Winchester Horticultural City – A Urban Agriculture Cooperative

P4 Professional Studies – Project Related Report for my Winchester Horticultural City Head Quarters project.  This one looks into how issues of practice, law and management will influence the project looking more specifically at the structure of the design team and client as well as planning policy inadequacies that would need to be addressed. https://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/p5_professional_studies_project_rel

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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

Free Architecture: Enabling the amateur’s freedom to create

Uploaded my C5 dissertation to issuu.com.  This lays the work for one of the main driving concepts for the project. http://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/c5_dissertation_14.2.138_tim_gentry?e=10211851/47179817

Precedent | MVRDV | Almere Floriade 2022

MVRDV's winning proposal for the Floriade 2022 'Green City' being built in Almere for the year... have a guess...2022.  They are not proposing to create "a Utopia but a real urban area where ideas are tested and refined".  A very commercial approach, but this is a particularly fitting precedent for any aspiring horticultural city designs.  Almere Floriade should prove… Continue reading Precedent | MVRDV | Almere Floriade 2022

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