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The final stage to the Transgression in Peace event was to produce a final slideshow containing an informative run through of our design process, from site analysis to final renders.
Posted 25 May 2015 19:06
I created this visual of the site to provide the client with a clear interpretation of the sites final proposals and the emotions felt when occupying the space.
Posted 25 May 2015 18:57
Both the Landscape Architecture students and the Architecture students collaborated and brainstormed design proposals for the central pavilion. Its objectives were to create a suitable yet complimentary pavilion for the designated space.
Posted 25 May 2015 18:08
Alongside the decision making of the proposed layout for the site, the planting scheme was to be established in order to make a formative decision on the dynamics of the space. Our planting was to be of dense, full grasses creating an enclosed, solitude area for occupiers. Low maintenance plants were requested by the client, soil conditions were moist clay and so the decisions towards the planting were of some in-depth consideration to attend to these objectives.
Posted 25 May 2015 17:46
On the ninth day we finalised the layout of the planting in CAD to create two accurate schemes, one which would use specimen grasses as low planting, and one which would use meadow grass seed planting to the same effect. These provided two options with a very similar aesthetic but different price to allow the client to choose whichever option was most suitable for the budget, and show that we were flexible in our schemes. Finally on the tenth day the whole of our work was presented to the client, who was very enthusiastic with our results, and to the events team.
Overall the project has been very rewarding, and we hope to continue to the completion and implementation of the design.
Posted 22 May 2015 21:46
On the eighth day we looked in further detail at the species chosen to be part of the planting scheme, which was an essential part of the site to create the feeling of calm and peace that individuals would enjoy. We chose low maintenance species to coincide with the present two week maintenance schedule of the area, species that could tolerate damp clay soils and would add movement and texture to the site.
Posted 22 May 2015 21:32
The sixth and seventh day focused on perfecting the chosen design and considering coinciding elements such as the materials of the circulation and the exact location of the quiet individual seating areas. The planting was also sketched to show how a feeling of privacy was created from the height of the planting, as well as clear views.
Posted 22 May 2015 21:21
Events was concluded with a final presentation of the outcomes and process over the past two weeks. Presentations began on the penultimate day when ideas were presented to the client and a tutor for critical review. Following this, the presentation was amended and finalised, and work was collated and presented to tutors by a few members of the group
Posted 22 May 2015 20:07
We carried out a mass amount of site analysis, which highly influenced the initial design process further providing assistance with the production of the general layout for the site. Its design was established with the intention to attend to the clients requirements; Planting scheme to be the primary focal point to the design with a labyrinth/maze like layout to complement it, water implementation, a pavilion and more.
Posted 22 May 2015 19:41
We began our events by visiting the site to accumulate a sense of emotion for the space in its current setting. I produced various sketches which would further act as an aid into the reflection of the sites character when carrying out the design process.
Posted 22 May 2015 19:18
Final stages of events consisted mainly of visualising the proposed changes in a way that was easy to understand and propose, as well as finalising technical detail with location of planting and its function within the landscape and the structural elements being implemented
Posted 22 May 2015 19:15
With the knowledge that the client wanted vegetation to be a key aspect of the design, much time was spend deciding on a planting scheme for the site. Planting chosen was inspired by designer Piet Oudolf, and chosen based in variation in height and seasonal appearance, and a colour swatch of cool and calming tones. Having calculated cost, two options were reached with the second acting as a cheaper, back-up option replacing some of the grasses with a wildflower seed mix
Posted 22 May 2015 19:07
Having decided on a basic site concept and layout, functionality and individual issues within the design were considered and identified, allowing collaboration with the architecture students who were then able to begin to implement structural ideas into the layout chosen and decide on final changes within the functionality and layout of the space
Posted 22 May 2015 19:02
Following analysis, concepts for development were discussed and considered, with a final layout being chosen based on a geometric pattern that is fitting to the largely geometric surrounding structures. Different levels of interaction within the site, as well as group and individual usage, allowing for the implementation of seating and structures
Posted 22 May 2015 18:58
First stages of the events programme consisted of site analysis and response. This included interpreting and sketching the site and its opportunities, diagramming circulation, movement, level change and assessing potential limitations for design, such as noise pollution and water logging
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The CAD file that Rameez made. We used the CNC machine as the laser cutter bed was too small.
