NOTICE: Construction Week starts Tuesday 22nd September until 9th October, for all Full time students and Part time students in module ARM 152, Urban Ecology.
1:1 Construction Week
In group, students across different postgraduate architecture courses, develop a 1:1 solution to a given brief. They also built their design as a tool for the investigation and interrogation of ideas, delivering a conceptual and contextual assembly of both pre-existing and original areas of knowledge.
The MA Sustainability & Design students in particular, will combine their environmental design interests & research with innovative and experimental building solutions and methods.
This development, design and building of a 1:1 piece requires precise articulation and resolution of the group's architectural ideas; delivering organisational options and clarifying the choices to be made, turning an abstract idea into workable and satisfactory solutions which meet a brief.
Students and Staff collaboratively help deliver a bespoke design to an often real brief and real client, this allows students and the university to put their educational values to work as part of a community.
This 'Rural Studio' approach allows students to investigate in a short period of time how to build.
This year the MA Sustainability Students are working in 4 different sites, together with other architecture students.
Brief site descriptions and locations are set out in links below:
2009 construction sites - Brief Overview
Construction Week Site 2:
Living Streets Haringey: Community growing - KEYHOLE disabled garden (Seven Sisters) Read BLOG
Construction Week Site 3:
Friends of Tottenham Marshes Permaculture adaptable shelter + rainwater (Tottenham Hale) BLOG
Construction Week Site 6:
Haringey 'Making a Difference' Allotment Community Room (Turnpike Lane) BLOG
Construction Week Site 10:
Research Project: 'micro- growing shelter+water drip'. (UEL/Turnpike lane) BLOG
Construction Week Site 11:
School garden project 1: bird watching logcabin (N19) BLOG
Construction Week Site 12:
School garden project 2: Shelter + rainwater catcher.(N4) BLOG
Construction Week Site 13:
School garden project 3 : micro vegetable/fruit garden(N7) BLOG