Author Archives: Barbara Griffin

RIBA Regional Nominations!

Nominations for the RIBA Regional prize are here for all to see! Congratulations Jed Wellington, Isaac Timson, Harry Hutt and Joseph Istance, nominated by the LSA, the Lincoln Society of Architects.

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BArch student awarded RIBA Sir Norman Foster Travel Scholarship!

RIBA - Chloe LoaderWe are very excited to announce that Chloe Loader, Year 2 Bachelor of Architecture student has been awarded the RIBA Sir Norman Foster travel Scholarship!!

Foster + Partners announced today that  Chloe was awarded the 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, a yearly £7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and “research the future survival of our cities and communities”.

In her submission “Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South”, Chloe will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.

She’ll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Chloe will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.

As the global number of people living in informal settlements is expected to rise to 1.5 billion by 2020, a better understanding of these communities is crucial in the present, says Professor Glen Mills, who has studied informal settlements and is the Head of the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Lincoln. “They are not going to go away so, as planners, architects and engineers, we need to understand them and that’s why Chloe’s project is so relevant. Informal settlements are a part of our global future,” Mills said.

Year 1 Architecture – Trip to the Cathedral!

Once again we had a couple of fantastic visits to the cathedral this year for the History and Theory module. Students undertook drawing exercises and got up close and personal with the historic interior!

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Benjie assists and advises!

If in doubt lie on the floor!

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Jelly Buildings!

 

This week students were challenged to make a famous building out of Jelly. It was quite the messy event! Students from the whole school came to witness the wonderment! The idea behind the challenge was that students would each have to study a particular building, understand it in plan, section and three dimensions and document it. Students also had to make a model of the building and produce a mould using vacuum forming. The quick project got students working hard in the workshop and helped them become more familiar with the tools available to them! IMG_0441
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Future Systems Selfridges building!

Future Systems Selfridges building!

A table of wobbly jelly buildings!

A table of wobbly jelly buildings!

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FAT Architects – A House for Essex

 

 

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Vacuum forming!

Vacuum forming!

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Great results in Architecture schools ranking!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Architecture programme Bachelor of Architecture has moved to Number 18 in the Times University League Tables 2017 !

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Click the link below for more details!

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End of Year show!

The Architecture end of year show is coming up on the 27th of May! Hope to see you there!

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Year 2 Architecture – End of year crits!

Yesterday we had a day of year two crits and here is a small selection of some of the work! We were impressed by the level of exploration and resolution in the projects! There were a number of different briefs exploring notions of edge, gallery, historical context and a live competition brief. Well done students and tutors! There was a good mix of models, visualisation, hand drawing, and good architectural drawing standards all used to further describe ideas and explore and test ideas! IMG_7373 IMG_7374 IMG_7375 IMG_7376 IMG_7379 IMG_7380 IMG_7381 IMG_7382 IMG_7383 IMG_7384 IMG_7385 IMG_7386 IMG_7387 IMG_7388 IMG_7389 IMG_7392 IMG_7393 IMG_7394 IMG_7395

Year 2 Scothern Village Hall Live project exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Lorna Lovatt was awarded the £200 for her project voted by Scothern community for the live project for Scothern Village Hall. I would like to thank and congratulate studio tutor Harry Foley who worked with the studio group and the selected students who exhibited their proposals. Thanks for getting the team together and putting on such a professional exhibition of work.

The exhibition was a great success with over 120 people from the village who came and judged the work. Feedback from the Scothern community were that they were incredibly impressed by the standard of work and the students professionalism and their ability to talk about their projects. The students have had great insight into real community engagement.

Linda Durance from Scothern initially made contact and approached the Bachelor of Architecture team. Thank you Linda! The future for Scothern Village Hall is that by 2020 they will have the funding to build and have said that the work of students has been incredibly helpful in seeing what is possible!

Well done team! The Year 2 Architecture students that exhibited were: Lorna Lovatt, Tom Camm, Joe Maguire, Billie Jordan, Charlotte McEwan, Emily Williams, Isaac Timson and George Simms

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visualisation of the steps that open out from the interior onto the sports pitches

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Front elevation onto the road

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Interior visualisation

Interior visualisation

Interior visualisation

Lorna Lovatt receiving a big cheque from architect Stephen Palmer

Lorna Lovatt receiving a big cheque from architect Stephen Palmer

Isaac using his model to explain his design. Good work Isaac!

Isaac using his model to explain his design. Good work Isaac!

Billie explaining his work to a local!

Billie explaining his work to a local!

Community!

Community!

A busy day at Scothern Village Hall!

A busy day at Scothern Village Hall!

 

RIBA East Midlands Student Award Winner – Daniel Orford!

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Orford has won the RIBA East Midlands Student Awards for his Master of Architecture project titled ‘Hedonistic Pleasurescape’ in Blackpool. He will receive the award on the 27th of April at the RIBA Awards!

This project explores the hedonistic environments, which are prevalent at the edge between the physical and natural. In understanding the complexity of spatial augmentation in operation we can begin to re-establish and create a landscape that celebrates hedonism and the carnivalesque within society. This project explores the British seaside as a place of leisure and frivolity, allowing people to escape from the everyday normality. These liminal spaces once at the heart of the society have become increasingly dissected and sanitised by the regulated modern culture.

To see the project in more detail check it out here! http://www.presidentsmedals.com/Project_Details.aspx?id=3703 

Studio tutor Ms. Barbara Griffin.

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Architecture Applicant open day!