Posted 22 May 2015 17:00
Testing our design after we attached the straps.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:59
Presentation day.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:57
Inital idea 2
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Initial idea 1
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Concept ideas again!
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More concepts sketches.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:54
Concept sketches of the peace garden 1.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:52
Day eight: Final Presentation to Special Collections. Two weeks of hard work presented in 10 minutes to special collections and MMU representatives. We received great feedback and overall felt our project fully met the requirements of the task in hand. We received good feedback in regard to our concept being fully incorporated into the fabric of the Mabel Tyecote Drama building.

Posted 22 May 2015 16:52
We added realistic features to our perspectives to add extra dimension and depth to them. This was enjoyable and brought the project to life, we were confident with the final outcome of the project and we're happy with the feedback we received from the client.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:51
This is some of the footage we took from the first day when we were scoping round manchester for sites
Posted 22 May 2015 16:51
We also created a a model to add another interesting aspect to our scheme.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:49
Day 8- Development of the design. Looking at the shape and the shells. Here is an example of one of the possible shells and one of the possible combinations.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:48
This is a video of us testing out the projector on different surfaces to see how it would look and how people would react
Posted 22 May 2015 16:48
We created perspectives from a few angles to show the client a good visual understanding of our design we created for him.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:48
pieces of the pentagons cut from cnc machine
Posted 22 May 2015 16:46
DAY 6.
The final day in the events was to place the installation on Birley Campus to see peoples reaction. People have been interested and curious about the design.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:46

After working on this project independently, we presented our finished work to MSA tutors along with other Events groups
Posted 22 May 2015 16:46
I rendered the designs using photoshops, experimenting with the different textures. Creating the visuals was enjoyable and helpful to show the client the design.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:46

We presented the final ideas. This is my final perspective of the site showing the night scene - the space is a bright and welcoming area during the night and is lit up as a safe spot for pedestrians and homeless alike. The perspective shows the open space beneath the corner house and the vibrant atmosphere centred around it.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:45
DAY 5.
Day 5 was very interesting as we were assembling the whole installation not knowing if it would or wouldn't work.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:44
Once we sketched what we wanted we started a sketch up model to get a good visual idea of what we wanted
Posted 22 May 2015 16:44
Final Day It is our final model made out of metal pipes and concrete base
Posted 22 May 2015 16:44
Cut mdf for the table
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We met Jim Chapman, a qualified architect to whom we shared our project ideas and explained our aims for the corner house renovation. I told him of the homeless issue and how I aimed to tackle it through reusing Cornerhouse as a shelter space/halfway house, and he agreed it was an interesting and provocative usage of the build, bringing up the discussion about how to house the homeless and where would be appropriate for them to live.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:43
Day 1. We visited the merz barn. It gave us a good understanding of what the client wanted and where to take our designs
Posted 22 May 2015 16:43
Day 9-Final events Poster. Summarising the more important technology and a brief idea of my design. Although I regret not being able to develop the idea further and go into more detail in some areas such as the in car entertainment system.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:43
Day 9 We were building testing model to see the shading effect in a more practical way
Posted 22 May 2015 16:42
DAY 4.
In our group we have tried different techniques with different materials and layouts to see what works best.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:42
This is the final film including our intervention and the reactions it got
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We had a visit from architect Jim Chapman, who reviewed our ideas and gave us useful feedback on how to improve. For the remainder of the day we worked on visualising our concept in this SketchUp model
Posted 22 May 2015 16:41
Side view
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This picture shows the inside of future vehicle. The steering wheel is like planes' steering control.I also drew a section of the future cityscape to show the 3 levels of transportation more clearly.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:41
Though we did manage to get the kite to fly for a little while it took us many attempts which unfortunately took their toll on the kite itself.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:41
DAY 3.
