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In preparation for our trip to Coburg we compiled a list of books to dive into before we fly there. This reading list is meant to prepare us for applying wider knowledge to the work we will be producing during the competition stage of the project. It includes some books that are intended to help us think more conceptually when coming up with initial design ideas and some others that will help us at a later stage when thinking about how the proposed spatial interventions can be constructed.

-Atmospheres: Architectural Environments ;surrounding objects by Peter Zumthor, Published Basel: Birkhäuser, 2006
-Thinking Architecture by Peter Zumthor, Published Boston: Birkhäuser, 2015
-Vacancy Studies - Experiments and Strategic Interventions in Architecture by Erik Rietveld, Ronald Rietveld, Published Rotterdam: nai010 publishers, 2014
-Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures by Andrea Deplazes Published Basel: Birkhäuser, 2013
-Curating Architecture and the City by Sarah Chaplin & Alexandra Stara, Published Florence: Taylor and Francis, 2009
-How to like everything: a utopia by Paul Shepheard, Published Winchester: Zero Books, 2013
Posted 11 Feb 2019 08:48

Whilst in Germany, students from both Manchester and Coburg will be asked to work on a design competition in groups. There are many benefits of working as part of a team. It is an effective and valuable way to learn and is also extremely significant to the workplace. Working together will allow you to analyse your ideas in more depth and also to combine a range of skills that will help you to define a better design solution, than if you were working individually. In addition, teamwork can make study more efficient and fun and you will get to make new friends in another country.
Teamworking can provide a great chance for you to develop skills such as:
• Organisation
• Delegation
• Effective communication
• Co-operation
• Leadership
• Following
Posted 29 Jan 2019 10:15