PESTLE & WATER: ZERO-WASTE ON THE HIGHSTREET

Based in the heart of Grey Quarter in Newcastle City Centre, Grainger Market is a 19th century covered market hall home to over 100 small, independent businesses. Its importance to the local economy is paramount, and it provides a home for small garden centres, pubs, restaurants and DIY shops to name but a few. One…
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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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Charrette Week Experience

The charrette in which I took part in focused on the highstreet and how we view brands. The initial focus on brands was to make us think about our perception of a product purely through how the logo looked. We then discussed, through looking at various companies, how their marketing of themselves on platforms, such…
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The Review Redesigned

What do you see when you think of an architectural review space? Is it a white-washed room? Bad acoustics? 15 pairs of judgemental eyes locked on you? All of the above? You’re not the only one. Architectural student review spaces have been the same since the beginning. Spaces to pin up your work in a…
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Retrofitting Heritage

18 Brinkburn Avenue, an abandoned building, with history and once meant something to the community, now, dead on a street with heritage. This stood out to me, I understand charrette week is meant to be fun, working with the different stages of the school, nevertheless, I wanted it to be beneficial towards myself. The project…
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Emotional High Street: Why go up when you could go down

Throughout the first week of academic year, the entire architecture school holds a week long challenge that tackles societal problems that faced in our community. This year, the challenge was called ‘High Street’. Every student on our MA Urban Design course was given a chance to choose 3 studios out of 10 of their own…
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When Fiction Becomes Reality

I can think of a number of times when I’d be lost in a book and just want to indulge myself in that world, that’s the beauty of set design that’s always fascinated me on how people can bring a book to life through design. To be able to physically walk through a space that…
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Uni-Health A Better ‘Greener’ Future

Uni-Health is a university exchange program, a collaboration between Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Newcastle University, focusing on the positive contribution urban design has to the health of an urban population by way of improving the physical and social spaces within the city. A series of guest speakers describing the city from the perspective of…
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Measure of Health

Charrette week School of architecture planning and landscape on the first semester of the study create charrette weeks that all of the students participate and making some project and presenting what they made in exhibition in the end of the week. This year The students divided into 15 small group and given certain theme to…
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sofa studio

Charrette sunmmary Through this charrette make me thinking more divergent, make me thinking become more special, make me know how to get along well with your team members more tasks to complete, as I choose this topic at the beginning, just think it’s fun, when faced with so many interesting lovely students from around the world,…
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