On the 12th of March we held our annual applicant open day with great success and very interesting outcomes! The workshop was to build large scale models using the narrative of Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, a series of essays that describe imagined cities, thin cities, cities and the dead, cities and the sky… We also used Charles and Ray Eames House of Cards as a structural methodology so the project required the applicants to also consider structure! A perfect combination of concept, narrative and construction!

Barbara Griffin, programme leader speaking to applicants

 

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One of the applicant teams!

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Suspended city! Innovative response to the Invisible Cities brief!

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Model making!

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Extreme Environments

Year 1 students have undertaken a project to respond to extreme environments with demountable structure proposals. The students have been introduced to Future Systems, Archigram, Leonidov etc etc to inspire! Here we showcase some great examples of the results! Very impressive stuff!12719230_462311110630179_8143887858174917335_o IMG_6612 IMG_6613 IMG_6615 IMG_6617

Workshop time!

Year 1 students have been working hard again in the workshop, carving out their casts to prepare in exploring them as architectural spaces through themes such as light, scale, colour and composition. The workshop is a great facility for the architecture students and staff. We have all the equipment students need to work with a multitude of materials. Traditional timber working saws, sanders and cnc equipment, alongside high tech laser cutters and 3D printers to name just a few! We also have a fantastic casting suite as well as print making facilities and the Maker Lab situated in the East wing of the architecture and design building. Here are some pictures of the workshop and work in progress!

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The high tech end of the workshop with 3D printers and laser cutters.

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Model making in progress

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McCartney Cruz modelling his workshop attire!

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A city of casts coming together!

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MAKE+ Design Charrette

Last week Year 2 Architecture students worked as teams for our first design charrette MAKE+. The brief was to design a transportable pavilion for the campus. We are aiming to prototype and build with students moving forwards! The winners, Team 6 were Edward Buttifant, Zujia Zhao, Lauren Gabbitas, George Gardner, Ashlea Mason, Ellie Stinson, Tom Brunyard. Everybody involved did a fantastic job and we were very impressed by the high level work and really importantly also impressed by the positive and productive team work!

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Students building buildings!

Year 3/5 Architecture Studio get involved with building a building! We all love donning a bit of high viz! Andy Earls studio helped put up a temporary theatre for the Paines Plough company. There’s a very lightweight geodesic dome framework with a weatherproofing cover. Then inside is a circular stage and rings of seats made of interlocking plywood sections with a free-standing  canopy which holds the lighting. Great experience for our students to get their hands into building making!

 

 

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Lets Pecha Kucha Year 1

We had an absolutely fabulous day today with year 1 architecture! Pecha kucha (quick timed presentations) on 20th century greats! Corb, Meis, Leonidov, Archigram and more! Tasty treats from Elika Nakamura – Sushi and sake, green tea and mochi! The architects of tomorrow spoke so eloquently about architectonic language, composition, political context, materiality, architectural theory, art movements and did us tutors very proud! Keep up the good work!pecha kucha1 pecha kucha2 pecha kucha5pecha kucha3 pecha kucha4

Nomination for Women in Property Regional Awards

This week we have nominated one of our year 2 Architecture Students for the Women in Property Regional Awards. We would like to congratulate Lauren Gabbitas for her design for an aquarium on the Brayford Pool in Lincoln. The panel considered the project to be bold and adventurous in terms of architectural proposition. Lauren’s studio tutor Primali Paranagamage, said

“With this attitude to learning Lauren is beginning to develop a particular approach and philosophy to design; a sure sign of a successful architect”.

Good luck Lauren in the next stage of the competition!

We would also like to say well done to our other three students who were shortlisted for the nomination; Lorna Lovatt, Ellie Stinson and Emma Jenssen.

 

For more information about Women in Property see here http://womeninproperty.org.uk 
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Year 1 Architecture Students get their hands dirty

This week the year 1 architecture students have been highly productive in the casting suite. They are getting their hand dirty (and also in most cases their hair, face, shoes, entire workshop!) and learning about the making processes. They have been working with Rob Britt this week, our talented and supportive workshop technician. Students are considering architectural composition, architectonic language, and even structures through how they are considering the suspension of the models within a frame. The cubes are already taking on a life of their own and students are taking pride and ownership of their work driven by the process of making. We can’t wait to start cutting these beauties up to reveal whats inside!!

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The volume models get placed within a casting cube!

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The lads ready to make a mess

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Daft punk !

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Seems like someones trying to get out!

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Just nine of 50!

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A very well crafted example of the volumetric model suspended within a frame.

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Doras drawing of the parts of her model.

If you go down to the woods today!

Year 2 Architecture students undertook a live brief in the Chambers Woods today. The first site visit included an excellent  walk about by Wally Grice, the beat manager from the Forestry Commission. Wally wants students to make a response to site, so an excellent opportunity to for students to think about how to use locally sourced materials in innovative ways, considering how to grapple with environmental, social and economic sustainability. Keep an eye on here to see updates on this project and other live projects happening in Year 2!

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HitRECORD collaboration for Year 1 Architecture!

Year one Architecture students got off to a flying start this year with a one week project titled ’30 Second City’. Pairs of students were tasked to document one of 25 sites in the city of Lincoln using video, animation, sound etc. The results have been uploaded to Joseph Gordon-Levitts creative collaborative site www.hitrecord.org

Student work can be seen here

Small architectural interventions were designed as a response to documentation. Some can be seen here. More will be on our portfolio site shortly! This can be found hereSite 13 - George Austin 1 copySite 16 Luke Parkhurst 2Site 10 connor WalshSite 5 Malene Riise 2Site 3 Daniel Gibbins 1Site 2 Chloe Loader 1 copyCampus site Rose MerrittSite 18 Jack Franklin 1