We are four 5th year MArch students at the Manchester School of Architecture.

Linyu Li (CPU&Ai)
Shitian Lin (CPU&Ai)
Xinbo Wang (&architecture)
Yuehao Wang (Advanced Practice)
Posted 4 Mar 2020 16:01

Collaborator: Jesuits in Britain

The Jesuits, also known as the Society of Jesus, are an international religious order of men within the Catholic Church. Jesuits take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and live together in community.

In this EVENT, we will work with them to connect the Holy Name Church with the community. A long time ago, Manchester was a small city. With the growth of the industry, more immigrates settled in Manchester. So, at that time, lots of churches representing different religions were built, which could make people realize a sense of belonging and sublime and improve cultural diversity. However, before 1829, the Catholic Church is illegal, as a small part of Britain's religion. In addition, all Irish people who believe Catholics had no rights, so they needed a Catholic church to give themselves pride and identity and Holly Name church emerged. Holy Name Church is an innovative and unique construction. It was finished quickly by local materials and industrial technology in two years. The church with prefabricated technology reflects the industrial city of Manchester and gives residents the feeling of great pride.

Posted 10 Mar 2020 00:11

Holy Name Church was built for Jesuits in 1869-71 by Joseph Aloysius Hansom, designer of the Hansom Cab. It is in the Victorian Gothic revival style, imitating a 14th century Gothic cathedral – indeed, it is the largest church in Manchester.

By creative use of 19th century technology Hansom’s building was ready in just two years, rather than the decades it took to create similar size churches in medieval times.

Architectural historians have marvelled at the lightness of the slender pillars supporting the half-acre space. This was accomplished by the innovative construction of the vaulted roof from hollow hexagonal terracotta “pots” rather than carved stone which would have been much heavier.

Posted 15 Mar 2020 23:33

For BA students:
Join us, and you will have the opportunity to learn image and video processing software Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, and modeling software CAD, REVIT, SketchUp, Rhino.
During these two weeks, we will fully assist you in learning to use this software, which will be very important for your future studies.
Posted 20 Mar 2020 22:21
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This week you will have the opportunity to get a complete picture of the project. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit Victorian architecture and lectures on heritage preservation in preparation for the future!
Posted 21 Mar 2020 20:24
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This week we will focus on the project. We make physical models and draw diagrams for the booklet. In the process, we also meet and communicate with collaborators. Your modeling and drawing skills will improve this week. At the end of the EVENT, we will have a small celebration.
Posted 21 Mar 2020 20:28

We used Rhino to model the high-tech roof skeleton.
Posted 24 Mar 2020 10:40

We used Rhino to model the high-tech roof skeleton.
Posted 24 Mar 2020 10:40