Author Archives: Bham Co:LAB

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

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Under Construction

images from @steamhouse_uk Here are few images  to give you an early glimpse on how STEAMhouse is coming along as it reaches its final stages of the fit out. The facility will include production spaces for wood, metal, digital, print

/ BPS

Under Construction

images from @steamhouse_uk Here are few images  to give you an early glimpse on how STEAMhouse is coming along as it reaches its final stages of the fit out. The facility will include production spaces for wood, metal, digital, print

The Brick Project 2017-2018

Project Partner: Ibstock Brick Limited Synopsis: The Brick Project enables groups of students to study the real life manufacture of clay products. Special shaped bricks, such as Ibstock’s Umbra Sawtooth shown here, offer designers the opportunity to explore relief in

The Brick Project 2017-2018

Project Partner: Ibstock Brick Limited Synopsis: The Brick Project enables groups of students to study the real life manufacture of clay products. Special shaped bricks, such as Ibstock’s Umbra Sawtooth shown here, offer designers the opportunity to explore relief in

Furniture Making….

image source: steamhouse_uk instagram Check out STEAMhouse_UK instagram and twitter account as the interior fit out develops. Including this post of our tessellated furniture design all lovingly CNC’d in-house at Parkside.

Furniture Making….

image source: steamhouse_uk instagram Check out STEAMhouse_UK instagram and twitter account as the interior fit out develops. Including this post of our tessellated furniture design all lovingly CNC’d in-house at Parkside.

Co.LAB Electives 2017-18

The new year brings a new set of projects for our students to collaborate on. We also welcome additions to the project from the disciplines of product design and interior design. Here is a full list for 2017-18. Grade Separation

Co.LAB Electives 2017-18

The new year brings a new set of projects for our students to collaborate on. We also welcome additions to the project from the disciplines of product design and interior design. Here is a full list for 2017-18. Grade Separation

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Towards completion

Since the launch Birmingham Production Space plan (BPS) in 2015, the team has continued to develop its proposal through various activities in order to achieve our ultimate goal of setting up a significant piece of cultural infrastructure in the city.

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Towards completion

Since the launch Birmingham Production Space plan (BPS) in 2015, the team has continued to develop its proposal through various activities in order to achieve our ultimate goal of setting up a significant piece of cultural infrastructure in the city.

The Big Review

The Big Review was the closing event for Futuremakers, a ‘private view’ of sorts, but one that occurs at the end of the exhibition rather than its opening. Its guests were younger than normally expected too – staring from 4

The Big Review

The Big Review was the closing event for Futuremakers, a ‘private view’ of sorts, but one that occurs at the end of the exhibition rather than its opening. Its guests were younger than normally expected too – staring from 4

New Curiosities Box Radio Show

Futuremakers is now over. It has been a great experience and have generated lots of new ideas and made several new links for the future. As a point of reflection,  here is a radio show I was featured in talking

New Curiosities Box Radio Show

Futuremakers is now over. It has been a great experience and have generated lots of new ideas and made several new links for the future. As a point of reflection,  here is a radio show I was featured in talking