Year | 2016 Location | Cheshire (Chester and Congleton) Client | Diocese of Chester The church in the UK is rapidly declining but at the same […]
The brief was to imagine a future for the pool, and re-invigorate it as a sporting and community hub. The Trust’s holistic ambition aims to cater to people of all ages and abilities, supporting the community’s most vulnerable members. This vision however, is hampered by the restrictive existing plan and difficulties involved in adapting a former swimming pool to serve up a more diverse programme.
Although the vision for the site is a radical departure from its initial scope, we have endeavoured to ensure viability on the tight budget. The hub brings not only added social value, but also becomes a more appealing offering to the staff at nearby healthcare sites. Spatial flexibility means conferences and larger public events are easily catered for, diversifying the revenue stream. The final vision is organised around a community core that will catalyse the project’s sustainability and viability.
Manor allotments Year | 2016 Location | Manor Allotments, Sheffield Client | Marion Manor allotment is a community garden, located in southern Sheffield, which is made […]
'Apiary In The Woods' is a collaborative project with the Sheffield Beekeepers Association (SBKA) that aims at the development of the Ecclessal Village to suit the requirements of the SBKA.
The Future Factories Live Project was tasked with addressing the question of collaboration between makers in the context of the emergence of new industries and modes of work in arts, crafts and manufacturing. The clients provided two distinct issues; firstly, how to encourage collaboration among makers and craftspeople, secondly, how to improve the use and development of historic industrial spaces turned to new use. We were provided with Live Works as a space to work within and were invited to exhibit our work and ideas as part of Sheffield Design Week 2016. Our response was an adaptable exhibition to facilitate the meeting, conversations and events that facilitate connections between makers, as well as a smart phone application that created a dispersed network of individuals linked through their common interests and productions.
An exploration into the redevelopment of Star House, home to Sheffield Futures, focussed around participation, analysis and design.
The Civic University is about creating a platform to allow for knowledge exchange.
Year | 2016 Location | Sheffield, UK Client | St Wilfrid’s Centre St Wilfrid’s is a day centre for vulnerable adults, opened five days a week, providing assistance to 50 individuals […]
Year | 2016 Location | Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Client | West Lindsey District Council Re-Making Gainsborough is a project that works in partnership with West Lindsey Council to […]
The brief was to not only conserve the physical and historical fabric of Castlegate, but to build on these stories to propose a stimulating vision for the currently purposeless site.
Engaging with the community of Goldthorpe to reimagine the railway cuttings.
Establishing a step-by-step guide to help ensure the longevity, and continued success, of the Israac Somali Community Association.
Research and design of construction methods for self build mass housing
Year | 2016 Location | Greenhill Community Library, Greenhill, Sheffield Client | Friends of Greenhill Library Like many local libraries in the UK, Greenhill Community Library has […]
Narrating stories of these migrant journeys and the illicit crossing of borders, this project visualises the continent from the perspective of those who inhabit its edges and those who are in transit .
Elsecar Heritage Railway is a not-for profit charitable organisation that runs and restores heritage locomotives along The Coalfield Line in the Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire.
Providing architecture which matches the social and sporting legacy of Ingle Gym.
Year | 2016 Location | Quercia*LAB, Rovereto, Italy Client | Brave New Alps Brave New Alps is a design collective part of Ecole_IG, a wider network which share an interest […]
Exploring the possibilities of using waste materials and understanding the needs of those affected by dementia to create a flexible and inviting space for those affected by dementia and their carers.
Curation of nine guided walks and workshops around Sheffield city centre based on a reinterpretation of John Ruskin’s ideas of wealth
An educational gateway into Doncaster's architectural history
Creating a vision for the future of Oriel House as a Community Hub
Developing Blackburn's 'Creative Capital' strategy through a Festival of Making and creative networks.
Developing proposals for Wentworth Castle Walled Gardens
This project explores equal access to public toilets across all age, gender and disability user groups.
The ongoing endeavor to develop and enhance the adventure playground for the local community of Pitsmoor.
Investigating innovative ideas for self-build display and storage units at Derby Silk Mill
Promotional films for the launch of Sheffield Modernist Society.
Working with a volunteer run museum of local heritage, the team delivered a series of resources that would assist the museum to continue to develop and ensure their future.
Investigating the future of a heritage offer at Park Hill.