During day 3, we have been collecting materials in separated groups which were bottle team, plant team and construction team.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:40
Day 8 We first designed a possible structure using Sketchup trying out the shadow effect
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Day 6: construction completed
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Day 6: we then transported the materials by man and vehicle to the site and proceeded construction
Posted 22 May 2015 16:38
Day 1 Teammates and I were researching Clayton's history in the UOM and MMU library from the time 1870s
Posted 22 May 2015 16:37
Initial ideas hexagon
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DAY 2.
On day 2 we have looked at different precedents and we analised the site. At the end we came up with ideas for the installation.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:37
Day 5: we screwed all the materials together to decide about how and which way we are going to build it
Posted 22 May 2015 16:36
Here is some of the initial site analysis we did, when we were planning on using an outside space
Posted 22 May 2015 16:35
Day 2 We went to the site, everything have been demolished.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:35
After the kites werte made, we headed down to Whitworth park to fly them. However, the wind was perhaps too weak to get most of the kites up, ours did fly for a time.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:35
Day 4: we arranged the pallets and decided what the final design would look like
Posted 22 May 2015 16:35
Day 3: we were arranging the pallets to see which is more appropriate in different places
Posted 22 May 2015 16:34
DAY 1.
We have visited the site which is MMU Birley Campus and we have explored the area around the Campus.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:33
Day 3 I have bleached the photos and used a lighter to burn off a little bit to create a old industrial effect
Posted 22 May 2015 16:33
Facade design for the building. Materiality, context and alignment of lines are carefully considered.
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We met Poppy from Save the Corner house campaign groups and she listened to our proposals as well as informing us on the changes to the Corner house and argument against its moving to HOME. The image above is of the plans created when dividing up the structure, which can be appropriately sectioned into 10 rooms over the top three floors and kitchen and bathroom facilities. The light tube has been put in and creates the central communal area of the build. The fire escape and south staircase have been kept as circulation routes between floors
Posted 22 May 2015 16:32
Day 2: The group searched for precedents and shared ideas with one another to come up with an idea we are all happy with. Deciding using cheap, yet effective materials
Posted 22 May 2015 16:32
First attempt at the response poster output. This shows the initial concept ideas and how it developed from the analysis of the ruin in its current state to what the Bombed-Out church could eventually become. Precedent such as the Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia were used to help envision the church becoming a small ecosystem in the Liverpool City Centre. Diagrams show the explosion of nature and how this contrasts to the original WW2 Blitz which destroyed the church. "Man-made destruction takes life while Organic destruction restore it".
Posted 22 May 2015 16:30
This is then the footage after post processing. A tilt shift effect has been added along with motion blur to generate a degree of separation tweet the viewer and those being filmed
Posted 22 May 2015 16:30
Exhibition path, with "staircase-shaped " wall for displaying artworks in a more interesting way.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:30
Day 1: we did a site analysis of the Birley Fields campus choosing an appropriate spot for our movable pavilion
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Temporary art space, with movable wall panels, enable the space to be adaptable for all art exhibitions.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:29
"Dark Corner" , exhibition space specially designed for showing historic narrative on the Nazi's degeneration on modernist art. Connected to a minni theatre.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:27
Final day. Our work was finally presented in the Business lecture theatre by the 5th years who have done an absolutely fantastic job as they managed to go through each group's concepts within the total of only 10 minutes. Well done guys!
Posted 22 May 2015 16:27
Courtyard designed for exhibition about modernism.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:26
Day 7-Further development of ideas, looking into the shell of the vehicle and other aspects such as performance, ergonomics and aesthetics.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:25
6. The presentation to the client went well. We need more images to show all the schemes in context more as currently they feel like separate projects. However, the design fun was and imaginative.
Posted 22 May 2015 16:24