WHAT IS Co:LAB?

Co.LAB, the Collaborative Laboratory, is a multifaceted organisation embedded within the School of Architecture & Design at Birmingham City University. We focus on design research, enterprise, employability and practice-led interdisciplinary exploration through collaborative practice as a key working methodology. It acts

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WHAT IS Co:LAB?

Co.LAB, the Collaborative Laboratory, is a multifaceted organisation embedded within the School of Architecture & Design at Birmingham City University. We focus on design research, enterprise, employability and practice-led interdisciplinary exploration through collaborative practice as a key working methodology. It acts

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HOW CAN YOU COLLABORATE WITH Co.LAB?

We are able to accommodate 3 ranges of service, each with their own structured programme, benefits, and likely costs. We will consider projects from most sectors but particularly encourage ones from not-for-profit organisations, charities, community groups and the public initiatives.

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HOW CAN YOU COLLABORATE WITH Co.LAB?

We are able to accommodate 3 ranges of service, each with their own structured programme, benefits, and likely costs. We will consider projects from most sectors but particularly encourage ones from not-for-profit organisations, charities, community groups and the public initiatives.

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COMPONENTS OF Co.LAB

Co (Collaborative) . LAB (LABORATORY) (noun) Co.LAB Co.LAB Module  {part of the undergraduate and postgraduate architecture teaching programme} Co.LAB Office  {the collective structured organization running Co.LAB} Co.LAB Projects  {the portfolio of ‘live’ projects undertaken within or outside the teaching curriculum}

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COMPONENTS OF Co.LAB

Co (Collaborative) . LAB (LABORATORY) (noun) Co.LAB Co.LAB Module  {part of the undergraduate and postgraduate architecture teaching programme} Co.LAB Office  {the collective structured organization running Co.LAB} Co.LAB Projects  {the portfolio of ‘live’ projects undertaken within or outside the teaching curriculum}

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WHY Co.LAB?

Co.LAB is an organisation embeded within the School of Architecture + Design at Birmingham City University. The school is part the  Arts, Design & Media faculty (ADM) – the largest arts institution outside London. This comes with a vast array

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WHY Co.LAB?

Co.LAB is an organisation embeded within the School of Architecture + Design at Birmingham City University. The school is part the  Arts, Design & Media faculty (ADM) – the largest arts institution outside London. This comes with a vast array

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OUR WORK SPACE

Our organisation is located within the Birmingham School of Architecture + Design at BCU’s Eastside campus. As one of the departments in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, we share a vast range of resources and facilities that are available

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OUR WORK SPACE

Our organisation is located within the Birmingham School of Architecture + Design at BCU’s Eastside campus. As one of the departments in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, we share a vast range of resources and facilities that are available

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AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS

Awards…. Practice Award for Knowledge Hub project with NODE, National Urban Design Awards, London. 2017. Biffa Award, Small Grants Award for Gallery and events space refurbishment, Birmingham Open Media. 2015. UnLtd Social Entrepreneurship Grant for Birmingham Open Media co-working space,.

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AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS

Awards…. Practice Award for Knowledge Hub project with NODE, National Urban Design Awards, London. 2017. Biffa Award, Small Grants Award for Gallery and events space refurbishment, Birmingham Open Media. 2015. UnLtd Social Entrepreneurship Grant for Birmingham Open Media co-working space,.

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THE COLLABORATIVE BLOG

From group work to multi-disciplinary teams, collaboration has and always been an integral part of any design project. Part of Co.lab’s research is to critically evaluate this process as a working method. The Collaborative Blog will accompany the ongoing research with

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THE COLLABORATIVE BLOG

From group work to multi-disciplinary teams, collaboration has and always been an integral part of any design project. Part of Co.lab’s research is to critically evaluate this process as a working method. The Collaborative Blog will accompany the ongoing research with

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THE Co.LAB NETWORK

“Connectivity is the single defining character of our 20th Century urban condition” – Me ++, William J. Mitchel Co.lab benefits from being part of the Birmingham School of Architecture & Design in a number of ways. The School has the longest-standing RIBA

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THE Co.LAB NETWORK

“Connectivity is the single defining character of our 20th Century urban condition” – Me ++, William J. Mitchel Co.lab benefits from being part of the Birmingham School of Architecture & Design in a number of ways. The School has the longest-standing RIBA

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KEELEY TRAVEL: Vol.1 Publications

What if Birmingham were Venice? The over saturated postcards from the Kesterton Collection illustrates the city in a dramatic scene. What students have produced in the first iteration are just as bewildering, insightful but also considerate to Chelmsley Wood today’s

KEELEY TRAVEL: Vol.1 Publications

What if Birmingham were Venice? The over saturated postcards from the Kesterton Collection illustrates the city in a dramatic scene. What students have produced in the first iteration are just as bewildering, insightful but also considerate to Chelmsley Wood today’s

PROJECT PROFILE: Expanded City

COLLABORATORS: RIBA WM, Argent, Scan The World STUDENT GROUP: MArch Architecture LOCATION: K4, Fazeley Street PROJECT TYPE: transdisciplinary practice, exhibition Urban planning should leave room for the incongruous, the vulgar, or the strange. – Jane Jacobs in The Exploding Metropolis, 1958

PROJECT PROFILE: Expanded City

COLLABORATORS: RIBA WM, Argent, Scan The World STUDENT GROUP: MArch Architecture LOCATION: K4, Fazeley Street PROJECT TYPE: transdisciplinary practice, exhibition Urban planning should leave room for the incongruous, the vulgar, or the strange. – Jane Jacobs in The Exploding Metropolis, 1958

