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Welcome to Midge Hole Mill! May 12, 2014

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Welcome to the showcase for the Midge Hole Mill project.

Working for a live client and on complex and isolated terrain, Masters in Architecture students at UCLan have pioneered the values of the Living Building Challenge. With support & guidance from Living Futures ambassadors led by Martin Brown, students have  interrogated the future of domestic living in an architecture that seeks to go beyond current sustainable thinking, creating innovative design solutions whilst embracing the rigorous LBC standards.

Below are samples of each student’s work.  We’d love to hear your feedback.  Leave a comment here or chat to us live online at the Construction21 EXPO (14/15 May 2014).  You’ll find us in the Living Building Challenge booth.

 

WINNER:  Josh Allington

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RUNNER UP:  Emma McQuillan

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Laura Birkett

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Rebecca Lovell

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Chris Thomas

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Leo Tindell

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Please click here to read about the project’s conception and here to read a previous post recording work in progress.

If you would like to find out more about the projects or the Masters in Architecture at UCLan, email me at jebarrett@uclan.ac.uk

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Interim Rhino model
Joe Cook

MArch students at UCLan in the #landscape futures atelier are making great progress in their responses to the complex brief for Midge Hole Mill.

Students presented their initial ideas at an interim review last week.  Their work demonstrated a diverse response to a difficult site with form and concepts derived from an interrogation of future domestic living in an architecture that seeks to go beyond current sustainable thinking which seeks to minimise harm, towards a restorative solution where architecture can create and solve the physical, social and aesthetic relationships between building, landscape and environment.

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Keith Tasker

With the valued support of Martin Brown and his international colleagues at the Living Building Challenge (LBC), students have reconsidered indolent notions of sustainability, instead tackling the difficult LBC values and standards whilst upholding creative expression in their architectural form.  So far, the Challenge is presenting interesting debates relating to the role of sustainable technology to architectural form and its role and position in the design process.  In interpreting the LBC standards, we are also noting how the US perspective presents some dissonance with the UK opportunities, so we’re noting differences and hope to work with LBC to hone the standards for the UK landscape, climate and palate. For some, the LBC is even incompatible with the architectural discipline.  The project is for a live client and, should it reach construction, will be the first UK building to be constructed to the LBC ideal (see CSD reblog).

Examples of work so far…..

Becky Lovell
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Chris Thomas
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interim models
Emma McQuillan
interim model
Josh Allington