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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Thu 31 Jan - 9.30 Urban Charrette Workshop

We are doing a full day workshop with the 1:500 context model you are currently building. ( that needs to be finished by end of today)

We are starting at 9:30 am with the briefing for the day (due to Y3 forum 10-11)
Please be there 9:30 sharp.

Please bring:
model-making tools: cutter, glue, ruler, pens, etc...

material: Foam (any colour - what ever you find, can also be off-cuts, etc.), or large chunk of cheap white soap (£1 shop) which can be cut easily... or any other solid material you can work with using cutters (as workshop remains with no machines to cut timber)
Quantity: we aim at producing about 10 x 1:500 massing model of the building - so you can work it out roughly....

bring camera to record your designs. 

We will finish around 18:00

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Mon 28 Jan - Mapping tutorials and pin-up

group tutorials in morning on your group site analysis and mapping, followed by afternoon of pin-up, concluding on general site observation. Please also have your original notes with you. don't forget the key photograph of your theme.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Preperational reading

Preperational reading for tomorrow's site visit:

Kevin Lynch - Image of the city LINK
Karen A Franck - Other Urban Public Spaces   LINK

Thu 24 Jan 10.00 Site Analysis Workshop - London

As previously announced we are doing a site analysis workshop in London this Thursday for Year 3 and Year 2 students. We have invited Anna Mansfield (publica) and Nick Green to give a talk in the morning about the area. Both are real specialists when it comes to Old street. This is not to be missed. We need full attendance.

We are meeting at my office at 10.00 - where our two guest lectures will give you a short overview of their understanding and reading of the Old street study area.

Address here:
The Print House
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Please wait / gather at reception on groundfloor. (door to the right of Cafe Oto)
Closest tube / overground: Dalston Junction / Dalston Kingsland 

After this we will take the overground down to HOxton Old street for the on site part of the workshop.
Finish approx 18:00