Becky-Byren

Aloha! I'm Becky from Oxford and I am passionate about heritage and conservation. I completed my BArch at Oxford Brookes in 2017 before moving to Bath where I worked for an experienced conservation firm in Somerset. I am currently an MArch student at Newcastle where I really enjoy hand drawing and illustration. My latest passion? Blogging...


Looking Back

Writing has never been a strong point of mine, I’m more of a drawer than a talker, it normally seems like a daunting task that I usually try my best to avoid. However, rather out of character, I found myself enjoying the blog process that was less a piece of analytical writing and more a…
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Landscape Urbanism and the Prevention of Crime

Figure 1 Some of my earliest memories are of Cape Town in the late 1990s. Apartheid had just ended in 1994 and yet the country was still very segregated and unequal. It was normal to live behind large walls and security systems, to always have your car doors and windows locked, to never walk down…
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Sensing the City

  Figure 1. Imagine a day, like any other day, you wake up to the harsh sound of your alarm. Your room is freezing. The heating must not have come on yet and winter in Newcastle is not always so forgiving. You sleepily shuffle to the bathroom and wipe the mirror surface clean to check…
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Charrette: Everyones Favourite Time of Year

Charrette week at Newcastle 2018 addressed the theme of ‘spectacular, failure, help’. It was a challenging and thought provoking brief that brought together students from across the school and departments, encouraging them to combine their unique experiences and skills to create a creative installation surrounding the theme. Myself and four others were challenged to create…
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