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A House For Now

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Project Description

Students at Tower Hamlets College will visit the Barbican and see the Japanese House Exhibition. While there, they'll have the opportunity to talk to curators about their role and the skills needed.

Architect, Sahra Hersi, will work with the students, to help them to create their own model home.  Students will be given a brief and learn skills such as producing mood boards, designing and all the steps in between.

Students will be given the chance to take part in the Architecture Summer School at Rabbits Road Institute, which is a public art space and artist studios.

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School: Tower Hamlets College

Employer: Barbican and Architectural designer Sahra Hersi

Delivery Partner: Create London

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A House for now - project brief

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A House for now - project brief

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Concept Designs

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Making Happy Places project brief

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Architectural elements

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Summer School Day 5 - Pulling it all together

Presenting with confidence the ideas and answer to the questions asked this week - What makes a happy city? and What do architects do all day?

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Summer School - Day 4 Making our work look slick!

Workshops to develop precision and accurate presentation skills.

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Architecture Summer School - Day 1

Lets get started and meeting the architectural practice APPARATA

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Summer School Day 3 - More research!

A visit to the Grayson Perry exhibition.

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Summer School Day 3 - Finding inspiration in our city

A visit to the Serpentine Summer Pavillion and exploring the city on route.

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Summer School Day 2 - Developing ideas and letting the creative juices flow!

Workshops held at Rabbits Road Institute developing practical skills and conceptual ideas.

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2nd year Architecture student telling us how it is!

Suaad James gives us an insight into the day to day experience of architecture school and why she has chosen this career path.

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Presenting to your client and pulling ideas together

Students explained the concept behind their designs and models. We were accompanied by 2nd Year architect student Suaad James who is studying at London Metropolitan University in East London.

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Developing concepts and ideas - Working to a professional brief

To understand the complexity of working for a client, students were asked to work to a brief. Students were given specific clients which all had varying needs and lifestyles.

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Project launch - Trip to the Barbican to meet curators of the Japanese House exhibition and architectural designer Sahra Hersi

Students visit to the Barbican exhibition ‘Japanese House’ to meet curator Chris Webb

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