Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk

Went on another of the summer's Hidden Walks in Winchester using this handy little map handed out to us: Lots of pretty old brooks in Winchester.  The reason for 'The Brooks' shopping centre name is much clearer now!  Sitting as it does between Upper and Middle Brook.  Fairly obvious really when you stop to think about… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk

D6 Brief: Winchester Horticultural City

First issue of my D6 Brief uploaded to issuu for one and all to read.  It could read a bit better to be honest.  Need to edit the text.  I expect there'll be a few revised issues but this will do for now. http://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/d6__winchester_horticultural_city__?e=10211851/47640874

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

Itchen Navigation Trail Project

I have been visiting Hampshire County Council (HCC) Archives recently to do a bit of site research on Winchester in general and get my head around masterplanning the area.  Listened to some recordings of an interview conducted with Polly Whyte and Alison Morse on work they were doing through the Wildlife Trust to maintain and preserve… Continue reading Itchen Navigation Trail Project

Itchen Navigation: Compton Lock

Sunny day called for a bit of field work (excuse the pun) so went for a run and a dip at Compton Lock on the Itchen Navigation. It's been a popular spot for many years. Itchen Navigation: Tumbling Bay - Shawford Some photos from 1976 on the above website link.  Shows much less vegetation, probably… Continue reading Itchen Navigation: Compton Lock