Warwick Bar – Sense City Sustainable Landscape

After a year of hard work, at BSA we had two weeks of events varying from assembling the schools summer show to the project that I did, Warwick Bar.

Warwick Bar is part of Digbeth in Birmingham, it is a site (as shown in the pictures above) that has not been touched for over 10 years. Nature is taking back the industrial archaeology of the site with trees literally bursting through the walls of the ex garage on the site.

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The site is being turned by Sense City into a 10 year project on sustainable living in Birmingham, a farm to fork project. My idea uses what is already on the site and ties it together with a cardboard tube structure that that defines spaces whilst allowing it to be used as functional growing spaces.

The project continues….

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Year 2 – Landscape

Year 2 – First project – A landscape on a future cultural site for Birmingham.

The project took inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky Composition VI painting to create a central focus (Steven Holl Knut Hamsun Centre.) The landscape aims to shift focus and provide centres of high and low intensity. It links to the outside of the site with the new Library, BT tower and NIA.

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First Weeks in Architecture

Finished my first piece of architecture work woop. We had to create an A2 poster showing our understanding of The Collection by Siobhan Davis – I have to confess that I did not enjoy the dance but I generally do not understand modern art. I managed to achieve the second part to notate the dance which did not have the outcome I wanted but it was hard to notate such a fast moving dance easier.

It shall be reviewed tommorow and I shall tell you the feedback, I shall also release a few of the elements for you to view.

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On the Road to Architecture Part 3

On Tuesday I went to Birmingham City University for an interview and the open day, I was a tad worried as everyone else arrived with massive A1 folders probably brimming with art work and I had an A3 folder full of product design; oh and my lamp.

I love Birmingham it is a cosy little campus, with creative students at every turn. The kind of place where having designers block is probably not possible. When I went for my actual interview (with the course director) I found the whole experience amazing we talked about all kinds of random issues and it was great.

Today I have been notified that I have a conditional offer for BCU and I am chuffed.

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