Tag Archives: Design

St Leonards

Through this six week Live Project, we looked at how we might go about conserving St. Leonards for another 800 years, through creative re-imagination and re-animation of the space.

Crucible Alive

The Crucible was a product of rampant post-war construction and the adventurous spirit that gave rise to new styles of architecture which were previously inconceivable. The theatre evolved into a landmark with its signature brutalist style and then newly envisioned thrust stage, making it one of the most influential and distinguished examples of its period, justifying its listed status.

Cuthbert Bank

A process for the improvement of one of SYHA's supported accommodation sites for homeless families in Sheffield.

Play/Ground

A vision with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground updating the current facilities to ensure longevity and continued success for the children and wider community of Pitsmoor and the Burngreave Area. Collaborating with artist Steve Pool, we used loose parts play to engage with the children to investigate how architecture and play can be combined.

Building Sutton Sheds

Sutton Sheds is a community workshop facility promoting inclusivity and enhancing social connection and friendships in North Sheffield

A New Home For Paces

A vision for the future. A sense of togetherness. A new home for Paces.

The Ingle Way

The project aims to create a route which encapsulates the life, values and teachings of Brendan Ingle and use these to inspire and engage the local community of Wincobank.

Making Meersbrook

Our project aimed to celebrate the heritage and community of the historic Meersbrook Hall by the use of site-wide strategies and building interventions.

Brookfields Park

The next step in the regeneration of Brookfields Park, a young and vibrant landscape on the old site of Manvers Main Colliery

AR’ City

Year | 2018 Location | Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Aalfy For six weeks, the AR’ City Live Project team have worked in residence at Live Works, in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre, working with local young people to develop a series of interactive technological installations as […]

Moorfoot Link

Year | 2017 Location | Moorfoot, Sheffield Client |  The Labour Party Planning Policy  The reestablishment of a direct link between London Road to The Moor has been discussed for a number of years, with no concrete plans being formed.  The site is divided by Sheffield’s inner ring road, and currently […]

CRBC Live

Re-envisioning and facilitating the future of Cemetery Road Baptist Church.

Tinsley For Us

Year | 2017 Location |  Tinsley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Tinsley Forum ‘Tinsley For Us’ Live Project team worked with an initial client brief to explore the options of how a library facility could be included within the Tinsley Forum. We identified key issues within the […]

Glodwick Pool

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.

Apiary In The Woods

'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.

Future Factories

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.

Greenhill Community Library

Year | 2016 Location | Greenhill Community Library, Greenhill, Sheffield Client |  Friends of Greenhill Library Like many local libraries in the UK, Greenhill Community Library has recently faced the threat of closure. The Friends of Greenhill Library (FROGL), an enthusiastic group of volunteers, have successfully operated […]

Migrant Narratives Exhibition

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 .

Ingle Gym Mural by Kid Acne

Ingle Gym

Providing architecture which matches the social and sporting legacy of Ingle Gym.

Community Economies

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 in developing new types of non-capitalist led knowledge and sharing economies. The client acquired a disused 200 m2 warehouse from […]

Made of Waste

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.

Foodhall

Helping develop a social and educational venue serving food that would have otherwise gone to waste.

The Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

The ongoing endeavor to develop and enhance the adventure playground for the local community of Pitsmoor.

Maurice Dobson Museum

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.

S1 Artspace as a Cultural Beacon

Parkive

Investigating the future of a heritage offer at Park Hill.

Incredible Northern Greenhouse

The Incredible Northern Greenhouse Live Project is a strategic exploration into how sustainable food initiatives could be connected across the North of England.

Otley Vision

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.

Extra Care Housing Community

Working with the Triratna community for the creation of a Buddhist "Care Home".

Cohousing Live

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.

Bamford Vision

A multi-scale strategic proposal for the improvement of Bamford's community realms.

Volunteer participation during the construction of the Volunteer Hub

Volunteer Hub, Hulme Community Garden Centre

Designing and building a sheltered area using recycled materials with the volunteers of the Hulme Community Garden Centre.

Vision 3

Wickersley Park

Involving locals in the transformation of their park into an asset for the community

Douglas Fir Structure

Ecclesall Woods – Celebrating Timber Construction

To design and build a new roof structure, cladding system and interior fittings for a small existing kitchen/office at the Sawmill site.

S1 Artspace

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.

Wellington Street

A cohesive refurbishment expressing the purpose and values of a charitable organisation throughout their headquarters

GIST Lab

Exploration and creative development of the GIST space in the Workstation, Sheffield.

Parson X Exchange

What if...? A Scrapbook of Ideas for the Parson Cross Neighbourhood

Contents: Design Toolkit, Spatial Development Toolkit, Resident Engagement Card Game, Sheffield Care Actitiy Network, Sheffcare Activity Network and Darnall Activity Network

Sheffield Care Communities

Considering quality, design and community links in residential care homes of Sheffield.

Recycle Bikes

Recycle Bikes is a social enterprise in Sheffield, UK that refurbishes bikes.

Gateway to Ecclesall Woods

Design and construction of The Retreat and a Walkway Design

Eden Project: Basecamp

Providing on site accommodation and camping facilities for artists in residence.