Amanda Jia Yun C

Group 08

Introducing Our Team!

We are the team 'Let's Play', made of six 5th year March students. A warm welcome to our blog and without further adieu, let us introduce ourselves!

Jason Cheung
Atelier: USE
BArch: Manchester School of Architecture
Worked at: Archi+ inter.
Skills: Revit, Indesign, Photoshop
Interested in: Environmental strategies in architecture

Crystal Poon
Atelier: CIA
BArch: Manchester School of Architecture
Worked at: DLN Architects Limited, Hong Kong
Skills: Autocad, Photoshop, ArchiCAD
Interested in: Sustainable design

Amanda Chua
Atelier: &rchitecture
BArch: Manchester School of Architecture
Worked at: Leach Rhodes Walker, Manchester
Skills: Autocad, Photoshop
Interested in: Design that is responsive, sustainable and never too straight forward

Minnie Wong
Atelier: Advanced Practice
BArch: City University of Hong Kong
Worked at: Ronald Lu and Partners; DLN Architects Limited, Hong Kong
Skills: Autocad, Photoshop, Revit
Interested in: Urban Farming and Parametric Design

Pek Kwan Soo
Atelier: Praxxis
BArch: University of Nottingham
Worked at: LTay Architect, Malaysia
Skills: Revit, Indesign, Photoshop
Interested in: The quality of space and how space flows from one to another

Flora Teng
Atelier: Praxxis
BArch: Manchester School of Architecture
Skills: Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator
Interested in: Psychological impact of building designs
Posted 11 Mar 2020 11:39
Let's Design!

A design charrette is an intense period of design or planning activity. The word charrette is a collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution to a design problem.

We will be using photo collages and sketches to in this fast-paced session to generate quick design iterations that may arise through online research or from our site visits to our precedent parks.

This session is to let our creativity flow and also to think outside the box of how a play area should be design!

Posted 29 Mar 2020 09:58
Model Your Own Play Area!

In this session, we will be using simple classroom model making materials such as grey cards, plasticine or foamboard to design massing elements for our different design iterations.

Through this session, we will be able to analyse and critic the relationship between form, circulation and shape of our designs in 3D. This will help to prompt further ideas and solution among the group in order to reach our final design proposals.

"The model provides a shared focus for design discussion in a way that promotes interaction, the exchange of ideas and engagement with the messy, physical, creative process of designing the world in which we live " -Gavin Henderson
Posted 29 Mar 2020 10:07
Final Publication

One of our final output will be a printed publication that would be handed over to our client, Laura Sanderson. Within this booklet, we will compile our activities, design iterations and final outputs throughout the entire Event project.

We hope that our participation in the Event project will aid Friends of Beech Road Park to gain future public funding for the Play Area and enable the council to re-imagine the opportunities that this quaint, beautiful park is able of.
Posted 30 Mar 2020 09:22
Join Us!

Be part of our team and our project to bring fun and excitement to the current and future generations of the Friends of Beech Road Park!
Posted 30 Mar 2020 09:23
It is with great sadness to announce that Let's Play has been cancelled due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak.

Throughout university, we have always been asked to create our own clients and design for users formulated by our own imaginations. This project would have given us the amazing opportunity to engage with real life clients, effectively a glimpse for us into the real architecture world.

Up until now, we have been lucky to work with Laura Sanderson and the Friends of Beech Road Park, as well as receiving drawings from children in the primary schools near the park. It was amazing to see what they had come up with and it would have been great to see how we could have accomplished their visions for the park play area. The project has taught us to have a deeper understanding for the social value of the projects we work on and their impact to the local community.

The Let's Play team is happy to resume collaboration with Laura and the Friends after the Covid-19 threat has been neutralised, if we are ever needed again for them to apply for future funding.

We just want to say a very huge thank you to our collaborators, guest speakers and to all who were involved in Let's Play up until now.

Thank you and stay healthy, everyone!
Posted 30 Mar 2020 09:24