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Group 17 Furniture Shed

We aim to run a workshop on building a shed using reusable materials from the centre, mostly pallets and plastic sheets. The design was planned during our research method course, we plan to build it in the centre for their future use. // Download Poster

Pei L // Rou C // Yuansui L // Wan L // Ashif S

Thank you Leo, the lecture is helpful.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:11
The exhibition day
Posted 1 May 2018 22:59
The walls are under construction
Posted 1 May 2018 22:57
Day 10//

Taking #Groupphoto at the end of the event. Mission complete! Thanks to everyone in Group 17 and those who supported us during the event.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:29
DAY 10//
Marysia giving a short speech at the end of the exhibition. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the welcome centre for having us and also for keeping us fed during the duration of the event! :)
Posted 1 May 2018 22:22
DAY 10//
Marysia engaging with the study model we have on display as you can see the study model was part of the show. She love it so much!
Posted 1 May 2018 22:21
Day 10//
Leo giving an opening speech at the event. We had the people around the welcome centre and the community visiting the exhibition. We also had great conversations with the community and some engineers.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:21
Day 10//
Set up for the exhibition at 2pm! We are all very excited.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:20
Day 9//

Final touch with the shed today! Students pull up the wall system and jointed them into the floor.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:11
Day 9//

Tightening the walls of the Shed.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:04
Day 9//

The half build Furniture Shed.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:03
Day 9//

Putting up the wall panels by undergraduates.
Posted 1 May 2018 17:23
Video in the making!
What I realise is photographer wil not appear in the video. Additional skill learnt for making video.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 01:31
Day 9//

Posters are printed and we are ready for the exhibition at Wai Yin Welcome Center!
Posted 29 Apr 2018 22:36
Day 8//

#Exhibition poster 4 _Construction on site
Posted 28 Apr 2018 14:49
Day 8//

#Exhibition poster 3 _ Construction manual, material list and scalability
Posted 28 Apr 2018 00:10
Day 8//

#Exhibition poster 2 _ Model making workshop
Posted 28 Apr 2018 00:08
Day 8//

#Exhibition poster 1 _ Design brief
Posted 28 Apr 2018 00:07
Day 8//

Sneak peak of the Furniture Shed model.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 23:41
Day 8//

The final touch for Furniture Shed model making.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 23:40
Day 8//

Furniture Shed Construction Manual for coming week exhibition checked!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 23:39
End of the of the rainy day wall is done. Juniors!!!!! dedication to next level.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 23:25
The wall with the roof frame is ON
Posted 27 Apr 2018 23:21
Day 7//

- Poster compilation
#PosterLayout #Sketches
Posted 27 Apr 2018 01:02
Day 7//

- Poster compilation & Construction manual refinement
Juniors learnt how to use Illustrator and InDesign by producing posters and the construction manual.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 01:01
Day 7//

- Poster compilation
What an efficient day today! A team of students started to produce some posters for the exhibition in Waiyin Centre next week. Skills
Posted 27 Apr 2018 00:54
Furniture Shed Go - Go - Go!
Posted 26 Apr 2018 23:48
Furniture Shed in the making.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 22:48
Day 6//
Details of the base, the connections in beween with flat plates and also the securing of plastic sheets.
We are very proud with what we have so far! It has been a very humbling experience.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:35
Day 6//
Finally done with the base! We were very happy with it. We're experimenting with the plastic sheet for waterproofing,
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:34
Day 6//
It has been raining quite heavily for the past few days. We actually made a shade so we could work while it rained without getting drenched. Dismantaling the pallets are also super hard work! We had to asked for advice from the experienced volunteers from the welcome centre, and they've been nothing but kind with their knowledge.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:33
Day 5//
Continuing with assembling the floor today. Learning more and more each day!
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:29
DAY 5//
MORE materials needed for our installation in the making :)
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:27
DAY 4 //
NON-STOP going on!
Assembling the base up!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:40
DAY 4 //
Works continue for building up the base :)
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:39
DAY 4 //
GIRLS are not weak!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:39
DAY 4 //
The first and important step is the setting out for our base! AND we learnt something new on how to dismantle pallet in the most easiest way!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:39
DAY 4 //
The MSA students with the staff and patrons on their first day on site in Cheetham Hill Welcome Centre. Introduced our site and it has been great to see everyone working together and getting to know each other.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:39
Posted 22 Apr 2018 23:40
Hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for the coming Weeks! Check out our updated Events schedule and get prepared for the exciting weeks!
Posted 22 Apr 2018 23:38
Day 3//
Here we have the 3x3 pallet shed in 1:20 scale. We have another 2, which is 2x2 and 6x3 pallet shed. Onwards to 1:1 scale! We're all pretty excited for it.
Posted 22 Apr 2018 23:35
Day 3//
We've completed our three study model to understand the scalability of the shed. The next activity would be experimenting on the shed itself!
Posted 22 Apr 2018 23:34
DAY 2 //
Productive day - You've got to work and have fun at the same time! One more step nearer to the big day!
Posted 20 Apr 2018 00:53
DAY 2 //
Sunny and warm morning, thanks Mark for delivering our material to the site :)
Posted 20 Apr 2018 00:53
The team has been split into 4 for the coming weeks!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 22:01
DAY 1 //
Joint session with Group 23, with a quick introduction to Prefiguration architecture by Dr Leandro Minuchin and an introduction to WaiYin Welcome Centre by Mark, followed by an introduction to the Event Week. Thanks to all for turning up! Looking forward for the next day.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 21:58
We've already reserved hard hats, safety gloves, safety goggles and high vis vest for you for the coming week on site!

