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Interviews are exhausting and we sincerely apologies what Ben inflicted on you, but many thanks to those individuals who participated. It has been incredibly rewarding to witness so many people offer their opinion both on and off camera.

We are in the final stages of video production and eagerly anticipate tomorrows reveal. Hopefully, all members of återvinna have both enjoyed and are satisfied with this weeks efforts. Congratulations all.
Posted 2 May 2018 01:06
As a significant element of the project, and of Events 18, members of återvinna invited a collective of professionals to an exhibit of works demonstrating both the prototype and supporting documentation. It has been a pleasure to discuss with several guests the success of the project and how they envision potential scalability and expansion.

The exhibition welcomed over 30 individuals of whom many found the project to be of significant importance when concerning current levels of homelessness in Manchester. Whilst we could not truly anticipate the results, the project successfully instigated a conversation with both professionals, community members and students present. Many thanks to all those in attendance.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:53
After an intensive week of construction, the prototype finally reached completion and received the addition of cladding panels produced by Tom Brown and the undergraduate students. Overall, we have successful managed to follow the IKEA style manual produced earlier this semester with only a few minor additions.

On reflection of the build, the MArch students involved have expressed a high level of satisfaction, with both the quality of work produced and overall contributions made to the Wai Yin Welcome Centre.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:40
Its been a tough week for all our students, constantly exposed to undesirable weather conditions. Nevertheless, we have continued to be impressed by there efforts to complete construction, with work completed on Friday exceeding that of the proposed schedule.

Similarly, as the prototype has continued to progress, many of the community members have expressed considerable interest in our chosen construction method. The project begun as a manual that could enable individuals to do so and it is a pleasure to witness the real world applications unfold.
Posted 28 Apr 2018 19:31
återvinna students have made significant progress on-site today with the prototype now weather tight and insulated. Community members visiting the centre have been fascinated with the use of plastic milk bottles as insulation. Our students have willingly engaged and encourage conversation explaining both the practicalities and benefits involved.

One particular visitor, who experienced homelessness at the age of 14, approached the team wishing to express his support. He explained the worst part of that period was not knowing where to spend the night, feeling both abandoned and alone. Offering just a basic shelter would have provided him with the security and minimal comfort needed, away from being homeless on the streets.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 19:55
With well over 100GB of video footage captured in only 6 days, we have begun editing the small documentary that will feature in the event exhibition next Tuesday!

Members of återvinna, as part of Manchester School of Architecture, are constructing a prototype emergency homeless shelter in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. The project has attracted the attention of both local councilors and surrounding community centres, as well as, architects and engineers curious to explore the concept. Invitations have been distributed and we very much look forward to discussing the assembled prototype and further applications with you soon.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 23:21
Despite only making it half way through construction, the prototype shelter's basic structure, aided by a little tarpaulin, manged to successfully protect seven students from the onslaught of hail witnessed this afternoon. Many thanks to all the BA students on our team who have continued to push through this typical British weather.

Surprisingly, we have managed to remain on schedule with very few minor amendments made to the original manual. Lets hope this continues throughout the remaining few days!
Posted 25 Apr 2018 22:56
We've had a very successful first day on-site, with the construction of the prototype well underway. We have successful completed the initial tier of structural work and look forward to progressing further. Construction photography to follow soon over the course of the week.

Additionally, many thanks to the Welcome Centre for providing all students with a cooked meal over lunch. It was rather unexpected but very much welcomed!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 23:37
Incredibly pleased to announce our new collaborators... The Memoirs. Nottingham's five piece, twin guitar, alt-rock band hail from the same university that gave us London Grammar an Amber Run. The Memoirs, having recently supported homeless charities in Nottingham, have provided exclusive access to their single 'Matter of Time'. We will be featuring the single in our final production video.

If you would like to find out more, The Memoirs' Facebook and SOUNDCLOUD are as follows:
Posted 19 Apr 2018 00:36
As you can probably gather, it has been a very productive week for the events team. We are well underway with the production of formal documentation required by the participating collaborators and an exhaustive risk assessment is nearing completion. In other news, our little Leandro's have been underdevelopment and will be featuring soon... watch this space.
Posted 16 Mar 2018 12:55
Name: Aaron Perry
Atelier: USE
Graduated: University of Nottingham
Experience: Ingleton Wood Construction Consultants, London
Bio: Alright all, I'm one of the guys that unknowingly emailed three entire years, glad to be of service. Travel and technical design are my forte, but other than that I can be summed up as nocturnal, incredibly photogenic and an all round legend, of which I am quite modest about. Perry Out.
Posted 9 Mar 2018 15:54
With only just starting on Friday, we have already gained over 300 empty 2l milk bottles and 1.5l water bottles, courtesy of MMU Catering Staff. Many thanks for your ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated. Only 700 bottles outstanding...
Posted 8 Mar 2018 00:39
By now, the majority of you will have received our email invite to atervinna’s new facebook page. Through this page we'll be posting more specific details regarding future meeting locations and group specific information you’ll need to keep an eye on!

It’s getting interesting behind the scenes, all will be revealed soon...
Posted 1 Mar 2018 14:15
NEW poster uploaded with design proposal featured. For further details on the design process intended, please see embedded hyperlink or follow the link below. Design developed by Y5 MArch Prefigurative Architecture students.
Posted 31 Jan 2018 01:12