Tag: Kent School of Architecture

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Climate change adaptation and intergeneration living in a heritage townhouse in Margate

CASE, alongside Thanet Council and the School of Psychology, have been working on the Dalby Square project in Margate.

The project aims to tackle climate change, an ageing population and housing shortages. The refurbishment of the heritage townhouse in Dalby Square, Margate, has now been completed and Kent County Council are seeking the tenants. The three-generation family will be part of the innovative project, where extensive monitoring will take place, to evaluate the climate change adaptation strategies, focusing on overheating, thermal comfort and energy performance, while testing the concept of multi-generation living. The team was interviewed for the BBC news for the south-east last autumn.

At the end of the project, a ‘Sustainable Heritage Toolkit’ will be published to help other coastal towns across the UK.

Further information about the project can be found here and for more information about applying for the scheme, please contact Oakwood Homes on 01843 221133.

 

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Passages – Architectural Photography exhibition

On Thursday, 14th June, Kent School of Architecture Architectural Visualisation masters students will be opening an exhibition of their photographic work.  Passages showcases (and celebrates) a selection of the best work from the MA Architectural Visualisation module, AR846: Architectural Photography.

This work will be displayed for the duration of the summer in the Keynes Atrium.  The exhibition will have a small opening reception today at 5pm, everyone is welcome.

MArch Unit 5 exhibition at York’s Festival of Ideas

MArch Unit 5 students will be presenting their innovative visions for the city of York at the York Festival of Ideas. The brief given for the exhibition was to; Design for Galactic Life on Earth: How can architectural intervention be used to initiate change? Each student has come up with their own proposal and these can be found on the York Festival of Ideas website.

There will also be talks from speakers including;

  • Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects
  • Clare Wright, Wright & Wright Architects
  • Bob Allies, Allies and Morrison
  • Timothy Ireland , Kent School of Architecture
  • Sir Malcolm Grant, University of York

The festival is taking place on Sunday 17th June from 12pm to 6pm, admission is free and there is no need to book in advance.

The image below forms part of Stephanie Elward’s scheme – Reading Rooms for Rowntree’s Library for Precious Books.

Timothy Brittain-Catlin at the London Festival of Architecture

As part of this year’s London Architecture Festival, Timothy Brittain-Catlin will join a panel discussion entitled ‘Where do Houses Live’ on identity in housing organised by award-winning architects Proctor & Matthews. The discussion takes place on Wednesday 13th June at an exhibition of projects by the practice that will be open from 11th-15th June at 184-192 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ, a short walk from London Bridge Station. KSA students and staff are warmly invited to visit the exhibition, which will be open from 10.00-17.00 all through the week.

In addition to Stephen Proctor and Andrew Matthews, the participants in the discussion are Louise Wyman, Head of Strategy, Homes England, and Susie Stirling, Head of Placemaking and Housing, The Scottish Government. Further details including information on booking for the discussion can be found at https://www.proctorandmatthews.com/news/lfa-2018-where-do-houses-live.

Proctor & Matthews, one of the most highly regarded architectural practices designing housing in Britain, have been friends and supporters of KSA for many years and have offered post-Part 1 and 2 experience to several of our graduates.

Also as part of the Festival, Dr Brittain-Catlin, the publications chairman of the Twentieth Century Society, will on Thursday 14th June join the launch of the latest book in the Society’s series of monographs on British architects: Arup Associates, by Kenneth Powell.

KSA students win AIA UK Student Charrette 2017

The Kent School of Architecture are delighted to announce that the 8 person KSA team consisting of Andra-Lilian Oprea, Andrew Caws, Anna Reeves, Colleen Laurent, Elliot Bennett, Kyle McGuinness, Shefield NG and Zhi Bin Cheah has won this year’s American Institute of Architects Student Design Charrette held at the Roca Gallery in London, seeing off strong challenges from contemporaries at UCA, Ravensbourne, Oxford Brookes, Robert Gordon, Portsmouth and Westminster universities.

