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WHAT IS A TOPOSCOPE?

King Henry's Mound - A great example of a toposcope:
- It captures the history of King Henry VII,
- It preserves the views of St Paul's Cathedral,
- Facilitates the public using small sculptures and landscape

Have a look on the link below (copy and paste the link into your browser)

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Posted 21 Mar 2019 13:35
Design Inspiration:

Winter Hill provides views to Manchester City on a clear day.

But how can we as designers create architecture that responds to its context when it is not physically connected to the urban fabric?

How can we create a feeling of, 'place' without street signs, neighbours or landmarks?
Posted 20 Mar 2019 23:38
PRECEDENT STUDIES - REMNANT

"Good artists copy great artists steal" - Pablo Picasso

Preview of a brief presentation on Precedents:

Where to find precedents?
How to pick a good precedent?
How to commit to a research focus?
How to draw diagrams for precedents?
Posted 19 Mar 2019 15:21
WEEK TWO LESSON PLAN
FOCUS: RESPONSE

MONDAY
Layout techniques for Publication

TUESDAY
Design - Relating site to concepts

WEDNESDAY
Relating theoretical investigation (week 1) to design
How to represent concepts

THURSDAY
Draft Portfolio/publication

FRIDAY
Presentation of Final publication to Woodland Trust

The second week is much more design orientated, with each group creating design responses reflective of the previous weeks investigation. The design will be represented through drawings and models with the aim of each group presenting their concept to representatives of the Woodland Trust on the final Friday.
Posted 12 Feb 2019 20:45
WEEK ONE LESSON PLAN
FOCUS: RESEARCH

MONDAY
MA student Presentations of desired objectives

TUESDAY
Site Visit

WEDNESDAY
Research

THURSDAY
Contextual Theory

FRIDAY
Design - Drawings Models Diagrams

The aim of this will be to help the Undergraduates develop their research and interpretation skills. At the end of the week each group will Present theory and site investigations through drawings, diagrams and text to the other groups.

The second week will focus on formulating a response to this research.
Posted 12 Feb 2019 17:12