Group 20 Northlight Mill Garage Re-Imagine
Collectively we are interested in re-thinking vacant spaces through un-orthodox approaches. We are driven by the character of a space and look for site specific answers. // Download Poster
Vanessa T // Daniel K // Jennifer C // Joseph B
Becky Sobell, from MSA, and Dr. Martin Gillie, from UoM Engineering, have come to visit the exhibition as they will be running a proposed Summer School in conjunction with in-situ for 12 Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Engineering students, to revisit our proposals and create a full feasibility study for the Garage.
Posted 13 May 2016 11:32
Group 3 explaining to Kerry and a local resident their proposed scheme.
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The hand-made physical model proved to be very helpful for people to better understand the garage as existing and the new proposals.
Posted 13 May 2016 11:27
Some of the pictures taken on the evening. We had a great turnout and everybody seemed pleased with the final outcome!
Posted 13 May 2016 11:25
The exhibition finally completely set up, ready for the opening event at 4PM.
Posted 13 May 2016 11:23
5th May 2016. Fifth years setting up the exhibition and using glass blocks from the Mill to create the plynth for the physical model.
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Group 3. Page 2.
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Group 3. Page 1.
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Group 2. Page 2.
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Group 2. Page 1.
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Group 1. Page 2.
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Group 1. Page 1.
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Garage as existing
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The physical model is also done and looking fantastic! Good job guys!! We are now finally ready for the exhibition tomorrow...
Posted 4 May 2016 20:40
And the third and final group is all done and ready to spray mount as well..
Posted 4 May 2016 20:36
5th years are finally spray mounting the introductory A1 sheets...
Posted 4 May 2016 20:34
Group number two is done and about to spray mount!
Posted 4 May 2016 20:32
One group has finally been able to finish! The A1 sheets have been spray mounted and are now done.
Posted 4 May 2016 19:35
With a bit more work to do the groups have relocated to the uni studio's to finish off and print their presentation boards.
Posted 4 May 2016 18:27
The three groups are finishing off the 3D models, ready to start taking sections, plans, elevations, interior and exterior views, etc.
Posted 4 May 2016 15:23
The 5th years are completing the 1:50 scale physical model.
Posted 4 May 2016 15:19
4th May 2016. All of the groups are working hard to complete their proposals and lay out the requested 2no A1 sheets per group, ready to be printed and mounted, well on time before the exhibition in Brierfield Library on Thursday 5th May.
Posted 4 May 2016 15:18
The third group is using sketchup to build the proposal, as well as looking at environmental strategies to incorporate within the building.
Posted 3 May 2016 14:25
Another group has decided to do hand drawn technical drawings. We can see some beautiful sketch plans and sections as developed in week 1.
Posted 3 May 2016 14:24
One of the groups is currently working out on CAD the proposed sections, based on the sketches drawn up in week 1.
Posted 3 May 2016 14:23
5th years are working out the correct sizes of different elements of the garage to build the existing scale model.
Posted 3 May 2016 14:21
3rd May. Following a lovely, long Bank Holiday weekend, we are all back in Manchester working on the three proposals in the Students Union. Each group is finalising their drawings, whilst the 5th years are working on making a physical model of the existing garage, to serve as a centrepiece for the exhibition in Brierfield on Thursday afternoon.
Posted 3 May 2016 12:03
Waiting for the X43 back to Manchester. Goodbye Briefield, see you next Thursday!
Posted 3 May 2016 11:50
Informal peer reviews. Everyone showed their ideas and got very valuable feedback, ready to carry on working on Tuesday.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 12:30
Back in the warmth of the library for our final session of week 1. Donna, who helped in-situ with drafting their Arts Council Funding bid, popped in to check on our progress.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:53
Bye-bye Trawden Camping Barn! It might have been freezing outside, but it was definitely worth it for the group photo!
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:49
It might be a treacherous journey to the library... but it does look beautiful!
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:48
29th April. After 3 days of sun, clouds, hale, storms, light snow... a blizzard was definitely on the cards!
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:46
As part of their work with the local community, in-situ organises each month a screening of a different movie, each time in a different location. We joined them at Jim's Vegetarian Restaurant for a screening of the fantastic 1987 British movie 'Withnail & I', with Paul McGann and Richard E.Grant.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:43
Heavy hail back at the barn.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:36
Nour is tired after all of the hard work today.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:31
Our exhibition poster is ready! Look at the great sketches showing the potential of the space.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 16:50
Some of the beautiful sketches done by different groups.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 16:47
Back at the garage under heavy rain doing sketches and taking pictures.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 16:43
Work in progress of the exhibition invitation flyer.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 15:15
28th April. Back in the library, finalising our ideas in groups.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 13:42
Happy birthday, Vasi!! Celebrating Vasi's 21st birthday in our cosy barn...
Posted 28 Apr 2016 13:32
Our central heating for this trip.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 13:28
Kerry went around each group to talk about their ideas for the proposals and to help further develop their designs.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 13:13
Natalie, Architect, Paul, Part 3 Assistant, and Martin, Landscape Architects, all working on the redevelopment of Brierfield Mill, came to see us to give a and have tutorials with the groups.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:54
A group of us heads back to the garage to carry out a quick measured survey, to ensure that we produce accurate drawings and models for the exhibition.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:42
Working in smaller groups (mixed 1st and 2nd years) to come up with three different proposals for the garage.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:36
27th April. 8.45AM start of the day.
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Our accommodation for the next 4 days.
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The view from the barn.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:18
We are all excited about finally heading to our accommodation! Twenty minutes drive out in the countryside. #letmetakeaselfie
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:16
Helmut Lemke, one of the artists that often collaborates with In-Situ, stopped by to tell us more about his work with the artist group.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:14
Heading back to our base (Brierfield Library) in the snow! What mad weather...
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Quirky corners and elements of the space.
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Exploring the interior of the garage.
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Getting a better understanding of the immediate surrounding of the garage, before going inside to explore.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:44
We finally arrived at the garage. Kerry explains further the brief and the history of the site. We also noticed some beautiful detailed stone masonry on the elevation facing the road.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 10:56
On our way to the Garage. Learning a bit about the site.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 10:46
Finally meeting In-Situ at the Brierfield Library. Paul and Kerry gave us all an introductory presentation to their work and the brief.
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26th April. Meeting the group and heading out to Brierfield. 8.50AM start...we are all sleepy!
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