Hello! work with us and build something for Manchester Museum!
Alex (Advanced Practice)
Emily (Advanced Practice)
Posted 17 Mar 2020 00:18
LET'S PLAN [early February]
The team met to plan ahead for the fruitful and interesting events weeks! To meet our agenda (re-use existing furniture for the new gift store design), We decide to put the group into design team and construction team, and take turn to finish the deliverables. (1) a detail SITE MODEL to test fit design and play around with spatial arrangement; students could learn to choose appropriate material for scale models and spend time to make it presentable for future use or display by the museum. (2) testing WOOD ASSEMBLY TECHNIQUE for several design elements, carefully recorded to provide design development process for the museum construction team. (3) a 1:1 MODEL will not be missed in a live project! We will all learn how to disassemble old cabinets and glass blocks; treat and assemble them to build new furniture. They will all be eventually delivered to the museum to test on site!
Posted 18 Mar 2020 03:19
LET'S PLAN 2 [mid February]
The team review session plans to make sure the programme meet the objectives agreed by the collaborators and are achievable, we adjusted the schedule and learning outcome for the Year 1 and 2. Also, in view of the need to move old furniture from the museum, we walked route from MSA along Oxford Road to time and survey the route for risk control planning, It takes 10 mins one way, expect 15 mins extra with furniture on trolley. We hope it will be a sunny day on Events day !!
Posted 19 Mar 2020 23:58
LEARN & SHARE [late January]
We team Y5 has split up to do early preparation work, research on wood joinery, choice on wood finish/coating, ironmongery, sourcing peg board and glass box lighting construction! To share with Y1 and Y2 on events! And prepare in advance inventory of these material.
Posted 20 Mar 2020 00:43
MANMUS team will use the courtyard of Benzie Building for 1 : 1 model construction, and modelling at wood workshop.
Posted 20 Mar 2020 00:57
SITE SURVEY [April]
A site survey has been arranged to do measurements in the museum. We would have a summary of resources we have currently at the site and cabinets dimension for detailed design, to make clear our design parameters.
Posted 22 Mar 2020 19:26
MUSEUM VISIT - ALL OF US
We are all going to the museum! Representatives from the museum will talk to us about the “Hello Future” project and what they hope to achieve from EVENTS with us, be motivated knowing how our contribution could help to promote environmental awareness in the community, in Manchester! Make sure you go back after EVENTS bring family and friends to check out what we will be building for the museum shop!
Posted 23 Mar 2020 23:14
So, what do you wish to learn here?
Posted 31 Mar 2020 16:55
The whole team compile a presentation to the museum representative last day on Events. We will share what we observed from site visit, our trials and investigation on different wood assemble methods and how future construction team could take advantage of the 1:1 model. Everyone would “walk around” our 1:200 site model and bring some meaningful discussion with the client. LET'S SHOW THEM WHAT WE HAVE DONE!