So Make It Southampton

Cased out Soton's maker community premises. They've got a pretty good set up there. 3D printers, soldering station, laser cutter, metal lathe, circular saw etc etc. Was loving it!  Going to join I reckon. Might try making one of these one day even.  Several of the guys had made their own 3D printer.  People were… Continue reading So Make It Southampton

Tutorial: Brief Brainstorm

Had a chat about the design workshop from Friday and what was discussed to try and iron out an approach to the brief. Main important elements: The brief and site should come as a development of the masterplan.  The site selection should be a marriage between city context, master plan, and concept ambitions. Concept should incorporate knowledge… Continue reading Tutorial: Brief Brainstorm

Prison that breeds entrepreneurs

BBC News feature on a prison in Uruguay that encourages inmates to set up businesses in the prison.  Has a re-offending rate of 50%.  Interesting idea that could be written into the narrative of the master plan.  Disaffected youth from the prison could be encouraged to farm the land of the water meadows, learning a… Continue reading Prison that breeds entrepreneurs