Frankenstein’s Workshop

In today’s world, we are more likely to purchase something if it looks nice. An easy way to make a product look desirable and therefore more sellable is to package it nicely however, as a society, we have little regard to the packaging we throw away and the detrimental effects it can have. If we…
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How Comfortable Can Working Be?

Do you ever wish you had a more comfortable space to work in? Have you dreamt of a way of combining work and comfort that wasn’t just your bed? Well during charrette week at Newcastle University, a group of 26 of us where given the opportunity to look into just that. As a unit we…
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How does the high-street make you feel?

With more and more people shopping online, it isn’t surprising that our high streets are becoming ghost towns. UK retail lost 106,000 jobs in the past 3 years (Simpson, 2019). We’re all guilty of choosing to shop online in our pyjamas at home rather than go into an actual store on the high street, and…
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“Give a Damn!” About the High Street

Charrette. Defined as “a public meeting or workshop devoted to a concerted effort to solve a problem or plan the design of something.” The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate involved the substitution of freshers week for charrette week. The architecture building was buzzing, full of every design student in the school ready to share their creativity…
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Something Odd for someone to Behold

The week commencing on 2nd October was dedicated to the annual Charrette week organized by Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. ‘Charrette 2019’ focused on ‘Death of High Streets’, an incredibly sensitive topic in the modern digital world, where I participated in organizing a so-called Frankenstein’s Shop (pictured below). 2nd October The first…
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