Comment on: Urban Regeneration – Reusing Railway Infrastructure by David Winter

Previously I discusses Voca Han’s post where she touches the topic of urban cultural regeneration. On an example of Baltimore I proved that cultural regeneration is a process that follows post-industrial waterfront regeneration in many cases. Another interesting topic which is also a form of post-industrial regeneration is the reusing dismissed railway network. There are…
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Codesign Exercise – Cohousing communal facilities

As part of our design process of our cohousing scheme in our most recent design project, we organised and participated in a codesign exercise within our course group. In this blog I’m going to talk about how we organised our exercise, interpreted the results and Pre-exercise The first stage in running our exercise was done…
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Comment on “Autonomous Vehicles” By Richard Keeling

Within Richard’s blog he brings up the very interesting topic of Autonomous Vehicles and highlights how this is going to affect the lives of people, the city designers and the city itself. Having read Richard’s blog it got me thinking of a concept being developed by a branch of German company BMW that aims to…
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Design urbano a Milano

In February 2018 as part of our Cities and Culture module of our Urban Design course we embarked on a trip to the one of the most design orientated cities in the world Milan, Italy. During our time there we were to, within groups of 4, regenerate a relatively small plot of land that was…
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Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi

Everything that any architect could need… Is already in natural forms in nature.                                                                                    …
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BFL 12: THE RISE PHASE 1 IN SCOTSWOOD ASSESSMENT

As part of “Housing Alternatives”, we went to visit some development of the residential design. One of them is the Rise Phase 1 by Keepmoat, which is located in the Armstrong Road, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne. I will try to use BFL12 to analyse and evaluate it below. 1.Neighbourhood Integration Connections: The BFL considers whether…
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Building For Life 12 Assessment: Lancaster Co-housing Scheme

Having recently started a module on alternative housing schemes we have be looking closely at the Building For Life 12 document that assesses the effectiveness of housing schemes using a 3 tier traffic system to highlight where schemes have succeeded or not.   As part of the module we have been asked to look at…
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LONDON UNCOVERED: Ghosts of the Past

London Uncovered is a series of blog posts that reveal London’s lesser known facts. In my previous blog post I explored the lost rivers of this magnificent city. The current blog post will give you a glimpse into some ghosts of the past, which at their time were important drivers of the London’s city life …
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BFL12: Derwenthorpe development assessment

As part of our course, we visited a number of recent developments. One of them, situated in a picturesque location near York, was delivered by Barratt Homes in a partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. Derwenthorpe sits on the outskirt of York, 2 miles away from its city centre. The name Derwenthorpe comes from…
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