An inspirational and engaging lunch time viewing of the Leeds Beckett Uni Architecture Degree Show. A very strong and consistent turn out of presentation [if some a little more difficult than others to interpret.]
Well worth a look before it closes in a week or so, and to see a particular favourite of mine – ‘The Walking Theatre’, great to see such a conceptual approach that not just thinks out side the box, it ignores the box completely and trundles off down Briggate on wind powered legs!
Also refreshing to see the lack of reliance on CGI and CAD, some truly well accomplished hand drawn presentations, a credit to the tutors and hard work of the students involved.
Architecture 519 have entered the 19th Annual Petanque Tournament for the ColliersCRE Cup, and practice session No.1 [of 1] saw the team realising they aren’t as bad as expected. Although we were actually aiming for the little ball in the middle, we felt maximum coverage to be a positive game plan!
Running from May to August the 2017 event will again fill Bond Court with the charged atmosphere of petanque teams competing for the ColliersCRE Cup , the
Lord Mayors Rosebowl and The Colliers Robert Barry Plate.
Progress photos from the modular build of the Key Stage 2 facility for Hovingham Primary school. Works are well underway both on site, and in parallel, in the Integra factory. The modules will be factory finished and installed on site within the half term break, then external claddings applied in situ ready for the September ’17 term.
Architecture519 offer their congratulations to Joe Hobson and Jonathan Martin for the successful outcome of their recent CIAT interview.
The application process involved a detailed assessment of experience in relation to four core competency areas; Designing, Practising, Managing, Developing. Supporting evidence was gathered to accompany the application which was evaluated by CIAT moderators to ensure compliance with the Institute’s requirements. After receiving a pass on the first stage of the application, attendance at a professional interview was required. The interview panel studied the application and following an interrogation on their knowledge of the construction process, contractual matters, skills and experience and on aspirations for the future, delivered a pass and a welcome to Chartered membership of the Institute.
Site works are well underway at Hovingham Primary, as the on site action shot shows Interserve Construction are pouring the concrete for the lift pit, and the foundations are in for the delivery of the modular units towards the end of the month. The modules, currently being fabricated by Integra Buildings, will arrive and be craned into position after the May bank holiday, then the external cladding, and external masonry skin applied, so dramatic changes will be seen by pupils and teachers alike on their return from half term break.
Friday last week saw the final review of the University of Huddersfield Diploma II architecture students, with a great level of work presenting a culmination of the last 5 months of hard slog, into tangible well considered buildings from a wide range of building types.
Their work is now in the final push for submission at the end of the month, and the long awaited End of Year Show on 9th June.
Works are underway at Hovingham Primary School, Harehills, Leeds to deliver a new Key Stage 2 facility, internal reconfiguration works and redressing of the existing Early Years Village with Interserve Construction. All to a critical programme delivery date of September 2017 term start.
The Key Stage 2 facility is to be a modular build so come this time next month the site should look dramatically less empty.
Not a bad day for a site visit either.
As the deadline rears its head over the ever approaching horizon the Diploma II Architecture students at the University of Huddersfield are progressing well, and keeping a keen eye on the final pin up. A519 Design Associate Lee Holmes, has been involved with the external reviews at the university for over 8 years, and this years cohort are proving that the standards are still high. From the pragmatic approach of a Sports College, with integral research lab, which even at this stage is turning into credible and buildable scheme, to projects with a more theoretical slant of Adhocism. After Googling to get up to speed, this particular projects sets very interesting brief which poses the argument of creating architecture through organic growth within established parameters, and takes the architect out the equation.
It is great to see their progression and also to evidence that our words of wisdom aren’t lost on them, however it is also very refreshing to see that our inputs are challenged. There is always something for the tutors and visiting reviewers to learn from the students
Architecture 519 recently visited one of our mixed-use, delivery projects in London. Due to be completed by the end of the month, the scheme comprises 90 private residential units, commercial accommodation, a landscaped podium and car parking.
After a lengthy planning, and Listed building consent process, including detailed conditions, Architecture 519 can confirm that the project in North East Leeds has gained full planning, Listed building approvals, and also discharge of the various conditions to the modern extension to the Grade II listed property for a private client. The existing building is part Georgian and part Victorian which set an interesting challenge to the project team to propose a sympathetic intervention to de-clutter the rear façade and to unify the two architectural languages of the existing house, whilst providing the desired accommodation for the client.
The project began on site early 2017, and is due for completion in the coming months.
The image shown is an early conceptual approach to balance the old and the new, and the GIF demonstrates the conceptual approach to the form and massing.
[F5 should refresh the GIF if it doesn’t loop.]