We spent a fascinating day at BIS in April with many of the players involved in developing UK capacity for offsite construction and here is the final report from Cambridge University with the findings from the Construction Leadership Council Innovation Workstream (Buildings) Roadmap for Modern Methods of Construction
Irena spoke with Rowland Manthorpe
Associate Editor, WIRED on the new models of capitalist co-housing developments that exploit the rising loneliness among the young for the Wired magazine:
Bauman Lyons are working with Citu Developments and Leeds Becket University on developing high performance timber frame system for manufacture in Citu factory due to be commissioned in autumn this year. This research and development project is supported by Innovate UK.
For more info, visit the YEP online at: www.yorkshireevening.co.uk
The consultation events will be held as follows:
Bolsover: The Assembly Rooms, Hilltop, Bolsover, S44 6NG. 13 April from 12pm – 7pm
South Normanton: The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ. 14 April from 12pm – 7pm
Clowne: The Schoolroom, Clowne Methodist Church, North Road, Clowne, S43 4PF. 20 April from 12pm – 7pm
Shirebrook: The Christian Centre, 18-26 Main Street, Shirebrook, NG20 8DG. 21 April from 12pm – 7pm
Study trip to New York with the Silk Mill (http://www.derbymuseums.org/
In between had time to put on pop-up dinner in a protected urban commons space in the Old Seaport area making the most of the American fabulous salad bars.
We are looking forward to our study trip to New York this week with the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making to see the Brooklyn Museum Visible Storage study centre https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/luce and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum http://www.cooperhewitt.org/ hoping to find inspiration to co-design and co-make the next phase of the Silk Mill.
Silk mill phase one co- designed meeting room
We are pleased to have secured our third Innovate UK research grant to develop the MassBespoke™ parametric construction system. The grant is for building a full prototype and the project will start in June 2016 and run till May 2018.
We are working on this project with ARUP, Stage One and Simply Rhino.
Massbespoke panel cut by Matt Murphy debated with Arup team
We are delighted to have been appointed to progress Derby Silk Mill through to RIBA Stage 3 and thus be given the opportunity to continue working with Derby Museums’ Silk Mill team to support their innovative approach and their vision of what museums can be in the future. We are also pleased to continue our involvement with Derby, where we have worked on other schemes, such as the refurbishment of Marble Hall in Osmaston and Sadler Bridge Studios.
Joining our team will be Leach Studio, specialists in developing inspirational visitor environments, to develop the look and feel of the exhibition and learning spaces.
Irena will be Keynote speaker at this one-day symposium “Challenging Practice: Designing in Uncertain Global Times” organised by Architecture Sans Frontières on Saturday the 5th of March in London.
More information and how to book can be found here.
This is part of the SSoA Building Local Resilience Platform project “This Changes Everything”, a PGT/MArch Cross studios Think Thank.
This symposium will explore how adaptation to climate change, onset of new technologies and the emergence of new forms of governance play out at city, neighbourhood and single citizen scales.
11.00 Introduction: Irena Bauman
Tina Saaby, Chief Architect od Copengahen and Visiting Professor @SSoA : On citywide Cloudburst Strategy
Signe Kongebro, Partner, Head of Sustainability @ Henning Larsen Architects, Visiting Professor @SSoA: On KlimatKvarter and Climate Block
Discussion: chair Aidan Hoggart
Indy Johar, co-funder of Projects 00 and of multiple social ventures such as Impact Hub: on the New Town Hall
Melissa Mean, Head of Arts,Knowle West Media Centre:The Factory: on Making, Co-Production and Community Factory.
Discussion: chair Doina Petrescu
13.50- 14.00 Next step