The Incredible Northern Greenhouse Live Project is a strategic exploration into how sustainable food initiatives could be connected across the North of England.
Developing a design guide with BBEST, a local residents group, for the neighbourhood of Broomhill.
Exploring the future of Clapham Orangery through community consultation.
Working towards a sustainable and appropriate future development of the small market town of Otley through raising the community's aspirations for brownfield site, mixed use development within the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
"how does a small school respond to pressures to expand to serve the wider community whilst still maintaining the ethos of faith that is central to its success?”
An investigation into possible future uses for a historic colliery site in South Yorkshire.
A chicken coop for the creative co-op: The ROCO live project ranges from streetscaping to detailed model prototyping
Working with the Triratna community for the creation of a Buddhist "Care Home".
Collecting and creating stories surrounding energy and making at Portland Works.
Working with Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Cohousing Network to explain cohousing in a simple and accessible way using an online resource. Initiating a dialogue between the City Council and various stakeholders about the possibilities for procuring multigenerational and cross-demographic cohousing projects, using a site in Sheffield as a platform for discussion.
A multi-scale strategic proposal for the improvement of Bamford's community realms.
Designing and building a sheltered area using recycled materials with the volunteers of the Hulme Community Garden Centre.
Involving locals in the transformation of their park into an asset for the community
Castle Market is surrounded by controversy. This design proposes a scheme to reveal Castlegate and change perspectives.
Exploring the on-going legacy of the work of Kurt Schwitters in the UK.
To design and build a new roof structure, cladding system and interior fittings for a small existing kitchen/office at the Sawmill site.
Bringing people of difference together through the act of creating, to raise awareness of the relationship between space and interaction.
Working with LGBT Sheffield and a local Councillor to explore the possibilities of creating a permanent dedicated LGBT Space within the city centre.
Designing for the implementation of a 'Fab lab' in Blackburn Town Centre.
Creating a heritage learning centre at the Upper Wincobank Undenominational Chapel.
www.guangfutures.info is a platform to discuss the future development of GuangFu, North China.
The website contains research, proposals and information about GuangFu as well as providing a platform for further discussion.
Working with S1 Artspace, a community of artists and curators, to create a feasibility strategy for the use of two future sites: Exchange Place and The Tramshed.
A proposal to develop the Inman Pavilion from a dated community centre into a flexible and energy-efficient building.
Strategies and ideas to sustain Portland Works' long term future
A cohesive refurbishment expressing the purpose and values of a charitable organisation throughout their headquarters
Developing strategies for the reuse of public urban voids, starting with Furnace Park, Sheffield.
Working with the Regather co-operative towards unlocking the potential of their grade II listed building in Sharrow.
Exploration and creative development of the GIST space in the Workstation, Sheffield.
What if...? A Scrapbook of Ideas for the Parson Cross Neighbourhood
Exploring the potential futures of the derelict Sheffield Ski Village and its role within the wider community.
Creating a vision for a new village hall and surrounding green space in Wincobank, in the North East of Sheffield.
Developing a plant house with members of the Hulme Community Garden Centre.
Considering quality, design and community links in residential care homes of Sheffield.
A resource aimed at encouraging Doncaster’s youth to engage, explore and invent their city’s built environment.
The design and prototype build of STIC at Ecclesall Woods Sawmill.
Development of ideas for a former barracks site in Northern Ireland
Recycle Bikes is a social enterprise in Sheffield, UK that refurbishes bikes.
Design and construction of The Retreat and a Walkway Design
Strategies for a sustainable eco-tourist resort in Zanzibar
Viable, future-proof proposals for the redevelopment of 150th Wadsley Scout Hut
Installation design and construction for an exhibition at the RIBA to highlight the rising cost of architectural education.
The Pallet Privy; a modular system for building toilets on allotment sites.
Concept report for a library's refurbishment as accessible artists studios
Food Commons and 'Eco-Nomadic School' Workshop
Community project in support of saving an industrial heritage building
A hands-on project to build a community kitchen for a village in Nicaragua.
The creation of a website for flood and cyclone relief resources.
Re-imagining the Park & Rides of York city.
Community project in support of positive behaviour in schools.
Investigating the socio-political and economic issues of Blackpool's Bond Street.
Designing a school prototype in Pakhtoon region of Pakistan for future development.