PROJECT PROFILE: Production Make Do

COLLABORATORS: Eastside Projects, Ash & Lacy Building Systems, Peter Nencini STUDENT GROUP: March Architecture LOCATION: Digbeth, Birmingham PROJECT TYPE: transdisciplinary practice, prototyping Students studies CAD/CAM techniques from industry manufacturing of aluminium cladding systems and use this as a basis to

PROJECT PROFILE: Production Make Do

COLLABORATORS: Eastside Projects, Ash & Lacy Building Systems, Peter Nencini STUDENT GROUP: March Architecture LOCATION: Digbeth, Birmingham PROJECT TYPE: transdisciplinary practice, prototyping Students studies CAD/CAM techniques from industry manufacturing of aluminium cladding systems and use this as a basis to

PROJECT PROFILE: Free City Guide

COLLABORATORS: Keeley Travel STUDENT GROUPS: BA (Hons) Architecture, MArch Architecture, BA (Hons) English PROJECT TYPE: Transdisciplinary practice, creative writing. Free City explores the overlooked city spaces remaining at the edges of our consciousness both as city dwellers and designers. They

PROJECT PROFILE: Free City Guide

COLLABORATORS: Keeley Travel STUDENT GROUPS: BA (Hons) Architecture, MArch Architecture, BA (Hons) English PROJECT TYPE: Transdisciplinary practice, creative writing. Free City explores the overlooked city spaces remaining at the edges of our consciousness both as city dwellers and designers. They

Documentary of the Brick Project

There are many opportunities for cross-over in the number of departments at the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media – where Co.LAB sits in. Media students recently completed an assignment to document different activities occurring in the faculty. One of

Documentary of the Brick Project

There are many opportunities for cross-over in the number of departments at the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media – where Co.LAB sits in. Media students recently completed an assignment to document different activities occurring in the faculty. One of

PROJECT PROFILE: Antigone

COLLABORATOR: The Young REP LOCATION: Jewellery Qtr, Birmingham STUDENTS: BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Interior, MArch PROJECT TYPE: Event, set design, multi-media work The Young REP is Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s youth theatre company, working with young people across Birmingham and the West

PROJECT PROFILE: Antigone

COLLABORATOR: The Young REP LOCATION: Jewellery Qtr, Birmingham STUDENTS: BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Interior, MArch PROJECT TYPE: Event, set design, multi-media work The Young REP is Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s youth theatre company, working with young people across Birmingham and the West

INSTA !!

We have a new instagram account !!! Check out a visual diary of progress on all our projects…. @Bham_CoLAB

INSTA !!

We have a new instagram account !!! Check out a visual diary of progress on all our projects…. @Bham_CoLAB

SCENE 4.II //CO-LAB WITH SCENE 4.I//

After the Interim Presentation we began to work more closely with the group designing the scene immediately before ours; Scene 4.i. Both of our scenes take place in the same location of the play – inside the palace. And they

SCENE 4.II //CO-LAB WITH SCENE 4.I//

After the Interim Presentation we began to work more closely with the group designing the scene immediately before ours; Scene 4.i. Both of our scenes take place in the same location of the play – inside the palace. And they

Bhm Mod Soc Map

Glossary term: Subtopia Subtopia is about making the perfect suburbia. It is the idea that the best parts of city living rural life can be achieved in living spaces. This idea also suggests that there is no distinct difference between

Bhm Mod Soc Map

Glossary term: Subtopia Subtopia is about making the perfect suburbia. It is the idea that the best parts of city living rural life can be achieved in living spaces. This idea also suggests that there is no distinct difference between

Bhm Mod Soc Map

Glossary term: Floorscape Floorscape is the term used to describe street furniture, it is the physical context of a building. It is the spaces between buildings that may be occupied by Cyclist, Pedestrians and drivers. These includes paths, roads and

Bhm Mod Soc Map

Glossary term: Floorscape Floorscape is the term used to describe street furniture, it is the physical context of a building. It is the spaces between buildings that may be occupied by Cyclist, Pedestrians and drivers. These includes paths, roads and

[Edit/or] Reflection

Taking on a role of leading the website design task of the group was daunting at first, as I had little experience in using website builders, but the task grew on to me and became enjoyable. This was especially due

[Edit/or] Reflection

Taking on a role of leading the website design task of the group was daunting at first, as I had little experience in using website builders, but the task grew on to me and became enjoyable. This was especially due

Bhm Mod Soc Map

Glossary Term: Neo Classicism Neo Classicism refers to a movement based on the revival of Classical styles. There was a particular focus on the styles of Rococo and Baroque. The style originated in 18th century Rome When Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bhm Mod Soc Map

Glossary Term: Neo Classicism Neo Classicism refers to a movement based on the revival of Classical styles. There was a particular focus on the styles of Rococo and Baroque. The style originated in 18th century Rome When Pompeii and Herculaneum

[Edit/or] Alteration of Site Map

Following our interim review on the website draft ideas the site map presenting the different pages had to be altered. This new configuration presented a way to get lost in the conference website, switching a website visitor between the various

[Edit/or] Alteration of Site Map

Following our interim review on the website draft ideas the site map presenting the different pages had to be altered. This new configuration presented a way to get lost in the conference website, switching a website visitor between the various

[EDIT/or] Choice of Wixsite

Amongst our group discussions a choice on whether or not to use the current website builder was in question. We were hoping to explore different website builder options for the online platform of the conference, however due to the time-scale

[EDIT/or] Choice of Wixsite

Amongst our group discussions a choice on whether or not to use the current website builder was in question. We were hoping to explore different website builder options for the online platform of the conference, however due to the time-scale