Category Archives: Student Blog

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Students update the progress on their projects in this blog page. They will vary from individual reflections to group contributions.
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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.

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

Antigone – Group 5 – Final Proposal

Our final proposal is ready. It hasn’t changed much from our original idea and this makes us feel proud of ourselves. Here are the final proposals of: The tree that is about to be made especially for the play by

Antigone – Group 5 – Final Proposal

Our final proposal is ready. It hasn’t changed much from our original idea and this makes us feel proud of ourselves. Here are the final proposals of: The tree that is about to be made especially for the play by

Keeley Travel – Group 3

This week we began by interpreting the text we have produced for our booklet into Trump style language. This involved looking into some of the repetitive and common words he uses by watching various speeches given by him as well

Keeley Travel – Group 3

This week we began by interpreting the text we have produced for our booklet into Trump style language. This involved looking into some of the repetitive and common words he uses by watching various speeches given by him as well