparation the final review on Day 5 - where the final idea will be selected for construction in Week2. Creativity flowing nicely!
Posted 23 Mar 2017 20:14
We started the day with discussions on architectural presentation and visual communication - today's focus was to implement these principles to produce a short portfolio per group. Individual and group tutorials over the day have started to develop promising outputs!
Posted 23 Mar 2017 19:58
Some of the maquette models and design sketches from todays workshop detailing the exploration of the site, its constraints and its potential.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 21:47
Final process of the day was to chat through the schemes and possible improvements for Friday's presentations. Students listening intently to the information and knowledge passed on by the 5th year mentors to improve the proposals and models.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 21:24
In order to provide inspiration on sheet layouts and presentation techniques, the 5th year mentors showed examples of previous work to the students ready for the production of portfolio sheets. Tomorrows session will utilise these examples shown to influence the students portfolio sheets ready for Friday's presentations to external Architects.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 21:17
Informal reviews during the afternoon presented the chance for helpful and important feedback from students and mentors on the models and the schemes ready for a final day of development tomorrow. Some great models and ideas on show throughout the day so credit must go to all students!
Posted 22 Mar 2017 21:12
The morning session began with further design development through the creation of small maquette models to explore the schemes at scale and within the site.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 21:07
We rounded up the day with informal crits presented by each team.
It was nice to see three very different and exciting proposals from our first and second years!
Posted 21 Mar 2017 20:20
As the design proposals developed, each team began to express initial thoughts on the assembly and structure of their installation ideas with the material palette available
Posted 21 Mar 2017 20:18
Another site visit allowed each group to engage with the site parameters and further develop their ideas as we can see from these action shots!
Posted 21 Mar 2017 20:12
The morning was spent developing ideas, which were communicated to the rest of Group 15. Other teams provided feedback for each idea presented to allow cross-team engagement.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 20:08
Following on from Day 1's visit to the National Football Museum, each group composed a collage of elements of the exhibition that particularly interested them. These were then used to drive their design proposals for the installation.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 20:03
The afternoon was spent visiting the 1966 World Cup Exhibition at the National Football Museum.This provided us with lots of historical background about the 50 year anniversary since England's 1966 World Cup triumph.
Posted 21 Mar 2017 00:08
Relive'66 Crew at the 1966 World Cup Exhibition, National Football Museum.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 23:54
The afternoon was spent visiting the 1966 World Cup Exhibition at the National Football Museum.
This provided us with lots of historical background about the 50th year anniversary since England won the World Cup in 1966.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 23:49
The morning ended with “show and tell” presentations at which each group explained their initial sketches, themes and inspirations for the Relive’66 installation.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 23:37
Following the site visit the team was split into groups of three and the rest of the morning was spent brainstorming, sketching ideas and researching precedents.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 23:33
Introductory site visit and discussion about the brief, outputs as well as fun and fit activities Group 15 has planned for the next 2 weeks.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 23:21
Here is the plan of action for the Events fortnight. On our first day (20th March) we shall meet in studio at 10am.
We hope you're all looking forward to a fit and fun end to the term!
Posted 8 Mar 2017 13:33
BALLS - You've seen the posters...
Group 15 wants your old sports balls to help make a sports installation.
Bring them in and drop them on the 6th floor of Benzie in the big red box bin - Don't be shy!
Posted 21 Feb 2017 11:36
Had a lovely time pitching our ideas to Year 1 + 2. Can't wait to get started!
Posted 16 Feb 2017 21:18
SUGDEN SPORTS CENTRE//
Exciting meetings and discussions with Marc Valentine (duty manager at SSC) have led us to book various activities for the body and mind during events week for our team. We aim to challenge ideas of the Architect in practice - is the best way to promote creativity sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end?
Through these scheduled activities, we stimulate a healthier wellbeing, stronger team bonds, and thus an increasingly optimised output.
Posted 15 Feb 2017 21:09
THIS IS NOT A BALL//
'This Is Not A Ball' (2014) is a documentary depicting two works of Brazillian artist Vik Muniz.
The notions presented through this medium truly capture the essence of our proposed intervention. By comparing sport, in this case football, to a universal language such as math, we are able to clearly realise the inclusivity of participation sport can bring.
The stories of two of his works, one in Rio de Janeiro favela, the other in Mexico City’s gargantuan Azteca Stadium, are depicted through a series of individual stories, touching on socio-political and historical issues that surround sport, and society on a wider scale. The ball therefore becomes a concept as well as an object.
'Relive' aims to encapsulate these issues in a similar way; through the use of recycled materials, methods of participation - channeled through sport. We propose to include sporting activities during the design process, to maintain a flow of creativity to maximum effect.
Posted 15 Feb 2017 20:54