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PROJECT PARTNER: Build!, Cherwell District Council, Clancy Consulting, EDS
STUDENT GROUPS: BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, MArch Architecture
LOCATION: Old Place Yard, Bicester
PROJECT TYPE: Design feasibility, community, self-build, material exploration, built structure.

INTERIM REVIEW

We presented our current design proposal in its early stages of development to the client and tutors. The presentation explored in-depth site analysis and the key stages of our development exploring research into materials and timber frame construction and low

INTERIM REVIEW

We presented our current design proposal in its early stages of development to the client and tutors. The presentation explored in-depth site analysis and the key stages of our development exploring research into materials and timber frame construction and low

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

During this session, we have focused our research on sustainable materials which we could be used to create a low impact development consisting of several houses. One of the main objectives is to find a light-coloured palette to create a

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

During this session, we have focused our research on sustainable materials which we could be used to create a low impact development consisting of several houses. One of the main objectives is to find a light-coloured palette to create a

ECOLOGICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS

Ecological Buildings Systems building products and membranes During the session each group presented their research into their topics of self-build, timber frame and low impact design. This gave the whole group a good understanding of what each other was researching.

ECOLOGICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS

Ecological Buildings Systems building products and membranes During the session each group presented their research into their topics of self-build, timber frame and low impact design. This gave the whole group a good understanding of what each other was researching.

STUDYING LOW IMPACT DESIGN

Last week the whole group was divided up into three sections: Self Build, Timber Frame and Low Impact Design. This week within our group: Low Impact Design, we began discussing the many elements that make up Low Impact Design. Once

STUDYING LOW IMPACT DESIGN

Last week the whole group was divided up into three sections: Self Build, Timber Frame and Low Impact Design. This week within our group: Low Impact Design, we began discussing the many elements that make up Low Impact Design. Once

VISIT TO GRAVEN HILL

We visited Gravel Hill in Bicester to see the largest self and custom build housing developments in the UK. Cherwell District Council bought a large parcel of a brownfield land (approx. 185 ha) in 2014 previously used as a former

VISIT TO GRAVEN HILL

We visited Gravel Hill in Bicester to see the largest self and custom build housing developments in the UK. Cherwell District Council bought a large parcel of a brownfield land (approx. 185 ha) in 2014 previously used as a former

VISIT TO PROJECT SITE

During the talks with the Cherwell District Council, we were given a brief to design three affordable housing units that are self-build and meet Passivhaus standards. This was shortly followed by a site visit to the proposed project site located

VISIT TO PROJECT SITE

During the talks with the Cherwell District Council, we were given a brief to design three affordable housing units that are self-build and meet Passivhaus standards. This was shortly followed by a site visit to the proposed project site located

BUILD! INITIATIVE

We started the project visiting Cherwell District Council in North Oxfordshire who presented several talks introducing the Build! Initiative, setting the background to the area’s housing situation and describing the challenges faced on self-build projects they have managed so far.

BUILD! INITIATIVE

We started the project visiting Cherwell District Council in North Oxfordshire who presented several talks introducing the Build! Initiative, setting the background to the area’s housing situation and describing the challenges faced on self-build projects they have managed so far.