Urban Artefacts by Studio 3 – At BPN Architects

BPN (Architects) have the pleasure in hosting a new exhibition called ‘Urban Artefacts’ by Studio 3, a group of MArch students from Birmingham City University.

Studio 3 have worked on analysing Birmingham and Milan in minute detail over the past year in order to understand the city and its architecture. Through the use of acute observations, and a respect and care for the nature of an existing place, Studio 3 has documented examples of civic Birmingham manifested in the streets, facades and public spaces through drawings, photographs, and models. These precise studies and observations of the existing city were translated into a series of propositions for change.

The exhibition highlights the potential of previously unnoticed areas and proposes new interventions to improve the urban realm through a greater detailed understanding of the existing urban conditions.

The preview for the show is this Thursday 17th July, from 5 till 7pm. The exhibition will remain at 3 Mary Street until 7th August.

We look forward to seeing you there!

To arrange a visit please email:
joelle@bryantpriestnewman.com

Further details can be found at:
www.bryantpriestnewman.com

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Bournville Survey Rerun

The following survey is a rerun of a 1974 survey conducted by the South Australian Housing Trust (for the Bournville Village Trust) about the what people think of the areas they live at different locations and times.

This survey is being conducted at part of the Co. Lab Modern Gazetteer module (http://birmingham-colab.org) of the M.Arch course at the Birmingham School of Architecture (Birmingham City University.) As with the 1974 survey, this survey is being conducted at random houses and locations across Bournville.

The aim of the study is to inform content for an exhibition to be based around the idea of Bournville as an archive in 2014. The information collected from this survey will be anonymously used.

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Carving a Wooden Spoon: Part 4 | The Carve is Complete

I have just finished my latest spoon, a bit of a bugger as the wood log that I had available was oak that wasn’t very green. It has lots of knots in it but hopefully I have managed to navigate my way around it and produce something to use in the making or porridge.

It now needs to be allowed to dry and I will oil with a mixture of Walnut oil and bees wax.

Tools used: Fiskars X7 hatchet, Mora 120 carving knife and a Ben Orford Hybrid Small Crook knife.

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