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Group P TROLLEYFEST

After introducing ourselves and the project, the BA students were split into three teams. These team will work together throughout the week to produce concept design for our "trolley". As this is event is centred around model making we chose an appropriate icebreaker. To encourage team work and creativity, as well as considering structure and stability our teams attempted to build the tallest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. Although they were constricted by time, limited resources and the structural integrity of pasta, all teams made a valiant effort, which made the inevitable demise of the structure as a result of melting marshmallows all the more heart breaking. Commendations to team three looking engaged in the above image.
Posted 25 Mar 2019 19:01
To prepare you for your interactions with the modernist society here is a brief introduction to some of the modernist architecture Manchester has to offer.

The next building is situated near the Albert Square. The Town Hall Extension and the adjacent Central library were designed to complement each other built on the southern side of the Town Hall because of the increasing staff and in need of additional accommodation. The buildings' design were heavily influenced by American architecture and constructed on a steel frame with reinforced concrete floors and is faced with Portland stone. Vincent E. Harris designed the latter in 1934 and the two bridges connecting the extension in 1938.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 19:55
To prepare you for your interactions with the modernist society here is a brief introduction to some of the modernist architecture Manchester has to offer.

The Manchester Oxford Road Station is a Grade II listed building as it is claimed as 'one of the best post-war railway stations in the country." which was designed by Max Clendinning. It is a single storey building and constructed of laminated timber structure of three conoid shells supported on a cruck-like frame that allows natural light and gives an illusion of a spacious interior.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 19:52
To prepare you for your interactions with the modernist society here is a brief introduction to some of the modernist architecture Manchester has to offer.

The Toast Rack was constructed in the 1960s, the college was designed by Manchester’s City Architect’s Department under Leonard Cecil Howitt. It reflected the growing national demand for education in the post-war era Britain.
The building is made up of a 23 reinforced concrete arches, and rising to a height of approximately 134 ft with aluminium framed glazing. Currently it is occupied by the Manchester Metropolitan Univesity but however it is now closed.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 19:49
To prepare you for your interactions with the modernist society here is a brief introduction to some of the modernist architecture Manchester has to offer.

The infamous CIS Tower was completed in the 1960s and rises to 367 feet in height. It houses the Co-operative Banking Group and one of the tallest office buildings in Manchester. Like many modernist buildings, it is made up of steel frame and glass curtain walls with metal window frames. Gordon Tait and G.S. Hay were influenced by the Inland Steel Building in Chicago and granted Grade II listed building.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 19:47