Swadlincote High Street Exhibition Pavilion (SHEP)
A design and build live project for a climate change exhibition pavilion in the National Forest, created in partnership between London Met's School of Art, Architecture and Design, South Derbyshire District Council, the Burton and South Derbyshire College (Construction) and the National Forest in the East Midlands, England. To be constructed using 100 ash tree thinnings harvested locally and replanted in the local high street to promote discussion and debate around issues, highlighted during the COP26 conference in Glasgow 2021 and then in 2022 subsequently relocated to the National Forest for use as a woodland lookout and retreat for visitors. A sensitive but striking structure symbolising the relationship between the man-made and natural worlds and to house a series of exhibitions, over several weeks, on relevant topics, created by the local council, schools and the National Forest. Your chance to build something in your second year of architectural education, a unique opportunity.
A design and technical skilling programme during Semester A from September to December 2021, involving: cultural and contextual studies, environmental studies, material and structural analysis, model making, computer-generated drawing and image making, descriptive and technical drawing techniques for mapping, site location and setting out, ground floor in context, elevational, sectional, structural, constructional, and making and detailed assembly drawings. An opportunity to describe your design and then pass it to others who will be required to build from your information.
Image credit: From the National Forest
UG Architecture Studio 01: Leaving the City
Jillian Jones and Kieran Wardle
This year we will consider the complex, shifting patterns of rural and urban life post-pandemic. We will be exploring the architectural possibilities to redefine and reactivate the towns on the edge of London as distinct places with their own sub-urban identity.
UG Architecture Studio 02: City | Building | Detail
Charlotte Harris and Colin O’Sullivan
Studio 2’s final year of three working in East London. Tower Hamlets local authority is about to release its second round of sites that it has ear-marked for self-build groups to construct their own homes. We will seek to propose schemes that focus on ‘not just’ housing. You will design homes for a range of generations and family types and propose additional uses that can enhance the places in which they are sited. We will take great care to focus on scales of city, building and detail.
UG Architecture Studio 03: Parallel Farming – In an Age of Alternative Industries
Sandra Denicke-Polcher and Jane McAllister. Academic Facilitator for Calabria: Rita Elvira Adamo
Never demolish. Transformation is the opportunity of doing more and better with what is already existing. The demolishing is a decision of easiness and short term. It is a waste of many things — a waste of energy, a waste of material, and a waste of history… (Lacaton and Vassal, winners of Pritzker Prize, 2021)
UG Architecture Studio 04: Here tomorrow
Katherine Nolan, Alex Butterworth, Liam Ashmore
Architecture is always situated in a specific context. Increasingly, in the current climate crisis, that context includes an existing building that will need to be reimagined, remodelled and reused, rather than demolished. As architects, we will need to study not only the built fabric and social infrastructure of a particular place, but we must also critically evaluate the building itself, including its past and present as well as its potential and constraints.
UG Architecture Studio: Design Technology – Live Build Project
Robert Barnes and Siân Moxon
A Design and Build Live project for a Climate Change Exhibition Pavilion in the National Forest, created in partnership between SAAD, South Derbyshire District Council, the Burton and South Derbyshire College (Construction) and the National Forest in the East Midlands, England. To be constructed using 100 Ash Tree Thinnings harvested locally and replanted in the local High Street to promote discussion and debate around issues, highlighted during the COP26 conference in Glasgow 2021.