Exhibition in action! The final five elements that were chosen and investigated were the Neo-gothic fireplaces, decorative stonework, pointed arches, windows and tracery and the hammer-beam roof.
Well done to the Gothic Revival Workshop Team!
Posted 2 May 2018 01:00
Well done to everyone who collaborated and helped curate this exhibition. It was very interesting to see people engaging in the work. Members of Purcell were fascinated with the selection of precedents presented that may have influenced Alfred Waterhouse in the design of the Town Hall. The timelines, maps and models was a creative way of expressing this information.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:18
A big thank you to Purcell and Manchester City Council for allowing us to exhibit our work within Manchester Town Hall today. We set up the exhibition alongside two other event groups to display the work produced over the course of the two weeks. We have developed an understanding of an architectural style that many of us have not studied before.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:25
As we are almost coming to the end of the events programme, some group members visited the photography studio to capture some wonderful shots of their models. This is one of the final pieces that will be exhibited at the Town Hall tomorrow. We are excited and proud to present the work of Group 11!
Posted 30 Apr 2018 21:53
Day Nine: Printing and mounting in preparation for tomorrows exhibition at the Town Hall.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 15:58
Day Eight: The finishing touches were added to the window detail last week. These models were cast in three different mixes of plaster to represent the process of weathering of stone over the years.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 15:19
Day Seven: Great meeting today! All groups presented their progress so far this week. We were extremely impressed with the outcomes! Next, all groups will be working on the final layouts for the exhibition next week.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 00:00
Reminder: Tomorrow at 2pm we will have a full team meeting to discuss and present the outcomes of each Gothic Revival group so far. As groups have been working in both workshop and studio, this will be a great opportunity to look at all work produced collectively, and share ideas for the next stage. See you all tomorrow.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 20:24
Day Six: Excellent group work today in the B15 Workshop. A lot of process consideration and testing to get to the final outcome. This particular model required a number of stages to produced a positive cast window detail. Finishing touches tomorrow and planning for the exhibition.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 19:26
Day Five: To progress with the next stage of development, we purchased some materials from Fred Aldous today. We are coming to the end of the workshop sessions, we are excited to see the final outcomes durning the show and tell group meeting scheduled later this week.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 17:23
Day Four: Planning and development. All 5 groups are developing their ideas through concept models, drawings and casting. These methods have been fundamental in understanding architecture of the Gothic Revival Period. This along with research has helped the students understand the principles Waterhouse used in designing the Town Hall.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:14
Day Three: After research and planning students begin to test model their final outputs. Exploring the Neo-Gothic style window detail, they are making a laser cut mould before adding filler to bring out all the details. There are many important meanings that lay within the detail of these windows.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 12:53
Day Two: A trip to the library.
Group 5 are researching window details prior to heading down to the B15 Workshop tomorrow. There is no better place than the library to extract this information and prepare some drawings.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 13:39
Recap - Yesterday we were lucky enough to receive a tour of Manchester Town Hall. The team were then split into sub-groups and selected an element they found most interesting. We have a total of 5 sub-groups, all researching precedents of their chosen element.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 13:10
Gothic Revival was a conscious movement that began in England to revive Gothic forms, during most of the late 18th to early 19th century. Gothic is the architecture of the pointed arch, the rib vault, the flying buttress, window tracery, pinnacles and spires, rich colours and decoration, vertical emphasis and a variety of materials. Look out for these elements during your Town Hall visit TOMORROW!
Posted 17 Apr 2018 16:57
Hi there! My name is Meera. I am currently part of the MSAp atelier. I am interested in community-led design and enjoy sketching, technical drawing, physical and digital modelling. I welcome you all to the Gothic Revival Workshop Team and I am looking forward to working with you to create exciting, innovative outputs.
Posted 8 Mar 2018 23:59