The AIA’s now well-established charrette is an opportunity for UK design students to collaborate and compete in teams being mentored by practising architects over the course of a suitably intense (but fun) day of creativity. This year’s brief, set in the Chelsea Harbour area and environs surrounding the Roca Gallery, invited architectural and urban speculations based around the idea of food or beverage production, consumption and distribution of a chosen, or invented, product drawing inspiration from this area of London being the home of the Chelsea bun.

The judges were won-over by the students’ inspired proposal for converting the site’s old power station into a speciality bread-making factory re-establishing a sense of place with a production, distribution and consumption cycle based on the local tide. This was further enhanced by reusing the chimneys to infuse the neighbourhood with the smell of freshly baking breads(!) giving a much needed sense of identity, and more wholesome character, to the this area’s ongoing mix of bland or blingy redevelopment.

Special thanks due to the unwavering encouragement of our mentor Bea Sennewald throughout the day, along with excellent AIA organisation and generous support from Roca and Laufen for hosting.

Feature image by Braima-Edusei Owusu-Nyantekyi. For further information, please refer to the AIA blog and photo gallery. 

Jef Smith – Stage 3 lecturer

 

 

Students in the 'Crit space' observing a lecturer

Booking now open for ‘Architecture at Kent’ Day!

Booking is now open for our upcoming ‘Architecture at Kent’ day taking place on Saturday 11th November from 10am – 4pm. This day is designed for students who are interested in studying architecture at Kent School of Architecture, and will give a snap-shot of what life is like as an architecture student. There will be lectures and workshops, and lunch will be provided so if you have any special dietary requirements, please ensure that you mention this on your booking form. If you have any queries regarding the event, please email ksaadmissions@kent.ac.uk.

Spaces are limited, so to book your space please use the following link: http://bit.ly/293atEC

Man in kaleidoscopic reflection on a ceiling

First KASA Open Lecture of 2017-18: AVR London

KASA is delighted to announce the first KSA Open Lecture of 2017/18 will be given by Joe Robson, founder of AVR London. Prior to establishing AVR, Joe studied architecture at Bath University before working at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) researching 3D modelling, virtual reality and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

AVR is a London based collective of architecturally trained 3D artists who specialise in producing captivating architectural illustrations. Joe will be speaking to us about AVR’s methodology for producing illustrations and their thoughts on the importance of high quality visual representation in architecture.

[Feature picture by Erik Eastman]

Board of Architects Malaysia visits Kent School of Architecture

Kent School of Architecture is currently hosting the validation panel from Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia / Board of Architects Malaysia. As part of their trip, the visiting panel have been given a private tour of the KSA Summer Show 2017 which is opening to the public today, Friday 16th June, at 6PM.

The initial discussion has been positive and a report will be submitted to the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia for approval next month.

Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou becomes the new WIMEK visiting research fellow

The CASE Director, Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou has been awarded the competitive WIMEK visiting research fellowship.  She will be visiting Wageningen University, where she will be working with Dr Sanda Lenzholzer from the Landscape Architecture group, on urban climate and climate responsive design of outdoor space.

They are currently focusing on suitable methods to study the physical and psychological dimension of thermal perception and they are developing a special issue for the Journal of International Biometeorology.

KSA Summer Show 2017

This year’s Kent School of Architecture Summer Show 2017 is joined by a new initiatives: community and alumni engagement. Activities spanning a twelve hour long show mark the school’s twelfth exhibition.

Community

The morning’s sessions will host three workshops, aimed at integrating local secondary schools with students of the Kent School of Architecture. Visitors will be joined by students of the unique MArch Pedagogy module, endorsing positive attitudes towards creativity and and community engagement in higher education.

Public Exhibition

Guests, alumni and the general public are invited to join students of the school from 18:00 on the 16th June 2017. A short prize giving will be hosted by current RIBA President, Jane Duncan and Head of School Don Gray from 19:00. Exhibition catalogues will be for sale for the duration of the evening and the exhibition will remain open to the public from 19th – 23rd June, 10:00-17:00.

Alumni

The School’s student led association KASA, places community at the centre of its agenda. Alumni have received an animated electronic invite to the Exhibition 2017. Part of the show’s evening activity includes an alumni hub, which aims to integrate former students with forthcoming graduates and employers.