Providing on site accommodation and camping facilities for artists in residence.
Replacing a scar in the landscape (the B1230 road to Hull) by reclaiming it for the rural community.
Exploring future cultural opportunities for the Central Library and its wider network.
An inclusive and radical church based in inner-city Leeds exploring their opportunities for change.
Ideas to spatially improve classrooms at Parkwood Academy.
A prototype construction to demonstrate urban food growing in Paris, France.
An online guide to sustainable food sources in Sheffield.
A creative consultation for the long term future of Wybourn and Richmond Estates.
A series of ideas for local estate residents to engage with their built environment.
Imaginative strategic proposals for regenerating Accrington's town centre.
Ideas for improving our very own School of Architecture.
Two options for a vision of a local dental hospital/school.
Strategically improving a parish church in West Yorkshire.
Helping MIND Dewsbury to redesign their building.
A healthcare drive for the Rotherham Primary Care Trust (PCT).
Realising possibilities for Neepsend in Sheffield.
New evocative spaces and web catalogue for the Kelham Island Industrial Museum.
Ideas for the future of Graves Library and Gallery.
A traveling house, on world tour, finds its way to Sheffield.
Refurbishing classroom at Deincourt School, Derbyshire.
Developing a brief for a new Lung Disease Centre.
A vision for an integrated Cavendish Cancer Treatment Centre.
Ideas for rejuvenating one of Sheffield's park spaces.
A feasibility report converting a derelict church into a new music space.
Helping fund and produce a vision for a youth centre in Parsons Cross.
New cycling facilities for the Saw Mill site in Ecclesall Woods.
The Live Project returns to Wybourn estate in Sheffield.
A report looking at Sheffield Homes stock for conversions.
Ideas for a small intervention for Brent's Roundwood Youth Centre.
Looking at innovative and creative interim uses for the shops, buildings and streets in Sheffield's 'empty quarter.'
Working towards a community-led vision for the regeneration of Easton, Bristol.
A proposal for a public performance art/architecture installation in Sheffield.
A playful, sensory installation on the Whirlow Wheel site in Ecclesall Woods.
Ideas to rejuvenate one of Sheffield's most popular parks.
Exploring the feasibility of using urine as a binder for mud bricks in war torn countries.
Exploring the future of the Ecclesall Sawmill site through masterplanning exercises and the building of timber structures on site.
Design for an intervention along the route of the 2006 London Architecture Biennale.
A strategy to expand the Genito-Urinary clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
An in-school retrospective on the Live Projects.
Design suggestions for Gell Street Park that borders Springfield School.
A research document outlining Thorne's history, and future uses for 42-44 King Street.
A study that proposes a new county wide National Park.
A vision for the future of Sharrow, Sheffield.
A new outdoor classroom for the Sharrard Allotments, Sheffield.
The 4th stage in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens restoration strategy.
Ideas and visions to improve various aspects of Prince Edwards Primary School, Sheffield.
Ideas for a stimulus strategy in Abbeydale and Broadfield, Sheffield.
A portable Library and Sound module for ECObox Paris.
Alternative proposals to EDAW's Castlegate Market Masterplan.
Returning to Ballifield Primary School in Sheffield to undertake a classroom feasibility.
A strategic vision for a new urban park in Sheffield.
A community led urban garden in Paris.
Consultation exercise to improve the Ballifield Primary School.
Looking at the quality of educational spaces in Lewisham schools.
A feasibility report for the Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre.
A digital exhibition for the Lovebytes Festival.
Looking at interior spaces at the Civil and Structural Engineering Department.
Re-configuring the architectural education system at Pristina SoA.
An initial visit to Brezoi, Romania, to establish links and communications with the town.
Year | 2001 Location | Foxhill, Sheffield, UK Client | SOAR with Miranda Plowden The main body of the project involved the formation of student led design […]
A project focusing on the Busk Meadows Park in Shirecliffe, Sheffield, investigating the possibilities for regeneration of the park and employing community participation methods. Part of the SOAR Regeneration Framework.
Proposals for the development of a High Street and community centre at Parson Cross, Sheffield. Part of SOAR Regeneration Framework.
A vision for the re-development of Colley and Longley Park, Sheffield. Part of the SOAR Framework live projects series
Restoration of a post war icon.
Enlivening an existing courtyard by providing new decking and bench structures.