Saturday, May 31, 2014

Final Crit 29th May 2014

29 May 2014 we had the final pinup / crit of the year. From now on, it is about preparing portfolio. We had Tom Jones (Jefferson Sheard) and John Prevc (Make) along as distinguished external crit reviewers, with short visits from Chantelle Niblock and John Ramsay (UoN).

DNC and Tom with the 'Fan' group

DNC and Tom listen to Harsh and Kushboo

 DNC and Tom listen to Harsh and Kushboo

John, John and Chantelle look at the 'Apogee' scheme

John, John and Chantelle look at the 'Apogee' scheme

Phil and John look at Sonal's high hotel design

Phil makes a good point

Kachi and Santosh with Tom and DNC

Kachi and Santosh with Tom and DNC

DNC and Tom see the 'Twisting Towers' project

Apogee explain their scheme to DNc and Tom

Phil and John with Ning group's vertical farming Office building

DNC and Tom with Maryam's scheme

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jason Seward, Fire Engineering Consultant visits 8 May '14

8 May 2014: Jason Seward, Fire Engineering specialist Consultant visited to start the final countdown to completion by studying every group's core in great detail. Jason used to work for WSP, but is now the London part of Rawfire consultancy.

Jason explains key points to the Studio A groups

Jason delivers his lecture on Fire Engineering to all

Friday, May 2, 2014

Permaculture course for TB students 30.4.14

30 April 2014: In the final week of the vacation, DNC took a car full of students for a Farming experience day or what our host calls 'Permaculture in Practice' course. This was the first time any of us had been, but it was a good experience and for DNC, a bit life-changing, as the garden of his house will be transformed!
John Macdonald explaining some of the basics of soil chemistry.
Adding manure to the planting bed and depositing some seedlings.
John explains his scheme to form lakes on his land as a flood protection scheme for Woodborough village, and as a wild bird and insect sanctuary - diverting the stream into two linked five acre lakes.

Lunch break!