RAA Sensing Spaces | Architecture Reimagined | Diébédo Francis Kéré

Video from 2014 of Diébédo Francis Kéré speaking about the methods he employs in his home of Burkina Faso.  Community-built projects that as a result create a better sense of ownership over a place and love for it.  People care more about the places they have had an involvement in creating.  It's quite an apt example of… Continue reading RAA Sensing Spaces | Architecture Reimagined | Diébédo Francis Kéré

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

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