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Following on from last weeks site analysis work, Kelvin and Sarah both introduced workshops on layout presentation and precedent studies, to help the groups with their design work.

Having collected some rich data from the site visit to Winter Hill, the aim was to shift the focus towards design and to consider different storytelling techniques, that will ultimately drive the toposcope designs throughout the week. The groups have now began to develop their concepts based on 3 different ideas, Pre-fabrication, framed views and smaller inventions on the site.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 19:17

Our collaborators, the Woodland Trust are a well established woodland conservation charity that has existed since 1972. The Smithills Estate, which we are fortunate to work on is by far the largest site that they own, making this a fantastic opportunity if you have an interest in landscape conservation.

In our first week, we will be taking a site visit to Winter Hill, where we will meet some of the members from the Woodland Trust that are based in Smithills Hall. We have arranged for us to be taken around the site in order for us to gain a better understanding of the site, as well as the Trusts ambitions to enhance the landscape. This will also give the undergraduate students a chance to hone their site analysis skills which will later inform the series of toposcopes that they will be designing.

For more information about Smithills Estate check out the Woodland Trusts website below:
Posted 12 Feb 2019 20:03