As we are taking on manual labour so please do remember to wear suitable clothing and steel toe cap boots for on-site construction. Please do wear comfortable and warm clothing as you will be working outdoors. For boys and girls with long hair, do remember to bring hair ties to keep your hair out of the way.
Posted 17 Apr 2018 18:34
Name | Ashif Shafi
Atelier | Isr
Experience | Murali architects, Chennai
Posted 21 Mar 2018 22:08
Hi beautiful folks!
Here we have our session plan for the events week, with an exhibition at the end of the week.
If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them. Just contact us through our FB group! (Link has been sent to you via email a few weeks ago!)
Posted 20 Mar 2018 23:34
Name | PeiYin Loi (JESS)
Atelier | Qed
Experience | Bio-Architecture Formosana, Taiwan.
KPK Architects Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

Bio | I'm from Malaysia and completed my undergraduate degree at Manchester School of Architecture in 2016. A tropical country city girl who loves travelling. I believe that "Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves"- Euripides. During my year out, that is the reason I chose to work in Taiwan half year and work in Malaysia for another half year. I experienced both different country's culture and architecture :)
Posted 20 Mar 2018 23:15
Name | Yuansui Ling
Atelier | CiA
Experience | Meng Architects, Shenzhen
Bio | I知 Karis. I知 from China and completed my undergraduate degree at Manchester School of Architecture in 2016. I知 interested in architecture conservation and things between culture and architecture. During my year out, I went back to China and I致e worked on cultural architecture projects and also have experience with healthcare projects. Aside from architecture, I love music, travelling and I wish I could visit every corner of this earth someday.
Posted 20 Mar 2018 19:23
Name | Wan Chyin Lim
Atelier | qed.
Experience | Swan & Maclaren

Bio | I'm from Malaysia. A tropical country girl in love with food and travel. I believe that architecture is not for the rich and always interested in helping the society with a better living environment. Welcome to the event team and let's help out with our community!
Posted 20 Mar 2018 15:48
Name | RouAnn Chen
Atelier | QED
Experience | ZLG Design
CKPM Project Management
John Koh Architects (Malaysia)

Bio | I知 from a tropical country called Malaysia. My hobby includes cooking, film, travelling and art. I知 also passionate about green architecture. I always believe that in this day and age, with global warming on the rise, and since architecture is a huge part of the everyday life, we should start from designing buildings that improve in the environment, I.e. zero carbon buildings. Hence I知 very passionate about our project as it made use recycled materials. Ecstatic to be working with you!
Posted 20 Mar 2018 15:40
[ ShedSquad ] _Meet the team
Posted 20 Mar 2018 15:26
Work Schedule for our events week.
Posted 12 Mar 2018 11:34
We are finalizing our shed design construction manual, we will be updating it soon :)
Posted 23 Feb 2018 16:16
We've met with Leandro to discuss the funding. We are happy to announce that we were awarded sponsorship from the University of Manchester.

We also met with Mark, from the centre to discuss the logistics. The above is the site that we will be working on. We are looking to gather materials in the next few weeks.
Posted 23 Feb 2018 16:16